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Webinar: Highlighting Opportunities in Infectious Disease Research
December 3

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is hosting a webinar in collaboration with the Infectious Disease Society of America on Thursday, December 3, at 2 p.m. EST that will provide an overview of PCORI and their funding mechanisms, explore their current portfolio of research and how it relates to infectious diseases, and highlight opportunities to get involved in patient-centered research at PCORI.


NIH OBSSR: Good Behavior: Sharing, and Reusing Research Video
December 4

Behavior is infinitely rich. In natural and laboratory settings, children exhibit an extraordinary array of behaviors-visual exploration, facial expressions, speech, gestures, locomotion, and social interactions. Video captures much of this richness and complexity. Using a broad range of examples, Karen E. Adolph, PhD, will show how video makes the fleeting, ephemeral nature of behavior tangible and permanent, and how researchers can use video to find the extraordinary in the most ordinary behaviors and, conversely, to reveal hidden structure in the most extraordinary behaviors.

The lecture titled Good Behavior: Sharing, and Reusing Research Video will show how video is so rich that it can be reused to ask new questions beyond the scope of the original study and how data reuse exploits the richness of video to increase scientific transparency, accelerate the pace of discovery, and facilitate understanding of the causes of health and disease.

The lecture is hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) in Bethesda, MD, and will take place on December 4.

In person attendance is encouraged but the lecture will also be available via webcast.


IOM Workshop on Exploring Shared Value in Global Health and Safety
December 3-4

Perceptions of the role of business in society are changing. Increasingly, as expectations change both internally and externally, companies are seeking opportunities to enhance their competitiveness while also meeting societal needs. Health is among the challenges being addressed through shared value and there are demonstrated examples of how companies are positively impacting health while increasing their business value. This workshop will explore the opportunities, limits, and challenges to maximize the benefits of shared value creation to meet the health needs of communities around the globe.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety seeks to foster a collaborative community of multisectoral health and safety leaders from multinational companies, governments, foundations, humanitarian and professional organizations, academia, and civil society to leverage the strengths of varying sectors and multiple disciplines to yield benefits for global health and safety.

The forum’s two day workshop, on December 3-4 in Washington, DC, will include presentations and moderated discussions. Attendance is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Both days of the meeting will be webcast.


Workshop on Ensuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities and Complex Health and Educational Needs
December 9-10

On December 9-10, the Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health will hold its next workshop to highlight the main barriers and promising solutions for improving care and outcomes of children with complex medical and educational needs.

Children with complex medical and educational needs, such as those with developmental disabilities and mental disorders, present a special challenge for policymakers and practitioners who aim to promote children's cognitive, affective and behavioral health.
The Workshop will be held in room 100 of the National Academies Keck Center (500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC). Registration is now open for those who wish to attend in person or join by webcast.


ACS CAN: Interventions for Cancer Survivors Policy Seminar
December 10

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is hosting a policy seminar titled Nutrition & Physical Activity Interventions for Cancer Survivors. This seminar will showcase evidence-based community and heath care system initiatives and policies to reduce cancer risk and recurrence, increase quality of life, and improve cancer outcomes and overall health throughout the survivorship journey.

The event will take place on Thursday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST at the Top of the Hill at the Reserve Officers Association in Washington, DC.


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

The National Institutes of Health and AcademyHealth are co-hosting the 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health on December 14-15 in Washington, DC.

Researchers, evaluators and implementers who are interested in identifying opportunities, challenges, and strategies for disseminating the findings and implementation of research to key stakeholders should attend the meeting to discuss, debate, and explore in-depth approaches to advance dissemination and implementation science.


Web Forum: Telling the Story Behind the Numbers
December 16

Data can undoubtedly change the way public health works. Among other benefits, improved access to data allows for increased efficiency in planning, decision-making, and spending. Data can help reach a more targeted population in health improvement efforts.

Data alone doesn’t always drive action, or emotionally engage your audience. Good data is most valuable when it can be translated and communicated to an audience able to use it, including decision-makers, community-members, researchers, advocates, healthcare providers, technology experts, and community members. Compelling content, a call-to-action, data visualizations, audience engagement and creative design can be as critical as your data.

In the fourth web forum of the Making Data Work for the Public’s Health Series, Dialogue4Health is partnering with the California HealthCare Foundation to explore methods of creating stories that build bridges between data and the audiences who can act on it, including a look at the HealthData+ initiative, an award-winning effort to combine health stories and data.


8th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Approaches to Smoking Cessation
January 22-23

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is hosting the 8th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation on January 22-23 at the Westin Hotel located downtown Ottawa, Canada.

The Ottawa Conference has become a recognized national reference point for health professionals seeking to gain knowledge in clinical smoking cessation - an important area of preventative health practice. This is an accredited opportunity for knowledge exchange for a variety of stakeholders including physicians, nurses, other healthcare and community practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers.

The 2016 event will take place over two days and will amass national and international experts sharing the latest concepts in clinical tobacco treatment, program development, and smoking cessation research. The conference will feature plenary and breakout sessions, panel discussions, poster displays, and networking opportunities.