"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.


Reports Scheduled for Release in October

Release dates for the following Academies reports 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.


Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment: Data

This is the fourth report in a series of five that provides guidance on data sources and collection on indicators -- such as wealth and marital/partnership status (identified in the third report) -- that could be accounted for in Medicare quality measurement and payment programs.


The Role of Accreditation in Enhancing Quality and Innovation in Health Professions Education -- Proceedings of a Workshop

Summarizes presentations and discussions from an April 2016 workshop on global shifts in society, health, health care, and education, and their potential impact on general principles of program accreditation across the continuum of health professional education, including foundational, graduate, and continuing professional development.



Selected Events Through October 2016

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/.


Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security

Oct. 4 and 5 | Washington, D.C.

This public summit will kick off a new Academies decadal survey that will identify potential contributions of the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) in areas relevant to national security.  Invited presentations from a range of SBS disciplines will identify emerging and cutting-edge research that may have implications for the intelligence community. Speakers will include Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, and David Honey, director of science and technology at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.


Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

Oct. 5 | Online

Members of the Academies' study committee for Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 will discuss the report's conclusions and recommendations during a webinar.  The report explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children, and examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. 


Developing Indicators for Undergraduate STEM Education

Oct. 6 | Washington, D.C.

The Academies have formed a committee to develop national indicators for monitoring the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education at community colleges and four-year institutions.  This session is open to the public to collect comments and discuss feedback on the preliminary draft report.


Advancing Social and Behavioral Science Research and Application Within the Weather Enterprise

Oct. 6 and 7 | Boulder, Colo.

This is the second public meeting of an Academies committee developing a framework for generating social and behavioral science knowledge and applying it to meteorology, weather forecasting, and hazard preparedness.


Future Financing of Health Professional Education

Oct. 6 and 7 | Washington, D.C.

This workshop will explore resources for financing health professional education in high-, middle-, and low-income countries and examine innovative methods for financially supporting investments in health professional education within and across professions.  The event will be webcast.


National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting

Oct. 9 and 10 | Washington, D.C.

NAE members will gather to congratulate new members and welcome distinguished speakers who will discuss topics within this year's annual meeting theme, Global Mega-Engineering Initiatives.  Two plenary speakers will address mega-engineering in space and particle physics and a third will discuss engineering adaptation to sea-level rise throughout the world.  There also will be screenings of the prize-winning videos from NAE's latest "Engineering for You" video contest.  To attend, reporters should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information.


State of the Science in the Field of Regenerative Medicine: Challenges of and Opportunities for Cellular Therapies

Oct. 13 | Washington, D.C.

Regenerative medicine holds the potential to create living, functional cells and tissues that could be used to repair or replace those that have suffered irreparable damage due to disease, age, traumatic injury, or congenital defects. This workshop will examine opportunities and challenges associated with developing regenerative medicine cellular therapies and related technologies. 


National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting

Oct. 17 | Washington, D.C.

The National Academy of Medicine will announce the names of newly elected members and present this year's Gustav O. Lienhard Award for outstanding achievement in improving health care services and the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health.  In addition, NAM will host a public symposium on "Exploring the Intersection Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes." Portions of the meeting will be webcast live.


Building Sustainable Financing Structures for Population Health

Oct. 19 | Washington, D.C.

This workshop will look at the historical patterns of resource investment or allocation in both the public and private sector; the evidence to date from pilots, prototypes, and research across the country; and the conditions such as collaboration, leadership, and metrics needed to ensure the success of modified financing structures designed to advance population health and health equity.  The event will be webcast.


Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

Oct. 25 | Washington, D.C.

This workshop will explore the state of the science on preventing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and age-related cognitive decline, looking at public health strategies and messaging on preventive interventions and recommendations for future research.  The event will be webcast.


Engaging the Private Sector and Developing Partnerships to Advance Health and the Sustainable Development Goals

Oct. 27 and 28 | London

This second workshop of the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Global Health and Safety will look at how to better understand the perspectives on PPPs from stakeholders critical to planning for and implementing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals; explore how PPPs can advance the social, environmental, and economic development agenda of countries and facilitate dialogue on what is and is not working to make progress; and identify elements critical to developing both the trust and enabling environment needed for effective PPPs for health. The event will be webcast.






Oct. 5 | Washington, D.C.

The Koshland Science Museum is diving deep to explore the history of mythical sea monsters and discover the strange world of hydrothermal vents with author Chet Van Duzer and professor Peter Girguis. Travel back through time to learn about the mythical creatures people once believed lived in the sea, try your hand at creating your own sea monster, and investigate the truly amazing adaptations of the actual animals that call deep-sea hydrothermal vents their home. Registration is recommended.



Oct. 20 | 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 the theme of the materiality. Registration is required.



Oct. 23 | Washington, D.C

What do scientists do all day? What type of jobs can you get with a science degree? This month, Gaelle Gourmelon, the communications and marketing director of Worldwatch Institute, will visit and share her experiences in this monthly program at the Koshland Science Museum.


Awards Ceremony

Oct. 26 | Washington, D.C.

The winners of the 2016 Communication Awards will be honored at this ceremony and reception. Presented annually, the awards recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public; each includes a $20,000 prize. Register by Oct. 14 to attend; e-mail questions to commawards@nas.edu. 









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