Mental Health Watchdog Warns Officials on Baker Act Rights Abuses

Florida's Children at Risk

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

CCHR Florida

With reports stating that the number of citizens being Baker Acted is rising, CCHR is cautioning lawmakers to pay heed to the potential for misuse and abuse.

The number of Baker Acts where a person, especially a child, never met the criteria for an involuntary psychiatric examination is disturbingly high and we are demanding that something be done.”

— Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With reports surfacing that the number of citizens being Baker Acted is on the rise following the school shooting in Parkland, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is cautioning those charged with executing an involuntary psychiatric examination to pay heed to the potential for misuse and abuse. [1]

During fiscal year 2015/2016 there were 194,354 involuntary Baker Act examinations in Florida. This figure is more than double the number of men, women and children who were Baker Acted during fiscal year 2001/2002 and is significantly more than the 21.80 percent change in Florida’s population over the same time period.

This alarming increase prompted CCHR, a mental health watchdog organization that investigates and exposes human rights violations in the mental health industry, to issue a warning to state officials on the abusive use of the Baker Act law as illustrated by hundreds of complaints received by CCHR from Floridians across the state.

“Prior to the tragedy in Parkland the number of Baker Acts was already skyrocketing and based on the complaints we receive on our hotline about 60% of the people being taken into custody and sent for an involuntary psychiatric examination never met the criteria for a Baker Act in the first place,” reported Diane Stein, President of the CCHR Florida chapter.

The Baker Act law lays out three criteria for the involuntary examination of a person and all three criteria must but met, yet CCHR has found that the majority of citizens and even those authorized to initiate a Baker Act don’t know or understand these criteria.

In response, CCHR Florida regularly hosts a seminar on Baker Act Rights delivered by attorney at law Carmen Miller who as a former assistant public defender has personal experience in representing Baker Act clients in civil and criminal hearings. During the seminar, Ms. Miller provides those in attendance with information on the Baker Act and on their rights under this law while answering questions on how a person can protect themselves from the abusive use of the mental health law. [2]

“Over the past few years we have participated in or hosted hundreds of events for the sole purpose of educating people on their rights and exposing abusive psychiatric practices such as the prescribing of dangerous drugs that have known side effects such as suicide, aggression and homicidal ideation,” said Stein. “Thomas Jefferson said that ‘an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people’ and I believe it is CCHR’s duty to help make sure every Floridian understands their rights.” [3]

For more information on the next Baker Act Rights seminar please call 727-442-8820 or visit the center at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:

[1] Local Officials, Organizations are Seeing an Increase in Baker Act use in SWFL
http://www.helloswfl.com/other_stories/local-officials-organizations-are-seeing-an-increase-in-baker-act-use-in-swfl/
[2] Voices for Humanity: A Stand for Rights in the Sunshine State https://www.scientology.tv/series/voices-for-humanity/diane-stein.html
[3] Psychiatric Drugs: Create Violence and Suicide https://www.cchrint.org/pdfs/violence-report.pdf

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
727-422-8820
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CCHR: What We Believe


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Antidepressant Addiction Called a Huge Uncontrolled Experiment

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

Antidepressants Kill

Antidepressants Kill

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

Hundreds of people reported wishing to stop antidepressants as they had been prescribed as a short-term solution. Long-term addiction was not part of the plan.

People need to know the truth about these dangerous drugs and demand true express and informed consent in which all potential side effects are disclosed and alternative solutions offered.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over 8,800 people responded to the New York Times in a follow-up to its April 8th article on antidepressant addiction. The article exposed the severe difficulties people have had in coming off anti-depressants, since the widespread introduction of these drugs in America. [1]

The original article, “Most People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit”, pointed out that while these drugs were originally researched and marketed for short-term periodic use, today 15.5 million Americans have been taking them for 5 years or more.

By the mid-1990’s, however, pharmaceutical companies convinced the government of the desirability of open-ended continuation of these drugs. “Marketers and some researchers implied that antidepressants corrected deficits in brain levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter. In truth six decades of research into the chemical imbalance theory of depression and anxiety has not achieved scientific credibility. [2]

A further boost to the proliferation of psychiatric medications, noted in the Times article, was the government’s 1997 decision to allow drug makers to advertise directly to consumers. By promoting a rosy picture of medicated states to the general public on a daily basis, manufacturers were able to greatly expand the market for mind-altering prescription drugs. “Everyone knew someone taking them. Long-term prescription rates surged,” the article, states.

Those wishing to withdraw from such medications usually cite to unwanted side effects as the reason they want to stop, such as sexual dysfunction and weight gain. Kate Slattery of Orlando, Florida wanted to stop Efflexor due to pregnancy. “When I stopped cold turkey, I felt extremely unwell and had to go back on and wean off slowly…prevented the dizziness, headache and fogginess I felt when I originally stopped the medication.”

As a further extension of the problem, in 2000 doctors started prescribing antidepressants to children. Today, recent estimates from the National Center for Health Statistics estimate that 7.5 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 17 are on psychiatric medications. [3]

These developments have prompted new concerns. The Mayo Clinic now publishes a guidebook helping parents “learn why antidepressants have warnings about suicidal thinking in children and teens, what to do before your child starts taking an antidepressant, and the warning signs of a potential problem.” [4]

The Times article also quotes Emma Dreyfus of Boston, saying that being put on Paxil at age 10 for anxiety was the “one mistake her parents had made”. Only at 23 was she able to slowly get off the drug. “I don’t blame them, but I wish we’d all understood the long-term effects.”

Even more disturbing is the report from a study released in 2016. This study reviewed and analyzed 70 antidepressant clinical trials with patient narratives for more than 18,000 participants, concluded that antidepressants doubled the risk of aggression and suicide in children and teens. [5]

“People need to know the truth about these dangerous drugs and demand true express and informed consent in which all potential side effects are disclosed and alternative solutions offered when a psychiatric drug is recommended as treatment for any condition,” said Diane Stein, President of the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).

For more information on antidepressants and other psychotropic medication please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.
About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’”

Sources:
[1] New York Times – Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories By BENEDICT CAREY APRIL 17, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/health/antidepressants-withdrawal-readers.html
[2] Why Depression Isn’t Caused By Low Serotonin
http://kellybroganmd.com/depression-serotonin/
[3] NIH Posts – Post by Former NIMH Director Thomas Insel: Are Children Overmedicated? June 6, 2014 https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2014/are-children-overmedicated.shtml
[4] Mayo Clinic Staff, May 27, 2016 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/teen-depression/in-depth/antidepressants/art-20047502
[5] Antidepressants Double the Risk of Aggression and Suicide in Children, Study Confirms https://www.cchrint.org/2016/02/02/antidepressants-double-risk-aggression-suicide/
CCHR Bulletin. https://www.cchrint.org/school-shooters/
CCHR Violence Report. https://www.cchrint.org/pdfs/violence-report.pdf

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
727-422-8820
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Hardman Batchelor Places Jim Ramsey as Vice President, Americas Sales For National Instruments Corporation

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Hardman Batchelor International, a global retained executive search firm, completes Vice President Americas Sales search for National Instruments Corporation.

Jim Ramsey was a clear choice among a list of top national candidates given his relevant experience and admired reputation as a strong sales leader, mentor and coach.”

— Edward Batchelor, Managing Partner

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Following a national search, global retained search firm Hardman Batchelor International has placed executive Jim Ramsey as the new Vice President, Americas Sales of National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NADI) effective immediately. Headquartered in Austin, National Instruments develops and manufactures software and hardware products that engineers and scientists use for test, control and embedded design applications. In 2017, the company sold products to more than 35,000 companies with revenues of more than $1.29 billion and global operations across 50 countries. The search was led by Managing Partner, Edward Batchelor, software & technology practice leader of HBI.

Jim Ramsey brings over 30 years’ experience in sales and sales strategy, joining NI two and a half years ago to spearhead the Americas Partner strategy and team. Prior to NI, Jim spent most of his career at Maxim Integrated where he drove design influence across a $1 billion business achieving double-digit growth. In this Vice President of Sales for the Americas, he will have overall responsibility for the development and execution of the sales plan (representing 40% of the revenue of NI) with responsibility to increase the Company’s market share as well as capture new customers. He will also have dotted line responsibility for the regional marketing and operations functions partnered with the Americas region which are now centralized globally.

“Jim Ramsey was a clear choice among a list of top national candidates given his relevant experience and admired reputation as a strong sales leader, mentor and coach.” Mr. Batchelor said.

Hardman Batchelor also recently placed Paul Horton as Vice President, Global Operations at National Instruments Corporation. He brought a wealth of experience in Global Finance, Information Solutions and Sales Operations across General Motors, EDS, Hewlett Packard Enterprises Services and DXC Technology (CSC and HP Enterprises Merger). He most recently served as the Vice President of Global Sales Operations at DXC where he led project teams that designed the new company’s sales organization, processes and compensation.

About Hardman Batchelor International

Founded by former “Big Five Firm” Partner Edward Batchelor, Hardman Batchelor International is a groundbreaking global firm specializing in recruiting and assessing world-class Board Directors, CEOs and C-Level executives with a particular focus on confidential mandates and cultivating the underserved “Middle America” marketplace. The firm offers retained executive and board level search; reference checking; candidate benchmarking; and management assessment. It has been recognized as a 2018 Hunt Scanlon Global Talent Leader signifying quality, exceptional service and distinguished leadership in executive recruiting.

Edward Batchelor
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Cutting-edge Research to be Presented at The Pacific Mesothelioma Center's Symposium on Mesothelioma at UCLA

On September 29th global experts will convene at The Luskin Conference Center at UCLA for the 8th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On September 29th global experts on malignant pleural mesothelioma will again convene at the Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center at UCLA for the 8th Annual International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM), a rare form of cancer that results from exposure to asbestos and commonly affects the lining of the chest– the pleura. The event is jointly hosted by UCLA and the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC).

The Symposium is geared towards physicians and offers continuing medical education (CME) credit. It will also provide up-to-date information on mesothelioma for medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals, as well as mesothelioma patients, their families, and other interested parties. Topics will cover: Perioperative Immunotherapy; Mesothelioma Clinical Trials; Novel MRI Assessment of Mesothelioma Tumor Volume; Toxicities and Outcomes Using Whole Pleural Intensity – Modulated Proton Therapy; Understanding the Immune Response to Radiotherapy in a Dual Tumor Model of Mesothelioma; Integrative Molecular Characterization of Mesothelioma: Cancer Genome Atlas Project; A Modified Measles Virus Against Mesothelioma; An Exhaled Breath Biopsy Earmarks Exclusive Screening for MPM; Mesothelioma Immunotherapy by Controlling T Cell-Mediated Immunity; Overcoming the Immunosuppressive Tumor Microenvironment of Murine Malignant Mesothelioma and more.

The Symposium will be led by Robert B. Cameron, MD, FACS, Director of the UCLA Mesothelioma Comprehensive Research Program and Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The roster of distinguished international faculty at the Symposium will include Kevin G. Blyth, MD, MBchB, FRCP, University of Glasgow; Nicolas Boisgerault, PhD, CRCINA Cancer Research Center, France; Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland; Mikihiro Kohno, MD, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada; Marc Ladanyi, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York; Kevin Lamote, PhD, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Charles B. Simone II, MD, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland; Wesley Wilson, PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia Perth, Australia, as well as local experts from UCLA.

"There is so much exciting science from around the world in terms of treatment for mesothelioma, with promising medical advances and new research” said Dr. Cameron. “This year we have changed the format to concentrate more on clinical and research sessions and have incredible speakers from all around the world”. The symposium gives an unrivaled opportunity for both the medically savvy and general public, including mesothelioma patients, to not only learn first-hand about groundbreaking discoveries but also to exchange ideas.

Early Bird tickets can be purchased before September 6th online at http://www.cme.ucla.edu/courses/.

The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical research institute established in 2002. One of the divisions, The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) is focused on the treatment and prevention of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The exploration of innovative ideas forms the foundation of PMC’s unique research program and provides the promise of future treatment breakthroughs. PMC is dedicated to educating the public on asbestos-related diseases and informing them of their best treatment options. PMC also connects newly diagnosed patients with other patients that have been through treatment and provides assistance and emotional support.

Clare Cameron
The Pacific Mesothelioma Center
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Dr. Temp Patterson highlights warning signs of throat cancer

Understanding the warning signs and risk factors for cancers such as that of the throat can mean the difference between life and death.

BURLEY, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to Dr. Temp Patterson, an otolaryngologist from Burley, Idaho, throat cancer often comes with several common and easily identified signs and symptoms. Cancer of the throat also has five primary risk factors, the otolaryngologist points out. A surgical subspecialty within medicine, otolaryngology deals specifically with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat, as well as related structures of the head and neck.

"People often ask me, 'when should I be worried about my throat problems being cancer?'" reveals Dr.Temp Patterson. "This is the information which could save their lives."

The ear, nose and throat specialist explains that the most common symptoms of throat cancer include a change in voice, trouble swallowing, weight loss, and progressively worsening wheezing. "Trouble swallowing, known as dysphagia, is one common symptom," says Dr. Patterson, "as is a change in voice."

The doctor is keen to point out that while these symptoms do not always indicate throat cancer, it's important to be observant. "If these symptoms persist for three weeks or more, it's imperative that a patient visits their doctor, and preferably an ear, nose and throat specialist, to make sure that they are not dealing with throat cancer."

Other symptoms include rapid, unexplained weight loss, and a sore throat, often coupled with a constant desire or need to clear the throat itself. "A persistent cough, especially where a patient may cough up blood, is another symptom which is especially important to get checked out," Dr. Patterson adds.

Along with progressively worsening wheezing, swollen lymph nodes in the neck are another indicator which should be checked by a doctor or ear, nose and throat specialist.

It's predicted that in 2018, over 13,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with throat cancer. "The disease is 4-5 times more common in men than in women, which is the single biggest risk factor for this disease," Dr. Patterson reveals. "This year, it's estimated that around 3,700 adults in the U.S. will die from throat cancer – equivalent to somewhere in the region of 2,975 men and 725 women," he adds.

Of the four other primary risk factors for throat cancer, Dr. Patterson explains that these are tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, being aged over 50, and a family history of the disease. "A family history, in particular, is a big risk factor," suggests the specialist. "Again, while tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption do not always automatically point toward a diagnosis of throat cancer, they are highly significant risk factors for the disease."

"Age-wise," Dr. Temp Patterson adds, wrapping up, "those aged 50 and above are at an increased risk of developing throat cancer, so it's important to be vigilant as we all get older."

Eric Ash
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SMi’s Exclusive Interview with Abon Pharmaceuticals, Director just released

Dr. Yanming Zu, Director at Abon Pharmaceuticals

Interview with Dr. Yanming Zu, Director

An exclusive interview with Dr. Yanming Zu, Director at Abon Pharmaceuticals has been released

NEW JERSEY , ISELIN, USA, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SMi Reports: An exclusive interview with Dr. Yanming Zu, Director at Abon Pharmaceuticals, who will be presenting an Opening Address on 'Challenges of lyophilized product development’, in the run-up to the 4th annual Lyophilization USA Conference taking place 15th-16th November 2018, Iselin, New Jersey, USA. The two-day conference promises to provide a stimulating environment for delegates, with an impressive list of international industry experts from Pfizer, Amgen and Merck sharing their experience and thought-leadership across a full conference programme.

SMi Group caught up with Dr. Yanming Zu to talk about her role in the field and her responsibility for the generic and proprietary product development, as a registered pharmacist and her career as a Senior Principle Scientists joining Abon Pharmaceuticals back in 2009. Dr. Zu’s research and development work contributed to a number of ANDA filings and approvals, and generated several patents, research papers, review articles and presentations.

–SNAPSHOT OF INTERVIEW–

Q . What is the greatest challenge to overcome in the field at the moment?
A. Poor solubility and instability of new chemical entities are challenges in the field of lyophilisation, especially with the increasing number of the insoluble and unstable drugs."

Q. What technology has really caught your eye in the Lyophilization field in the past year?
A. Controlled nucleation is one of the most typical trends in the industry, as uncontrolled nucleation introduces significant heterogeneity affecting the product quality, while the controlled nucleation technology allows for improved uniformity, consistence and thus the product quality assurance."

– Download the full interview online – http://www.lyophilization-usa.com/PR07

At SMi’s 4th Annual Lyophilization USA 2018 Conference you will gain insight into:
• Continuous freeze-drying technologies
• Developments in bulk lyophilization technology
• How to overcome challenges in lyophilization of high concentrated solutions and high-density biologic materials
• Process optimization of lyophilization from a regulatory perspective
• Strategies to validate the lyophilization process
• Methods beyond lyophilization: Spray drying, foam drying and microwave drying
• Use of artificial intelligence in lyophilisation

The conference’s last early bird saving of $100 expires on September 28th and delegates are urged to book soon to join an unrivalled gathering of international expert speakers and industry professionals for 5+ hours of pure networking. Visit the website to download the full speaker interviews, see the agenda and keep up to date with the latest developments at http://www.lyophilization-usa.com/PR07

Follow us on: Twitter – @SMIpharm & #lyousa | LinkedIn – SMi Pharma

—- ENDS —-

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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CDC Finds Babies Born to Women With Zika Virus Developed Health Problems Not Apparent at Birth

Local Health Departments Provide Essential Services to Affected Moms and Their Babies

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A newly released Vital Signs report revealed about 1 in 7 babies now 1 year or older who were born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy had one or more health problems possibly caused by exposure to the virus before birth. Some of these problems were not apparent at birth. These striking results show Zika remains a threat.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the nations nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments, has worked closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to provide its members with the support they need to keep their communities safe from Zika infection.

“This report raises new alarm about the potential for devastating health impacts to develop in babies born with Zika virus months after birth. Follow-up care is crucial for all babies who may have been exposed to the virus during pregnancy, whether mom was tested or not,” said NACCHO CEO Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA. 

How Local Health Departments Help

• Local Health departments work with healthcare providers to collect and report medical information about babies in the US Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registry (USZPIR).

• They can share clinical guidance for mothers and babies affected by Zika, and CDC’s resources for checking development: https://bit.ly/2sViQ0q

• Local health departments will continue to raise awareness about the risks of Zika during pregnancy and how people can protect themselves.

• Local health departments can connect families affected by Zika with support groups and services and encourage communication between healthcare providers and families.

CDC recommends that all babies born to mothers with Zika virus infection during pregnancy receive a variety of screenings and care even if they appear healthy at birth. CDC scientists analyzed the most current data reported from the US territories and freely associated states to the USZPIR to examine the follow-up care of these babies. This surveillance network is monitoring infants from over 7,300 pregnancies with lab evidence of Zika in the US states and territories combined. To date, this is the largest monitored group of women with Zika during pregnancy in the world and continues to help answer questions about the full impact of Zika. NACCHO recommends that Congress fund ongoing surveillance work at CDC as proposed in the FY2019 President’s Budget and House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bills.

CDC further recommends that men with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive with their partner wait at least 3 months after symptoms or possible exposure (travel to or residence in an area with risk of Zika). This shortened timeframe also applies for men who are not planning to conceive with their partners but who want to prevent passing of Zika virus through sex. These updated recommendations are based on emerging data, which suggest that risk of infectious Zika virus in semen appears to decline substantially during the 3 months after onset of symptoms. Male to female transmission of Zika is of greatest concern among couples who are trying to conceive, or might conceive unintentionally. It is critical that such couples are counseled to use condoms or abstain from sex for the recommended duration of 3 months. All other Zika guidance remains unchanged. CDC continues to recommend people with a pregnant partner who have possible exposure to Zika use condoms or not have sex for the entire pregnancy. This is to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of Zika virus during pregnancy, given the very serious birth defects that can result.

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About NACCHO
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation's nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.

Theresa Spinner
National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Ai4 Finance: Top Banks, Hedge Funds, Insurance and Credit Card Companies Convene to Discuss Artificial Intelligence

As attendance is by application-only, Ai4 Finance draws an executive crowd from the industry's leading organizations to explore the impact of AI on FSI.

In just the past few years, companies both large and small have entered into a mad dash to infuse machine learning strategies into their work.”

— Michael Weiss, CEO, Ai4

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Some fear that the terminators will enslave humankind, while others excitedly anticipate the coming techno-utopia that AI will usher in. Where ever you sit on the spectrum of AI belief, know that artificial intelligence is being used this very moment to create massive amounts of business value. In just the past few years, companies both large and small have entered into a mad dash to infuse machine learning strategies into their work. The ability of computers to draw insights from vast amounts of data that we humans can then act on is quickly defining the coming era of corporate growth.

In order to spur the adoption of AI, the Ai4 Finance Conference is an application-only gathering of business leaders, data practitioners, and AI pioneers aimed at figuring out what artificial intelligence actually means to the finance industry. Attendees include senior leaders from top institutional banks, asset managers, insurance providers and credit card companies. Thanks to the convergence of modern computing power and data science, the financial services industry is leveraging AI to create entirely new value.

Applications for the 2018 conference have closed. You can still sign up at this application link to receive updates for Ai4 Finance 2019.

Common AI applications for the financial services industry include alternative data for investing, cybersecurity, loan & insurance underwriting, chatbots, ML algorithmic trading, robo-advisors, fraud detection, credit scoring, and compliance. Financial institutions are making use of artificial intelligence at every level, causing company-wide changes in internal operations, investment decisions, and consumer products.

Ai4 Finance is part of the larger Ai4 Conference Series which organizes application-only & industry-specific conferences centered around AI applications. The next conference will be Ai4 Healthcare (ai4.io/healthcare) on November 13th. The organizers behind Ai4 have also convened tens of thousands of people for the future festival known as Worlds Fair Nano.

The Ai4 Finance website provides more detail along with biographies for speakers: https://ai4.io/finance

Confirmed speakers at the conference include:
Ambika Sukla, Executive Director – AI & Machine Learning, Morgan Stanley 
Manuela Veloso, Head of AI Research, JP Morgan
Charles Elkan, Managing Director & Global Head of Machine Learning, Goldman Sachs
SriSatish Ambati, Co-Founder & CEO, H2O
Scott Bauguess, Acting Chief Economist & Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, SEC
Mike Schuster, Managing Director, TwoSigma
Li Deng, Chief AI Officer, Citadel
Norman Niemer, Chief Data Scientist, UBS Asset Management
Agus Sudjianto, EVP & Head of Corporate Model Risk, Wells Fargo

Sponsoring companies include:
H2O (Presenting Sponsor)
SigOpt (sigopt.com)
Pure Storage (purestorage.com)
Metis (thisismetis.com)
PwC (pwc.com)
Algorithmia (algorithmia.com)
Element AI (elementai.com)
Lucena Research (lucenaresearch.com)
Nuance (nuance.com)

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Over 5,000 Tour Museum Exposing Psychiatric Human Rights Violations

Psychiatry an Industry of Death Museum

Psychiatry an Industry of Death Museum

Psychiatry an Industry of Death Museum

Museum demonstrates that psychiatry is not a trusted and safe expert for the betterment of mental health and mankind.

Lawmakers, human rights advocates, healthcare professionals and private citizens have toured the museum and are using the information to take action and forcing psychiatry to account for its crimes.”

— Citizens Commission on Human Rights

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, has toured almost 5,300 people through the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum as part of an ongoing effort to educate Floridians on their rights under the Baker Act and are inviting all to view the museum at their headquarters in downtown Clearwater. The museum is open daily from 10am until 10pm and tours are free of charge.

Unveiled in July of 2015, the Florida version of the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum, presents the unvarnished history of psychiatry while also providing information on the state of psychiatry today. Consisting of 14 audiovisual displays revealing the cold, hard facts about psychiatric abuses, the museum uses interviews on the mental health industry from more than 160 doctors, attorneys, educators and survivors to expose the multi-billion dollar fraud that is psychiatry.

Coupling tours of the museum with seminars and workshops delivered by attorneys and healthcare professionals on the mental health law, known as the Baker Act, CCHR is working to educate lawmakers, doctors and all private citizens that psychiatry is not a trusted and safe expert for the betterment of mental health.

Of the thousands of people that tour the museum and attend center events are psychiatric nursing students brought by their professors to learn the truth about psychiatry. Students from nursing schools and technical colleges from across the state come to the museum to go through the 2-hour self-guided tour as part of their clinical days and find the experience to be informative and eye opening.

The museum is open daily from 10am until 10pm and events are held weekly and monthly. Both are open and free to the general public. For more information please call 727-442-8820 or visit http://www.cchrflorida.org/events/

About the Citizens Commission on Human Rights: CCHR has produced seven award-winning documentaries, with 7 million DVDs in 18 languages reaching 120 million people exposing drugging in the military, the irreparable harm of electric shock and the labeling and drugging of children. Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
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Lehigh Valley Orthodontist in Allentown Offering Braces for $3,995

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Lehigh Valley orthodontists at Exeter Orthodontics are offering affordable braces in Allentown.

Exeter Orthodontics is offering low-cost, high-quality braces and Invisalign in Allentown.

We have two great options and a team of caring experts ready to help patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted.”

— Dr. John Pardini

ALLENTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Exeter Orthodontics is offering residents of Allentown braces and Invisalign at one low cost. The new Lehigh Valley location of Exeter Orthodontics marks the orthodontic group’s seventh Pennsylvania location.

Braces in Allentown cost only $3,995, a fraction of the price other Lehigh Valley orthodontists may charge. This low price includes repairs, retainers, adjustments, and x-rays, ensuring no hidden fees make the price of orthodontic care impossible to pay.

In addition to braces, Invisalign in Allentown also costs only $3,995. Invisalign is a convenient and comfortable alternative to braces. Invisalign aligners fit transparently over a patient’s teeth and gradually move them into place.

“We have two great options and a team of caring experts ready to help patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted,” says Dr. John Pardini, orthodontist in Allentown. “We’ll help them along the way.”

To learn more about Invisalign or braces in Allentown, request an appointment with the Lehigh Valley orthodontists at Exeter Orthodontics by visiting http://www.exeterorthodontics.com/request-appointment/.

About Exeter Orthodontics: For several years, Exeter Orthodontics, a Pennsylvania-based orthodontic practice, has offered area patients braces and Invisalign treatments for as low as $3,995. Its team of orthodontists remains dedicated to providing high-quality care at an affordable price. Learn more at http://www.exeterorthodontics.com/.

Meredith Souder-Liss
Exeter Orthodontics
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Exeter Orthodontics: Affordable Braces in Allentown


Source: EIN Presswire