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Upcoming Events:

Inside Italy’s COVID War
  06/03/20 ,

The documentary follows filmmaker Sasha Achilli to Italy to film inside Cremona Hospital as doctors and nurses battle the outbreak during the height of the crisis. There will be a virtual discussion between the filmmaker and two leading medical voices from Harvard University, Dr. Michelle Williams – The Dean of Harvard’s School of Public Health and Christine Mitchell – The Executive Director of Harvard’s Medical School Center for Bioethics. 

The program will feature clips from the film, which offer an intimate look at critical COVID-19 patients and the physicians dedicated to serving them, a conversation about medical ethics during the coronavirus pandemic, and a discussion of the new public health considerations facing American communities.

When public health means business
  06/20/20 ,

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will host this briefing on health system change post COVID-19. The current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a plain truth: The US health system can no longer afford to operate in silos. Instead, this once-in-a-lifetime public health crisis demands a remarkable level of cooperation across sectors and disciplines. Now more than ever, public health and business need to forge ahead together to clear the runway for our economy and society to thrive.

American Dental Association/Florida Dental Convention
  10/15/20 - 10/18/20 Orlando, FL

This joint meeting of the American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association will bring education, networking opportunities, and curated experiences that help dental professionals achieve their goals.


Past Events:

COVID-19 Impact on American Indians, from Sovereign Tribal Nations to 'Invisible' Urban Communities

As states across the country begin to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, American Indian communities like the Navajo Nation are grappling with scarce resources and infection rates that have eclipsed early epicenters in New York and New Jersey.

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?

Growing Challenges of Substance Use, Treatment & Recovery During COVID-19

People with substance use disorder are at particular risk during COVID-19 due to the effects of opioids and stimulants on respiratory health, and social distancing measures have created barriers to treatment.

Google News Training: Searching for News During COVID-19
The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic sparked national concern about vulnerabilities in the drug supply chain. Many drugs procured in the United States are manufactured abroad. The pandemic disrupted the production of key pharmaceutical ingredients around the world, sparking fear about resulting shortages of key medicines. The system also struggled to keep pace with rising demand for drugs to treat patients with COVID-19. During this webinar, panelists will explore the impact of the pandemic on different facets of the drug supply chain and discuss policy options to strengthen the system.

Inform, soothe, terrify? The ethical obligation of news during a pandemic

To counter news fatigue, journalists must make their work specific, practical and solutions-oriented. That means newsrooms must rethink every aspect of every COVID-19 story, from topic selection to framing to tone to headline. There are more limits than ever on your limited resources.

Toward the 'New Normal' — Protecting Public Health as America Reopens

Moderated by former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, this seventh webinar in the National Academy of Medicine and American Public Health Association’s COVID-19 Conversations series will explore how public health, economic, and workforce priorities can be balanced to ensure a safe reopening of the country.

Covering Coronavirus: Can We Pass the Test?

n this webinar, we’ll hear from a leading infectious disease expert and top reporter on whether or not we can test our way out of this crisis — and what that means for near-term efforts to reopen states and jumpstart the economy.

Lessons from Home and Abroad: Implementing a Contact Tracing Strategy

As a number of states begin to lift stay-at-home orders, questions remain around strategies to curb the continued spread of COVID-19. Public health officials are ramping up efforts to monitor and contain new cases through contact tracing, a disease control method used to identify and notify individuals who have been exposed to the virus.

Food Insecurity & Growing Concerns During COVID-19

This webinar will bring together experts to provide insights on the longstanding issues surrounding food insecurity in the United States and how these issues have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nursing Home Care and COVID-19

Residents of nursing homes have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The nature of this coronavirus—which is particularly harmful to older adults and people with multiple chronic conditions—has left residents vulnerable. Additionally, the pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges in our fragmented long-term care system.

Coronavirus: Perspectives and Principles to Reopen the United States 

David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will host a briefing to answer questions and provide the latest news and perspectives from the front lines related to patient care, medical research, and how medical schools and teaching hospitals are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and are preparing for reopening the country.

How I Survived COVID-19

We are all covering the pandemic, but what happens when journalists themselves get infected? Three journalists from around the world will share their perspectives on getting the disease and on how they recovered. 

Covering Coronavirus: What the Data Tells Us

How can journalists continue to report on COVID-19 in novel ways that inform communities, while steering clear of sensationalism? In this webinar, Kaiser Health News data editor Liz Lucas will look broadly at the COVID-19 data landscape and walk journalists through data sources on case counts, deaths, and demographics; on nursing homes, which have been particularly hard hit.

Censorship: Getting past reporting roadblocks in the time of COVID-19

How public is public information? How can reporters and editors deal with public information officers, and others, who put barriers between the audience and primary sources?

COVID-19: Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations

SciLine's next media briefing will cover what scientists know about COVID-19-related health disparities and risks among racial and ethnic minority groups, rural communities, and incarcerated populations.

The Science of Happiness, Health & Wellbeing during COVID-19

Even before COVID-19, one in five US adults reported feeling lonely or socially isolated. This pandemic, marked by increased calls for social and physical distancing, has put a spotlight on the impact of loneliness on an individual’s happiness, health and well-being and has led to increased calls for strategies to mitigate its effects.

This webinar will bring together experts to provide insights on the science of well-being and how we can strengthen our own happiness during this time of physical distancing and uncertainty.

Looking More Closely At Evidence For COVID-19 Coverage

It's difficult to evaluate new evidence in the middle of the crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic. SJN hears from journalists that they need more guidance on how to evaluate the latest numbers, research and statistics on COVID-19's spread.

The State of COVID-19 Response & Recovery: A Conversation with Dr. Tom Frieden
Environmental/Economic Implications of COVID

NYU Wagner and the NYU Urban Initiative present a series of virtual “WAGTalks” addressing a variety of socio-political and historical perspectives related to the current COVID crisis. These discussions will feature faculty and scholars from across NYU speaking on critical aspects of the pandemic, followed by Q&A.

Incarceration and COVID

NYU Wagner and the NYU Urban Initiative present a series of virtual “WAGTalks” addressing a variety of socio-political and historical perspectives related to the current COVID crisis. These discussions will feature faculty and scholars from across NYU speaking on critical aspects of the pandemic, followed by Q&A.

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.

COVID-19 Strategies; Present and Future Challenges & Opportunities

NYU Wagner and the NYU Urban Initiative present a series of virtual “WAGTalks” addressing a variety of socio-political and historical perspectives related to the current COVID crisis. These discussions will feature faculty and scholars from across NYU speaking on critical aspects of the pandemic, followed by Q&A.

COVID-19: Immunity and Contact Tracing

As parts of the United States begin to move through and past their respective peaks in COVID-19 cases, attention is increasingly turning to what can and should happen during the next phase of pandemic response. SciLine's next media briefing will cover some of the factors and approaches being considered as part of the country's longer-term COVID-19 planning, including herd immunity, serology testing, and contact tracing.

UC Davis experts convene for a public COVID-19 webinar
  04/23/20 Online

Join UC Davis experts in immunology, infectious diseases, pathology and emergency medicine for a public COVID-19 webinar. The program also will include presentations on face masks and modeling systems.

Live discussion of the COVID-19 “infodemic”
COVID-19 Susceptibility, Immunity, and Resistance

This week, Annual Reviews continues its online series by hosting an interview of a prominent researcher who is studying the genetic factors that contribute to the severity of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update: How to Reopen Society as Soon and Safely as Possible

The Council on Foreign Relations is hosting this call with  Tom Frieden, Former Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations; President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives and Joshua Sharfstein, Vice Dean, Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour, will be the moderator of the discussion.

Understanding the Landscape of COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment R&D

Research America hosts a webcast that will provide an overview of the most promising scientific approaches underway to create vaccines, treat COVID-19, and prevent infection.

Antiviral treatments — what are the odds?

Stat’s Matthew Herper will talk with Diana Brainard, senior vice president, HIV and Emerging Viral Infections from Gilead Sciences. They’ll dive into the steps being taken to develop antiviral treatments and break down the big questions around time frame, testing, and more.

COVID-19 Testing Possibilities, Challenges, and Equity Implications
  04/22/20 Online

Experts will explore how data from testing can provide a clear picture of who has been infected, who can safely return to work, and how the virus is spreading. They will also discuss how to ensure equitable access to testing, particularly among communities of color, the uninsured and underinsured, and people with disabilities.

Keeping Nursing Home Residents and Staff Safe in the Era of COVID-19
  04/22/20 Online

Experts from Johns Hopkins will share the state of Maryland’s best practices for addressing a number of challenges – preventing hospitalization, ensuring there’s enough PPE and that staff are well-trained, and easing the toll of loneliness and isolation.  

National Press Call with AdvaMed CEO Scott Whitaker on the State of COVID- 19 Testing

Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed, the world’s largest medical technology association, will hold a press conference to discuss the current state of testing for the COVID-19 virus and what the medical technology industry – which creates and manufactures these tests – is doing to meet the unprecedented demand presented by this crisis. In addition, Whitaker will announce the latest steps the industry is taking to help ensure testing capacity is sufficient to allow the U.S. economy to safely reopen. 

UNT Transdisciplinary Conference on Ancestral Genomics
  04/17/20 - 04/18/20 Denton, TX

This inaugural two-day Conference will launch an annual 5 year series, bringing together leaders in the fields of ancestral genomics, evolutionary history, nutrition and other relevant fields as they relate to underrepresented populations.  

COVID-19 UC Davis Capstone Lab - Town Halls
  04/17/20 - 05/29/20 Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has made demands on our collective resilience that will continue for some time. To answer this call, a group of dedicated instructors in the University of California, Davis, College of Biological Science has designed a virtual lab course. This unique course provides students with a truly interdisciplinary perspective on how modern biology through a diverse number of approaches can inform our decisions in this crises and help plan for future interventions to lessen the impact of viral epidemics. One of the activities in this course are a series of Town Halls, where subject area experts chat with students and course instructors about issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. At these Town Hall meetings, physicians, scientists, lawyers, a journalist & an economist discuss scientific, health care, and broader societal issues concerning the COVID19 pandemic. They are going to be held every Friday this winter quarter from 3:30-5pm.

COVID-19 vaccine development

This COVID-19 Webinar Series synthesizes 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.

U.S. Health Law and the COVID Pandemic

NYU Wagner and the NYU Urban Initiative present a series of virtual “WAGTalks” addressing a variety of socio-political and historical perspectives related to the current COVID crisis. These discussions will feature faculty and scholars from across NYU speaking on critical aspects of the pandemic, followed by Q&A.

COVID-19 data sources to make fact checking easy
Social Isolation and Loneliness

While essential to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home and other social distancing policies can have severe physical and mental health implications. This issue is especially true for the 13.8 million adults over the age of 65 living on their own. During this webinar, panelists will discuss the consequences of social isolation, as well as potential interventions that government leaders, providers, and communities can implement.

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.

2020 National Oral Health Conference
  04/06/20 San Diego, CA

This annual joint meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) brings together oral health officials from federal, state, county and city programs, agencies and schools as well as oral health advocates, representatives from dental insurers and manufacturers from across the country.

Finding COVID-19 data & responsible context panel

Panelists will address where journalists can find accurate data about COVID-19, share advice for using the data within larger context responsibly and ways to deliver that information to communities in easily understandable formats for the greatest impact.

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.

The New Coronavirus: The Next Pandemic?
  02/11/20 Washington, DC

Discussion with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Anthony Fauci, President Obama’s Ebola “czar” Ron Klain, Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Nancy Messonnier, moderated by Stat News’ Helen Branswell.

Containing the Coronavirus: Challenges to Thwarting the Outbreak
  02/10/20 Webcast and Washington, DC

The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense and the Hudson Institute will host a panel discussion on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and how the US can response to the growing outbreak effectively.

Covering Coronavirus: Expert Tips for Journalists and Health Care Communicators
  02/10/20 Washington, DC

Speakers include Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and the spokesperson for the CDC's response to the coronavirus crisis and Amanda McClelland, a registered nurse and senior vice president Resolve to Save Lives' Prevent Epidemics team.

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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