28th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
May 6-9, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona
28th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
May 6-9, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona
5th International Regional Stress and Behavior Neuroscience and Biopsychiatry Conference (North America)
June 22-24, 2015 Miami, Florida
• 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
• 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
The International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS)
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.
• 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
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.
Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman 4th International Conference on Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Disability and Human Development
January 20-23, 2015 Jerusalem, Israel
The Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman 4th International Conference on Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Disability and Human Development will be held in Jerusalem on 20-23 January, 2015.
The high rates of children with chronic diseases and disabilities impose a major challenge on the health, welfare and educational systems to help these children to integrate with their peers and later on be a productive part of our society, therefore, this year we directed our focus towards breaking the barriers and building bridges between the children, the families and the community. Furthermore, our society becomes more and more multicultural which requires cultural adjustments when approaching these children and their families.
Leading health and welfare care professionals from Israel and around the world will lecture and conduct symposia on a wide range of topics related to pediatric and adolescent chronic diseases, disabilities and human development.
Specific topics to be addressed include: the management of children and adolescents with chronic diseases, pain management, intellectual disability, autism, eating disorders, mental illness, impact of chronic disease and disability on human development, shared decision-making, improved quality of care and strategies for ensuring the social and educational enfranchisement of children with chronic diseases or people with disabilities, all these towards growing the child and part of the adult society.
The lectures and workshops of the Conference are geared to professionals from all disciplines involved in the care of children and adolescents with chronic diseases and people with disabilities as well as those involved in the field of human development and public health.
American Telemedicine Association Fall Forum
September 6-9, 2014 Palm Desert, California
A multi-faceted program filled with opportunities to network and learn
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) will host its annual Fall Forum in Palm Desert, Calif., on Sept. 6-9, 2014. The forum will consist of two full days of program related to telehealth in chronic care, a full-day forum focused on telemedicine opportunities in China, and an executive leadership retreat for CEO’s of the world’s leading healthcare technology companies and institutions.
2nd Conference on In-Situ and Correlative Electron Microscopy
October 14-15, 2014 Saarbruecken, Germany
CISCEM 2014 aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from the fields of biology, materials science, chemistry, and physics, to discuss future directions of electron microscopy research. Topics will include nanoscale study of biological samples, and functional materials under realistic or near realistic conditions, for example, in gaseous environments, at elevated temperatures, and in liquid.
It will be discussed how processes can be studied by including the time domain in electron microscopy, or by a combination of different microscopy methods, for example, correlative fluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy, or by using nanoparticle labels.
European Academy of Paediatrics, Congress and Mastercourse 2015 (EAP 2015)
17-20 September 2015 Oslo, Norway
Following the success of the EAP Educational Congress and MasterCourse in 2013, we are happy to invite you to take part in the next EAP Educational Congress and MasterCourse that will take place in Oslo, Norway 17-20 September 2015.
With the upcoming congress, EAP continues to fulfil its mission to train, educate, and update those professionals taking care of children, while at the same time stimulating and allowing each one of you the opportunity to meet and/or create your own professional network of colleagues and friends.
The Scientific Committee is developing a program with topics covering all areas of interest in the field of paediatrics and the congress will provide the most updated, state-of-the-art information on the latest developments in research and clinical practice in the main areas of Paediatrics.
Society of Gynecologic Oncology Allied Health Professionals Workshop
Sept. 27-28, 2014 Chicago, Illinois
Join the Society of Gynecologic Oncology as we gather physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses who care for patients with gynecologic cancers for a unique workshop to discuss a variety of topics surrounding practice challenges. This year’s workshop will be located in Chicago at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University on Sept. 27-28, 2014.Course directors, Katherine Berdell, MSHS, PA-C, Mary Callaghan, MN, RN, AOCNS, APN, Julie Sharpe, PA-C, and Heather Stringer, MS, PA-C, along with invited experts in the field of gynecologic oncology, will lead the one-and-a-half-day educational and networking workshop that will arm attendees with solutions about:
Landmark clinical trials
Implementation of innovative practices
The workshop will also include time to meet and mingle with colleagues from other women’s cancer care teams.
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.
Environment and Health Promotion: Translating Research into Action
Prevention and control for environment-related diseases
Health protection for occupational populations
Omics of environmental and occupational medicine
Environmental policies and public health
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