"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 May

Release dates for the following reports 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.


Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce

Examines the effectiveness and coordination of programs that prepare Americans for skilled technical jobs -- occupations that require a high level of knowledge in a technical domain but generally do not require a bachelor's degree for entry.


The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation

Analyzes adult use of selected assistive products and technologies, including wheeled or seated mobility devices, upper extremity prostheses, and products and technologies that pertain to hearing, communication, and speech.


Review of EPA's 'Science to Achieve Results' Research Grants Program
Assesses EPA's 'Science to Achieve Results' Research Grants Program's scientific merit, benefits to the public, and overall contributions in the context of other relevant research.



Selected Events Through May 2017

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/.


NAS Annual Meeting

April 29-May 2 | Washington, D.C.

Events for the 154th annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences include an induction ceremony for members elected in 2016, a ceremony for 2017 award recipients, an address to members by NAS President Marcia McNutt, and a symposium, "Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence," which will examine the societal implications of the revolutionary advances in this field.  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 2.  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.


Roundtable on Health Literacy

May 4 | Washington, D.C.

This workshop will explore the quality performance measures for integration of health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services. The event will be webcast.


Accelerating Progress to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities

May 9 | Washington, D.C.

The National Academies committee examining the programs and policies that are most promising to prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving will hold its third meeting to gather information for its study.  The meeting will be webcast.


Technology and Global Health

May 11 | Washington, D.C.

This workshop will examine the use of technology to advance global and national health priorities in low- and middle-income countries.  The event will be webcast.


Demographic Effects of Girls' Education in Developing Countries

May 11 and 12 | Irvine, Calif.

This workshop will include panel presentations on topics such as the effect of girls' education on reproductive behavior, the importance of education quality, and policies to encourage girls to participate in school.


Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act at 15 Years

May 12 | Washington, D.C.

This public seminar will examine what the federal statistical agencies have gained from the passage of Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) in 2002 and what the agencies and users of their data need for greater data sharing.  Panel discussions will cover confidentiality protection, facilitation of research, and the need for data synchronization.  The event will be available via WebEx.


Potential Human Health Effects of Surface Coal Mining Operations in Central Appalachia

May 22-24 | Logan, W.Va.

This is the second meeting of the National Academies committee examining the potential relationship between increased health risks and living in proximity to sites that are being mined or reclaimed for surface coal deposits.


Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration

May 24 | Washington, D.C.

This is the first meeting of the National Academies committee that will develop a detailed research agenda needed to assess the benefits, risks, and sustainable scale potential for carbon dioxide removal and sequestration approaches and increase their commercial viability.






May 18 | 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 Art, Science, and Ocean. Registration is required.








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