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Society for Public Health Education 66th Annual Meeting
United States
Oregon
04/23/2015

Society for Public Health Education 66th Annual Meeting

Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Health Promotion

April 23-25, 2015 Portland, Oregon

The Society for Public Health Education's 66th Annual Meeting, Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Health Promotion, offers an exciting opportunity to share your research findings, program impacts, policy changes, perspectives, and expertise with the health education and health promotion professional community. The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon, April 23-25, 2015. Join us in sharing your latest research and practice in health education and health promotion!

Community Activist, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
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
American College Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting
United States
Florida
05/26/2015

American College Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting

May 26-30, 2015 Orlando, Florida

Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Nurse, Nurse Researcher, Physician, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference
United States
California
06/29/2015

8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

June 29 – July 2, 2015 San Diego, California

Now in its 8th year, the biennial Childhood Obesity Conference is the nation’s largest, most influential collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity/overweight. Nearly 2,000 attendees from across the country are expected to attend in 2015.

Conference Theme

This year’s conference theme is, “Collective Impact: Developing a Shared Vision to Achieve Greater Success”. This theme invites conference participants to discover the various partnerships and cross-sector collaborations that are essential to accelerating systemic change as well as exploring the possibilities of forming uncommon and thought-provoking alliances to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic. In addition, the conference will focus on how you can strengthen existing partnerships in order to maximize results, leverage resources and develop a shared vision to achieve social norm change in your community and the communities you serve.

A Focus on Collective Impact:

The conference will highlight how collective impact principles coupled with evidence and practice based strategies can be used to effectively and efficiently combat the socio-ecological factors that contribute to overweight/obesity in children and adolescents. Strategies and principles that are focused on reaching children and adolescents who suffer disproportionality from high obesity/overweight will be elevated.

Conference Goals

Bring together diverse stakeholders to share knowledge, leverage partnerships and identify collective solutions to increase access to healthy foods and increase opportunities for children and their families to be physically active.

Share and discuss emerging research, best practices, community-based efforts and effective policy strategies that promote and sustain healthy eating and physical activity practices.

Elevate evidence and practice-based strategies that focus on reducing inequities in high-risk, low income communities.

Using a collective impact approach, discover new cross-sector collaborations and strengthen existing partnerships to effectively and efficiently combat the socio-ecological factors that contribute to overweight/obesity in children and adolescents.

Recognize opportunities to leverage State and Federal legislation to further policies and programs that aim to reduce overweight/obesity in children and adolescents (e.g. Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act, Farm Bill, Affordable Care Act, Covered California etc.).

Community Activist, Dietitian, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Nurse, Nutritionist, Pediatric Nurse, Pediatrician, Physician, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
United Arab Emirates
03/17/2015

16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

17-21 March 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Conference is a call for a Collective Resolution to fight Tobacco through Cohesion and Integration of Tobacco Control in two broader health and development agendas for achievement of our common health and development goals.

The Conference theme of “Tobacco and Non-Communicable Diseases” highlights the fact that Tobacco use is the most alarming risk factor for diseases causing millions of deaths every year and contributing to the enormous burden of NCDs all over the world.

Physician, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal Through Early Childhood
United States
New York
11/11/2014

Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal Through Early Childhood

November 11 - 13, 2014 The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented by The Aspen Brain Forum Foundation, Science Translational Medicine, and the New York Academy of Sciences

The future success of a child is crucially dependent upon the earliest stages of brain development, during pregnancy and infancy. Scientific research from multiple academic and medical disciplines has shown that the changes that take place during this early period of brain development can profoundly shape the rest of a child's life, and affect long-term health, well-being, and cognitive ability.

As a child grows — from inside the womb through the first few years of life — massive changes take place in the connectivity and plasticity of the brain. Deepening our understanding of the connection between a child’s early behavioral milestones and their brain’s structural and neural development is a critical first step for promoting healthy brain development, as well as improving treatments for developmental and learning disorders. Additionally, functional or dysfunctional social and family relationships, socioeconomic status/poverty, stress, nutrition, and other environmental experiences produce lasting effects on the brain and impact how children will respond to adversity, how they will interact with their peers, and whether they will succeed in school and throughout their lives.

This 2.5-day conference will convene leading researchers with expertise in the fundamental stages of early brain development, and will focus on the connection between research and improved outcomes for children.  Conference speakers will present the latest discoveries from cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology regarding typical and atypical development of human learning and memory, emotion, and social behavior in the first few years of life. They will also explore socioeconomic, family, and nutritional factors that can affect brain and behavior.  The conference will highlight educational practices, health and nutrition practices, applied research, and government policy with the potential for enhancing healthy brain development and improving outcomes for at-risk children.

This conference will feature a dedicated session: Spotlight on Nutrition and Brain Development, co-presented with The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Health Services Researcher, Neuroscientist, Nutritionist, Pediatrician, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
6th International Academic Conference on Environmental and Occupational Medicine
China
10/16/2014

6th International Academic Conference on Environmental and Occupational Medicine

16-18 October 2014 Suzhou, China

Environment and human health are closely related. One recent trend is the integration of environmental and occupational medicine, two of the hottest subjects in public health. Since 2002, the Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine (JEOM) and Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in alliance with various institutions such as  Environmental Health Perspectives, the California Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have successfully held five international academic conferences on environmental and occupational medicine which have been well received by both domestic and international experts and peers. A wide spectrum of participants were invited to exchange ideas on themes including “Environment, Ecology, Occupation, and Healthy Cities”, “Environment, Occupation, and Protection of Human Resources in the Rapid Development of Economy”, “Healthy Environment and Harmonious Society”, and “Environment and Health with Emphasis on Environment-related Effects of Climate Change, Urbanization, and Occupation on Public Health”. The proceedings of the third to fifth international conferences (2004, 2006, 2010) are indexed by Conference Proceedings Citation Index—Science, which has effectively boosted the journal’s and the conferences’ international impact.

We are honored to invite you to the 6th International Academic Conference on Environmental and Occupational Medicine to be held in Suzhou, China,  16-18 October 2014. The JEOM 30th Anniversary and the East China Occupational Health Congress will be held in tandem. Participants will share the latest findings in these fields including but not limited to environmental and occupational medicine, environmental protection, meteorology, agriculture, and safety supervision, and will look to future trends with the aim of building a stronger professional collaboration and eventually promoting human health.

Theme

Environment and Health Promotion: Translating Research into Action

Parallel sessions

Prevention and control for environment-related diseases

Health protection for occupational populations

Omics of environmental and occupational medicine

Environmental policies and public health

Topics

Policy and decision making on environment and health

Legislation, supervision, management, and service system construction against occupational diseases

Public health system reform and environmental health risk response

Dimensions of environmental and health data, indicators, and risk assessments

Forecasting, warning, and responding to natural disasters, extreme weather events, and resulting diseases

Impacts of natural ecosystems on human health

Health Impact of climate (types and changes) and indoor air quality

Biomonitoring: new issues and discoveries

Food and drinking water safety system: exposure and risk assessment of chemical pollutants

Health impacts of working conditions and job stress

Other multidisciplinary studies with relevance to environmental and occupational medicine

Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
The Role of Quantified Self for Personal Healthcare
United Kingdom
11/02/2014

The Role of Quantified Self for Personal Healthcare

November 2-5, 2014 Belfast, Northern Ireland

In recent years there has been considerable interest in tracking a variety of health-related data via a growing number of ubiquitous devices, smartphones and wearable devices. This phenomenon is bundled by the so-called “Quantified Self” (QS) movement, an Internet community focusing on self-quantification through technological aids. The Quantified Self movement promises “self knowledge through numbers” and its adherents are proponents of self-tracking in many forms, including the use of wearable devices, blood testing, genetic testing, and journal recording. A variety of relevant health parameters are now being captured via an ecosystem of consumer-oriented wearable devices, smartphone apps and related services. Techniques from information science, sociology, psychology, statistics, machine learning and data mining are applied to analyze collected data. These techniques provide new opportunities to enrich understanding of individual and population health. Self-tracking data can provide better measures of everyday behavior and lifestyle and can complement more traditional clinical data collection, towards a comprehensive picture of health.

This workshop, held in conjunction with IEEE BIBM 2014 in Belfast, aims to engage researchers from both Healthcare and Quantified Self communities to discuss key issues, opportunities and obstacles for personal health data research. IEEE BIBM 2014 provides a leading forum for disseminating the latest research in bioinformatics and health informatics. It brings together academic and industrial scientists from computer science, biology, chemistry, medicine, mathematics and statistics.

Biomedical Engineer, Informatician, Information Scientist, Physician Researcher, Technologist
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting
United States
California
03/18/2015

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting

March 18–21, 2015 Los Angeles, California

The SAHM Annual Meeting is the premier, multidisciplinary, educational event in adolescent medicine and health. The meeting offers innovative research, clinical workshops and discussion forums for attendees of diverse disciplines and from around the world.

Our theme for the 2015 Annual Meeting is "Embracing Transitions: Promoting Health Through Adolescence and Young Adulthood." Adolescence and young adulthood are characterized by major transitions in many domains including physical and emotional development, family and peer relationships, health risk exposures, health care transitions, and  role in society. During this meeting, we will explore the important role that transition plays in health and well-being from adolescence to young adulthood and how adolescent health professionals can capitalize on the strengths of adolescents and young adults to support them through these changes.

Pediatrician, Physician, Physician Researcher
International Street Medicine Symposium X
Ireland
10/09/2014

International Street Medicine Symposium X

October 9-11, 2014 Dublin, Ireland

The Street Medicine Institute is excited to announce the 10th annual International Street Medicine Symposium, to be held October 9-11 in Europe’s friendliest city—Dublin, Ireland!  A special pre-symposium Street Medicine 101 workshop will also be offered on October 8th for any interested participants.  Safetynet Ireland, one of Europe’s most innovative and effective homeless health care networks, has generously agreed to serve as the primary local sponsoring organization.

Community Activist, Health Services Researcher, Nurse, Physician, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Worker

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