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Upcoming Events:

Title Start Date - End Date City, State
IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
  07/22/17 - 07/27/17 San Francisco, CA

Over 6,000 professionals in gerontology and geriatrics are expected to attend the World Congress in San Francisco. 

The Future of Comparative Effectiveness Research
  07/25/17 Online or Washington, DC

The second in a series of educational forums on comparative effectiveness research that will discuss federal funding levels, private sector leadership, regulatory barriers, dissemination and uptake of research results, and new areas for research.

Clinicians for Underserved meeting
  07/30/17 - 08/02/17 Washington, DC

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) brings together physicians and other health care providers who serve communities and populations that generally lack for such care. 

Culture, Inequalities and Social Inclusion Across the Globe
  08/12/17 - 08/15/17 Montreal,

The event includes sessions on how technology is affecting relationships and changes in health policy and  as well as sessions on gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity on various factors of life.

American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference
  08/15/17 - 08/17/17 Tulsa, OK

The American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, hosted by the Indian Health Service (IHS), includes sessions on domestic violence and substance abuse as well as updates from the agency.

Webinar on Homelessness and Health in U.S. Northwest
  08/17/17 ,

Alyssa Curtis of the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council  and Christina Lacy of Portland, Oregon-based Outside In discuss ongoing efforts to reach and care for the homeless population in the wake of the Great Recession.

National Senior Citizens Day
  08/21/17 ,

This day was created as a day to support, honor and show appreciation to older adults and to recognize their achievements.

Resistance to Resilience: LGBT Healthcare and Research
  09/13/17 - 09/16/17 Philadelphia, PA

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, or GMLA, holds its 35th annual conference addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health.

The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
  09/25/17 - 09/28/17 Atlanta, GA

The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country.

Technology for Precision Health
  10/24/17 San Francisco, CA

Precision Medicine has come a long way in the last 10 years thanks to advances in diagnostics, computing, and consumer tools. The ongoing quest to better understand disease predisposition and prevention through genomic and environmental factors is key to increasing the quality and length of life. Technology for Precision Health will explore how technology can help.

Connected Health Conference
  10/25/17 - 10/26/17 Boston, MA

This year's theme, "The Connected Life Journey: Shaping Health and Wellness for Every Generation," will reimagine health and wellbeing throughout the life cycle, emphasizing new research, evidence and real-world examples, business models and actionable knowledge to support the adoption and implementation of personal connected health at every age and stage of life.  


Past Events:

Title Start Date - End Date City, State
Healthy People Webinar on Health, Education
  07/20/17 Online

Healthy People 2020, a federal government initiative aimed at improving Americans’ health by the year 2020, holds an online discussion to look at progress regarding social determinants of health.

NAS Health Literacy Workshop
  07/19/17 Online and Washington, DC

The National Academies of Science’s Health and Medicine Division (formerly the Institute of Medicine) holds a one-day public workshop to discuss community-based health literacy interventions.

Congressional Briefing Highlighting Immunotherapy’s Progress and Its Benefit to Patients
  07/19/17 Washington, DC

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) will co-host a congressional briefing titled, “Progress in Immunotherapy: Delivering Hope and Clinical Benefit to Cancer Patients,” to highlight innovations in the field of immunotherapy, illustrate the hope that these advances are bringing to patients, and note the challenges that need to be overcome so that even more patients can benefit from these revolutionary treatments.

Government Health Care Congress
  07/18/17 - 07/19/17 Tysons, VA

Executives from health plans, hospitals, managed care plans, and government entities discuss policy, quality, collaboration.

Beyond the ACA: Health Policy and Sustainable Health Spending
  07/18/17 Online or Washington, DC

The Affordable Care Act and the basic structure of the 52-year old Medicaid program remain front and center in today’s policy and political discussions. But what comes next? How will the gargantuan health sector be affected across multiple dimensions, including long-term care, prices, jobs, coverage, quality, and equity? And what is the outlook for health care cost control and sustainability in the medium- and long-term?

ARCHE Women’s Health Equity Summit
  07/18/17 - 07/19/17 Oxon Hill, MD

This two-day event will address health and wealth inequities affecting women and families with more than 150 experts, health care practitioners and advocates.

Understanding What's Next for Medicaid
  07/07/17 Washington, DC

This Alliance for Health Policy briefing will examine the real-world implications of proposed policy changes to Medicaid and the impact on populations such as children, the disabled, and those who need long-term services and supports. 

National Sexual Health Conference
  07/06/17 - 07/08/17 Denver, CO

The American Sexual Health Association, The University of Minnesota and the Colorado Department of Public Health hold the 4th National Sexual Health Conference.

Hospitals and Food Insecurity webinar
  07/06/17 Online

The American Hospital Association (AHA) hosts a one-hour webinar on “Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals” starting at noon ET. 

Conference call for media on Senate Republican health bill

Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a phone call for journalists with some of their top experts to answer questions on cost and coverage provisions of the legislation, and its effect on both the individual market and Medicaid.

AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting
  06/25/17 - 06/27/17 New Orleans, LA

The largest meeting of its kind, the ARM convenes the foremost experts at the intersection of health, health care, and policy to share important findings and showcase the latest research on how the health system works, what it costs, and how to improve it. 

NAS workshop on sugar-sweetened beverages and children
  06/21/17 - 06/22/17 Online and Washington, DC

Panelists will evaluate federal, state, and local efforts to reduce consumption among youth age 5 and younger. Panelists will also discuss the role of social equity and health disparities on such drink consumption, including income, geography, lifestyle and ethnicity, NAS said. 

2017 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium
  06/21/17 - 06/24/17 Washington, DC

Topics included in the agenda: implicit bias or wound care, substance use disorder treatment or health IT-enabled quality improvement.

HXR Factored 2017: Health Designers and Developers conference
  06/20/17 - 06/21/17 Boston, MA
Does Industry Influence Medical Discourse?
  06/15/17 - 06/16/17 Washington, DC

PharmedOut's CME conference is scheduled for June 15 & 16 in the New Research Building Auditorium at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Topics to be discussed include drug pricing, salespeople in the surgical suite, why researches stay silent about wrongdoings, the prescription drug epidemic, ethics of patient recruitment in clinical trials, condition branding and much more.

Carter Center Discussion on Anxiety
  06/15/17 Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta-based Carter Center holds a discussion on anxiety disorders with Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow Andrea Petersen, a Wall Street Journal health and science contributing writer and author of “On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety.”

American Dental Hygienists’ Association 94th Annual Conference
  06/14/17 - 06/19/17 Jacksonville, FL

Featured speaker Thomas Viola, a pharmacist and dental educator, will deliver an address entitled “Un-break My Heart: An Overview of Cardiovascular Disease, Dental Considerations and Patient Care.”

NAS Workshop on Rural Health Equity
  06/13/17 Online and Prattville, AL

Hosted by NAS’ Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and its Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, the event will include discussion of efforts aimed at tackling “systematic disinvestment in rural communities and implications for improving the social determinants of health, including access to and quality of health care services.” 

American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions
  06/09/17 - 06/13/17 San Diego, CA

This scientific meeting focuses on advances in diabetes research, treatment and care. It lasts five days and includes more than 3,000 original research presentations.

Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference
  06/08/17 - 06/09/17 Minneapolis, MN

Learn about major milestones achieved toward sharable and comparable nursing data and advance a National Action Plan for consistent documentation and use of nursing and interprofessional data for analytics and big data science. There are 10 virtual workgroups which are working toward how to improve the capture and continuing use of nurse-sensitive data using national standards to to achieve the quadruple aim of better health, better patient experience, lower costs and improved work life of health care providers.

Public Health Experts to Host a Press Webinar on Zika Virus Threat in 2017

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the March of Dimes will host a webinar for reporters to discuss the threat posed by the Zika virus in the summer of 2017. Experts will review the ongoing state of the outbreak; the role of local health departments in fighting the disease; impacts to mothers, babies, and families; and how combatting it could be undermined as federal funding wanes.

Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum
  10/24/16 - 10/25/16 Boston, MA

Health care is undergoing a massive transformation. That’s no secret. Reimbursement is shrinking, providers are being asked to shoulder more risk, and patients are more involved in their care than ever. The ability to use analytics to transform data into actionable information – smarter business and clinical decisions – will play a big role in who survives this transformation. 

Standards for Health Information Governance
  05/02/16 Online

Discover a robust, globally-focused initiative designed to advance best practices and guidelines for health information management through Information Governance (IG), an initiative lead by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Along with the Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE), AHIMA has created an enhanced approach to aligning health information management practices with health IT to support best practices through interoperability standards.

Webinar: Inside the 'Black Box' of Healthcare Spending

The National Institute for Health Care Management will host a webinar on new data showing how much private insurance plans pay for common procedures in markets across the country and how provider consolidation influences payment rates.

ACA Open Enrollment ends

2016 Open Enrollment ends on the federal exchange.

Health Matters webinar on King v. Burwell: Obamacare on the brink?

The National Institute for Health Care Management will sponsor a webinar on whether the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell will effectively dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Special Enrollment Period on
  03/15/15 - 04/30/15 Online

This six-week enrollment period on will be open to people with certain qualifying life events, and to those who paid a penalty with their federal income tax return for not having insurance in 2014.

Legalizing Marijuana: The Public Health Pros and Cons
  10/08/14 Online

With a growing number of states considering the legalization of medical marijuana and, more broadly, the decriminalization of recreational marijuana, this event will examine the public health pros and cons.

Briefing: Where you live may decide the kind of care you get when you are older or have disabilities

A new scorecard measures the effects of state policies on the ability to live independently, from choice of setting, care quality and affordability, to support for family caregivers, and more.

What Is Keeping Price Transparency From Becoming A Reality?

Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) will host this half-day webinar on price transparency. This event is free to the media. Journalists can register for the event here.

May 20, online webinar, 11 a.m.-3:15 p.m. EDT.

Health Affairs: Provider Consolidation in Health Care
  05/19/14 Washington, DC

The clinical and economic virtues of provider consolidation have long been recognized by policy experts, but in recent years, research has shown that large provider organizations may use market power to obtain relatively high prices from payers without necessarily delivering superior quality. Health Affairs will release a package of "Web First" papers examining the issue from both sides.



Ninth National Pay for Performance Summit
  03/24/14 San Francisco, CA

Attendees at this conference will hear presentations on such topics as achieving the full potential of performance measurement, moving payment from volume to value, and regional collaborations designed to achieve the triple aim (lowering costs while improving quality and patient satisfaction), among other topics.

American Dental Education Association Annual Session and Exhibition
  03/15/14 - 03/18/14 San Antonio, TX

The theme of this is year’s meeting is “The Science of Learning.”

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2014 Annual Meeting
  03/14/14 - 03/17/14 Orlando, FL

The AAGP Annual Meeting is a top educational event in geriatric mental health care, incorporating the latest information on clinical care, research on aging and mental health and models of care.

Housing First Partners Conference
  03/12/14 - 03/14/14 Chicago, IL

A national forum for housing, health and mental health service providers, as well as federal, state and local government officials, researchers, advocates, trainers, peers and thought leaders engaged in ending homelessness through Housing First. Co-sponsored by DESC and Pathways to Housing.

Sixth Annual Leadership Summit on Consumerism Through Health Plan Innovation
  03/11/14 Orlando, FL

Attendees at this conference will hear how health plans are developing new ways to retain existing members and expand their market share by adopting retail marketing strategies and consumer engagement tools.

Aging in America 2014
  03/11/14 - 03/15/14 San Diego, CA

The American Society on Aging annual conference is one of the largest multidisciplinary aging service meetings in the U.S. -- this year over 3,000 professionals in the field of aging – health care professionals, researchers, policy analysts, occupational therapists, social workers, financial planners, elder law attorneys, and others who work with older adults will get together to focus on best practices for serving an aging population

AHIP's Health Insurance Exchanges Forum
  03/07/14 Washington, DC

In the first two sessions of this forum, speakers will address enrollment trends in exchanges. The first speaker, Paul Mango (director, health care systems and services, for McKinsey & Company), will speak about enrollment trends in exchanges and who has signed up in the marketplaces, which products these individuals chose and what they were charged. The second speaker will be Diana Dooley, secretary of the California Health & Human Services Agency, who will focus on the state‐based exchanges and what strategies insures should consider for enrollment in 2015.

AHIP’s 2014 National Policy Forum
  03/05/14 - 03/06/14 Washington, DC

Those who attend the Association of Health Insurance Plan’s  event will hear presentations from administration officials, members of Congress, governors and health policy experts about the first two months under the Affordable Care Act, including the experiences of consumers and employers.

National "Virtual" Summit on Maternity Care Payment Reform
  03/03/14 Online

The topic of payment reform for maternity care is an area of concern because childbirth is costly and the quality is uneven, says the Catalyst for Payment Reform. CPR will waive the registration fee for AHCJ members.

Accountable Care Organizations and Provider Integration Under Health Care Reform Online

This teleconference will discuss an important issue for health care journalists covering how hospitals and physician groups are joining together to improve care delivery and yet not run afoul of antitrust laws.

AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference
  02/03/14 - 02/04/14 Washington, DC

The 14th annual conference is designed to outline the critical health care issues and policy priorities for the coming year and offer attendees an insider’s perspectives from health policy leaders.

Yankee Dental Congress
  01/29/14 - 02/02/14 Boston, MA

This annual meeting will include a celebration of the 150th birthday of the Massachusetts Dental Society and  the Ninth Annual Conference for Women In Dentistry which will focus on the theme "Surviving and Thriving: Treating Ourselves as Well as We Treat Our Patients."

Living to 100 Symposium
  01/08/14 - 01/10/14 Orlando, FL

Sponsored by the Society of Actuaries, global thought leaders share ideas and knowledge on aging, increases in survival rates and the resulting increase in aging populations together with its implications to social, financial, retirement and health care systems.

Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 73rd Policy Forum
  12/12/13 Washington, DC

Policy forums bring together a cross-section of EBRI sponsors, congressional and executive branch staff, benefit experts, and representatives from academia, interest groups and labor to examine public policy issues. The forums are roundtable discussions featuring verbal and written exchange among speakers and participants.

2013 Lown Conference: From Avoidable Care to Right Care
  12/03/13 - 12/05/13 Boston, MA

A series of panels and speakers will address medical overuse as a global epidemic, explore physician fears of medical malpractice suits, envision the U.S. health care system 25 years from now, and demonstrate how to start conversations about overuse.

National Summit on Fostering Transparency in the Cost and Quality of Health Care
  12/02/13 - 12/04/13 Washington, DC

Steven Brill, J.D., who wrote, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” for Time magazine in March, will be the keynote speaker.

World AIDS Day

This year’s theme is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.”

The annual observance is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

Greater New York Dental Meeting 2013
  11/29/13 - 12/04/13 New York, NY

One of the world’s largest dental congresses, this annual event charges no registration fee and offers scientific presentations, seminars for dentists and auxiliaries, hands-on workshops, technical exhibits and an a trade show with hundreds of exhibitors.

Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting
  11/19/13 - 11/24/13 New Orleans, LA

GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting brings together more than 4,000 people in the field of aging to participate in more than 400 scientific sessions including symposia, paper, and poster presentations.

Aging and Society Conference
  11/08/13 - 11/09/13 Chicago, IL

This is an international forum to enhance knowledge and continue discussion for anyone engaged in the aging community of researchers, academics, caregivers, and practitioners.

American Nurses Association 2013 Staffing Conference
  11/08/13 - 11/09/13 Washington, DC

Studies show that optimal staffing reduces mortality rates, adverse patient outcomes, length of stay, and rates of readmissions and medical errors. This conference aims to empower nurses to improve patient care by developing innovative solutions to the complex challenge of determining and delivering appropriate nurse staffing.

Hospice / Palliative Care Month
  11/01/13 - 11/30/13

This observance focuses on raising awareness about care for the 1.5 million patients each year who receive care from hospices in the United States.

Medicine X: Stanford University School of Medicine
  09/27/13 - 09/29/13 CA

The Medicine X initiative is designed to explore the potential of social media and information technology to advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care.

Data release: Preliminary data on births for 2012

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics will release data and information about “Births: Preliminary Data for 2012.” All materials are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. on the date of release.  For more information or to request an interview please contact the NCHS press office at 301-458-4800 or

Data release: Use of family planning and related medical services among women

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics will release data and information about the “Use of Family Planning and Related Medical Services among Women 15-44 in the United States” from the National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2010. All materials are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. on the date of release.  For more information or to request an interview please contact the NCHS press office at 301-458-4800 or

Briefing: Survey of health care benefit costs and plan changes at large employers
  08/28/13 Washington, DC

The National Business Group on Health will host a press briefing on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club to discuss the results of its annual survey of large employers on health care benefit costs and changes they are making to their programs in the wake of economic uncertainty and rising costs.

Webinar: What Do Consumers Need to Know About Health Reform's Changes?

As part of its Media Fellowships Program, the Kaiser Family Foundation is organizing a series of interactive webinars exclusively for journalists to address key aspects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the implications for consumers, and strategies for connecting the dots for different audiences.

The first webinar will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 28, and will be an overview of how health reform's impact will vary for people in different circumstances, including those currently with employer coverage, those who buy their own insurance and those who are currently uninsured. Foundation State Health Policy Director Jennifer Tolbert and Senior Fellow Karen Pollitz will explain the law's individual mandate requiring most Americans to obtain coverage, as well as the law's new coverage options, including new state insurance marketplaces, subsidies for people with low- and moderate incomes, and new rules prohibiting insurers from discriminating based on pre-existing conditions. They will answer journalists' questions about the law as part of the webinar.

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging National Conference
  07/27/13 - 07/31/13 Louisville, KY

The national conference showcases innovative programs and services to assist AOAs to help older people and their caregivers live with dignity at home and in their communities as long as possible.  Care Transitions, Managed Care Long Term Care Services, technology, and social media are some of the sessions planned.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008: Impact on Disability Discrimination
  07/23/13 Washington, DC

Congressional, civil rights and business community champions of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act will make brief remarks to mark the fifth anniversary of the ADAAA. That will be followed by the release and summary of National Council on Disability’s latest report, "The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008: Impact on Disability Discrimination," which will provide an analysis of federal court cases decided under the ADAAA since it went into effect in January of 2009.

Healthy Aging Means Business
  07/18/13 Philadelphia, PA

The aging population means new opportunities for businesses. This one-day conference focuses on how businesses might leverage healthy aging trends, health and longevity, and money and finances. Business executives will hear about current and new and  evidence-based resources and techniques in the healthy aging marketplace.  Projected attendees include product development, strategic planning, brand management, market research and client service executives. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America and NMI Market Research.

Conference call: Prescriber Checkup
  05/14/13 Conference call

ProPublica is preparing to launch a huge health care project in conjunction with The Washington Post called “Prescriber Checkup,” which will allow users to see individual doctors’ prescribing habits for the first time.

ProPublica is hosting a reporters’ conference call on Tuesday, May 14 at 2pm ET to walk everyone through the app and how best to utilize it for their own localized reporting. Participants should sign up in advance.

Building Healthy Academic Communities National Summit
  04/22/13 - 04/23/13 Columbus, OH

Health and wellness covers a broad range of campus-wide issues and changing landscapes. Topics covered at the summit that tap into participants' expertise range from policy and benefits development, strategic planning, leadership and constituent engagement to the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative wellness activities. Organizers say this will include comprehensive, evidence-based practices on faculty & staff wellness, student wellness, academic medical centers, and wellness innovation.

2013 NICHE Conference
  04/10/13 - 04/12/13 Philadelphia, PA

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders

This three-day event highlights evidence-based innovations, research and networking opportunities. The goal is to provide support to hospitals and other health care organizations in meeting the critical challenge of quality care for older adults.

Access Denied: Science News and Government Transparency
  10/03/11 - 10/03/11 Washington, DC

An investigation in the current issue of Columbia Journalism Review finds that despite President Obama's early promise to create an open government, the nation's science reporters feel there has been little to no progress since Bush was in office. The National Press Club will host a panel of journalists and invited administration officials to critique what journalists and the government are (or aren't) doing to change that.

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