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Education Offerings at NJ WRIISC

Upcoming and Current Events

For Veterans

  • Phone-based Mindfulness Meditation Class (A Free Class for Veterans)
    occuring the first two Fridays of every month starting Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm, ET
    See flyer for dates through October 2018. Veterans can attend any or all classes.
    No registration required. For more information call 1-973-676-1000, ext. 2714 or send a secure message via MyHealtheVet to “WRIISC Attend Veteran Education Class NJHCS”.
  • Agent Orange Classes: What You Need to Know (A Free Class for Veterans)
    Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, EST
    • Main Building, 11th floor
      VA New Jersey Health Care System - East Orange Campus
      385 Tremont Avenue
      East Orange, NJ 07018
      To register to attend, call 1-800-248-8005.

    Past Events

    • Gulf War Exposures & Health Concerns (A Free Class for Veterans)
      Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, ET
      Main Building, 11th floor, Room 11-181
      VA New Jersey Health Care System - East Orange Campus
      385 Tremont Avenue
      East Orange, NJ 07018
    • An Evening of Information for Gulf War Veterans: Recoginizing the 25th Anniversary of the Gulf War (A Free Event for Veterans, VSOs, and Community Partners)
      Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, ET
      Main Building, 1st floor, Veterans Museum
      VA New Jersey Health Care System - East Orange Campus
      385 Tremont Avenue
      East Orange, NJ 07018.
    • Understanding Exposures: Fuels and Solvents (A Free Class for Veterans)
      Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, EST
      Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, ET
      Main Building, 11th floor, Room 11-137
      VA New Jersey Health Care System - East Orange Campus
      385 Tremont Avenue
      East Orange, NJ 07018
      To register to attend a future class, call 1-800-248-8005.
    • Agent Orange Classes: What You Need to Know (A Free Class for Veterans)
      Thursday, April 21, 2011, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, EST
      Monday, May 2, 2011, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, EST
      Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, EST
      Monday, September 19, 2011, 10:00am - 11:30am, EST
      Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 10:00am - 11:30am, EST
      Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, EST
      Monday, January 30, 2012, 10:00am - 11:30am, EST
      Monday, March 26, 2012, 10:00am - 11:30am, EST
      Monday, May 21, 2012, 10:00am - 11:30am, EST
      Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, EST
      Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 11:00am-12:30pm, EST
      Thursday, May 23, 2013, 11:00am-12:30pm, EST
      Thursday, September 5, 2013, 9:30am-11:00am, EST
      Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:00am - 11:30am, EST
      Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10:00am-11:30am, EST
      Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, EST
      Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, EST
      Thursday, November 12, 2015, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, ET
      Thursday, January 10, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, ET
      Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, ET
      Thursday, November 10, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, ET
      Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, ET
      Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, EST
      Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, ET (remotely broadcasted to Hamilton CBOC)
      Main Building, 11th floor
      VA New Jersey Health Care System - East Orange Campus
      385 Tremont Avenue
      East Orange, NJ 07018
      To register to attend a future class, call 1-800-248-8005.
    • My Best Self: Living with Chronic Pain and Fatigue (A Free 2-Part Class for Veterans
      Part 1: Monday, October 22, 2012, 9:30am - 11:30am, EST
      Part 2: Monday, November 5, 2012, 9:30am - 11:00am, EST
      Part 2: re-offered on Monday, November 19, 2012, 9:30am - 11:00am, EST
      Part 1: Wednesday, October 23, 2012, 9:00am-11:00am, ET
      Part 2: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 9:00am-11:00am, ET
      Part 1: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 9:00am - 11:00am, EST
      Part 2: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:00am - 10:30am, EST
      Main Building, 11th floor, Room 11-137
      VA New Jersey Health Care System - East Orange Campus
      385 Tremont Avenue
      East Orange, NJ 07018
      To register to attend a future class, call 1-800-248-8005.
    • My Best Self: Living with Chronic Pain and Fatigue (A Free Class for Veterans)
      Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 9:30am - 11:00am, EST
      Main Building, 11th floor, Room 11-137
      VA New Jersey Health Care System - East Orange Campus
      385 Tremont Avenue
      East Orange, NJ 07018
      To register to attend a future class, call 1-800-248-8005.
    • Embracing Uncertainty After Deployment: Chronic Multi-Symptom Illness(CMI) in GWI Veterans-“It’s not all in my head!” (A presentation for VA Health Care Providers)
      Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00pm ET
    • OEF/OIF/OND Airborne Hazards and Respiratory Health- An Update (A Webinar for VA Health Care Providers)
      Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:00pm-1:00pm ET.
      Accreditations: ACCME, ACCME-NP, APA, and ANCC
      Presentation Slides     Video (56MB, 54 minutes)     Transcript
    • Chronic Multisymptom Illness and OEF/OIF/OND Veterans(A Webinar for VA Health Care Providers)
      Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET
      Presentation Slides
    • Addressing Cognition Issues in Veterans – A Primer for Providers (A Webinar for VA Health Care Providers)
      Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET
      Presentation Slides
    • Medically Unexplained Symptoms/Illnesses for Veterans (A Satellite Broadcast for VA Health Care Providers and Clinicians)
      Friday, March 23, 2012, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, ET
      If you missed this satellite presentation, you can request a free DVD by emailing wriisc.nj@va.gov with your mailing address.
    • Risk Communication and Communicating with Patients (A Webinar for VA Health Care Providers)
      Original date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, EST
      Presentation Slides
      If you missed this webinar presentation, you can request a free DVD by emailing wriisc.nj@va.gov with your mailing address.
    • Pulmonary Effects of Combat Theater Exposures (A Webinar for VA Health Care Providers)
      Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, EST
    • Responding to Environmental Exposure Concerns of Veterans: From Assessment to Communication (A Presentation for VA Health Care Providers)
      Original date: July 29, 2010
      If you missed this presentation, you can request a free DVD by emailing wriisc.nj@va.gov with your mailing address.
    • Exposure Concerns of Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan (A Conference for Health Care Providers)
      August 6, 2009
      Slide Presentations Available