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Reports and Events

Date: Nov. 27, 2012 

Editor: Nicole Joy

202-334-2138; e-mail news@nas.edu    

 

"Reports & Events" is a monthly list of selected events open to the public and National Academies reports tentatively scheduled for release next month.  A complete listing of events can be accessed at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/publicevent/.

 

MEETINGS

 

Translating genome science

Dec. 3

(Irvine, Calif.)

This Institute of Medicine workshop will explore the challenges and potential opportunities for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of translating early genomic discoveries into clinical applications.  The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST at the Beckman Center of the National Academies, 100 Academy Drive.  An agenda and registration are available at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Research/GenomicBasedResearch/2012-DEC-03.aspx.   

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu     

 

Emerging leaders in sustainability

Dec. 4

(Washington, D.C.)

This National Research Council seminar series is geared toward professionals who take a multidisciplinary approach to sustainability challenges, considering the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of these problems.  The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST at the Koshland Science Museum, 525 E St. N.W.  Registration is required; please register no later than Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. EST at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/sustainability/NELS/PGA_073325.   

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu     

 

Reducing sodium intake

Dec. 4 and 5

(Washington, D.C.)

An Institute of Medicine committee is reviewing the consequences of dietary sodium reduction in the U.S. population and in particular subgroups such as African Americans and people over age 50. The committee will hold an information gathering workshop to hear perspectives from a range of experts.  Open sessions will be held in Room 125 of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.  More information and registration are available at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Nutrition/ConsequencesSodiumReduction/2012-DEC-04.aspx.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu     

 

Measurement tools for better care at lower cost

Dec. 5 and 6

(Irvine, Calif.)

This Institute of Medicine workshop aims to identify issues and approaches to aligning the metrics that are needed to assess progress toward achieving better health care outcomes at lower cost. The workshop will be held at the Beckman Center of the National Academies, 100 Academy Drive.  An agenda and registration are available at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Quality/VSRT/2012-DEC-05.aspx.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

Community-based prevention

Dec. 5

(Washington, D.C.)

Authors of the recently released Institute of Medicine report An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Value of Community-Based Prevention will discuss their findings and recommendations and hear feedback from interested stakeholders at this public briefing.  The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. EST in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.  An agenda and registration are available at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/CommunityPrevention/2012-DEC-05.aspx.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

Child maltreatment

Dec. 10

(Washington, D.C.)

An Institute of Medicine committee charged with determining research priorities for the next decade in the area of child abuse and neglect will hold a meeting to obtain expert insights.  The open session will run from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.  An agenda and registration are available online at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Children/ChildMaltreatment/2012-DEC-10.aspx.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

Health indicators

Dec. 10

(Washington, D.C.)

An Institute of Medicine committee tasked with identifying quality measures for the Healthy People Leading Health Indicators will hold an information-gathering meeting to hear expert perspectives. The open session will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST in Room 120 of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.  Registration information is available at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Quality/QualityMeasuresLeadingHealthIndicators/2012-DEC-10.aspx.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu        

 

Microbial threats to health

Dec. 11 and 12

(Washington, D.C.)

This symposium, hosted by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats to Health, will assess the progress made over the past 20 years in detecting and responding to new and re-emerging infectious diseases in humans, plants, and animals and how our appreciation of microbial ecology has changed.  The meeting will be held in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. N.W. An agenda and registration are available at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/MicrobialThreats/2012-DEC-11.aspx.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

Understanding end-of-life care through entertainment

Dec. 12

(Washington, D.C.)

The Institute of Medicine's 2012 Rosenthal Lecture will focus on how the entertainment arts inform our cultural understanding of end-of-life care.  Through the screening of clips from the film The Beginners and television medical dramas and a live theatrical reading from Sophocles’ Philoctetes, the panelists will explore the various ways the entertainment arts can provide a platform for an engaging and compelling conversation about end-of-life issues.  The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. EST in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.  Registration is available online at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Quality/RosenthalLect/2012-DEC-12.aspx.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

Building innovation capacity through partnerships

Dec. 13

(Online)

This webinar will discuss the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program, which establishes partnerships through fundamental research and results in industry support of and collaboration in research and education as well as the transfer of university-developed ideas, research results, and technology to U.S. industry.  The webinar will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST.  Those interested in participating can register at https://nasevents.webex.com/nasevents/onstage/g.php?d=663979165&t=a.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

DHS work force resilience

Dec. 13

(Washington, D.C.)

An Institute of Medicine committee charged with recommending ways to improve the physical resilience and mental well-being of the Department of Homeland Security work force will hold an information-gathering meeting from 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W.  An agenda and registration are available online at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/HealthServices/DHSWorkforceResilience/2012-DEC-13.aspx.  

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

Healthy aging through technology

Dec. 19

(Washington, D.C.)

This Institute of Medicine workshop will explore the potential for technologies to foster independence, community integration, and well-being of people who face impairments as they age and barriers to the deployment and use of these tools and resources. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W. An agenda and registration are available at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Aging/AgingDisabilityForum/2012-DEC-19.aspx.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

Human spaceflight

Dec. 19

(Washington, D.C.)

The National Research Council committee studying the U.S. Human Spaceflight Program will hold its first information-gathering meeting from 10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.  Registration and an agenda are available at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=6348&MeetingNo=1.  More information on the study is available at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/ASEB/DEPS_069080.

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

Graduate medical education

Dec. 19 and 20

(Washington, D.C.)

An Institute of Medicine study on improving graduate medical education will hold a workshop to glean perspectives from a range of speakers.  The event will be held in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.  An agenda and registration are available at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Workforce/GMEGovFinance/2012-DEC-19.aspx.   

CONTACT: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu      

 

 

REPORTS

 

The following reports from the National Academies are tentatively scheduled for release in December.  However, release dates 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.

 

Exploring the True Costs of Food -- Workshop Summary

[Institute of Medicine]

Summarizes presentations and discussions at an April workshop that examined the impacts of environmental and public health consequences of conventional farming practices and other costs of the food production system.  The report does not contain findings or recommendations.  More information can be found at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Nutrition/TrueCostofFood/2012-APR-01.aspx.   

 

Review of the Research Program of the U.S. DRIVE Partnership, Fourth Report

[National Research Council]

Examines the high-level technical goals and timetables for the government-industry partnership program Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency and Energy Sustainability.

 

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment -- Workshop Summary

[Institute of Medicine]

Summarizes presentations and discussions at an August workshop that explored the potential for telehealth to serve geographically isolated individuals and extend the reach of scarce resources while also emphasizing the quality and value in the delivery of health care. As a summary, the report does not contain findings or recommendations. More information can be found at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/HealthServices/Telehealth/2012-AUG-08.aspx.

 

 

ALSO OF INTEREST

 

Distinctive Voices@The Beckman Center

(Irvine, Calif.)

This series of public events at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center explores the far-reaching role of science, technology, and medicine in our lives. Upcoming events include:

-- Human Digital Memories by Rachel A. Sitarz and Eric Katz, Purdue University Cyber Forensics Laboratory (Dec. 5, 7 p.m. PST)

-- Digital Forensics in the 21st Century co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (Dec. 14, 1 p.m. PST)

More information on these events is available at http://www.nasonline.org/programs/distinctive-voices/upcoming-events.html.

CONTACT: Susan Marty, 949-721-2213 or e-mail voicesatbeckman@nas.edu

 

 

RESOURCES FOR REPORTERS

 

Check out podcasts from the National Academies on all areas of science, engineering, and medicine at http://national-academies.org/podcast/, informational booklets and other useful publications at http://national-academies.org/publications, and resources on evolution at http://national-academies.org/evolution/.  

 

View the most recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences articles online by visiting This Week in Early Edition at http://www.pnas.org/site/misc/highlights.shtml, or PNAS in the News at http://www.pnas.org/site/misc/news.shtml.  Journalists may register to receive embargoed material by contacting the PNAS News Office at pnasnews@nas.edu.

 

This guide, along with news releases and other documents from the Office of News and Public Information, is available on the Internet at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/bydate.aspx. 

 

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