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Your Weight Matters 2016 National Convention
August 25-28

Join the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) for the Your Weight Matters 2016 National Convention (YWM2016) on August 25-28 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC. YWM2016 is the largest National meeting dedicated to providing evidence-based strategies for individuals impacted by excess weight and obesity. The OAC’s national convention is a three-day educational event designed to bring together all individuals who struggle or are concerned with weight-related issues. The entire weekend is dedicated to presenting a comprehensive agenda, comprised of diverse topics that are designed to help any individual who has ever had a concern about their weight.


Connected Health Summit
August 30 - September 1

The 3rd Annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, will take place August 30 - September 1 in San Diego, CA. Connected Health Summit provides strategic insights into consumer engagement, care accountability, service innovations, and platform design to determine successful approaches in the deployment of connected healthcare solutions.


University of Kansas 15th Annual Obesity Conference
September 9-10

The University of Kansas 15th Annual Obesity Conference is taking place September 9-10 in Overland Park, KS. The conference’s goals are to provide healthcare professionals and educators with the most current evidence-based information targeting nutrition, physical activity, and behavior changes.


Pop Health Forum 2016
September 12-13

Join HIMSS in Chicago, IL, September 12-13 for the Pop Health Forum 2016. Dig deeper than ever into data and analytics, care coordination, and patient engagement – the cornerstones of a successful population health strategy. Come hear case studies, thought leadership and best practices from leading healthcare institutions who have worked through some of pop health’s biggest challenges. You’ll walk away with actionable strategies you can carry back to your organization.

Early bird registration ends August 5.


Caring for Patients with Complex Sleep Problems: Advanced Topics in Behavioral Sleep Medicine
September 17-18

Caring for Patients with Complex Sleep Problems: Advanced Topics in Behavioral Sleep Medicine will be taking place September 17-18 at the Allina Commons at the Midtown Exchange in Minneapolis, MN. This advanced course will examine state-of-the-art assessment and treatment strategies in behavioral sleep medicine through didactic lectures, case presentations and group discussions.

The course is structured around three content areas: (1) complex insomnia cases in adults, (2) women and sleep disorders, and (3) special topics in pediatric insomnia. At this course, attendees will learn from experts how to apply innovative behavioral sleep treatment for a variety of patients with complex presentations.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.