"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 August 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/.

Sustainable Diets, Food, and Nutrition
Aug. 1 and 2 | Washington, D.C.
This workshop will explore sustainable diets and their relevant impacts for cross-sector partnerships, policy, and research, as well as how they influence dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health. The event will be webcast.

A Health Equity Approach to Prenatal and Early Childhood Development
Aug. 6 | Washington, D.C.
Neurobiological and socio-behavioral research indicates that life conditions that unfold through education, housing, and physical and social environment shape prenatal and early childhood development.  A National Academies committee studying these issues is holding a workshop that will examine how scientific evidence can be used more effectively to understand subgroup differences in response to early life conditions and to better inform efforts to advance health equity through policy actions, program development, practice changes, systems reform, and research.  The event will be webcast.

Medical and Public Health Preparedness for a Nuclear Incident
Aug. 22 and 23 | Washington, D.C.
At this workshop, participants from government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector will explore current the status of medical and public health preparedness for a nuclear incident, examine potential changes in assumptions and approach, and discuss challenges and opportunities for capacity building in the current threat environment.

Reports Scheduled for Release in August
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.

Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing the Grand Challenges
Identifies high-priority challenges and opportunities for the broad field of environmental engineering for the next several decades.

Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey
Assesses the progress and achievements in materials research over the past decade, and identifies principal changes in the research and development landscape for materials research in the United States and how those changes have impacted the research.

Learning Through Citizen Science: Designing for Impact
Describes existing citizen science projects that seek to support science learning, considers research on science learning in both formal and informal settings, and develops a set of evidence-based principles to guide the design of citizen science projects that have science learning as a goal.

Review of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Operations Support Tool for Water Supply
Reviews the city’s use of an Operations Support Tool for water supply operations and assesses the NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s existing studies of the potential effects of climate change on the city’s water supply.

Visions Into Voyages for Planetary Sciences in the Decade 2013-2022: A Mid-Term Review
Reviews the response of NASA’s Planetary Science program to the Academies' 2011 decadal survey and recommends actions that could be taken to optimize the science value of the program.




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