"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 June 2019
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/.

Addressing Sickle Cell Disease
June 3 | Washington, D.C.
This meeting of a National Academies committee will explore opportunities for organizing and delivering health care for sickle cell disease, access considerations for new therapies, and patient perspectives on curative therapies. The event will be webcast.

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness
June 4 and 5 | Sacramento, Calif.
More frequent, more intense, and more destructive wildfires are becoming the "new normal" in California and other states. Speakers from county public health departments, government agencies, and academia will discuss how future wildfire prevention and response efforts must account for the long-term environmental effects, the prevalence of disaster-related trauma, and the impact on vulnerable populations — including communities of color, occupational workers, and the socio-economically disadvantaged. The event will be webcast.

Future of Nursing 2030: Chicago Town Hall
June 7 | Chicago
This meeting, themed "Education, Research, and Practice," is the first of three regional town halls being held to gather information for the National Academy of Medicine's Future of Nursing 2030 study. Discussions will focus on integrating social determinants of health and health equity into nursing practice. The event will be webcast.

The Convergence of Infectious Diseases and Noncommunicable Diseases
June 11 and 12 | New York City
A number of countries face an escalating double burden of infectious diseases and chronic diseases (also known as noncommunicable diseases or NCDs). This workshop will explore the links between NCDs and chronic diseases, as well as public health approaches that prevent their convergence. Experts will also discuss how changes in the microbiome throughout one's life may cause chronic diseases. The event will be webcast. 

Advancing Health Equity
June 12 | Online
Communities across the country are deploying strategies to reduce health inequities. However, it can be challenging to effectively communicate and message the value of health equity and ongoing efforts to diverse stakeholders.  At this second webinar in a series, field leaders will provide tips and tactics for effectively messaging health equity to advance public policy. The webinar will also feature a case study to illustrate how value-based messaging has proved effective in creating common ground to advance change.

Data Science Education at Two-Year Colleges
June 12 | Online
This workshop will focus on current efforts in developing data science curricula and programs at two-year colleges, opportunities for professional development in data science education, strategies for building partnerships with nearby four-year and master's granting institutions, and techniques for understanding the needs of local employers.

Brain Health Across the Lifespan
June 26 and 27 Postponed until July 29 | Washington, D.C.
From birth through old age, brain changes are inevitable, but they affect everyone differently. This workshop will explore how to define and measure good brain health, and the additional research needed to increase understanding of brain plasticity and resilience throughout the lifespan. The event will be webcast.

Reports Scheduled for Release in June
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.

A Decision Framework for Interventions to Increase the Persistence and Resilience of Coral Reefs
New interventions are being developed and proposed to help protect coral reefs against environmental conditions that threaten them, such as ocean acidification, pollution, and disease outbreaks. This report offers coral reef managers a framework for evaluating the benefits and risks of potential interventions.

An Indicator System to Advance Education Equity
This report identifies key indicators for measuring and monitoring the extent of equity in the nation's K-12 education system.




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