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BOMA International Elects 2017-2018 Officers
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The Building Owners and Managers Association International issued the following news release:

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International elected its 2017-2018 officers at the 2017 BOMA International Conference & Expo in Nashville.

The Board of Governors of BOMA International elected:

* Robert M. Brierley, BOMA Fellow, Managing Director of Real Estate Management Services and Executive Vice President of Colliers Boston, Boston, as Chair and Chief Elected Officer for 2017-2018;

* Brian D. Cappelli, BOMA Fellow, RPA, Vice President of Asset ... Show Full Article

Illinois General Assembly Advances Vital New Health Insurance Consumer Protections
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 24 -- The Illinois State Medical Society issued the following news release:

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 311, the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act (the NAT Act). The bill was previously approved by the Illinois Senate and will now be transmitted to Governor Bruce Rauner for signature.

Passage of the NAT Act represents an important victory for patients. This comprehensive legislation creates several new protections for consumers who purchase state regulated private health plans. Health insurers are increasingly cutting costs by ... Show Full Article

Hospital Based Program Launched to Improve Outcomes for Stroke Patients in China to Impact World's Largest Population
BEIJING, June 24 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release:

Delivering big, positive stroke outcomes for the world's largest population is the aim of the American Stroke Association (ASA) and Chinese Stroke Association (CSA) with the launch of a quality improvement program adapted from the American Heart Association's guidelines-based program called Get With The Guidelines (R).

The program works to improve treatment for, and prevention of, cardiovascular and stroke events by helping hospitals and providers consistently adhere to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. ... Show Full Article

ASHRAE Celebrates Contributions, Achievements of More Than 100 Members at the 2017 Long Beach Annual Conference
ATLANTA, June 24 -- The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers issued the following news release:

ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements of 111 selfless members and their contributions to furthering energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry during the 2017 Annual Conference. A list of the awards and their recipients are below.

Louise & Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award

Zahid H. Ayub, Ph.D., P.E., received the Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award. This annual award is given ... Show Full Article

AANP National Conference Readies Nurse Practitioners with New Tools to Fight Opioid Addiction
PHILADELPHIA, June 24 -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners issued the following news release:

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) will focus on combating the opioid epidemic at its national conference, which kicks off this week in Philadelphia. AANP will offer several courses at the conference on the management and treatment of pain, including sessions on how clinicians can safely prescribe opioids and strategies to address opioid misuse in communities nationwide. Today more than two million adults suffer from opioid abuse. Last year, Philadelphia had a 30 percent ... Show Full Article

AANP Inaugurates New President at the National Conference in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, June 24 -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners issued the following news release:

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) - the largest professional membership organization representing nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties in the U.S. - inaugurates a new president at its national conference in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania native Dr. Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP, officially assumes responsibility as president for the organization on Sunday, June 25, 2017. AANP represents the interests of the more than 234,000 NPs licensed in the United States today.

Dr. ... Show Full Article

2017 Hispanic College Quiz student Contestants Announced
SAN ANTONIO, June 24 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release:

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Central City Productions have announced the nine students who participate in the Hispanic College Quiz show. Students from the following HACU-member institutions will compete for scholarships by answering questions on Latino history in a game show format. Thank you to all the institutions that submitted an entry.

Congratulations to the following institutions and their students:

* Adelphi University (N.Y.) Student: ... Show Full Article