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Upcoming Events:

Title Start Date - End Date City, State
Cataract Awareness Month
  06/01/18 - 06/30/18 ,

More than 24 million people over age 40 in the U.S. have cataracts, a leading cause of blindness.   

Men’s Health Month
  06/01/18 - 06/30/18 ,

There will be screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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.

National Research Conference on Early Childhood
  06/25/18 - 06/27/18 Arlington, VA

Topics covered include: child care, Head Start, home visiting programs, child welfare and various aspects of education, among others. It will also look at various populations, such as low-income families, immigrant families, children in foster care, those with disabilities and more.

World Hepatitis Day
  07/28/18 ,

World Hepatitis Day is an effort from Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) aimed at reducing the incidence of preventable liver-related chronic diseases and lifestyles that negatively impact the liver.

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018
  08/26/18 - 08/29/18 Atlanta, GA

Held every 2–3 years, the conference brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious disease.

American Dental Association (ADA) 2018 Annual Session
  10/18/18 - 10/22/18 Honolulu, HI

The year’s program will include a dental office design competition, an interactive digital dentistry “playground,” special gatherings for new dentists and women in dentistry and scores of continuing education courses.


Past Events:

Title Start Date - End Date City, State
NAS workshop on school and health
  06/14/18 Oakland, CA

The event will focus on metrics in pre-K through 12th grade education that can be useful in the health care sector “given the recognition of education as a key influence on health outcomes and community well-being.”

Overcharged, Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care
  06/08/18 Online and Washington, DC
UNT health disparities conference
  06/07/18 - 06/08/18 Fort Worth, TX

The event includes panel sessions on epigenetic drivers of certain cancers and medical adherence to rural health issues and potential disparities in genomic testing.

NAS meeting on incarceration, wellbeing
  06/06/18 Philadelphia, PA

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosts a one-day public workshop to consider issues related to how incarceration impacts mental health and substance use disorder, life expectancy and communities.

West Coast Payer and Provider Summit to Address Social Determinants of Health for Complex Population
  06/05/18 Online and Scottsdale, AZ

This event will be live-streamed for those unable to travel to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the summit. With the live, interactive webcast, you’ll be able to:

  • Hear all of the presentations and see the slides live, while it’s happening

  • Participate on the Q&A portions of the presentations

  • Avoid the travel and hotel costs, but still benefit from the event as if you were actually there

Global Health Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
  06/05/18 Washington, DC

The National Academy of Medicine will host a screening of the documentary “Bending the Arc,” which tells the story of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and Thomas White and the movement they began in the 1980s that changed global health.  They co-founded Partners In Health and a community health model to treat diseases such as tuberculosis & HIV/AIDS that has saved millions of lives in the developing world. 

Northeast Telehealth Conference
  06/05/18 - 06/06/18 Portland, ME

Nationally-recognized plenary speakers, a variety of breakout sessions featuring regional programs, a networking reception, an exhibit hall, and more.

Self-Insured Health Plan Trends: A Closer Look at the Small-Employer Market
  05/31/18 Online

In this one-hour webinar, hear a panel of experts discuss the trend toward self-funding.  Learn about a recent EBRI study that quantifies the movement, with data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC).  The in-depth discussion explores the pros and cons of self-insurance for small employers and the effect of the current regulatory framework on the small-employer market.

JHU Social Determinants of Health Conference
  05/30/18 Baltimore, MD

This year’s event, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute focuses on “Voices of Social Change: Empowered Communities for Health and Social Justice” and looks at the movement’s last 50 years of empowering people’s voices and how that can improve people’s health and wellbeing.

American Association of Endodontists 2018 Session
  05/25/18 - 05/28/18 Denver, CO

This year’s session will include a keynote address by outdoorsman and adventurer Aron Ralston whose near-death mountaineering experience inspired a bestselling book and a major motion picture “127 Hours.”

National Council for Behavioral Health conference
  05/23/18 - 05/25/18 Washington, DC

Panels will address a range of addiction issues such as opioids, alcohol and marijuana, as well as treatment, criminal justice and other related issues.

IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
  05/21/18 - 05/23/18 San Francisco, CA

Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. 

Precision Medicine Summit
  05/17/18 - 05/18/18 Washington, DC

The HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit brings together providers, health leaders, payers, researchers and other key stakeholders for two days to share their work, discuss industry trends, and address what health care must do to make precision medicine – and personalized care – an everyday part of primary care.

California Dental Association Convention
  05/17/18 - 05/19/18 Anaheim, CA

Program will include hands-on emergency preparedness workshops, panel discussions and a trade show.

National Conference on Health Disparities
  05/16/18 - 05/19/18 Philadelphia, PA

Panels to address the opioid crisis, human trafficking, climate change and gun violence, among other topics.

National Health Care for the Homeless Conference
  05/15/18 - 05/18/18 Minneapolis, MN

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council USA hosts a four-day conference aimed at weighing a variety of health issues affecting the homeless population, including medical respite car and the opioid crisis.

Perspectives on the 2018 HHS Drug Pricing Guidance
  05/15/18 Washington, DC

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., will give remarks based on President Trump's 'Blueprint' to Lower Drug Prices at this reporter briefing. Following Gottlieb, a panel of industry leaders and stakeholders will respond to the new drug pricing guidance. 

Reimagining Health Care in America
  05/14/18 Washington, DC

This briefing in Washington, D.C., will feature forward-thinking leaders whose expertise spans the public and private sectors to share insights on how to foster innovation and build a brighter future for health care in America. 

Perspectives on the 2018 HHS Drug Pricing Guidance
  05/10/18 Washington, DC

Next week, President Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech on drug pricing that will coincide with the release of a request for information (RFI) from the Department of Health and Human Services. This exclusive reporter briefing will feature a representative from the Administration, followed by a panel of industry leaders and stakeholders responding to new drug pricing guidance.

Forum: Why are Healthcare Prices So High, and What can be Done about Them?
  05/09/18 Washington, DC

The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare team up for a half-day forum on understanding why the U.S. spends so much on health care and practical steps that could be taken to address the high prices.  Two new analyses will be released.

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.

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?

University of Tennessee Symposium on LGBTQ Health Equity
  05/06/18 Knoxville, TN

This half-day event, sponsored by University of Tennessee, aims to examine "the current state of LGBTQ health in Appalachia and highlight efforts to protect LGBTQ civil rights and promote health equity."

CDC Telebriefing on Vector-Borne Diseases

The number of illnesses from tick, mosquito, and flea bites has more than tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported from 2004 through 2016. Widespread and difficult to control, diseases from mosquitoes and ticks are major causes of illness and sometimes death.

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.

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.

Media Briefing on Use of Genetic Technology to Stop Spread of Mosquito and Tick- Borne Diseases
  04/25/18 Online

SciLine’s live, web-based video briefing will feature leading experts who can get you up to speed on the current status of gene-drive technology, applications under consideration, and related ethical, legal, and regulatory issues. The briefing will include an open Q&A for reporters.

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.

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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