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The PATH Intl. Region 1 Conference is April 15-17, 2016 in Saunderstown, RI. Registration is available through TODAY. This is going to be a great conference, so don't miss it!

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New Hampshire 
Greetings to all NH PATH Intl. members!

Hopefully you've all been out on a trail - or at least a dirt road - or two, and we certainly hope this snowstorm passes through and goes away quickly!

Time for Spring - and the Annual PATH Region One Conference, this year the weekend of April 16-17, in nearby Rhode Island. I'm sure you've all gotten your invitation to register, and your plans are made to be there. Lots of exciting workshops, networking, and hear for yourself all about the proposed changes to add an outside accreditation to the instructor certification and center accreditation process. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about that - Kathy Alm will be talking about it at the conference, and I just attended a webinar on the subject led by Sam Albrecht, and am prepared for your questions. You can find me at the conference, or email me here.

Two quick things - Please bring a donation to the silent auction, which is the main source of funding for our scholarships. More and more of you are taking advantage of those, which means we just need more and more items for the auction! I am happy to transport things for you if you need - again, just email me.

The other item is that this is my last year as NH State Chair, and if any of you are interested in doing that next, please let me know!

We are also looking to confirm a date/place for our annual joint state meeting with Vermont - this year it is back in NH, so hopefully many of you can attend. Your input on best time of year/day of the week to hold it is always appreciated.

Keep in touch, hope to see many of you at conference and, enjoy your day! You all do great work!

Kathy Wile
PATH Intl. NH State Chair
* We hope you have registered for the PATH Intl. Region 1 Conference. The Maine State Meeting will be held during the conference.

* If any of you are interested in sharing rooms or carpooling for the Region 1 Conference, contact Mario Pascarelli.

* Save the Date From the Maine Veterans' Collaborative Network
Spring meeting hosted by:
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center
14 Lilac Dr.,
Windham, ME  04062
Wednesday, April 13th
10am - 12pm
We are excited to have Dr. Ed Bilsky as a speaker so mark your calendars!
Edward Bilsky, PhD, will speak on:
Working with Veterans Living with Chronic Pain
The Impact of Wellness Activities on the Chronic Pain Cycle

Dr. Edward Bilsky is Vice President of Research and Scholarship, University of New England. Dr. Bilsky received his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1996, with a concentra-tion in opioid pharmacology, pain and addiction. He joined the faculty at the University of New England in 2001 where he is currently a tenured Professor of Pharmacology and is the founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Neuroscience (CEN). Under his leadership, the CEN has incorporated research, education and outreach into its mission and vision and has created an outstanding award winning, community outreach program.   

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