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2014 Health Center and Public Housing National Symposium
United States
Virginia
06/10/2014

2014 Health Center and Public Housing National Symposium

Engaging Residents of Underserved Communities: From Outreach to Quality Care

June 10-12, 2014,  Alexandria,  Virginia

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Health Center and Public Housing National Symposium, Engaging Residents of Underserved Communities: From Outreach to Quality Care. This year's symposium will be held June 10-12, 2014, in Alexandria, VA.

As with past years, this year’s national symposium is a joint project of Community Health Partners for Sustainability and the National Center for Health in Public Housing. We'll be bringing together leaders and innovators from the health and public housing fields to discuss those aspects of clinic management, service delivery, and program planning critical to the long-term health and wellness of your communities. In particular, this year’s symposium will address the importance of targeted outreach and community engagement in the provision of quality, affordable care for underserved communities. As with past symposia, this will be your opportunity to network with other public housing primary care grantees, HRSA project officers and administrators, and members of HUD and your local housing authorities.

If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact Casey Alrich at Community Health Partners for Sustainability (casey@chpfs.org) or Devon LaPoint at the National Center for Health in Public Housing (devon.lapoint@namgt.com) for more information.

Community Activist, Health Services Researcher, Nurse, Nurse Researcher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Primary Care Physician, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Worker
XIIIth International Nidovirus Symposium
Spain
06/01/2014

XIIIth International Nidovirus Symposium

June 1st-6th, 2014 Salamanca, Spain

The International Nidovirus Symposia are held every three years to assemble scientists from around the world who are doing research on Nidoviruses.  This large order of enveloped, plus strand RNA viruses consists of many genera and species in the Coronaviridae, Toroviridae, Arteriviridae, Roniviridae families, including many important human and veterinary pathogens, as well as several recently discovered insect viruses in the Mesoniviridae family.  There are now six human coronaviruses (CoV) that cause diseases, ranging in severity from generally mild respiratory infections due to HCoV-229E, HCoV-OC43, HCoV-NL63, and HCoV-HKU1, to highly virulent lower respiratory tract infections due to SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. SARS-CoV in 2002-03 had a fatality rate of around 10%, but close to 50% in patients over 65 years of age, and the recently emerging MERS-CoV, which has spread to 158 patients in 10 countries (as for November 2013) since its detection in the summer of 2012. The World Health Organization has issued a global alert for MERS-CoV.

CoVs are emerging and re-emerging viruses that can mutate to extend their host range, potentially causing devastating pandemics. Human CoVs apparently were zoonotic viruses that adapted to human-to-human transmission. Surveillance of wild life has shown that SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV were likely derived from bats, and identification of possible intermediate hosts that can spread the virus to humans is a high priority to prevent the continuing rapid spread of MERS-CoV. The rapid development of novel vaccines and antiviral therapies against CoVs that cause acute respiratory syndromes like SARS and MERS is a high priority for governments and public health agencies worldwide.

The XIIIth Nidovirus Symposium will provide scientists from around the world with an extraordinary opportunity to exchange information on MERS-CoV and other Nidoviruses concerning their molecular biology, pathogenesis, determinants of virulence, mechanisms of transmission and epidemiology, phylogeny, host range, diagnosis, strategies for prevention, and development of vaccines and antiviral therapies. Previous Nidovirus Symposia led to international collaborations that have been very important in expediting research on newly emerging and re-emerging Nidoviruses. The XIIIth Nidovirus Symposium will encourage exchange of knowledge and promote discussion on how scientific advances in the field can contribute to efficient responses to emergence and transmission of novel, highly pathogenic human and animal Nidoviruses. Strategies for molecular and serological diagnostic assays, disease control and vaccine development will be discussed.

Epidemiologist, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Veterinary Scientist, Virologist
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Canada
08/25/2014

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

August 25th-26th, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Building on the success of Grey to Green: A Conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure in 2013, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is now planning Grey to Green for 2014. The theme of this two day conference will focus on the numerous ways in which green infrastructure can improve our social, economic and community health and well-being. Grey to Green will bring together leading edge thinkers and doers across a diverse range of fields which reveal the intersection of health and green infrastructure protection and development.  

Designers, engineers, policy makers, developers, utility managers, conservationists, healthcare professionals, horticulturalists, contractors, urban farmers all share important opportunities to advance the social, economic and ecosystem health of our communities by utilizing living green infrastructure such as urban forests, green roofs and walls, bioswales, rain gardens, meadowlands, and wetlands. Grey to Green will bring to light many of the important scientific, design, economic and policy advancements in the green infrastructure field.

Academic, Community Activist, Health Services Researcher, Healthcare Administrator, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
8th African Rotavirus Symposium
Zambia
06/12/2014

8th African Rotavirus Symposium

June 12 -13th 2014 Livingstone, Zambia

Theme: Rotavirus Landscape in Africa – Towards Prevention and Control

The 8th African Rotavirus Symposium is an exciting and critical opportunity for global experts, scientists in the field, policy-makers and African programme implementers to gather and share current data and experiences on rotavirus. With the WHO-sponsored African Rotavirus Surveillance Network coming of age after a decade of surveillance across the continent, and with 13 African countries now having introduced rotavirus immunisations in their routine programmes, there is a wealth of knowledge, results, and experiences worth sharing.

The 8th African Rotavirus Symposium, hosted in Livingstone, Zambia, will be a two-day event offering a rich mix of basic science findings, surveillance results, and immunisation programme experiences.

For exhibitions, registration and other conference queries, please contact us at ROTA@cidrz.org

Epidemiologist, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Virologist
Practicing Public Health: Europe, 1300-1700
Italy
06/12/2014

Practicing Public Health: Europe, 1300-1700

12 June 2014 Florence, Italy

A Conference organized by John Henderson and G. Geltner

Sponsored by the Medici Archive Project & Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies

Against tenacious misconceptions, pre-modern cities in and beyond Italy are finally beginning to shed their reputation as demographic black holes. The revised view of earlier cities’ relative salubriousness, however, is mostly grounded in medical treatises and statutes, sometimes at the expense of documents and instruments of practice. The goal of this conference is to examine new kinds of evidence and demonstrate that the feasibility and popularity of health interventions can be gauged on the basis of additional sources and new methodologies. Criminal court documents, for instance, reveal the extent to which devised plans were ignored and pertinent regulations violated. City council protocols help to establish the scale of resources (human, financial, administrative) allocated to incentivize participation and to ensure a modicum of cooperation. Material culture, from archaeological remains to maps to figurative and symbolic art, as well as a wide range of descriptive and narrative sources, such as diaries, chronicles, and fiction, can also illuminate pre-modern approaches to perceived risks and possible solutions. Finally the conference will encourage participants to think beyond the traditional paradigm of exclusive concentration on the urban environment and seek to bridge the gap between urban and rural environments.

Academic, Historian, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist
International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference
United States
New Hampshire
07/13/2014

International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference

July 13th - July 15th, 2014 Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Conference Goals

The Family Research Laboratory and the Crimes against Children Research Center are pleased to announce the 2014 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference.

This conference is part of a three-decade series of conferences on all aspects of family violence and youth victimization. Our conferences have historically been a unique opportunity for researchers and scientist/practitioners from a broad array of disciplines to come together for the purpose of sharing, integrating and critiquing accumulated knowledge on family violence. At previous meetings, participants have included professionals and graduate students from psychology, sociology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, women's studies, law, criminology, criminal justice, anthropology, medicine, public health, and child development.

Child Psychiatrist, Child Psychologist, Community Activist, Forsensic Scientist, Lawyer, Nurse, Nurse Researcher, Pediatric Nurse, Pediatrician, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Worker
2014 Public Health Law Conference
United States
Georgia
10/16/2014

2014 Public Health Law Conference

October 16 & 17, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia

The 2014 Public Health Law Conference will gather public health and legal experts from across the country to examine and discuss today’s critical challenges in public health law. Leaders in the field will present on a range of emerging issues from a variety of perspectives. Attendees will return home inspired and equipped to improve public health with legal solutions.

The goals of this conference are to:

Examine practical legal approaches to address priority public health issues

Learn about helpful public health law resources and evidence-based research

Discuss critical public health legal questions and answers

Build partnerships to accomplish public health objectives and foster innovation

Target Audience

Local, state, tribal and federal public health officials and practitioners

Attorneys

Policy-makers

Advocates

Academics and researchers

Session Topics and Tracks

There will be several plenary sessions and concurrent sessions so that those interested in different topics and those with varying levels of expertise can select the sessions that are most relevant to them.

Topics May Include

Public Health Law Year in Review

Health Reform

Prevention and Promotion at the Community Level

Changes and Challenges to Public Health Legal Infrastructure

Challenges to Public Health Authority

Skills Building/Competencies

Protection and Security

Data Collection, Use and Storage

Academic, Health Services Researcher, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
National Association of County and City Health Officials 2014 Annual Meeting
United States
Georgia
07/09/2014

National Association of County and City Health Officials 2014 Annual Meeting

July 9-11, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia

This year’s theme “The New Era of Public Health: Science, Innovation, and Policy” will showcase all the opportunities available to LHDs to examine strategies, share ideas, and plan actions for sustaining or reinventing their organizations in the new era.

Contact Us

Registration and General Information
Tara Le
nacchoreg@conferencemanagers.com
703-964-1240 x19

Health Services Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
University of Vermont Food Systems Summit--the Necessary [r] Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems
United States
Vermont
06/17/2014

University of Vermont Food Systems Summit--the Necessary [r] Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems

June 17-18, 2014 Burlington, Vermont

The UVM Food Systems Summit is an annual event drawing scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders to engage in dialogue around the pressing food systems issues facing our world.The Summit will immediately precede the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) joint annual meeting June 18-22 at the UVM campus. The UVM Food Systems Summit is an independently organized event and may be attended either alone or in combination with the AFHVS/ASFS conference.

Academic, Community Activist, Microbiologist, Nutritionist, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
North American Forum on Family Planning
United States
Florida
10/12/2014

North American Forum on Family Planning

The next North American Forum on Family Planning will be held October 12-13, 2014 in Miami, Florida, and will be preceded by two days of pre-conference events.

Gynecologist, Obstetrician, Physician, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker

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