May 3, 2014 22:27 Business Briefs for April 20 Business Briefs for April 20 Advocate story May 03, 2014 Comments Orthodontists holding five-day convention The American Association of Orthodontists, with more than 17,000 members, is holding its 114th annual Session April 25-29 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The convention includes more than 150 lectures for AAO members and orthodontic students and more than 300 exhibitors displaying products and services. Participants will get updates on orthodontic research, technology and practice management. Of the 15,000 expected attendees, there will be some 3,800 international attendees representing 90 countries. Health care reform conference planned A conference on health care reform and health disparities will be held April 25-27 at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans on Canal Street. The New Orleans Medical Association, Louisiana Medical Association and the National Medical Association Region V are hosting the event. The theme is “The Necessary Paradigm Shift in Healthcare: Innovation, Integration, and Collaboration.” The conference brings together health care providers, academia, researchers and key stakeholders to focus on challenges and opportunities in the new reformed health care system. It will include research in health care operations, analytics, a cross-cultural view of health care systems and the impact it has on health disparities. Some of the educational tracts include health policy, EMR & ICD-10, women’s health promotion and disease prevention, and lipids and cardiovascular risk management in minority populations. For additional information on the conference, contact the NMA Region V Conference Coordinator at email@example.com. LSU Flores MBA group plans training event The LSU Flores MBA Alumni Association will host its annual Spring Training Event from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 14 in the Distinguished Leaders Lecture Hall of the Business Education Complex. The lecture hall is on the first floor of The Auditorium as Room 1510. The event features three presentations on the Affordable Care Act, the four distinctly different generations in today’s workforce and how to navigate and use social media as a competitive advantage. The event is free for LSU Flores MBAAA. The early-bird cost for non-members by May 1 is $30 and $50 after that. Register online at www.business.lsu.edu/rsvp. Cash and check payments will be accepted at the door.