New Orleans Events – Wednesday, April 1

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Wednesday, April 1.


MINORITY MED STUDENTS — The Student National Medical Association, the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color, will host it 2015 Annual Medical Education Conference. Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.


ANIMAL CARE EXPO — Humane Society of the United States' educational conference and trade show for animal welfare professionals and volunteers. More than 70 workshops, exhibit hall, six daylong certificate courses, and the society's first national equine event, Honoring the Horse. About 2,500 attendees from animal shelters, rescue groups and animal care agencies from around the world are expected, Daylong. Where: Morial Convention Center, New Orleans.


CIVIL SERVICE — The State Civil Service Commission meets, 9:00 a.m. Location: Claiborne Building, Louisiana Purchase Room, Suite 1-100, 1201 North 3rd St., Baton Rouge.


CASSIDY – RIBBON CUTTING — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open a regional office in Metairie, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Location: 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 204, Metairie.


TOPS NEWS CONFERENCE — Proposed legislation unveiled involving TOPS program, 11:00 a.m. Location: Claiborne Building, Iowa Room, 1201 N. Third St., Baton Rouge.


CHILD ABUSE — Childhood trauma expert Dr. Vincent Felitti will be the featured speaker at a luncheon hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, 11:30 a.m. Location: Renaissance Baton Rouge, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge.


SHRIMP TASK FORCE — Louisiana Shrimp Task Force to meet, 1:00 p.m. Location: LDWF Headquarters in Louisiana Room at 2000 Quail Dr., in Baton Rouge.


VITTER — Sen. David Vitter has scheduled a news conference. 2:30 p.m. Location: Palmetto Club, 301 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette.


CORPORATE CORRUPTION — The New Orleans Anti-Corruption Coalition to rally, urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order requiring contractors that do business with the government to disclose their political spending, 5:30 p.m. Location: Front of Federal Court of Appeals Building, 600 Camp St. across from Lafayette Square, New Orleans.




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