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Call for Papers: New Measures of Age and Ageing
Austria
06/30/2014

Call for Papers: New Measures of Age and Ageing

New ways of measuring population ageing that accurately represent the real world, International Conference

Vienna, Austria, 3-5 Dec 2014

This International Conference is organized by the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and coordinated by POP Deputy Program Director Sergei Scherbov and Senior Scholar Warren Sanderson.

Deadline for Submission: 30 June 2014

For several years Sergei Scherbov and Warren Sanderson have developed new measures of age and ageing in demographic research. Their groundbreaking results have been published in Nature and Science, among others. It is based on the fact that life expectancy has increased significantly in recent decades: people live longer and stay healthier for longer, but research methods have only adjusted little. Focusing on only one aspect of the changes entailed in population ageing - the chronological age of people - but not on all the others provides a limited picture of the process, one that is often not appropriate for either scientific study or policy analysis. This conference is devoted to new ways of measuring ageing that more accurately represent the real world.

Topics of interest include:

Life-table-based measure

Measures based on subjective life expectancy and survival probabilitie

Measures based on self-reported physical conditions

Measures based on biomarkers

Measures based on cognitive functioning

Economic implications of the new measures

Country case studies

Selected conference contributions will be published in the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2016.

More information: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/newage/

E-mail: conference.vid@oeaw.ac.at

Biostatistician, Geriatrician, Gerontologist, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
Call for Abstracts: 15th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases (ISVHLD)
Germany
04/01/2015

Call for Abstracts: 15th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases (ISVHLD)

June 26-28, 2015 Berlin, Germany

Deadline Abstract Submission: April 1, 2015

In June 2015 the 15th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases (ISVHLD) will be held in Berlin, Germany.

ISVHLD has a tradition of 43 years. Initially the focus was on discovery of hepatitis viruses, then it was the development of diagnostic procedures, vaccines, understanding pathophysiology and now therapies. In 2015 will be the time when many of the new direct antiviral agents (DAAs) against hepatitis C will be approved. However public health will become very important to identify the patients in need for therapy and to make these new therapies accessible to all parts of the world. Furthermore we still need to develop better finite therapies for hepatitis B and need to address many more burning issues of global relevance like hepatitis D and E.

This symposium is organized every three years moving around the continents. Basic scientists and clinicians will discuss the most recent advances made against the global health burden caused by all hepatitis viruses. For the first time the symposium will be organized in Germany taking place in its capital Berlin.

Hepatologist, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Virologist
Call for Abstracts: 2014 Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi) Regulatory Science Symposium
United States
Maryland
04/27/2014

Call for Abstracts: 2014 Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi) Regulatory Science Symposium

June 2-3, 2014 FDA Headquarters White Oak Campus Silver Spring, Maryland

Abstract submission deadline:  April 27, 2014, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time 

On June 2-3, 2014, FDA will host its 3rd public Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi) Regulatory Science Symposium to:

(1) Update stakeholders on FDA’s current MCM activities and recent accomplishments,

(2) Highlight progress of ongoing intramural regulatory science research activities, and

(3) Discuss the future of MCMi regulatory science.

As part of this symposium, the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats invite any Principal Investigator working on an MCMi-funded regulatory science project to submit a poster session abstract.  We also welcome submissions from investigators working on any medical countermeasure (MCM)-related regulatory science projects (regardless of MCMi funding status).

Investigators must submit abstracts (≤ 300 words) using the official Abstract Submission Form no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 27, 2014, to AskMCMi@fda.hhs.gov.

About MCMi

FDA plays a critical role in protecting the United States from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and emerging infectious disease threats. FDA’s responsibility is to ensure that medical countermeasures (MCMs)—such as drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests—to counter these threats are safe, effective, and secure.

Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Virologist
Call for Abstracts: International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities
United States
Maryland
06/02/2014

Call for Abstracts: International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities

December 1–3, 2014 National Harbor, Maryland

Deadline: All abstracts must be received by the Secretariat (via the Adobe form) no later than 5:00 PM Eastern, June 2, 2014. No corrections will be allowed and there will be no extensions for this deadline.

The International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities will convene December 1–3, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. Pre-Symposium Training workshops will take place December 1, 2014.

In keeping with the theme of the symposium, "Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity,” the scientific program will highlight the excellence and innovation in basic, translational, and clinical research from the programs supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The Symposium has been designed to offer opportunities for sharing research information in areas related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, cancer, women's health, mental health, infectious disease, stroke, and behavioral and community health with special emphasis on minority health and health disparities. We invite others who are engaged in clinical, translational, basic science, education, and policy research in minority health and health disparities to join us.

Academic, African American, Community Activist, Health Services Researcher, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
Call for Abstracts: Amazonian Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases
French Guiana
06/06/2014

Call for Abstracts: Amazonian Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases

26th to September 28th, 2014 Cayenne, French Guiana

Abstract submission deadline: June 6, 2014

Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentations. 

Organized by the STRonGer consortium, the Amazonian Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases (ACEID) will be held from September 26th to September 28th, 2014 in Cayenne, French Guiana.

Since the late 19th century, tremendous efforts have been made to fight against infectious agents responsible for human diseases. The development of hygiene, including the quality of drinking water, better food, the advent and generalization of vaccination, the widespread use of pesticides as well as antibiotics are only a few steps that led to a drastic reduction of public health burden due to infectious diseases.

However, parasites, bacteria and viruses remain a major cause of human mortality worldwide. New diseases have emerged, others have re-emerged in areas where they had been eradicated or at least controlled, and a few others have seen their geographical distribution dramatically expanded.

In parallel with the emergence of new infectious agents, we have to face an increased resistance of bacteria, parasites and viruses respectively to antibiotics, antiparasitic and antiviral molecules. Lastly, numerous arthropod vectors have developed a resistance to insecticide molecules commonly used for vector control.

Some of these infectious agents and their associated diseases have a huge impact worldwide on public health and socio-economic development. Their control has become a major political and strategic international issue. This has led to increased institutional support of research.

In this context, there is an important need for sharing and disseminating the latest developments in emerging and infectious diseases field within the scientific community. The Amazonian Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseasesthus aims to get together a broad range of scientists “linking fieldwork, benchside and bedside approaches”.

Attending this conference will be the opportunity to stimulate and strengthen collaborations across fields, and to network with a worldwide interdisciplinary group including researchers and academics, as well as health professionals.

Topics

Authors with original research are encouraged to submit abstracts related to the below mentioned topics and related fields of investigation:

Chikungunya: epidemiological situation, virological & entomological context, public health answers

Diseases at the interface of humans, wildlife and other animals

Dynamics of ID: Tele-epidemiology and spatio-temporal approaches

Ecological factors and climate change in disease emergence

Genetics of insecticide resistance

Infections related to travel and migration

Influenza and other respiratory infections

Innovation in diagnostic tests

Mechanisms of drug resistance

Methods and models of disease surveillance detection and prediction

Molecular epidemiology of malaria

New, emerging and neglected diseases

Omics for pathogen discovery

Omics in drug discovery

Outbreak modeling

Outbreak response and control

Population genetics of parasites and vectors

Tools for detection of resistance

Vector competence

Vector-borne diseases

Epidemiologist, Physician, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Veterinary Scientist, Virologist
Call for Abstracts: 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy
United States
North Carolina
04/30/2014

Call for Abstracts: 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy

October 13-17, 2014 Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014

The 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will bring together experts from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, government and foundations to provide an interdisciplinary perspective spanning science, policy, practice and economics. We are now accepting abstracts for poster and verbal presentations. This year’s conference will take place October 13-17 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

2014 Conference Themes

WaSH in Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Hygiene and Behavior Change

WaSH Emergency Response

Monitoring and Evaluation: Impact and Efficiencies for Projects and Programs

Water Supply and Quality: From Catchment to Consumer and Back

Sanitation: How Are We Doing on Defining the Future?

Addressing Disparities in WaSH: Rural, Peri-urban and Indigenous Populations

Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Toxicologist
Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference on Health Literacy and Health Promotion
Taiwan
06/30/2014

Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference on Health Literacy and Health Promotion

October 6 – 8 2014 Taipei, Taiwan

Call for abstracts closes June 30, 2014.

We invite you to join us for the 2nd International Conference on Health Literacy and Health Promotion to be held from October 6 to October 8 in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to discuss better interventions in health education and services.

Topics that will be discussed during the conference are:

• Health literacy and policy: health policy and governance, health civil society, health inequalities

• Health literacy and community: health city, healthy ageing environment, healthy living environment and design, enhancing and creating health literate settings

• Health literacy and hospital: healthcare for non-communicable diseases management (NCDs, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disorders, renal diseases, et al), high-risk vulnerable individuals

• Health literacy and education: education and curriculum for health literacy, intervention via school educations

• Health literacy and occupational environment: industry and business health-literacy friendly environment, occupational health and physical activities and health literacy, health literacy as corporate social responsibility

• Health literacy in the media and social marketing

• Health literacy in nutrition and food safety

• Reproductive health, mental health, and health literacy

• Health literacy in migrant and minorities

• Research on measuring HL, on determinants of HL and on consequences or impacts of HL on different aspects of health.

We are currently accepting abstracts (max. 500 words) for presentations at the Conference. All submitted papers must be in English.

Please note: all presenters will be expected to register as conference attendees.

Academic, Diabetes Educator, Dietitian, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Nurse Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Posters: National Association of State EMS Officials Annual Meeting
United States
Ohio
08/31/2014

Call for Posters: National Association of State EMS Officials Annual Meeting

October 6–10, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio

The NASEMSO Annual Meeting generally occurs in September or October, and the site rotates throughout the country. The NASEMSO Annual Meeting purpose is to address current issues and trends in emergency medical services systems. Programs are conducted in a variety of formats to maximize information exchange and dialogue with state EMS officials on current EMS issues. Exhibits of advanced equipment, technology, and services are part of the meeting.

Who Should Attend

Members of NASEMSO; state, federal, and other officials with a role in emergency medical services; and EMS suppliers.

The goal of the NASEMSO-sponsored poster competition is to foster and develop system research and performance assessment and improvement skills in State offices of EMS and trauma.

Accepted Topics: Posters must include all four components:

(1) DESCRIBE, (2) ANALYZE, (3) INTERVENE and (4) MEASURE a system performance improvement topic such as:

-- Staff Retention

-- Collections

--Time Sensitive Illness or injury

-- Management Training

-- Data Collection

-- Investigations

-- Education

-- Special Populations

Eligible Participants:

A staff member of a State office or foundation of EMS and trauma system must be an author (primary or contributing).

EMSC staff members not employed within the state office are also eligible, as are contracted state medical directors.

Format:

Poster Abstract: Proposed posters must be submitted in Abstract format and be no more than one page in length. 12 point font, Times New Roman, 0.5” margins.

Demonstration Format: If the poster is accepted for presentation it must be printed as a single 24” by 36” poster.

Due Date: Poster Abstracts are due August 31, 2014

Review Committee Decision: September 20, 2014

Award: The Poster Selection Team will announce the top-three posters during the annual meeting. Awards will be provided to the authors.

Emergency Physician, Physician, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers: DBP 2014: Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water
Germany
06/30/2014

Call for Papers: DBP 2014: Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water

Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th October 2014 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

This international Conference will be organised by IWW Water Centre (DE), RSC (UK) and SCI (UK). A scientific poster session and an exhibition related to the topics of the conference will be included. It is expected that more than 200 attendees from all over Europe will take part. You will have the opportunity to talk to decision makers from water companies and regulators. The relevant scientific community will also be present.
  
Programme Topics

The themes of the conference are:

• Emerging disinfection by-products

• Water treatment including advanced treatment processes

• Water recycling

• Online and laboratory-based monitoring

• Health and toxicology aspects of DBP

• DBP regulations and the future
  
 Who should attend

This conference is aimed at water companies, public health professionals, drinking water quality regulators, suppliers of laboratory and on-line monitoring equipment, analytical chemists, and academic and industry researchers working in the area of disinfection by-products.

Papers are invited for oral and poster presentations. Papers will be considered for inclusion by the Programme Committee.

Closing dates are:

30th June for oral abstracts

19th September for poster abstracts

Contact

To register an interest or ask for more information, please contact the Secretariat

Maggi Churchouse of Maggi Churchouse Events
Address: 3 East Barn, Market Weston Road, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK
Telephone and fax: +44 (0)1359 221004 E-mail:  maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk

Chemist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Toxicologist
Call for Abstracts: 2014 American College of Epidemiology Annual Scientific Sessions
United States
Maryland
05/05/2014

Call for Abstracts: 2014 American College of Epidemiology Annual Scientific Sessions

Theme: Making Epidemiology More Consequential

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Silver Spring, Maryland (DC Metro Area)

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 5, 2013

Epidemiologist, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant

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