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The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center

Recognizing Admins: The Pulse of the Office

Recognizing Admins
April 27, 2012 - 8:30am - 12:30pm


  • Check-in & Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome and Morning Icebreaker
  • Morning Keynote, Liz Weber, CMC
  • Stress Management, Jeannette Fitzwater
  • Time Management, Denny Hartman
  • Closing Remarks

PRD 472 J
Fee: $39

See the .PDF below for more information or to register.

Culture, Technology and Change - The Impact on Mental Health in the Aging

Impact on Mental Health
April 13, 2012 - 8:00am - 3:30pm


  • Check-In, Continental Breakfast, and Networking
  • Generational Diversity and Its Impact on Perceptions of Mental Health
  • Break
  • Media & Psychiatric Trauma
  • Self-Medicating: Mental Health Self-Care in the Wrong Lane
  • Lunch
  • Web MD, Dr. Phil, & The Doctors: How Seniors are Impacted by the Media's Discussions on Mental Health
  • Interventions: Case studies presented by Committee Members
  • Questions and Answers, Evaluations and Certificates

NRS 735 J
Fee: $49

Cardiac Updates #6

Cardiac Updates #6
April 21, 2012 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


  • Check-In, Continental Breakfast, and Networking
  • Business Meeting
  • Right Heart Catheterization
  • Break
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Case Reviews
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation of PAH
  • Lunch sponsored by Actelion
  • Segmental Approach to the Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease
  • Introduction to Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography and Its Current Applications
  • Evaluations and Certificates

NRS 583 J (for Tri-State Echo members and Meritus employees)
Fee: $20

Update in Periodontics

Update in Periodontics
May 11, 2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Program Agenda:

  • Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  • Systemic Disease Connection
  • Break
  • New Research on Periodontal Disease Management
  • Lunch
  • Recommended Chemotherapeutic Considerations
  • Break
  • Preventing Tooth Loss by Early Detection and Management of Some Common Clinical Problems
  • Questions and Answers, Evaluations & Certificates

6 credit hours

NRS 738 K
Fee: $128

NRS 738 KS (HCC Students)
Fee: $32

Spring Transfer Fair

Spring Transfer Fair
March 1, 2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

The Spring Transfer Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Elliott Center (upper level, Career Programs Building). Over 25 local and regional four-year colleges and universities will be in attendance at the fair including representatives from most Maryland schools and the University System at Hagerstown. All students are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 240-500-2575, or email

ESSENCE Information Night

ESSENCE Information Night
March 8, 2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

HCC will host an ESSENCE Information Night on March 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Elliott Center, rooms 210-214. This event is for high school students who are planning to enroll in the ESSENCE Program for the 2012-2013 academic school year. Prospective students and their parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend.

Interested students are asked to RSVP by calling 240-500-2238 by Sun., March 5. For more information about HCC's ESSENCE program, click here.

Darkness to Light... Training and Alerts for Sexual Abuse of Children

Child Abuse
March 3, 2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

This program will focus on instructing adults who are in frequent contact with children how to recognize, react, and respond to suspected child sexual abuse.  This course is recommended for teachers, caregivers, and adults who work in youth serving organizations. 

Topics will include:

One-Day Civil War Seminar

Civil War Seminar
March 31, 2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Join noted area historians for Hagerstown Community College's 150th Commemoration of the Civil War. 

This seminar will feature four one-hour lectures, lunch and a panel discussion.

Seminar presenters and lecture titles:

Optometry Seminar

Optometry Seminar
February 26, 2012 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Breakfast and Networking

Initial Assessment of the Glaucoma Suspect
Dr. Andrew Mohammed (33710-GL)

Lens Induced Glaucomas
Dr. Andrew Mohammed (33711-GL COPE Pending)


Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Dr. Sona Kalra (29844-NO)


Posterior Lamellar Corneal Transplants - New Developments for Patients
Dr. Sunil Thadani (33577-PO)


Part I: New Developments in the Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Part II: 25-Gauge Vitrectomy Surgery
Dr. Robert E. Parnes (33493-PS)

Veterans' Info Day

Veterans' Info Day
January 6, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Hagerstown Community College will host an information session for active duty military, veterans, and their families on Fri., Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Elliott Center.

During the free session, attendees will get an overview of HCC, including information on veterans’ benefits, academic advising, financial aid, disability services, and the student-run veterans’ club. Tours of campus will be available.

For more information, contact recruitment coordinator Kevin Crawford at or 240-500-2412.

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