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Upcoming Events:

Title Start Date - End Date City, State
Health Equity Initiative Annual Summit
  02/23/18 New York, NY
 

The summit, “Engaging New Allies in the Health Equity Movement,” includes representatives of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and New York University School of Medicine, among other entities. 

Making the Most of the 2018 County Health Rankings Release
  02/27/18 Online,
 

In March, the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps will release the 9th annual County Health Rankings. We want you to be ready to respond and take advantage of the attention and excitement that comes with the release.

2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
  03/05/18 - 03/09/18 Las Vegas, NV
 

HIMSS18 brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health IT challenges – all at one time, all in one place.

NAS Workshop on Seniors and Health Literacy
  03/18/18 Online and Washington, DC
 

The public workshop will examine specific aspects of health literacy and how it relates to healthy aging, including chronic disease and medication management, health communication challenges for older adults, and caregivers’ literacy.

Health Literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape
  03/18/18 Online and Washington, DC
 

The workshop will focus on the changing health literacy needs of older adults that arise from chronic disease and medication management, cognitive and functional declines, and other health communication challenges. The workshop will also highlight strategies to bridge health literacy gaps for older adults and their caregivers.

Hispanic Health Conference
  03/22/18 - 03/28/18 Washington, DC
 

Panels will cover cardiovascular recommendations for Latinos, the impact of various federal health care policies, malnutrition in elderly Latinos, cultural competence, diabetes and obesity, immigrant health issues, and more.

U.S. Office of Minority Health Meeting
  03/26/18 - 03/27/18 Rockville, MD
 

The Office of Minority Health (OMH), under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, holds an advisory committee meeting to discuss health policies and programs that could improve racial and ethnic minorities’ health, especially when it comes to mental health.

Healthy Returns: Investing in Health Care Innovation
  03/28/18 New York, NY
 

CNBC is launching a new conference focused on the business of health care, focusing on the most exciting innovations and investment opportunities. The event will be coupled with TV and digital content before, during and after the conference.

Patient Experience Conference 2018
  04/16/18 - 04/18/18 Chicago, IL
 

This is the largest independent, non-provider or vendor hosted event bringing together the collective voices of health care professionals across the globe to convene, engage and expand the dialogue on improving patient experience.

2018 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research
  04/23/18 - 04/25/18 Bethesda, MD
 

The conference will bring together more than 350 researchers from across the globe – including health care professionals, government officials, and industry and academia representatives from the many disciplines involved in vaccinology.

Ontario Dental Association 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
  04/26/18 - 04/28/18 Toronto,
 

The annual spring meeting will feature a trade show, educational sessions and keynote speaker Rick Hansen, a paralympic athlete and advocate for people with disabilities, who will discuss his views on creating a world that is accessible and inclusive for all.

2018 Health Datapalooza
  04/26/18 - 04/27/18 Washington, DC
 

Federal policymakers and regulatory leads take their seats beside Silicon Valley startups and the health system’s chief information officers. More than a meeting, Health Datapalooza is a diverse community of big thinkers and roll-up-our-sleeves-and-get-it-done problem solvers who share a mission to liberate and use data to improve health and health care.

Division, denial and journalism ethics
  04/27/18 Madison, WI
 

The Center for Journalism Ethics’ annual conference will bring together journalists, scholars and advocates to address critical issues facing journalism today:

  • Audience psychology

  • Conspiracy theories

  • Disinformation

  • Public mistrust

  • Possible solutions to create a common set of facts

Nearly 200 journalists, students, scholars and community members are expected to discuss the problems news media and news audiences face, and some positive steps we can take to repair democracy.

Rural Health Equity Conference
  05/08/18 New Orleans, LA
 

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) hosts a one-day conference to focus on unique health equity issues facing rural America.

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Conference
  06/20/18 - 06/23/18 Columbus, OH
 

The organization’s 95th annual conference will address topics including the care of patients undergoing cancer treatments, the stories of hygienists’ career journeys, the oral health implications of medical marijuana use and the role of the dental professional in addressing opioid addiction.

CDC update on widespread flu activity
  01/12/19 ,
 

 

Past Events:

Title Start Date - End Date City, State
Duke University panel on Opioid Prescribing
  02/15/18 Washington, DC
 
Oral Health Coverage for Low-Income Older Adults
  02/15/18 Online
 

Amber Christ of the nonprofit legal organization Justice in Aging will provide an overview of the Jan. 1 restoration of  adult Medicaid dental benefits under California's Denti-Cal program.

HHS Secretary and Nation’s Top Public Health Officials to Provide Influenza Activity Update
  02/15/18 Online and Washington, DC
 

On Thursday, Feb. 15, HHS Secretary Alex Azar, joined by Acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec, will hold a press briefing to update the American public on the current state of influenza activity in the United States.

University of Chicago: Rural Health Equity
  02/14/18 Online
 

The Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis at the University of Chicago hosts Exploring Strategies to Improve Health and Equity in Rural Communities, a one-hour webinar to discuss its initial findings on efforts boost health in less densely populated areas.

Communities Joined in Action Conference
  02/14/18 - 02/16/18 Atlanta, GA
 

Atlanta-based nonprofit Communities Joined in Action (CJA) hosts a three-day conference to discuss efforts to eliminate health disparities and improve outcomes.

The flu outbreak: What you need to know
  02/13/18 Online
 

This year, flu has grabbed particular headlines, driven by an early start to flu season and the dominance of a particularly severe flu strain, H3N2.

In this Forum, experts in epidemiology, immunology, and health policy will place this year’s flu season in context. They will explore vaccine development, prevention and treatment and address growing concerns globally as this particularly virulent outbreak gains the potential to spread further — ultimately asking is there a better way to stop the flu?

One Dangerous Year: Threats to journalism, from lawsuits to burnout
  02/12/18 Toronto
 

These are challenging, even dangerous times, to be a reporter. The president of the United States has targeted us, autocrats around the world are cracking down on reporters, police and the courts are moving against us. But we are also under threat from scores of lesser-known dangers, from the toll of a brutal news cycle to sexual harrassment in our own workplaces.

Pitt Presents: ‘Responsible Reporting of Gun Violence’ Symposium
  02/09/18 Online and Pittsburgh, PA
 

This symposium will bring together experts in mental health, violence prevention, public health, law enforcement and media studies. 

Seminar on Immigrant Farmworkers’ Health & Disparities
  02/05/18 Davis, CA
 

The University of California Davis holds a free seminar on “Health Disparities by Legal Status Among Immigrant Farmworkers in the United States” with Erin Hamilton, an associate professor in its Department of Sociology. Hamilton specializes in U.S. population health and child and family migration. 

CDC update on widespread flu activity
  02/02/18
 

CDC will provide an update on the current flu season.

Forum on Health Spending: Tackling the Big Issues
  02/01/18 online or Washington, DC
 

Panels will discuss what we know about health care spending, examine the effectiveness of current efforts to improve value, and explore how various sectors are responding to high levels of health care spending. 

Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News
  01/31/18 Online
 

Veteran journalist Carey Gillam will be joined by Dr. Dana Barr, Environmental Health Professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health for a conversation on the impacts of glyphosate on our food and health and how this research serves as a case study for the importance of scientific and journalistic rigor.

The Brazda breakfast: Reporting on the future of health care
  01/31/18 Washington, DC
 

This breakfast briefing for reporters will provide a preview of what to expect from the administration and Congress during the 2018 legislative year. The panel will discuss what actions might be taken with respect to coverage and the Affordable Care Act, as well the effect the recently enacted tax bill might have on various health policy stakeholders. 

Will the Real Cost Drivers Please Stand Up?
  01/19/18 Online
 

High health care spending is a top concern for policymakers, advocates and consumers alike. But what is driving our ever-increasing spending? New research provides details about the relative importance of various cost drivers (e.g., unit prices, disease prevalence and intensity, obesity, etc.), both overall and within patient diagnoses groups (e.g., diabetes or heart disease). This research identifies the cost drivers that matter most and actionable information we can use to tackle our high health care spending trend.

Approaches to Improving the Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance System
  01/09/18 Online
 

The landscape and nature of work in the United States has changed remarkably over the past several decades. Yet occupational safety and health (OSH) surveillance approaches have generally not evolved to address these shifts in the changing nature of work.

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends a number of actions aimed at improving the coordination and cost-effectiveness of the OSH surveillance system. It looks specifically at areas such as injury and illness recording enhancement, interagency coordination, and state-based OSH surveillance programs.

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Dental Infection Control Boot Camp 2018
  01/08/18 - 01/11/18 Baltimore, MD
 

This annual meeting offers a review of infection prevention and safety for dental professionals working across the health care system.

New National Report on Health Security Preparedness to Be Released
  12/19/17
 

On Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. ET, Trust for America’s Healthwill release the latest version of "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism."

This year, the report found that 25 states scored a 5 or lower on 10 key indicators of public health preparedness. Alaska scored lowest at 2 out of 10, and Massachusetts and Rhode Island scored the highest at 9 out of 10.  According to Ready or Not?, federal funding to support the base level of preparedness has been cut by more than half since 2002, which has eroded advancements and reduced the country’s capabilities.

National Older driver safety awareness week
  12/04/17 - 12/08/17
 

The American Occupational Therapy Association's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community — shopping, working or volunteering — with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home.

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
  02/18/16
 

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
  01/31/16
 

2016 Open Enrollment ends on the federal exchange.

Health Matters webinar on King v. Burwell: Obamacare on the brink?
  06/16/15
 

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 HealthCare.gov
  03/15/15 - 04/30/15 Online
 

This six-week enrollment period on HealthCare.gov 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
  06/18/14
 

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?
  05/20/14
 

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
  02/26/14
 

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
  12/01/13
 

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
  09/06/13
 

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 paoquery@cdc.gov.

Data release: Use of family planning and related medical services among women
  09/05/13
 

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 paoquery@cdc.gov.

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?
  08/28/13
 

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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