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Richard J. Davidson, PhD, will present Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind at the seventh annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies. Dr. Davidson, known for his work studying emotion and the brain, will present research on transforming the mind through meditation, thereby altering the brain and the periphery in ways that may be beneficial for mental health, physical health and wellbeing.
From the perspective of Western neuroscience, varying forms of meditation can be seen as mental training that can regulate emotion and attention and each form has different neural and behavioral effects. Dr. Davidson will discuss data from studies on long-term users of meditation and those with shorter durations of training, highlighting longitudinal studies that track changes over time. In addition to observed neural changes, Dr. Davidson will discuss biological changes that may modulate physical health and illness.
The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET at the Masur Auditorium in Building 10 of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. The event is free and open to the public. It will be broadcasted live via NIH Videocast.
Bringing together 250 health care leaders, entrepreneurs, technology firms, policy makers, financiers and forward thinkers, the second annual d.health Summit will discuss and foster adoption of technology-enabled solutions to improve the health of Aging Americans. By focusing on high engagement and networking, attendees will learn, share and evaluate transformative approaches and disruptive ideas to improve care and generate economic value for one of the country’s largest industries in one of its most vibrant cities.
The summit will take place on May 4 at The New York Academy of Sciences in New York, NY. Registration ends April 25 and is limited to 250 attendees to facilitate sharing of ideas and formation of novel partnerships.
The Social Personality & Health Network is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET titled Pocket Affirmation: Leveraging Text Messaging Technology to Deliver Psychological Interventions.
The National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research is hosting the lecture How You Think: Structural Network Mechanisms of Human Brain Function on Thursday, May 5 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET at Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.
From the session abstract:
“Cognitive function is driven by dynamic interactions between large-scale neural circuits or networks, enabling behavior. Fundamental principles constraining these dynamic network processes have remained elusive. I will discuss a recent application of network control theory to human neuroimaging data that provides new insights into the structural network mechanisms of human brain function.”
Participants are encouraged to attend in person to have an enriching discussion. However, participants could also attend by videocast. Be sure to register regardless of how you plan to attend.
This upcoming Dialogue4Health Web Forum will explore how healthcare organizations can establish practices and approaches to improve population health. Panelists will discuss emerging partnerships that address housing, transportation, food insecurity, and child development.
The forum titled The View is Worth the Climb: Health-Sector Leadership Approaches to Address the Social Determinants will take place on Wednesday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT (2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET).
The Methodology Center at The Pennsylvania State University is now accepting applications for a five-day training on optimization of behavioral and biobehavioral interventions. Sponsored by the Office of Behavioral Social Science Research and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the training will cover the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST); factorial and fractional factorial screening experiments; and the sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART). Instructors Linda M. Collins, Susan Murphy, and Daniel Almirall will be joined by a variety of presenters describing how they are optimizing interventions.
The training will be held May 16-20 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will hold the 2016 Annual Meeting from May 31 – June 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The three-day meeting is an opportunity for a wide array of public and private sector partners to discuss ways to leverage health IT to achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
The 2016 BIO International Convention, hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), is taking place June 6-9 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. BIO 2016 will be hosting their 5th Annual Digital Health Summer Summit June 6-7 and their Digital Health Track June 8-9.
On June 14 the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities will co-host a one-day workshop with the Roundtable on Health Literacy titled The Intersections Among Health Disparities, Disabilities, Health Equity, and Health Literacy. The workshop will be held at the NAS Building in Washington, DC.
The 8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference is being convened June 16-18 by the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The meeting theme is “Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Landscape”.
This meeting will serve as a forum for researchers, clinicians, cancer survivors, advocates, program planners, policy-makers, and public health experts to learn about current and emerging cancer survivorship innovation in a rapidly changing landscape. Featured will be a number of important challenges and opportunities created by changes in the demography of the survivor population, how care is delivered to these individuals and their families, and the role of new technologies in the promotion of health and well-being.
The early bird registration deadline is May 4.
The National Cancer Policy Forum (NCPF) is hosting a summer workshop titled, Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening. This workshop will examine these challenges in the implementation of low dose computed tomography lung cancer screening programs and consider potential actions to improve implementation.
The workshop will be held June 20-21 at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Participants are welcome to attend in person or watch via live webcast.
The Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health is pleased to announce a new workshop, Interdisciplinary Approaches on Behavioral Health and Behavioral Interventions, which will be held July 10-15 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s JC School of Public Health and Primary Care. The Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health is teaming up with Prof. David Seal, professor and vice chair of the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University, to develop and deliver this workshop.
The workshop will offer a unique perspective from both the East and West. It highlights important approaches for conducting behavioral health research and implementation to improve population health. It also gives opportunity for future collaboration and growth in this field. Target audience includes Hong Kong and international students, researchers and teachers who are working or interested to work in the vast areas of behavioral health.
This workshop will review advances in the application of patient reported outcomes (PROs) in the regulatory approval process, and best practices for engaging patient and clinician partners in the PRO development and selection process. The workshop will also include an interactive component that will prioritize recommendations for implementing PRO measurement strategies that triangulates the patient, clinician, and industry perspectives, and set a research agenda moving forward.
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.
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.