Archive for September, 2010

Dear readers,

I wanted to let you know that the “ads by Google” that may appear  below individual blog posts are generated by WordPress, not placed there by me.   One of the reason that I selected WordPress as my blog software was because ads do not appear on the home page, so I was surprised to see them when  going to individual posts, by clicking on titles. I wrote to WordPress about it, and this was their response:

To support the service (and keep free features free), 
we do sometimes run advertisements.
We’ve tested a lot of different ad providers and 
currently use Google AdSense and Skimlinks.
We try hard to make the ads discreet and effective 
and only run them in limited places.
If you would like to completely eliminate ads from appearing on your blog, 
we offer the No-Ads Upgrade.....

So I’ll have to see about paying  extra for the ads-free service version . In the meantime, please accept  my apologies for this, and please I understand that any ads that do appear are not put there or endorsed by me.



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Many important conferences are scheduled from September  to the end of the year.   Last week I was  fortunate to be able to attend the second annual meeting of the  Consortium of Universities for Global Health at the University of Washington here in Seattle. I’ll report  on that later.

Some other notable conferences, including those in which I am involved in running and/presenting,  are:

International “Selling Sickness” Conference in Amsterdam, October  7-8, sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Health and Health Care Inspectorate,  Gezonde Scepsis, Healthy Skepticism International, and the  World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe.
While I won’t get to be there in person, my poster will be there  and also posted here on the blog .

Summit VI of the Washington State Coalition for Language Access  (WASCLA) will take place in Seattle on October 15-16.  Run entirely by volunteers, including yours truly, I’m on the team organizing the conference and also a presenter for a plenary session on Community Advocacy & Engagement.  And FYI to those interested in attending: early bird registration rates have been extended to October 1.

The  Diversity Rx 7th National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations will be held in Baltimore on October 18-21. Sadly I’ll be missing this top-notch biannual event.

Heading into November, the Washington State Pharmacy Association will hold its annual meeting in Vancouver, WA on the 5th and 6th, where together with  pharmacist and  attorney colleagues from WASCLA, we’ll be speaking on Language Access at the Pharmacy.

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