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Second annual John P. Murtha HEROES Conference on Nov. 4-5

October 13, 2011

Windber Medical Center’s John P. Murtha HEROES Conference is held annulally as a tribute to the late Congressman Murtha. This year's event will be held in November, to coincide with Veterans Day. HEROES stands for: Health Education Related to Our Exceptional Servicemen, Servicewomen, and Veterans, so named due to the Congressman’s passion for education and the military.

This year’s second annual conference is entitled Unfinished Business of Coming Home: Challenges and Opportunities and will address the overarching concept of meeting the needs of veterans from psychosocial and mental health perspectives, with an emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Hosted at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University in Loretto on Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, it will be appropriate for multidisciplinary practitioners, students, veterans and community members.

The registration fee is only $95 for the day and a half conference. WMC requests that you register by October 26, but suggests that you reserve a seat early because seating is limited. For a brochure or to obtain further information, go to www.windbercare.org/heroes.asp or call (814) 467-3703.