Health care events

  • Free to Breathe, a Madison-based nonprofit organization dedicated to raising lung cancer research funding, is holding its fifth annual lung cancer 5K run/walk and one-mile walk on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Veteran’s Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive in Milwaukee. Day-of registration costs $30 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under. For more information, click here.
  • The 25th annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K Run is scheduled for Sunday at Milwaukee’s Summerfest Grounds. Tim Gunn from the Lifetime Network’s reality fashion show “Project Runway” will serve as the event’s honorary chair.
    The 5K run takes place at 10:15 a.m., followed by the 25th anniversary opening ceremonies and kick-off at noon and the walk at 12:30 p.m.
    Day-of registration for the run is $30, and the walk is free.
    For more information, click here.
  • An Ebola preparedness symposium for public and private health care professionals is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 14. “Ebola Preparedness: The Public and Private Healthcare Partnership Necessary to Strengthen Community Resiliency” will take place at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee from 8:30 a.m. – noon.
    The symposium will feature national, state and local experts knowledgeable about the ongoing outbreak in West Africa and how it impacts the U.S., who should be evaluated for suspected Ebola virus disease, and infection control and prevention practices in health care settings.
    Speakers include: Sena Blumensaadt from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chicago Quarantine Station; Steve Bennett from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Biosurveillance Integration Center; and Gwen Borlaug from the Wisconsin Division of Public Health’s Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Program.
    A panel of local experts from Aurora Health Care, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee Health Department will also present.   
    The Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program Region 7, Aurora Health Care, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee Health Department are hosting the symposium. 
    The event is free, but requires pre-registration. For more information and to register, click here.
  • The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin will host an information breakfast meeting on the new health care mandates taking place for 2015. “Healthcare 2015: Navigating the Maze” will take place on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Brookfield Suites Hotel, 1200 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield. Jim Mueller, chief executive officer of Mueller QAAS, will be the featured presenter.
    Coffee and networking begin at 7 a.m. with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The program runs until 9 a.m. The cost is $32.00. To register, visit

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