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London Eating Disorders Conference 2015
United Kingdom
03/18/2015

London Eating Disorders Conference 2015

18th, 19th and 20th March 2015 London, United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce that our 12th International London Eating Disorders Conference, one of the leading and most respected eating disorders conferences in the world, is taking place on 18th, 19th and 20th March 2015.

Plenary themes

1. Stigma, shame and disgust

2. Making diagnosis clinically relevant

3. Evidence based practice: research, clinical and patient perspectives

Conference format

This three day, CPD certified conference combines plenary sessions, short papers and posters. These will convey the very latest ideas and research findings in the field of eating disorders. The aim is to encourage maximum response from participants and a lively exchange of ideas.

The conference offers participants the opportunity to choose six 90 minute sessions out of a total of 36 to maximise the relevance of the meeting to each individual.

Behavioral Scientist, Physician, Physician Researcher, Psychologist
American Association of Children’s Residential Centers 59th Annual Conference
United States
Georgia
04/13/2015

American Association of Children’s Residential Centers 59th Annual Conference

The Complexity of Residential Interventions

April 13-17th, 2015 Savannah, Georgia

Behavioral Scientist, Child Psychologist, Social Worker
15th EMBL|EMBO Science and Society Conference: Foods Are Us! On Eating and Becoming
Germany
11/06/2014

15th EMBL|EMBO Science and Society Conference: Foods Are Us! On Eating and Becoming

European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg, Germany

Thursday 6 November - Friday 7 November 2014

The main aim of these joint meetings is to present important areas of life science research in a manner accessible to all, and to promote reflection on their implications. At the same time, they should facilitate a broad dialogue between biologists, behavioral and social scientists, students of all disciplines, and members of the public.

• Topics

◦ Food, Science and Human Variation

◦ The Nature and Nurture of Food Preferences

◦ Food and The Metabolic Environment

◦ Food, Health and Disease

The focus of this meeting will be on the impact food has on our body and mind, both from the long-term evolutionary perspective and from the perspective of everyday life. The conference programme will highlight the biological and cultural processes through which food both defines us and transforms us. Metaphorically, as well as literally, in what sense are we what we eat?

Humans are the only species that cook their food and this unique trait coincided with the evolutionary emergence of our earliest ancestors about two million years ago. Scientists argue that cooking must have had a profound effect on our evolution because it increased food efficiency, which allowed human ancestors to spend less time foraging, chewing, and digesting. Then, as humans spread to every corner of the planet, the availability of diverse food sources caused groups of humans to adapt differently to different environments, and this may have left its mark on their genomes.

This raises some fascinating questions: How have diets of people in different parts of the world shaped human physiology? How do we acquire our sense of taste and smell? What are the underpinnings of our ability to taste and distinguish so many different flavours? Do genetic differences predispose individuals to perceive the taste of foods differently? How does the sociocultural environment into which we happen to be born, and within which we are raised, shape our food preferences and perception? Are our eating habits imprinted on our faculties of perception?

Often eating (or not eating) gives rise to health problems. While the world’s food supplies are considered to be plentiful, the World Health Organization cites pervasive malnutrition as the greatest single threat to public health. At the same time, in the more affluent parts of the world, public health and human wellbeing are being compromised by excessive food consumption and successive food scandals. How can we address global food inequality, and what can be done to curb the obesity epidemic?

What is the relationship between the food we eat and the microorganisms we carry within us? What is known about food and health across cultures? Have gene pools of populations around the world been affected by the nature of their diets? Why does the genetic make-up of some people make them particularly vulnerable to certain foods -  reactions that range from addictive responses to allergic reactions?

These are some of the questions that will be the focus of our 15th EMBL/EMBO Science and Society conference in Heidelberg.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Academic, Allied Health Professional, Nutritionist, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist
8th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health
United States
Massachusetts
03/19/2015

8th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health

March 19-20, 2015 Boston, Massachusetts

The Correctional Health Conference provides a forum for researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policy makers, and grant funding leaders to network, share evidence, and learn about emerging research and relevant policy updates in the field of correctional health care.

This year's conference theme is Implementation Science.

Community Activist, Nurse, Nurse Researcher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Worker
2015 International Conference on Eating Disorders
United States
Massachusetts
04/23/2015

2015 International Conference on Eating Disorders

ICED 2015 April 23-25, 2015

Clinical Teaching Day April 22, 2015

Boston, Massachusetts

Mark your calendar and plan to attend ICED 2015 in Boston, April 23-25, 2015, as we host the premier gathering of eating disorders professionals and advocates. Help us break another record – more than 1300 attendees in 2014!

Behavioral Scientist, Clinical Psychologist, Nurse Practitioner, Psychologist
13th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference
United States
Michigan
03/11/2015

13th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference

March 11-12, 2015 Ann Arbor, Michigan

Each year the Depression on College Campuses Conference hosts attendees from over 50 colleges and universities from across the nation for a focused review of recent research and practical advances in our understanding of depressive illnesses in college students.

Conference Learning Objectives

Depression among college students is an urgent public health problem. If we are to prevent the progression, chronicity, recurrence, and burden of depression, we must emphasize earlier detection, intervention, and ultimately, prevention.

Learning objectives and expected results for the conference participants are an improved understanding and ability to implement:

Best practices for prevention and intervention methods to address stress, anxiety, depression and related illnesses among college students;

Research which demonstrates the impact of campus mental health programs and services which result in higher retention and graduation rates, stronger community engagement and connectedness, and the formation of positive social relationships;

Outreach models to reach students with depressive illnesses, or who are at risk of developing a depressive illness, in order to help these students to engage in treatment which will enhance their ability to manage stress and achieve success during their college career;

University policies and programs which aim to address the culture of extreme competitiveness and severe stress on many campuses, in order to improve student mental health and overall wellness.

Audience

The conference attracts a multi-disciplinary audience of professionals working on college campuses, including:

Counselors and Counseling Center Directors

Psychologists

Psychiatrists

Academic Advisors

Student Affairs administrators and staff

Faculty

Parents

Students

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Clinical Psychologist, Community Activist, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Physician Researcher, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
5th International Regional Stress and Behavior Neuroscience and Biopsychiatry Conference (North America)
United States
Florida
06/22/2015

5th International Regional Stress and Behavior Neuroscience and Biopsychiatry Conference (North America)

June 22-24, 2015 Miami, Florida

CONFERENCE TOPICS

• stress, fear; anxiety, depression

• neurogenetics of stress

• neuromediators and transporters

• neurosteroids in the CNS

• neurochemistry and neurophysiology of stress

• neuropsychopharmacology and neuroendocrinology

• experimental models of behavior

• stress, memory and learning

• psychophysiology and neuropsychology

• psychoneuroimmunology

• general psychiatry of stress-related brain disorders

• neuroethology and human ethology

• other brain/behavioral disorders

• gene x environment interactions

• translational research in biological psychiatry

• biomarkers of stress

ORGANIZERS: 

The International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS)

Neurochemist, Neuropsychologist, Neuroscientist, Physician Researcher, Psychiatrist
International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS) 7th One-day Zebrafish Behavioral Neuroscience and Neurophenotyping Workshop (ZB2N-2014)
United States
Washington, DC
11/14/2014

International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS) 7th One-day Zebrafish Behavioral Neuroscience and Neurophenotyping Workshop (ZB2N-2014)

 In conjunction with SfN-14 meeting

Washington DC, Nov 14 or Nov 20, 2014 Georgetown University School for Continuing Studies, Downtown DC (next to the SfN Convention Center)

As more and more labs are establishing zebrafish (Danio rerio) projects, zebrafish are rapidly becoming a popular model organism for neuroscience research. This day-long ISBS course consists of a series of lectures covering major neurobehavioral domains and advanced phenotyping techniques for probing normal and pathological behaviors in zebrafish. The lectures will be followed by informal breakout sessions discussing the practical application of zebrafish screens, 2D and 3D behavioral analyses, video-tracking tools, and future new directions in the field. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to present their data, discuss their research problems, and obtain expert consultation from workshop organizers.
 
Topics

• Introduction to behavioral ecology of zebrafish

• General motor phenotypes

• Neurotoxicity models

• Anxiety and fear-related behaviors

• Social phenotypes: shoaling and social preference

• Memory and Learning

• Predator avoidance behavior

• Depression-like phenotypes

• Drug abuse and withdrawal

• Genetic/strain differences

• Aggression and boldness phenotypes

• Advanced video-tracking and 3D phenotyping

• High-throughput small molecule screens

• Zebrafish models of psychoses

• Hallucinogenic and stimulant drugs’ effects

• Measuring zebrafish body coloration responses

• Biomarkers: CNS c-fos, egr, whole-body cortisol

• Enhancing zebrafish research with online databases

Behavioral Scientist, Neuroscientist, Physician Researcher, Scientist
Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations
United States
Georgia
05/06/2015

Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations

 May 6–9, 2015 Atlanta, Georgia

The eleventh International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, "Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations," will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on May 6-9, 2015, with preconference workshops and opening events on May 6. This conference is convened by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.

Scope

The Work, Stress and Health Conference series addresses the ever-changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety and well-being of workers. The conference covers numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers, such as work and family issues, new forms of work organization, changing worker demographics, best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations. Expert presentations and informal meetings with leading scientists and practitioners will provide an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments in occupational health psychology.

Sustainability, Occupational Safety and Health

This year, the conference will give special attention to the concept of "sustainability," and the integral role of occupational safety and health in sustainable economic growth. For enterprises, sustainability refers to the potential for maintenance of business success over the long term. For workers, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well-being. However, it has become increasingly clear that these two conditions are inextricably connected. In business, sustainability efforts have most commonly focused on environmental responsibility — at least historically so. But this is changing. Increasingly, corporate sustainability interests have expanded to include social responsibility, labor practices and occupational and environmental safety and health.

Underlying this development is increasing evidence, on one hand, of the economic threat of hazardous working conditions. The International Social Security Administration estimates that the economic burden of work-related injury alone is equivalent to 4 percent of the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and, in some countries, as high as 10 percent of the GDP. In the U.S., annual costs of occupational injuries and disease have been calculated at $250 billion. On the other hand, is mounting evidence of superior market performance of enterprises that nurture a culture of health and incorporate social concerns in their sustainability efforts. Thus, sustainable work and health are integral to organizational and economic sustainability.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Policy Analyst, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
1st International Energy Drinks Conference
Australia
11/06/2014

1st International Energy Drinks Conference

6-7th November 2014 Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Caffeinated energy drinks are the focus of a new and rapidly progressing public health conversation in a number of countries. With most developed nations experiencing an exponential growth in energy drink sales, there are emergent fears amongst many health advocates about the health and behavioural effects of energy drink use. A developing interdisciplinary group of independent, government-supported and industry-funded researchers are working to investigate the: health and behavioural outcomes of consumption; consumption by young people; consumption of energy drinks with alcohol; impacts of excessive consumption, and; public health and policy issues surrounding availability and product labelling. In this context, an international conference on Energy Drinks Research will be held in Geelong, Victoria, Australia on 6-7th November 2014. The conference will be an interdisciplinary meeting of international non-beverage industry affiliated researchers at the forefront of energy drinks research.

Enquiries

Please send any enquiries you may have to: edconference-admin@deakin.edu.au

Allied Health Professional, Behavioral Scientist, Dietitian, Health Services Researcher, Nutritionist, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst

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