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Upcoming Events:

Prevention Specialists and Native Communities Webinar Series
  08/20/21 - 12/17/21 ,

August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, & December 17, 2021, 1 p.m. ET

Global Fact 8: International fact-checking conference
  10/20/21 - 10/23/21 ,

The International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute is hosting a conference on fact-checking worldwide. Each day of the summit will feature seven hours of sessions to inspire lively discussions of the important role facts play in society. More than 70 speakers will discuss the fight against misinformation, especially during the pandemic, and what should be done in order to protect people from harmful misinformation.

Leading Age Annual Meeting Expo
  10/24/21 - 10/27/21 ,

LeadingAge represents more than 5,000 nonprofit aging service providers, including nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care entities, with a focus on research, advocacy, education, and community-building.

Transformational New Approaches to Mental Illness
  10/26/21 ,

Psychiatric disorders are among the most devastating of human diseases, making up about one-third of the global burden of disease. Here at Mount Sinai and The Friedman Brain Institute we understand it is imperative to further research needed to treat and support the patients and their families affected by these debilitating disorders.
Please join us to learn about how our four new centers are conducting novel research for urgently needed therapies and are revolutionizing the way mental illness is treated.

Online master class in outlining and structure
  10/28/21 ,

Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) is holding an online two-hour master class for its members on how to create a story outline, highlighting both story structure and framing. Instructor Matt Apuzzo from The New York Times will discuss common writing pitfalls, plus offer tips for seamless editing.

Debating COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
  10/29/21 ,

Public health authorities in the U.S. are analyzing data on the long-term effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and debating the need for vaccine booster shots. This webinar will bring together experts in public health with different points of view.

American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting
  10/30/21 ,

The annual meeting of the American Medical Informatics Association for health care informatics professionals will be a hybrid of some live events in San Diego and some live-streamed sessions. For press registration, contact Lisa Gibson at or 301-657-5909.

2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change
  11/06/21 - 11/07/21 ,

2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change, November 6-7, 2021 Glasgow

The State of Oral Health: Increasing Access & Reducing Disparities
  11/09/21 ,

An estimated 80 million Americans currently lack access to dental care. As oral health is essential to the overall health and well-being of an individual, the high volume of those without access can have potentially devastating health consequences such as an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, chronic diseases, diabetes, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Three main barriers to accessing dental care include coverage, provider shortages, and cultural barriers to oral health. In this webinar, we will hear from leaders in the field of oral health who are working to reduce disparities in access to and quality of care.

2021 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Virtual Annual Meeting
  11/17/21 - 11/19/21 ,

The PCORI Annual Meeting brings together members of the healthcare community, including researchers, patients, caregivers, clinicians, insurers, health system representatives, and other stakeholders. The event serves as a report to the nation on PCORI’s progress in funding initiatives to determine which care approaches work best, for whom, and under what circumstances.

Writing Workshop for Journalists of Color
  11/18/21 - 11/21/21 ,

The Poynter Institute will be holding an online workshop in November for journalists of color who would like to build skills for writing opinion pieces and personal essays.

Global Health Conference of the Americas
  12/02/21 - 12/05/21 ,

Be part of the Global Health Conference of the Americas 2021 that will take place from December 2 to 5 in Cartagena, Colombia. The pandemic has caused disruption around the world, and the global health community has had to adapt and respond to the growing needs of vulnerable populations. This year's conference will host a series of dynamic conversations that will focus on Covid-19, immunization challenges in Latin America, antimicrobial resistance, arboviruses, environment and health, global pediatrics, health digital and more.


NAJA National Native Media Conference
  08/25/22 - 08/27/22 Phoenix, AZ

The Native American Journalists Association will host the National Native Media Conference Aug. 25-27, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Special events and programs will also be hosted at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


Past Events:

Children and COVID-19: A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, Mayo Clinic

Nipunie Rajapakse, MD, is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic.


World Osteoporosis Day

One in three women and one in five men 50 years and older around the world will suffer an osteoporotic fracture, potentially leading to chronic pain and long-term disability. This observance from the International Osteoporosis Foundation is designed to raise awareness of maintaining bone health and preventing fractures. 

Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference

In response to a congressional request to address NIH efforts related to women’s health research, the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH), will be hosting Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference. The key topics to be discussed, as identified by Congress, are (1) clinical practices related to rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates; (2) increasing rates of chronic debilitating conditions in women; and (3) stagnant cervical cancer survival rates.

JAWS annual Conference And Mentoring Program
  10/15/21 - 10/17/21

At this year’s Journalism and Women Symposium’s annual Conference And Mentoring Program (CAMP), journalists will find inspiring speakers, training to further careers, educational panels and networking opportunities.

A Virtual Conversation with Nancy Segal, author of Deliberately Divided

Join the Science Writers of New York on Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m. EST for a virtual conversation with Nancy Segal, an author whose book takes the first in-depth look at the New York City adoption agency that separated twins and triplets in the 1960s, and the controversial and disturbing study that tracked the children’s development while never telling their adoptive parents that they were raising a “singleton twin.” A professor of psychology at California State University, Fullerton, she will also talk about the film Three Identical Strangers, which told this story.


Reaching the Vaccine Hesitant Young
On the Front Lines: Health Care Reporting in a Pandemic

Join health care reporters from around the country as they discuss their experiences covering the pandemic, and how it has changed health care journalism.

Long Haulers and COVID-19: A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, Mayo Clinic

7:00 p.m. EST, October 05, 2021 (virtual)

Greg Vanichkachorn, M.D., M.P.H., is an occupational medicine specialist who works with post-COVID-19-syndrome patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


A Conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Fowler of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

When: 12:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Oct. 5 (virtual)

During this exclusive on-the-record briefing, Elizabeth Fowler, director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide opening remarks and respond to audience questions.

Check the organization's website to register.

Yale Law School’s “Access & Accountability 2021: Seize the Day”
  10/01/21 - 10/02/21

The issue of censorship through federal government and other public information officers will be one of the main topics at Yale Law School’s  “Access & Accountability 2021: Seize the Day” conference on October 1-2 via Zoom.

Stopping the Next One: How two journalists covered the race to prevent the next pandemic

Journalists Harriet Constable and Jacob Kushner will discuss their six-part multimedia series for BBC, “Stopping the Next One,” which explores six diseases that could cause the next global pandemic and the scientists working to keep that from happening. Their stories cover a bat-borne virus in Asia, a super-spreader mosquito that has crossed from India to North America, African camels carrying Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), swine flu in Europe, monkeys with yellow fever in South America, and possums carrying flesh-eating bacteria in Australia.

Sciences Writers Annual Conference 2021
  09/28/21 - 10/08/21

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing are hosting their annual conference for science writers, with an agenda designed to appeal to both the newest writers and seasoned professionals.

The cost depends on your membership status and affiliations, as explained on the registration page.

Preparing for Flu Season and Preventing Another Pandemic

The Alliance for Health Policy, in partnership with the Coalition to Stop Flu, is hosting a webinar to discuss flu season preparedness.

National Academy for State Health Policy conference
  09/21/21 - 09/22/21

The National Academy for State Health Policy is holding its 34th annual state health policy conference in September. NASHP is a nonpartisan forum of state policymakers that conducts policy analyses and research; disseminates information on state policies and programs; and provides technical assistance to states.

Finding Stories With Data
  09/21/21 - 09/23/21

This online course is for journalists who are new to data journalism. In four, 1.5-hour workshops, participants will learn what data is available, how to find it, retrieve it, and find facts and patterns in it that will lead to stories. These are hands-on, screen-sharing workshops with regular Q&As, and participants are expected to contribute. Available to journalists worldwide, although journalists in the U.S. will have to get up early. The sessions are not recorded.

Free for AHCJ members: Virtual Collocated Value-based Care Summit
  09/20/21 - 09/23/21

AHCJ members may register for the Summit or the Summit’s post-conference video archive at no cost.

2021 National Health Research Forum
  09/13/21 - 09/15/21

Join Research!America for its annual National Health Research Forum, called “Straight Talk: Fighting Health Threats Faster.” The three-day, virtual forum is designed to engage public discussion with top federal officials, research leaders, and national media on health and R&D-related issues that are vital to the nation, economy, and patients in the U.S. and across the globe.

Deadline: 2021 Data Fellowship, The Center for Health Journalism

The Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is sponsoring a fellowship for skilled journalists “who want to learn to mine data sources to reveal key insights essential to high-impact journalism.”  Fellows will learn how to acquire, clean, analyze and visualize data from leading data journalists and trainers. Applicants must propose an ambitious investigative or explanatory reporting project. After the training, each fellow will receive a $2,000 grant to support reporting and data acquisition costs. In addition, they will receive expert one-on-one mentoring for six months. This is an excellent opportunity for journalists who want to get started in data journalism.

National Assisted Living Week
  09/12/21 - 09/18/21

National Assisted Living Week was established in 1995 by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living to recognize and celebrate the role of assisted living in caring for older people; it’s marked by events and activities for residents, staff, and families.

Healthy Aging® Month
  09/01/21 - 09/30/21

The goal of the month is to provide “inspiration and practical ideas for adults, ages 50-plus, to improve their physical, mental, social, and financial well-being, according to Healthy Aging Magazine, whose editor created the observance.

Prostate Health Month and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  09/01/21 - 09/30/21

This disease is the most common non-skin cancer in the U.S., affecting 1 in 8 men. Awareness, screening and early detection can help save lives. Contact:

Breast Cancer and African Americans Conference
COVID-19 Variants and Uptake of Vaccinations among Latinos

COVID-19 Variants and Uptake of Vaccinations among Latinos

The mental health toll of COVID-19
  05/12/21 Online

Even as communities shift their focus toward recovery and reopening, the lasting effects of a year’s worth of pandemic-imposed pressures on mental health—sickness, isolation, fear, loss—are still emerging. SciLine’s next media briefing will cover the current and potential long-term mental health consequences of COVID-19 for adults; its impacts on child development and emotional wellbeing; and the race-based and other mental health disparities exacerbated by the pandemic. Expert panelists will brief reporters and then take questions on the record. Speakers include: Dr. Karestan Koenen, Harvard University; Dr. Sheri Madigan, University of Calgary; Dr. Ruth Shim, UC Davis; SciLine Director Rick Weiss will moderate the briefing.

Science Journalism & the Pandemic: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Atul Gawande & Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal

Science Journalism and the Pandemic – A forum of the Brandeis Journalism Program examining the role of the news media in the public health fight against COVID-19 and the disinformation around it.

National Academy of State Health Policy annual convention
  08/17/20 - 08/19/20

The National Academy of State Health Policy annual convention will be virtual in 2020. The theme is State Health Policy: Flexibility and Resiliency through COVID-19 and Beyond.   Media can get a free #NASHPCONF20 press pass to access concurrent sessions (unless a session is restricted to only state officials), plenaries and the virtual exhibit hall. Contact Jennifer Laudano at for more information.

Freelance breaking news: Promises and pitfalls

Before the novel coronavirus hit, most national media outlets only hired local journalists to cover breaking news until their staff crews could rush to a scene. Now, in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, many news directors are turning to local independent journalists for coverage, trusting freelance reporters and photographers to supply continuing on-the-spot news.

The SPJ Freelance Community invites you to join Washington, D.C.-area reporter and editor Stephenie Overman for a webinar as she discusses the issues freelancers face covering this fast moving story.

Essential Ingredients: Will China’s Dominance in Raw Materials Imperil the U.S.?

They are ingredients essential for everything from livestock feed to advanced weaponry to green technology. In this 60-minute briefing, we’ll hear from experts on why the U.S. gave up production of many of these vital materials, what could happen if China locks down exports of them, and the prospects for diversifying vital supply chains.

Keeping Antimicrobial Resistance top-of-mind for policymakers and the public during COVID-19

How can the antimicrobial resistance community leverage lessons learned from COVID-19 to highlight the importance of having effective antibiotic treatments available in the future? Join Ed Silverman, Pharmalot columnist, senior writer, Stat News, Maryn McKenna, journalist, author of Big Chicken, senior fellow, Emory University, columnist, WIRED, Manos Perros, president and chief executive officer, Entasis Therapeutic, Ted Schroeder, chief executive officer, Nabriva Therapeutics, and Evan Loh, chief executive officer, Paratek Pharmaceuticals, who will discuss the current scientific understanding of COVID-19’s impact on resistance, antibiotic marketplace and status of U.S. legislation, preparedness and implications for future outbreaks and U.S.-based manufacturing and supply chain for antibiotics.

Demystifying Testing for COVID-19

The American Lung Association is hosting this COVID-19 Town Hall Series on understanding COVID-19 testing.

The Road to Immunity During COVID-19: Developing and Distributing a Vaccine

This webinar will discuss the road to immunity during COVID-19, including the basics of vaccine development, how developing a vaccine for COVID-19 differs from "traditional" vaccine development, and what actions can be taken now and in the coming months to ensure that our supply chain is ready to manufacture millions of doses of a vaccine.

COVID-19: Vaccines and Therapeutics

Scientists around the world are racing to develop novel approaches to treat and prevent COVID-19. SciLine's next media briefing will cover the status of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development and clinical trials as well as research on uses of antibodies and convalescent plasma for treatment and protection. This on-the-record briefing will be accessible via Zoom, so you can attend and ask questions from wherever you are.

COVID-19 - Vaccinating the world: Two global experts explain what it will take to succeed

Dr. Larry Corey and Dr. John Mascola join Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center President and Director Dr. Tom Lynch to discuss the challenges and opportunities in accelerating development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for our integrated world in this webinar.

Medical Trade Wars: The Search for Drugs, Devices and PPE

"Medical Trade Wars: The Search for Drugs, Devices and PPE" will explain the bottlenecks in global supply chains and export restrictions imposed by some nations that are making vital medical products hard to obtain for some hospitals, businesses and individuals. It will cover global trade in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other supplies such as personal protective equipment.

Reporting a pandemic
  05/22/20 Online
COVID-19 Testing, the Hope and the Hype

The roadmap to recovery from the pandemic relies heavily on testing—for both the presence of COVID-19 and the antibodies that might make people immune. But critical questions remain. When will accurate tests be available and to whom? How will we use these tests, and what are their limits?

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Health Inequities and Vulnerable Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit underserved populations and communities of color particularly hard, exacerbating longstanding health disparities in the U.S. In this Facebook Live Q&A, Dr. Mary Bassett, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and Former Commissioner of Health for New York City, will unpack COVID-19 and health inequities based on geography, income, race and occupation.

Pursuing Disparities Data on COVID-19

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hosting this webinar provide an overview of the currently available data on racial, ethnic, gender, geographic, and income disparities. They will also outline the limitations of the data – methodological, organizational, and political – and what data is needed to provide insight into how the virus is impacting communities of color and other at-risk populations.

Media Briefing: COVID-19: Infection, Spread, and Testing

Our understanding of the novel coronavirus is evolving quickly as scientists work around the clock to rigorously study it and the disease it causes in humans: COVID-19. SciLine's next media briefing will cover how the virus infects and is transmitted between people; case surveillance and projections about how it may spread; and the status of efforts to develop and implement widespread diagnostic testing.

Can We Expect a COVID-19 Vaccine Any Time Soon?

Drexel University’s Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication is hosting a webinar about the different vaccine candidates under development, the science behind them, the development timelines, how trials work, and then, once the vaccine is ready, what it takes to bring it to market.

Emerging Evidence for COVID-19 Spread and Treatment - Free NAM-APHA Webinar

The third COVID-19 Conversations webinar will discuss: emerging evidence on SARS-CoV-2 surface and aerosol transmission and stability; emerging and promising treatment modalities for COVID-19, including convalescent plasma and hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine; and the ethical implications and considerations for treating those who are ill with therapeutics approved via an emergency use authorization.

AMA President to Deliver National Address on Role of Science, Data in Combating COVID-19

American Medical Association President Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A., will deliver a live national address on Tuesday, April 7, about the essential need for relying on science and data to protect public health, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The speech, delivered via livestream hosted by the National Press Club, will center on the need for evidence-based solutions and policies to generate societal trust, and the risk of shifting away from policymaking guided by science.

Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine: Free Webinar

Learn about the global race to develop a coronavirus vaccine. For over 40 years, the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has researched and tested vaccines to fight some of the most lethal and widespread infectious diseases in the world. Now, they’re working with a National Institutes of Health consortium to develop one for coronavirus. Hear from two of the center’s top experts – and ask them questions about those efforts.

COVID-19 Webinar: From Data to Decisions: Evaluating State Capacity

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has led to a growing number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and concerns about health system capacity. Models and projections can be useful tools to help policymakers at the state and local levels make evidence-based decisions to slow the spread of the virus and bolster health system capacity. During this webinar, panelists will highlight the role of modeling in helping states prepare and respond to COVID-19.

SciLine Media Briefing: Covering COVID-19, with an opportunity for Q&A

Journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic are facing the challenges of fast-changing information and limited access to expert sources. Many reporters without deep science backgrounds find themselves in uncharted terrain as they strive to provide accurate and actionable health information to their communities. Join us for an instructive briefing on best practices—and pitfalls to avoid—when covering COVID-19, with tips from two veteran health and science reporters and perspective from a leader in the public health community.

Conference calls with infectious disease experts on coronavirus outbreak
  03/19/20 - 03/20/20
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is hosting conference calls:
On Thursday, March 19, Barry Bloom, Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
On Friday, March 20, Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Media Briefing on Coronavirus: KFF Experts Explore Public’s Views and Nation’s Response

At 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 18, KFF will hold a reporters-only web briefing with its key policy and public opinion experts to discuss the nation’s rapidly changing public and policy responses to contain the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic across the country and the world.

  03/18/20 - 03/20/20

This COVID-19 Webinar Miniseries will synthesize the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. This week, we will discuss the trajectory of the pandemic and the risks of a surge in cases. The speakers will explain how entities at the front lines are responding and highlight policy levers being deployed to stymie the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A Reporter’s Guide to Adolescent Learning and Well-Being
  02/27/20 - 02/28/20 Berkeley, CA

This two-day seminar will offer journalists a primer on the brain research and springboard to an exploration of these questions and others facing the education and health sectors. Eligible journalists may apply for scholarships to cover registration and reimburse expenses for lodging and basic travel costs.

ACA coverage starts for people who enrolled for 2020

 2020 coverage starts for consumbers who have paid their first premium.

Final day of Open Enrollment Period for ACA market coverage in 2020

After this date, consumers can enroll or change plans only if they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

The opioid epidemic: Approaches to adolescents and honored elders

The Western Divisions of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services present an event highlighting the importance of collaboration among clinicians & community members to address the opioid crisis.

The Woodhull Study Revisited: Nurses’ Representation in Health News Media
  05/08/18 Online (RSVP required) or Washington, DC

The George Washington University School of Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement has replicated the original 1998 Woodhull study, named after Nancy Woodhull, the founding editor of USAToday about nurses in the media. The original Woodhull study was done to raise awareness of the voices and perspectives of nurse professionals in the media. The Center has replicated the 20-year-old original study to determine what progress has been made. Twenty years later, are nurses used as sources more often in health news stories in print media?

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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