National Council for Behavioral Health 2014 Conference
May 5-7, 2014 Washington, DC
National Council for Behavioral Health 2014 Conference
May 5-7, 2014 Washington, DC
5th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies
October 17-21, 2014 Barcelona, Spain
Three Societies. One Congress. A Wealth of Knowledge.
Serving as a nexus for the wealth of knowledge provided by three leading paediatric societies, the 5th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS 2014) promises to build on the reputation of previous highly successful meetings. Paediatric professionals from around the world will gain unparalleled access to the best scientific research programmes.
Firmly established yet dedicated to thinking outside the box, EAPS 2014 aims to engage the world’s best in a hearty exchange of experiences and expertise in research and clinical care. Europe's foremost pediatrics subspecialty societies EAP, ESPNIC and ESPR have dedicated their time and formidable talents into organizing an stellar educational/research forum that will celebrate outstanding science in all areas of pediatrics.
1-3 Rue de Chantepoulet
PO Box 1726, CH-1211
Geneva 1, Switzerland
Tel: + 41 22 908 0488
Fax: + 41 22 906 9140
Modern Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents
8th April 2014 Birmingham, United Kingdom
This year our one-day accredited meeting will be held on the 8th April 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre. We are pleased to offer an exciting programme provided by a number of national and international experts.
Sleep disorders are common in children and adolescents and are particularly frequent in the presence of disability or chronic illness. As many of the complications associated with sleep disorders are preventable, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are vital.
This meeting will provide clinically oriented presentations highlighting modern-day principles of assessment and management of children and adolescents with sleep disorders. It will be of particular relevance to general paediatricians, paediatric neurologists, specialists in intellectual disability, child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care staff and others involved in child health, welfare and education.
The aim is to provide essential and up-to-date information on how to identify and effectively treat child and adolescent sleep disorders in order to improve patients' quality of life and that of their families.
The conference offers a variety of themes relating mainly to clinical practice, but is also relevant to research.
Plenary sessions will be interspersed with question and answer sessions and panel discussions. The meeting will provide a valuable opportunity to network, share knowledge and ideas, and consider collaborative projects.
Topics will include
Helping parents to prevent infant sleeping problems - using recent evidence to im prove health service practice
Recent developments concerning Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea
Sleep and circadian rhythm disturbance in adolescents
Special considerations in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in children with an intellectual disability
Treatment of sleep disturbance in autistic children
Problem sleep in children with traumatic brain injury
Update on uses of melatonin in children
Plenary sessions will be interspersed with questions and answer sessions and panel discussions. The meeting represents a valuable opportunity to network, share knowledge and ideas, and consider collaborative projects.
32nd Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
April 13-16, 2014 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
In April 2014, child welfare and legal professionals, advocates for children, tribal leaders, families, youth, and grassroots organizers will gather together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to focus on achieving ICWA’s potential and celebrate its legacy. This conference will feature expert plenary panels, innovative workshops, networking opportunities, and celebratory events focused on serving the best interests of Native children in children’s mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice. Please join us in our mission to protect Native children!
To highlight successful strategies for developing effective services
To reveal the latest and most innovative child welfare and children’s mental health service delivery practices
To highlight tactics and strategies for financing and sustaining services that impact children
To showcase strategies for involving youth and families in developing services and policies that lead to systems change
To create peer-to-peer networks that will assist each other in the work toward permanency for all American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families
To share the latest research on the well-being of AI/AN children and effective child welfare and children’s mental health services, practices, and policies.
Who Should Attend?
All individuals who are committed to serving AI/AN children and their families are encouraged to attend. Moreover, many workshop sessions target one or more of these groups specifically:
Child welfare workers, directors, and staff from tribal, state, federal, and private programs
Substance abuse staff
Mental health and psychiatric professionals
Law enforcement professionals
Court and legal professionals
Teachers, counselors, educators, and staff
Tribal and public school administrators
Grassroots community organizers
Court of Indian Offenses judges and attorneys
BIA and IHS social service staff
Parents, guardians, elders, and extended family members
(503) 222-4044 ext. 118
National Organization of Forensic Social Work Annual Conference
21st Century Forensic Practice: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence
July 25-27, 2014 New York, New York
In this century of changing demographics and policy and system reform, this year’s NOFSW conference will feature inter-professional learning opportunities on how to integrate cultural competence with justice in clinical, organizational, community, and policy practice. This year’s conference will advance a new century of cultural justice, dignity, respect, and acceptance for all persons. Many forensic populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities, at-risk youth, the elderly, veterans, immigrants, LGBTQ persons, persons with disabilities, or those living in poverty or communities of violence often lack access to quality services and cultural justice. Conferences attendees will increase their knowledge, values, and skills for working with forensic populations in healthcare, social service, and legal settings, including the courts and corrections.
2014 National School-Based Health Care Convention
June 29 – July 2, 2014 Seattle, Washington
2014 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
March 27-29, 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This annual conference of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP), Div. 54 of the American Psychological Association, highlights top research and practice in the field of Pediatric Psychology. Heavy in continuing education and networking, this is the premier avenue for those who study and practice in the field.
Mission of the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
The SPPAC aims to advance SPP's mission to promote the health and psychological well-being of children, youth and their families through science and an evidence-based approach to practice, education, training, advocacy and consultation by:
1. Advancing the science of pediatric psychology and related fields through dissemination of cutting edge research; promotion of research that is culturally, ethically and developmentally sensitive and includes diverse populations; and education on evidence-based assessment, intervention, and emerging areas of research, clinical care and policy.
2. Providing a forum for individuals at all levels, from students to established investigators and clinicians, to facilitate consultation, collaboration and mentorship.
3. Promoting the role and value of pediatric psychology in a changing healthcare environment nationally and internationally.
The conference theme is "Pediatric Psychology: From Infancy to Young Adulthood." This theme can be interpreted in three ways:
1. Pediatric psychology supports a lifespan and developmental perspective, ranging from infancy through the transition to adulthood.
2. The science of pediatric psychology continues to mature as evidenced by research designs representing greater innovation, sophistication and team science than ever before.
3. Commitment to an annual conference represents maturation and growth of SPP.
Many elements of the conference will build on these themes.
Life History Research Society Biennial Meeting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 7th-10th 2014
The 2014 Life History Research Society Meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, May 7th - May 10th
The Life History Research Society is an informal, multi-disciplinary group of scholars who are pursuing prospective longitudinal research examining various aspects of human development. The unifying theme of this society is the longitudinal research approach: the study of human development across time. Studies range from examining a population over the course of a year to multi-generational studies examining relationships between grandparents, parents, and their children. The focus of the longitudinal programs of research varies widely, from delinquency and criminality to various psychosocial (i.e. happiness, financial autonomy), life-transition (i.e. puberty, retirement, etc), and health-related outcomes (i.e. internalizing behaviors).
The society has been having meetings for over three decades at approximately 18 month intervals at different international venues. The objectives of these conferences are to (1) share information that will advance the study of human development and influence the next generation of longitudinal studies, (2) promote multidisciplinary research and interdisciplinary dialogue/collaboration around a common theme, and (3) foster communication between senior and junior researchers, and researchers and students.
Life History Research Society meetings attract researchers from around the world. The nature of the meeting and of the scholars who have been part of the Life History Research Society make it a rare opportunity for longitudinal researchers from different disciplines and different countries to come together to discuss common problems and successes. Sessions focus on new research relating to antisocial behavior, mental and physical health, and psychosocial development, as well as methodologies, statistical analyses and problems specific to longitudinal research.
9th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
14-16 July 2014 University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom
The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to present and discuss the state-of-the-art information on various aspects of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. The conference will be of interest to those who are doing research with young people and to those working within child and adolescent mental health, education, social work and youth justice systems.
2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit
April 22-24, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia
Sessions at the 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit are organized into seven educational tracks tailored to provide stakeholders timely and relevant information for their particular field: Clinical, Education & Advocacy, Law Enforcement, Pharmacy, Third-Party Payer, Treatment, or Youth.
The Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by Rx drug abuse. Through this type of collaboration, your work can be more impactful in bringing solutions to this issue that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared a public health crisis in 2012.