"Reports & Events" is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Selected Events in February 2018
Click on each event's title to access meeting details, an agenda, and registration information, or contact the Office of News and Public Information (202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu). Reporters should register for all meetings. More events can be found at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/publicevent/.

Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
Feb. 2 | Online
The National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience will host a webinar to release several resources and provide an overview of a new online repository aimed at providing resources related to burnout and promising solutions to promote clinician well-being.

National Academy of Engineering National Meeting
Feb. 8 | Irvine, Calif.
A public symposium, Sensing from the Body to the Stars, will feature presenters from the NAE Frontiers of Engineering symposia who are recipients of the Gilbreth Lectureships. The Gilbreth Lectures, which are supported by the Armstrong Endowment for Young Engineers, were established in 2001 to recognize outstanding young engineers.  Registration is required.

Improving Cancer Diagnosis and Care
Feb. 12 and 13 | Washington, D.C.
This workshop will examine strategies to ensure that patients have access to appropriate oncologic pathology and imaging expertise and technologies to inform their cancer diagnosis, treatment planning, assessment of treatment response, and oncologic surveillance.  The event will be webcast.

Physician-Assisted Death
Feb. 12 and 13 | Washington, D.C.
While public opinion is divided, and public policy debates include moral, ethical, and policy considerations, a demand for physician-assisted death persists among some patients, and the inconsistent legal terrain leaves a number of questions for health care providers to navigate when presented with these patients.  This workshop will explore current practices and challenges associated with physician-assisted death and highlight potential approaches for addressing those challenges. The event will be webcast.

Effective Care for High-Need Patients
Feb. 16 | Online
The National Academy of Medicine will host a webinar on improving care for high-need patients.  It will feature Boston's Commonwealth Care Alliance, highlighting lessons learned from the implementation of One Care, a program aimed at improving care for individuals under age 65 with complex medical, behavioral health, and social needs who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Informing Environmental Health Decisions Through Data Integration
Feb. 20 and 21| Washington, D.C.
This workshop will bring together scientists, policymakers, risk assessors, and regulators to explore the promise and potential pitfalls of environmental health data integration. Workshop speakers will present a general framework for data visualization and participants will work together to conceptualize future research directions that could help incorporate these analyses into environmental health decision-making. The event will be webcast.

Reports Scheduled for Release in February
Release dates for the following consensus reports and proceedings from the Academies depend on successful completion of the review process and publishing schedules. Reporters who would like to be notified when a report is due for release should contact the Office of News and Public Information -- 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu -- and ask to be placed on the contact list.

Space Radiation Effects Testing Infrastructure for the U.S. Space Program
Evaluates the current capabilities and future needs in the U.S. to ensure electronic components planned for future U.S. space programs are able to withstand the radiation stresses they will be subjected to during their intended mission life.


Feb. 15 | Washington, D.C.
D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. This month, DASER explores "Ice." Registration is required.



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