DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training Course by DrugTestingCourses.com Safeguard’s DOT-Regulated Employers

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DrugTestingCourses.com has released a new version of its popular DOT reasonable suspicion training course which meets DOT regulatory requirements.

Our company helps employers fight the new synthetic opioids and the American opioid epidemic by providing supervisors the education necessary to identify drug misuse in the work place.”

— Andrew Easler, B.Ed

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, USA, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Easler Education, through its online training platform DrugTestingCourses.com, has developed its most recent version of reasonable suspicion training in order to accommodate both DOT regulatory requirements and modern Congressional concerns over new synthetic opioids and the American opioid epidemic.

On October 24, 2018, the president signed the “Fighting Opioid Abuse in Transportation Act” into law as part of House bill H.R. 6. Among other priorities, this new law sets new deadlines for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Transportation to act on prior Congressional requests for reports on important drug and alcohol testing amendments. Among these, Congress essentially wants to either (1) implement saliva and hair testing into federal testing programs; or (2) know why they shouldn’t.

Why the sudden urgency? In 2016 alone there were over 42,000 opioid overdose fatalities. That number is now estimated to be nearly 48,000 in 2018. President Trump has been working with Congress since his inauguration in 2016 to combat the opioid epidemic with a variety of different legislative efforts including reducing prescription dosages and limiting the use and prescription of potent synthetic opioids.

In a “special edition” announcement on November 9, 2018 the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) declared that, as a result of its 23% increase in reported employee positive drug results from 2013 to 2017 to above its 1% threshold, the FTA would be doubling the current rate of testing in its mandatory random testing pools from 25% to 50% of all of its covered employees.

As the opioid crisis grows, the DOT has worked overtime to adapt, including expanding its opioid panel in 2018 to encompass Codeine, Morphine, 6-AM (heroin), Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone. The DOT now must rely more heavily on its existing safeguards for the American public including pre-employment drug testing, random testing pools, post-accident testing, and reasonable suspicion testing.

For example, in the federal regulation 49 CFR Part 382.603 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires supervisors be trained for at least 60 minutes in the signs and symptoms of controlled substance use and at least 60 minutes in the signs and symptoms of alcohol misuse. This particular regulation has been in force since 1994 and training companies have been drafting and implementing classes and materials for supervisors of employers who need to comply with this or similar legislation.

These regulations mention only “controlled substance use” and do not outline particular substances–this has the effect of giving the implementation and enforcement of this provision flexibility as the controlled substance environment in America changes and new substances come to market–including new, highly potent opioids. However, through all of this change, employers may be hard pressed to find training companies offering online, continuously updated supervisor training courses.

The reasonable suspicion training courses at DrugTestingCourses.com not only comply with the DOT regulations, but also work to improve supervisor awareness and proficiency in determinations, effectively shoring up one important safeguard in the DOT arsenal for employers who utilize the online courses which now include reasonable suspicion training for all Schedule I-V Controlled Substances currently listed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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1 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22Fighting+Opioid+Abuse+in+Transportation+Act%22%5D%7D&r=3
2 https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/index.html
3 https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/sites/default/files/Spotlight-on-Opioids_09192018.pdf
4 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2142/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.2142%22%5D%7D&r=1
5 https://www.transit.dot.gov/sites/fta.dot.gov/files/docs/regulations-and-guidance/safety/130401/fta-drug-and-alcohol-regulation-updates-october-2018.pdf
6 https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/DOT_5_Panel_Notice_2018
7 https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&ty=HTML&h=L&mc=true&=PART&n=pt49.5.382#se49.5.382_1603
8 https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/

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Launch of CHUM school of artificial intelligence applied to the health sector

Today, CHUM and Universite de Montreal announce the creation of the Ecole de l'intelligence artificielle en sante du CHUM (EIAS).

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, CHUM and Universite de Montreal announce the creation of the first school of artificial intelligence applied to the health sector from a Francophone environment, the Ecole de l'intelligence artificielle en sante du CHUM (EIAS). Established by CHUM, through its Academy, in conjunction with the Universite de Montreal, its faculties and schools, the objective of the EIAS is to support and assist health system stakeholders in the adoption, implementation and promotion of AI, for the benefit of its teams, patients and the general public. The EIAS will address topics such as social, legal and ethical acceptability, and the transformation of trades, professions, practices, teams, the organization and the health system.

AI Serving Health

AI offers unprecedented possibilities in the health sector, through its capacity to analyze massive amounts of data to better understand, detect and treat disease, and through robotization. As a disruptive innovation, AI will rapidly and profoundly transform care, teaching, research and health systems management. However, the stakes involved in implementing AI in this field are considerable and require a structured approach if the implementation is to be a success and bring real value to healthcare teams and the public. “The school we are opening today with our partners aims to support health system stakeholders in this transformation by providing them with what they need to change the culture, organizational structure and management, as well as by offering support to those involved and by measuring impacts throughout the transformation process,” states Dr. Fabrice Brunet, president and CEO of CHUM. “It is the first artificial intelligence school in the world from a Francophone environment to focus on the development of human capacities and the implementation of AI in a real environment, and will raise CHUM and the Universite de Montreal profiles internationally through partnerships with more than 100 university hospitals.”

A School for All Levels of Proficiency

The EIAS is geared towards all health professionals working in health systems and in companies directly or indirectly involved with health, including all its determinants (environment, nutrition, urbanization, economy, etc.). As of January 2019, it will progressively deliver programs adapted to a varied clientele and to their level of AI proficiency. “By raising awareness through "lunch and learns" or short videos, skills development through diploma programs, familiarization through practical workshops and simulation, and field experimentation, the EIAS will be able to meet the needs of diverse health stakeholders, and will do so in several languages,” notes Nathalie Beaulieu, Chief Learning Officer of CHUM. “Nimble and proactive, the school is distinguished by its flexible and contextualized nature. It places the human being at the centre of the transformation to increase its capacity to heal.”

The EIAS is built on five pillars: the training curriculum, the faculty, internship sites, career development and value creation. The departments and services of CHUM are an integral part of it, not only as an internship center, but also as a place of implantation and experimentation of the AI. As pointed out by Dr. Vincent Oliva, Head of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at CHUM: “AI has already begun to revolutionize medicine. It is now used not only to assess brain volume for the detection of Alzheimer's disease, but also to evaluate cardiac function, detect lung nodules and predict cancers. It will redefine and enhance the role of medical imaging.”

EIAS: A Joint Partnership

The creation of the EIAS would not have been possible without the commitment of the Universite de Montreal, its faculties and its schools. "In addition to contributing to advances in artificial intelligence, the Universite de Montreal supports its deployment within society, by training workers in its use and by working to ensure that its development is ethical and responsible. Becoming partners with this new school at CHUM enables us to make a positive contribution to the transformation of the healthcare environment, where artificial intelligence has the potential to significantly improve our quality of life," declares the vice-rector of student and academic affairs, Louise Beliveau.

CHUM will begin by working closely with the Universite de Montreal's faculty of arts and science and Mosaic HEC, HEC Montreal's multidisciplinary training and research centre specializing in innovation and creativity management. Full professors and students from Mosaic HEC Montreal will contribute to developing the content of the school's activities. The EIAS can also count on support from several other institutional and private partners.

Innove-Action: Three Days to Reinvent Health

The announcement of the creation of the Ecole de l'intelligence artificielle en sante du CHUM is included in the program of the Innove-Action event, which takes place from November 13 to 15 at the Centre de recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM). Over the course of these three days, more than 1200 professionals, researchers, students, managers, decision-makers, patients and industrial partners will participate in some forty interactive activities under the theme of reinventing health: augmented intelligence and innovation ("Reinventer la sante : intelligence augmentee et innovations"). For more information and to consult the program: innoveactionchum.ca. To follow the event on a mobile device, download the application for IOS and Android EventMobi (code: Innoveaction2018).

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The Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal is an innovative hospital devoted to serving patients. It provides the highest quality specialized and ultraspecialized care to patients and the general public all over Quebec. Through its unique expertise and innovations, its aim is to improve the health of the adult and aging population. As the Universite de Montreal hospital, CHUM is dedicated to care, research, teaching, health promotion, and the assessment of technology and health intervention methods in order to continually improve the quality of care and the health of the population. Since the fall of 2017, patients and their families have been able to enjoy a renewed hospital experience at CHUM's new facilities. chumontreal.qc.ca

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Arecont Vision Costar Receives ASTORS Homeland Security Award at ISC East

AV Costar ASTORS Homeland Security Award

AV Costar Wins Homeland Security Award

AV Costar Total Video Solution™ recognized by American Security Today with Homeland Security Award at ISC East 2018

Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CTSI)

The Total Video Solution gives our customers excellent cloud-enabled choices that include our technology-leading megapixel cameras, recorders, & advanced VMS software, as recognized by this award.”

— Kyle Parker, VP, Americas Sales, Arecont Vision Costar

NEW YORK, NY, USA, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Arecont Vision Costar, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology and video surveillance solutions, announces that the Total Video Solution™ has just received an important industry award during the first day of ISC East, here in New York City. The ASTORS Homeland Security Award was presented at a banquet event and ceremony hosted by American Security Today, held in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Arecont Vision Costar is exhibiting at ISC East in booth #569, November 14 and 15, 2018. Arecont Vision megapixel cameras are installed throughout the convention center.

Kyle Parker, Vice President of Americas Sales for Arecont Vision Costar, accepted the award on behalf of the company. “We are very appreciative that our new total solution has received this amazing industry recognition,” said Mr. Parker. “With this product and services offering, our customers now have excellent additional cloud-enabled choices that include our technology-leading megapixel cameras, video recorders, and advanced VMS software, or using component products integrated with other ONVIF-compliant or MegaLab™ certified vendor products.”

Announced in the first half of 2018, the Total Video Solution delivers the key components required for a modern video surveillance system from a single, proven video surveillance manufacturer. The solution includes Arecont Vision Costar’s proven, Made in USA, MegaIP™ single-, dual-, and multi-sensor megapixel cameras that help ensure maximum cybersecurity. Also included are the new world-class ConteraIP™ megapixel camera series with choice single- and multi-sensor models that offer industry-standard capabilities and powerful additional features.

To complete the new solution, Arecont Vision Costar also added advanced video management software with the ConteraVMS™ and the ConteraCMR™ family of four cloud-managed video recorders. ConteraWS™ web services completes the offering, bringing a range of cloud-enabled benefits to both end user customers and to systems integrators and security dealers. When deployed as a total solution, the customer merges the reliability of local recording with video distribution, viewing, and administration over the cloud in a cost-effective and highly cyber-secure manner.

Customers may select a complete solution from Arecont Vision Costar, or integrate their choice of components with existing cameras, VMS or NVR systems, and infrastructure via ONVIF compliance. The MegaLab™ test facility has also been used by dozens of other industry leading vendors to go beyond ONVIF standards, ensuring the best possible integration with Arecont Vision Costar products.

Learn more about the award-winning Arecont Vision Costar Total Video Solution here – https://tinyurl.com/ya4sqs3w. To see examples of Arecont Vision megapixel cameras that are installed throughout the Javits Convention Center, visit the Where in the World Have YOU Seen AV media library online at https://media.arecontvision.com/.

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ABOUT ARECONT VISION COSTAR

Arecont Vision Costar, LLC, a Costar Technologies, Inc. company (OTC Markets Group: CSTI), is the leading US-based manufacturer of high-performance IP cameras and video surveillance solutions. The company offers two complete megapixel camera families – the MegaIP™ series includes Made in USA, cyber-secure MicroBullet®, MicroDome®, MegaBall®, MegaDome®, MegaVideo®, MegaView®, and SurroundVideo® models, plus the world-class ConteraIP™ series dome and bullet models. Both camera families offer single- and multi-sensor choices that are integrated with the ConteraVMS™ (video management system), ConteraWS™ (web services), and the ConteraCMR™ (cloud-managed video recorder) series for traditional or cloud-based video surveillance solutions as part of the Total Video Solution.

Arecont Vision Costar supports integration with leading 3rd party products through the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ and via ONVIF compliance.

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You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws.

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WeConcile: The World’s First Relationship Restoration Application

ORCAS ISLAND, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — WeConcile® today announced the official release of it’s 24-level educational and experiential learning program designed to help partners successfully restore their relationships.

This program allows couples to gain access to a revolutionary system designed for its users to understand more about their own “relation-ability” within their relationships. Each level focuses partners on a specific aspect of learning and experiential learning tools they will need to successfully complete the program and sustain personal change for both parties.

“I created WeConcile® because I knew first-hand how painful relationship problems could be, and because I knew couples needed more help,” said Jennifer Lehr, Founder of WeConcile. “I wanted couples to have a path from disconnection and distress to the joy of support and connection and I knew this was possible.”

The WeConcile difference is that it's a self-help course designed for you and your partner to systematically reconcile your relationship through a step-by-step process – at your own pace.

“When couples reach the end of the WeConcile® Program, we expect that they will feel a greater sense of trust and closeness with their partner. They will understand how to communicate about their disagreements and will spend much less time feeling angry, sad or upset, and much more time feeling appreciation and gratitude for their partner. They will have gained tools and understanding they will use for the rest of their lives,” stated Lehr.

WeConcile® also provides Relationship Helper professionals with the WeConcile® Clinician Program™ as a free resource to guide your their clients through the relationship therapy.

To learn more about WeConcile, the WeConcile® Clinician Program™ or to book an interview with the founder, Jennifer Lehr, contact Kayla Rose at email, kayla@theprrose.com, or visit the website at www.weconcile.com.

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John Marshall Law School BELAW Clinic Helps Get Worker Cooperative Resolution Passed in Cook County

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Business Enterprise Law Clinic (BELAW) at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has been instrumental in helping get a resolution passed before the Cook County Board of Commissioners. The resolution provides additional support to worker cooperative businesses.

For the past year, students enrolled in John Marshall’s BELAW Clinic have been providing transactional legal services to worker cooperative businesses. The BELAW Clinic also authored and published a report on local worker cooperative development, Cooperation Chicago: Building Chicago’s Worker Cooperative Ecosystem, commissioned by the Illinois Worker Cooperative Alliance. Across the country, worker cooperative businesses have been on the rise. Nearly one third of U.S. worker cooperatives operating today were established after 2010.

“Representing worker cooperative businesses gives students more opportunities to analyze complex legal issues and increases opportunities for community impact, public speaking and lawyering-in-context,” said Professor Renee Hatcher, Director of John Marshall’s BELAW Clinic. “Worker-owned cooperatives push against inequality and economic injustice by paying workers more equitably, keeping local wages in the community and addressing economic isolation, worker exploitation and employment discrimination, as the majority of new worker-owners in Chicago and nationally are women or people of color.”

The BELAW Clinic has been working closely with Dr. Stacey Sutton from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and other community partners to develop a larger cooperative development coalition.

In February 2018, Hatcher and Sutton presented to the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation on “Supporting Worker Cooperatives.”

In the subsequent months, Hatcher and Sutton worked with members of the Illinois Worker Cooperative Alliance and the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation’s Finance Committee to draft and propose a resolution and three-year pilot program, under the emerging Chicagoland Cooperative Ecosystem Coalition, to support worker cooperative development in Cook County, IL.

In October 2018, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the proposed resolution to take steps to support and develop worker coops. Thanks to the BELAW Clinic, worker cooperative businesses can receive the additional legal support they need to get started but also thrive.

About John Marshall’s Business Enterprise Law Clinic
The Business Enterprise Law Clinic provides pro bono transactional legal services to community-based small businesses, cooperatives and nonprofits with limited financial resources from underserved communities. The Clinic also provides John Marshall students with a clinical experience in the practice of transactional and community economic development law.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th and its Trial Advocacy Program 20th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

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New Fun Party Helping Kids Love Work and Life to Launch in Spring 2019

How Do We Celebrate Moms By Inspiring and Preparing Kids for Tomorrow's Jobs Launches in Spring 2019

How Do We Celebrate Moms By Inspiring and Preparing Kids for Tomorrow’s Jobs Launches in Spring 2019

Come to Our Fun Parties in 2019...www.KidsLoveWork.com

Come to Our Fun Parties in 2019…www.KidsLoveWork.com

Visit www.MomsFunFund.com to Join the Club

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Staffing agency, Recruiting for Good is sponsoring purposeful Santa Monica parties; making it fun for kids to learn how to prepare and enter the workforce.

Join our fun parties, we prepare our kids for the workforce, so they can love work and life”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good will sponsor fun parties and deliver inspired mentoring services to help kids love work. Kids receive mentoring in a fun interactive environment. The parties are open to high school, college students, and recent graduates. Parents may also attend the parties to learn skills. Sponsored parties will be held in Santa Monica. Starting in Spring 2019.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “We celebrate moms, by preparing their kids for tomorrow's jobs. Imagine what it would be like if kids could love life and work from the start. We kids teach to embrace ownership, responsibility, and proper decorum for success at work. Want to volunteer and help? Join Our Kids Work Today.”

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Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals awesome jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find the best talent in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales professionals. We reward referrals with World's Best Parties, Travel, and Experiences. We launched L.A.'s funnest cause, mom club, and personal service "Helping Fund Summer Camp, www.FundSummerCamp.com

Fund Summer Camp, is funded by Recruiting for Good, our fun purpose is to help prepare kids for tomorrow's jobs by investing in enriching life experiences that inspire creativity, help kids find their passion and grow from within. Our purposeful funding service is confidential and personal. We meet moms to explain how recruiting referrals work; and how funding happens. To learn more visit www.FundSummerCamp.com, moms join the club to love life.

"Imagine what it would be like if kids could enter the workforce ready to embrace the challenges, find joy, and self -fulfillment." Kids Love Work is a fun inspiring mentoring party developed by Staffing agency, Recruiting for Good to teach kids what work is, how to successfully enter the workforce, and find jobs they love. Kids are invited to attend interactive events to learn soft skills, including ownership and responsibility. To Learn More Visit www.KidsLoveWork.com, First Party will be held Spring 2019.

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22Miles, Inc. Launches New Product: Carry2Mobile™ – Creating a Unique Experience from Digital Displays to Mobile Screens

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Carry2Mobile™ uses HTML5 technology to seamlessly transition the user experience from a digital sign to a mobile device’s web browser.

22Miles, Inc. has unveiled Carry2Mobile, which uses HTML5 technology to transition the user experience from a digital sign to a mobile device’s web browser.

Brands can use local and branded content to make each experience more personal to the location which will driver higher ROI”

— Tomer Mann, SVP of Global Sales

MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — 22Miles, Inc. has unveiled an exciting new product, Carry2Mobile™. Carry2Mobile™ uses HTML5 technology to seamlessly transition the user experience from a digital sign to a mobile device’s web browser. Motivated by user feedback and market research, 22Miles, Inc. was determined to empower the digital audience to experience content on a mobile phone with no downloading necessary. In result, this new capability benefits the display owner as it leads to higher usability, and the end user as it is now much more seamless to consume content on the go.

“The potential to further drive digital engagement for consumers across Smart Retail, hospitality, and education while allowing all digital signage content be taken on the go in a simple interface link, will enhance the entire user experience. Furthermore, brands can use local and branded content to make each experience more personal to the location which will driver higher ROI,” says Tomer Mann, SVP of Global Sales.

To implement, 22MILES can work with any media player and the platform can be accessed from QR Codes, custom text, and other read to write technologies. Carry2Mobile™ brings to market a variety of key differentiators including serving multiple users at once, the ability to integrate advanced analytics, and the capability to customize based on persona.

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VP for National Drug Screening Elected to the SAPAA National Board of Directors

Tom Fulmer, CPCT, CHBC

The SAPAA Board of Directors serve as stewards of the organization's mission statement and are responsible for articulating a suitable vision for the future.

With continued growth of the industry and the changes happening within other trade associations, there are many opportunities for SAPAA to grow as an organization and serve our members.”

— Tom Fulmer

MELBOURNE, FL, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — During our recent Annual Conference, Board elections were held and the new Board and Officers were announced. Tom Fulmer, Vice President of Business Development and Training for National Drug Screening, Inc., was elected to the national board. The SAPAA Board of Directors serve as stewards of the organization's mission statement and are responsible for articulating a suitable vision for the future. "I am very honored to have been elected to the SAPAA Board. As a board we look forward to the coming year and serving our members in the industry." stated Tom Fulmer.

In addition to his role at NDS,Tom Fulmer currently serves on the South Brevard Society for Human Resource Management Board of Directors in the role of VP of Marketing and previous leadership experience includes the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and executive committee member; Tom also chaired the Small Business Development Council, served on the Marketing Committee, the Membership Committee, and the Better Business Council. He has served on other boards that include the Florida Mortgage Brokers Association, Yellow Umbrella, and Melbourne Police Foundation to name a few.

Tom added, "SAPAA is fortunate to have a great board that is dedicated to serving the membership and making a difference in our communities. Special thanks to Anne Kelly, the executive director, who has been instrumental in moving the organization forward."

About SAPAA
SAPAA is a non-profit trade association whose members represent alcohol and drug testing service agents, including third party administrators (TPAs), in-house administrators, medical review officers (MROs), DHHS Certified Laboratories, Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs), manufacturers of testing devices, and collection sites/collectors. SAPAA is committed to providing members with up-to-date information concerning regulatory changes, state issues, industry trends, and member discounts on training courses and conferences.

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We offer drug testing and results reporting by state of the art software. NDS also provides MRO services, drug testing software for TPAs, immediate drug test scheduling with eCCF, drug & alcohol training and policy development for employers. Our web based reporting by certified MROs reduces liability and provides for a fair and accurate drug test result. Our Drug Testing Software includes e-chain paperless drug tests (eCCF), web based reporting and electronic data management. All types of testing available including DNA Paternity, alcohol, urine, hair, oral fluid and more.Drug Free Workplace programs and DOT compliance programs are available for FMCSA, FAA, USCG, PHMSA, FTA and FRA. Including 24/7 coverage for post-accident.

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John Marshall Law School IP Director Daryl Lim Invited to Attend High-Level U.S.-Japan Patent Meeting in Washington D.C.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Professor Daryl Lim attended the 27th Annual U.S. Bar – JPO Liaison Council Meeting between representatives of U.S. Bar groups and the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) on October 22. Lim serves as Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

JPO representatives included Director-General Takashi Yamashita and members of the JPO staff. The U.S. Bar-JPO Liaison Council includes more than 50 delegates representing local, state and national bar groups across the United States. The Council has been meeting annually to facilitate an exchange of information on IP law, IP practice and experiences of U.S. applicants at the JPO. Lim was the only academic invited to attend.

As in past years, the agenda covered JPO initiatives and other issues of contemporary relevance to U.S. businesses and patent practice, and included presentations of U.S. developments by the U.S. Bar delegates.

“It was an honor for me to attend this high-level meeting between senior members of the U.S. patent bar and officials at the JPO,” Lim noted. “This group is an important bridge in developing U.S.-JPO understanding of patent law in significant ways. The invitation both reflects John Marshall’s long standing international reputation in IP and the difference that the Center continues to make today.”

During his visit to Washington D.C., Lim was also invited to attend the 2018 American Inn of Courts Excellence Awards at the U.S. Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas hosted the event.

Center advisory board member Judge Pauline Newman from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit received the 2018 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Award for Professionalism and Ethics. The award is given each year to recognize a person who has rendered exemplary service to the legal profession in the areas of professionalism, civility and ethics.

Past recipients include Supreme Court Justices Lewis Powell Jr., William Brennan and Anthony Kennedy, as well as former Chief Judge James Holderman from the Northern District of Illinois.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th and its Trial Advocacy Program 20th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

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InnoVacient delivers the first Market Academy for Saudi Arabia’s technology entrepreneurs.

InnoVacient, an advisory firm specializing in Strategic Transformation and Innovation, delivers a Market Academy for Saudi Arabia’s technology entrepreneurs.

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — InnoVacient, a leading advisory firm specializing in business and operational transformation, delivered our exclusive Market Academy for InspireU, Saudi Arabia’s leading hub for technology entrepreneurship. InnoVacient recently signed an exclusive multi-year contract with InspireU to design specialized programs and provide educational content to develop and facilitate the growth of entrepreneurs and technology startups within InspireU and across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

InspireU, the dedicated innovation arm of STC, the Kingdom’s largest telecom company, is the most successful and recognizable incubator/accelerator for technology startups in the MENA region. InspireU is also one of the first entrepreneurial initiatives created in support of Saudi’s “Vision 2030”, a 15-year plan to completely transform the economy of Saudi Arabia and a leading contributor of high-tech job creation across the Kingdom.

In September 2018, InnoVacient delivered InspireU’s first Market Academy, focused on helping InspireU startups understand complex market landscapes and create focused market strategies. Saied Alzahrani, of Braq Aerospace, an InspireU startup, stated “The Market Academy helped us create targeted marketing strategies for our industrial robotic drone platform. The Academy was expertly delivered, using both content and examples of proven high-tech marketing techniques. The Academy helped me create targeted market-focused strategies to announce our company at the GITEX conference in Dubai, the result of which has already created significant commercial and investment interest”.
InnoVacient has a proven history of delivering technology and innovation centers-of-excellence, incubators and accelerators for corporate clients and governments around the world looking to strategically transform business models through the power of new technology innovation.

Kenneth Ferderer, Founder and Managing Partner of InnoVacient on the announcement, “I could not be more excited about the startups at InspireU, and I am very impressed with their focus and dedication. The Market Academy was the first of 5 specifically designed academic tracts that InnoVacient will provide to InspireU. Each Academy being a critical component to the ultimate success of commercializing new innovations across the MENA region. We look forward to working with all the startups and helping them become critical contributors to the Vison 2030 transformation.”

About InnoVacient
InnoVacient is an experienced advisory firm specializing in STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATION. We provide clarity, vision and direction for clients planning or undergoing strategic business and operational transformation initiatives. The InnoVacient team has successfully advised governments, global Fortune-500 companies, non-profits and startup clients around the world and across all industries leveraging our DIRECTED TRANSFORMATION FRAMEWORK™ methodology. Visit www.innovacient.com or email info@innovacient.com for more information.

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Source: EIN Presswire