"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 October 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/.

Generational Issues in Workforce Management and Employment Practices
Oct. 3 | Washington, D.C.
This meeting will inform a National Academies study committee examining generational attitudes and behaviors in workforce management and employment practice. The committee will gather information on research that examines generations at work and hear military and legal perspectives on the issue.

Examining Respiratory Health After Military Service in Southwest Asia
Oct. 3 and 4 | Washington, D.C.
This workshop is an information-gathering activity for a National Academies study assessing the hazards associated with burn pit exposures, among other respiratory health issues affecting veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations (including Iraq and Afghanistan). The event will be webcast.

National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting
Oct. 6 and 7 | Washington, D.C.
Events for NAE's annual meeting include an induction ceremony for members elected earlier this year, a ceremony for 2019 award recipients, and NAE President John L. Anderson’s first annual address to members.  The meeting will feature two plenary lectures and a panel discussion on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing and its legacy. Speakers include former NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. and former astronaut Thomas P. Stafford. These events will be webcast.

Preventing and Controlling Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States
Oct. 7 | Washington, D.C.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis — are on the rise in the United States. This workshop will examine the factors that contribute to the spread of STIs, their economic burden, and the public health strategies and programs to prevent STIs. More than 20 years after the release of the Institute of Medicine’s report The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases, speakers will examine what the United States needs to do differently to confront this public health problem. The event will be webcast.

Reducing Consumer Food Waste
Oct. 8 | Washington, D.C.
At this meeting, expert input on consumer behavior and food waste will inform a National Academies committee tasked with examining consumer food waste in the U.S. and identifying strategies for behavior change.

Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health of Children and Youth in the United States
Oct. 10 | Washington, D.C.
This event will begin with a discussion with members of the study committee that wrote a recent National Academies report calling for a comprehensive national agenda to improve mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) health in children and youth. The morning’s discussion will be followed by a public workshop on the state of MEB health of children and youth in the United States. The event will be webcast.

2019 Henry and Bryna David Lecture
Oct. 10 | Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Eberhardt will give the 2019 Henry and Bryna David lecture. A social psychologist at Stanford University, Eberhardt investigates the consequences of the psychological association between race and crime. This event will be webcast.

Improving Graduate Medical Education Outcomes and Metrics
Oct. 10 and 11 | Washington, D.C.
Speakers at this workshop will talk about current barriers to collecting, analyzing, and reporting outcomes data related to graduate medical education (GME). They will also discuss the promise of “big data” and other technology platforms that can be used to conduct large-scale research on GME.

Addressing Policy Challenges in Mental Health and Substance Use Care
Oct. 15 and 16 | Washington, D.C.
This workshop will outline five key policy challenges to improve care for people with mental health and substance use disorders, exploring issues related to patient and family engagement, workforce development, care delivery across diverse settings, data collection, and translating knowledge to practice. In-person registration is at capacity; registration is available to attend via webinar only.

CBD – The Emerging Science and Potential Health Implications
Oct. 17 | Webinar
With the growing prevalence of cannabidiol (CBD)-infused foods and beverages, this webinar will explore the current and emerging scientific knowledge on CBD and the potential health implications related to CBD consumption.  Speakers will address the challenges of defining CBD and specific issues related to cannabinoids in the food supply.

National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting
Oct. 21 | Washington, D.C.
The National Academy of Medicine will announce the names of newly elected members and present this year's Lienhard Award for outstanding achievement in improving health care services and the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health.  In addition, NAM will host a scientific program on “The Evolution of Technology in Biomedical Science” featuring keynote speaker Keith A. Wailoo, Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University.  The president’s forum will focus on the societal implications of emerging science and technology in health and medicine, and the need for a future multisector, collective governance framework to guide the development and adoption of new technologies.  Portions of the meeting will be webcast live.

Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health at the National, Regional, and Community Levels
Oct. 23 and 24 | Washington, D.C.
This workshop will explore the ways public-private partnerships (PPPs) form; the conditions the private sector needs to establish itself in a region; and how a country, region, or community can become “PPP-ready” and ensure sustainable business models. Panelists will include representatives from the private sector and government, as well as intermediaries who have helped to facilitate PPPs. The event will be webcast.

Applying Big Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Oncology
Oct. 28 and 29 | Washington, D.C.
Not all individuals and communities may benefit from advances in cancer care — especially those who lack access to care or who have to choose between paying for medicine and paying for food. This workshop will examine the impact of social determinants of health on cancer incidence and outcomes. Panelists will also describe how big data can be used to reduce bias and advance health equity in cancer care. The event will be webcast.

Exploring the Current Landscape of Consumer Genomics
Oct. 29 | Washington, D.C.
Consumer genomics — which includes at-home genetic and DNA testing — has engaged many people in their own health care. However, much remains unknown about how to address data privacy and security concerns, and how to apply genetic test information to research and clinical care. This workshop will convene a broad array of stakeholders to explore the current landscape of consumer genomics and implications for how genetic test information is or may be used. The event will be webcast.

Reports Scheduled for Release in October
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.

Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase Two
Reviews technologies and costs for improving fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. This report is the final report of a Phase Two study and covers a broad range of technologies and issues focused on the 2022 to 2030 timeframe.

Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being
Examines the evidence regarding the causes of clinician burnout and proposes interventions to support clinician well-being and resilience. The report lays out a systems approach to address the issue, which considers the many potential sources of burnout: organizational culture, technology and administrative burdens, and the learning environment.


Oct. 17 | Washington, D.C.
D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In October, DASER explores the theme of informal education. Registration required. The event will be webcast.



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