"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 April 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/.

Special Nutritional Requirements in Disease States
April 2 and 3 | Washington, D.C.
This workshop will explore how nutritional requirements may apply to the management of chronic or acute conditions or diseases that include inborn errors of metabolism, burns or surgical trauma, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, traumatic brain injury, and other non-communicable diseases or medical conditions.  Discussions will focus on the strengths and limitations of different types of evidence in determining whether special nutritional requirements exist for a given disease or medical condition and in establishing the safety and efficacy of such therapies.  The event will be webcast.

The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
April 3 and 4 | Washington D.C.
This workshop will discuss the relationship between the criminal justice system and social exclusion, with a special focus on differences across race, gender, and ethnicity. Issues addressed will include how disparities in criminal justice processing put people at different levels of risk for consequences of criminal justice system involvement, and the ways in which elements of criminal justice contribute to social exclusion of individuals or communities. This event will be webcast.

Community-Based Care for People with Serious Illnesses
April 17 | Washington, D.C.
The number of community-based programs to provide care to those facing serious illnesses -- such as cancer or heart, lung, or kidney disease -- has grown significantly, but the quality of care provided is not consistent across geographic locations or care settings.  This workshop will explore the gaps, challenges, and opportunities in implementing quality measures for accountability of these programs and will highlight the perspectives of health care providers and payers.  The event will be webcast.

Improving Health, Well-Being, and Resilience of Health Professionals
April 26 and 27 | Washington, D.C.
This workshop will explore systems-level causes and downstream effects of job-related stress affecting all health professions working in learning environments, both clinical and classroom settings.  Discussions will identify examples drawn from around the world that demonstrate how different professions cope with the stresses of educating health professionals under current health and educational structures, and how adjustments in policies and incentives might move organizations to adopt a more welcoming environment for testing and implementing individual stress-reduction and resilience-building strategies. The event will be webcast.

NAS Annual Meeting
April 28-May 1| Washington, D.C.
Events for the 155th annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences include an induction ceremony for members elected in 2017, a ceremony for 2018 award recipients, an address to members by NAS President Marcia McNutt, and a symposium, “The Energy Transition.”  Each of these events will be webcast.  Also during the meeting, new NAS members will be elected; election results will be available online by noon EDT on May 1.  Reporters should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information to receive the list of new members via e-mail or to attend any of the public sessions in person.

Reports Scheduled for Release in April
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.

The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through
Offers a comprehensive review of the policies and challenges affecting the next generation of U.S. researchers, and identifies reforms to address those barriers.





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