"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 December 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/.

Women’s Mental Health from a Life Course Perspective: Stakeholder Meeting on Maternal Health

Dec. 2 | Washington, D.C.

This meeting will discuss the intersection between maternal health and women’s mental health across the life course. National experts will present how factors from adolescence through later life shape women’s mental health trajectories. The event will emphasize research, data, programs, and policies needed to provide the evidence for sound policy and practice recommendations.

Establishing Clinician Well-Being as a National Priority

Dec. 4 | Washington, D.C.

This meeting of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience will focus on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of a recently released NAM report on taking action against clinician burnout.  This event will be webcast.

Exploring the Frontiers of Innovation to Tackle Microbial Threats

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

Every year in the United States, drug-resistant bacteria cause almost 3 million infections and 35,000 deaths. This workshop will explore promising scientific, technological, and social innovations for tackling new and re-emerging infectious microbes. Featured presentations will cover innovations including detection and diagnostic tools, data and predictive modeling approaches, and behavior change strategies to improve preparedness and response efforts. The workshop will be webcast.

A Population Health Perspective on Middle School Success: Activities, Programs, and Policies

Dec. 5 | Oakland, Calif.

The middle school years are especially formative for the minds and bodies of adolescents. Public school teachers and administrators, social workers, and leaders of community organizations will discuss current policies and programs designed to support middle school success, as related to the classroom experience, extracurricular activities, and transitions to high school. Speakers will also examine how the health and social services sectors can collaborate with the education sector to address issues of equity and promote health and well-being. The workshop will be webcast.

Mobile Technology for Adaptive Aging

Dec. 11 and 12 | Washington, D.C.

This workshop will discuss how mobile technology can be employed to enhance the lives of older adults, and generate ideas for future research that might be of interest to the NIH.

Reports Scheduled for Release in December

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. 

Framing Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Pain: Developing the Evidence

This report provides recommendations for evaluating existing clinical practice guidelines for prescribing opioids for acute pain, and identifies specific conditions and medical procedures for which opioid prescribing guidelines should be developed.

Manipulating Quantum Systems: An Assessment of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics in the United States

Decadal study examining the current state of AMO sciences in the United States and how best to maintain and improve it in the future.

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes:  Thriving in the 21st Century

Reviews key questions related to the effective implementation of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program.