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Webinar: Research Fellowship Opportunities at the National Institute of Justice
September 19

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will host a webinar on Monday, September 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET to provide an overview of research fellowship opportunities with NIJ. NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation division of the Department of Justice and provides fellowship opportunities for both early career researchers and experienced researchers in the social and behavioral sciences and other STEM fields.

NIJ's fellowship programs include the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship, the Visiting Fellows Program, the New Investigator/Early Career Program, and the Research Assistantship Program. The webinar is free and open to the public.


Getting to Know PCORI: From Application to Closeout
September 19-20

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is hosting a free interactive workshop to provide applicants with the tools and strategies to develop a winning application. The interactive workshop, led by expert staff, will offer an overview of PCORI and their:

  • Priority topics for research.
  • Funding announcements
  • Application Process
  • Large pragmatic clinical studies
  • Research partnerships and engagement
  • Clinical Research Network (PCORnet)
  • Contract award and administrative requirements

The workshop will take place September 20, with a networking reception and dinner on September 19, in Cambridge, MA.


Online Seminar on Young Adult Tobacco Use Prevention in Oklahoma
September 20

The National Cancer Institute will sponsor an online seminar titled From Changing Norms to Changing Policy: Young Adult Tobacco Use Prevention in Oklahoma on Tuesday, September 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The HAVOC project—an innovative smoke-free initiative designed to change social norms and reduce tobacco use among young adult partiers—will be addressed.


American Academy of Pain Management 27th Annual Meeting
September 21-25

The American Academy of Pain Management 27th Annual Meeting will take place September 21-25 in San Antonio, TX. Join more than 1,000 professionals at the only clinical meeting designed specifically for all members of the integrative pain care team.


Rally for Medical Research 2016
September 22

Held every September, this Capitol Hill Day event continues the momentum established in 2013, and includes nearly 300 national organizations coming together in support of the Rally for Medical Research. The purpose of the Rally is to call on our nation's policymakers to make funding for National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority and raise awareness about the importance of continued investment in medical research that leads to more progress, more hope and more lives saved.

Registration is now open for the 2016 Rally for Medical Research Day taking place on September 22. Learn more and register.

There will also be a 90 minute, in-person training session will provide both a messaging overview, details on social media outreach for the Rally Hill Day as well as in-depth training and practice for meetings with congressional offices. Register for the in-person training session on September 21.


Congressional Briefing on Violence and Violence Prevention
September 27

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and WestEd's Justice and Prevention Research Center are hosting a Congressional Briefing on Tuesday, September 27 on violence and violence prevention. Topics covered will include strategies for violence prevention, patterns of violence, as well as the influences and costs of violence. Nancy Rodriguez, the director of the National Institute of Justice, will introduce a diverse panel of experts from the public, academic, and non-profit sectors, including Consortium of Social Science Associations board member and Director of the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center Nancy La Vigne.


Driving Action and Progress on Obesity Prevention and Treatment
September 27

Have we tipped the scale towards achieving a healthy weight? What are the most promising opportunities that will drive future progress and action in obesity prevention and treatment? Beginning with a spirited conversation with former Surgeon General David Satcher, who started it all with his 2001 Call to Action on obesity, and Jeff Koplan, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this workshop will answer these questions and more. Thought leaders from health policy, philanthropy, business, health care, early education, and other key sectors will present their visions for conquering obesity and offer practical steps to get there.

The workshop will take place September 27 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. Participants are welcome to attend in person or watch via live webcast.


National Conference on Women's Health Research
September 28-30

The University of Colorado Center for Women’s Health Research is hosting the 2016 National Conference on Women's Health Research. The interdisciplinary conference will address women’s health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and the pregnancy-related determinants of chronic disease later in life. The conference takes a cross-cutting topical approach, and will include presenters who are basic scientists, clinical scientists, epidemiologists, and behavioral researchers. The conference will be in Colorado Springs, CO, September 28-30.


Summit on Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security
October 4-5

This summit will kick off a new study at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that will identify potential contributions of the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) in areas relevant to national security.

Invited presentations from a range of SBS disciplines will identify emerging and cutting-edge research that may have implications for the intelligence community. Speakers will include Marcia McNutt, National Academy of Sciences, and David Honey, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The summit will be a widely attended event and open to the public. Note that this project is unclassified.

The summit will take place October 4-5 at National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Participants are welcome to attend in person or watch via live webcast.


4th Annual VCBH Conference: Behavior Change, Health, and Health Disparities
October 6-7

The Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) is hosting their 4th Annual Conference October 6-7 in Burlington, VT. The conference will cover obesity, tobacco use in vulnerable populations, and health implications of marijuana legalization, among other health topics.

During the Conference, scholars from leading U.S. universities and medical centers will share their research and knowledge on how to apply the concepts and methods of behavioral economics to improve scientific understanding and clinical outcomes with these highly challenging and costly public health problems in the areas of obesity, tobacco use and prescription opioid abuse.

VCBH will once again be hosting its poster session. Submissions in all areas addressed by the conference are welcome. The deadline for poster submissions is July 31.


CFHA 18th Annual Meeting
October 13-15

The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) 18th Annual Meeting is taking place October 13-15 at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC. The meeting theme is “Celebrating the Many Faces and Places of Integration Celebrating the Many Faces and Places of Integration."


NAM Annual Meeting 2016
October 17

On October 17 the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will host its annual meeting in Washington, DC. Held at the historic National Academy of Sciences building, this year's annual meeting will explore the 30-year rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes in the U.S. and abroad.

Keynote speakers will include Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, and William H. Dietz, director of the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at George Washington University.

Registration is open for in-person attendance and live webcast will be provided for participants who are unable to attend in person.


Society for Medical Decision Making 38th Annual Meeting
October 23-26

Register today for SMDM’s Annual Meeting, being held October 23 – 26, 2016 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The meeting theme is From Uncertainty to Action and includes five symposia, more than 300 presentations of original research, a variety of half day short courses, presentation of SMDM awards and multiple opportunities for networking and career development including the Women in SMDM Reception, Career Development Panel, Trainee Luncheon, Mentoring Meet and Greet, Dinners with Experts and more! Don't miss the always popular Social Event on Monday evening at the Vancouver Aquarium!

Early bird registration ends Friday, September 30!


2016 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
October 26-28

The 2016 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration is taking place in Chicago, IL, October 26-28.  Multiple sessions are offered across three tracks for administrators, new investigators, and all interests. This year, several optional pre-seminar workshops will be offered on Wednesday, October 26.

These seminars are intended to help demystify the application and review process, clarify federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern. The seminars serve the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientist. NIH policy, grants management, review and program staff provide a broad array of expertise and encourage personal interaction between themselves and seminar participants. The seminars are appropriate for grants administrators, researchers new to NIH, and graduate students.


ObesityWeek 2016
October 31 - November 4

Registration is officially open for ObesityWeek 2016. The conference will be taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, October 31 - November 4. Join thousands of professionals who are working to solve the obesity epidemic through research and treatment. ObesityWeek is the leading international conference where you can:

  • Learn and collaborate with 5,000 clinical and research experts
  • Participate in any of 100 sessions
  • Access more than 30 CME/CE accredited sessions
  • Gain exposure to more than 1,800 scientific presentations


ISTSS 32nd Annual Meeting
November 10-12

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 32nd Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of professionals dedicated to trauma treatment, education, research and prevention. It is taking place November 10-12, with pre-meeting institutes on November 9, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX.


AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium
November 12-16

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) are inviting informatics researchers, practitioners, professionals, students, trainees, and patients to participate in and attend the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium taking place November 12-16 in Chicago, IL.


Workshop: Cancer Care in Low Resource Areas
November 14

The National Cancer Policy Forum workshop, Cancer Care in Low Resource Areas: Cancer Treatment, Palliative Care, and Survivorship Care, a workshop will examine cancer treatment, palliative care, and survivorship care in resource-constrained areas, spanning both domestic and international settings. This workshop is a follow-up to their fall 2015 workshop that highlighted challenges and opportunities to improve cancer prevention and early detection in low-resource settings (the workshop summary can be found here).

The workshop will take place November 14 at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Participants are welcome to attend in person or watch via live webcast.


PCORI Annual Meeting
November 17-19

On November 17-19 the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) will hold its Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place at National Harbor, MD, near Washington, DC. Registration is now open on the meeting website. You'll also find information about speakers, plenary and breakout sessions. PCORI is offering scholarships to help patients, caregivers, and graduate students in health fields to attend; find out more.


Colloquium: Population Health Policy & Strategy Under the New Administration
December 1-2

The Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health is hosting a colloquium, Population Health Policy and Strategy Under the New Administration, December 1- 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC.


Inaugural Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
December 5-6

Sponsored by the Root Cause Coalition, the First Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health will be taking place at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL, December 5-6.

There are clear associations between social determinants - like a lack of safe and affordable housing, food insecurity, quality education, transportation, economic opportunity, and isolation - and poor health status among children, adults, and seniors. The core goal of this first summit - and of The Root Cause Coalition more broadly - is to more fully engage the healthcare industry in the discussion of social determinants of health, and ultimately, in the development and implementation of data-driven, community-centered solutions to prevent long-term chronic health conditions in the populations that we serve.

The robust two-day agenda will bring together representatives from healthcare, the faith community, researchers, clinicians, the non-profit sector, and government programs to share best practices, offer community connections and resources, and engage in the crucial discussion of addressing the social determinants of health.


14th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine
December 7-10

The International Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine is hosting the 14th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine taking place December 7-10, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. Based on the tradition of the previous congresses, this scientific program will include keynote addresses, master dialogues/debates, symposia, roundtable discussions, oral and poster presentations, meetings of special interest groups, teaching and training workshops, satellite activities, and scientific and trade exhibitions.

This congress will be attended by experts in behavioral medicine and related disciplines from every region of the world offering an excellent opportunity for networking and building collaborations among scientists from diverse regions of the world as well as discussions between disciplines that contribute to the science and practice of behavioral medicine.


2016 Connected Health Conference
December 11-14

Hear the latest research, evidence, case studies and strategies for behavior change and engagement at the 2016 Connected Health Conference (formerly mHealth Summit), with sessions such as:

  • Buying and Selling Health
  • Strategies for Managing Chronic Disease
  • Motivating Prevention
  • Editors’ Choice: Best New Engagement Research

The conference will take place December 11-14 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Workshop: The Drug Development Paradigm in Oncology
December 12-13

National Cancer Policy Forum workshop, The Drug Development Paradigm in Oncology, will discuss challenges with the traditional phased drug development paradigm in the age of targeted cancer therapies, best practices for cancer drug development and review, lessons learned from recent expedited drug approval processes, and evidence requirements for cancer therapies before and after regulatory approval, as well as the mechanisms needed to generate this knowledge.

The workshop will take place December 12-13 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. Participants are welcome to attend in person or watch via live webcast.


9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
December 14-15

The 9th Annual Conference is taking place on December 14-15 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. A forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation, the 9th Annual Conference aims to grow the research base by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine. In the current environment of rapid change, the field of dissemination and implementation research is challenged with the limits of short-term goals and the complex variety of health and health care delivery settings.

This year’s theme, "Mapping the Complexity and Dynamism of the Field", focuses on how effective interventions can be applied to a variety of clinical and community settings, with a long-term evaluation component focusing on decisions about whether interventions should be sustained or discontinued ("de-implemented"). Conference sessions will unpack the dynamism and complexity of dissemination and implementation processes.


Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
January 4-7, 2017

Registration is now open for the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). HICSS provides a unique and highly interactive environment for researchers to exchange perspectives and ideas in various areas of information, computer, and system sciences.

The conference will be taking place January 4-7, 2017, at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island.


3rd CBC Digital Health Conference
February 22-23, 2017

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in collaboration with the UCL Institute for Digital Health, is delighted to confirm its third behavior change conference. World-renowned academic experts will be joining key members of the public health and technology sectors for insightful seminars, panel discussions and more across a variety of topics.

They will be welcoming submissions for talks, poster sessions, workshops and technology demonstrations from July.


AACH 2017 ENRICH Healthcare Communication Course
June 8-11, 2017

The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) has announced the 2017 ENRICH Healthcare Communication Course on June 8-11, 2017 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Enriching Relationships in Communication and Healthcare (ENRICH) is a four-day intensive and learner-centered course featuring interactive workshop tracks, communication skills practice, and small learning group sessions. Activities are designed to enhance knowledge, skills and personal awareness needed to practice and teach relationship-centered communication. Participants choose individual and collective objectives and develop a means of achieving them with the guidance of seasoned AACH faculty.


Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences
June 26-28, 2017

The Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences is accepting applications for the 2017 cohort. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), and is the only program of its kind in the United States. The Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences fulfills a national need for training in mixed methods research which is defined as the collection, analysis, and integration of both quantitative (e.g., RCT outcome) data and qualitative (e.g., observations, interviews) data to provide a more comprehensive understanding of a research problem than might be obtained through quantitative or qualitative research alone.

The program is planned for June 26-28, 2017, in Baltimore, MD. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, December 16.