Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

Cost and Effect: Measuring the Impact of Incarceration on Individuals, Neighborhoods, and Society

Sponsored by the Population Association of America…

Location: 2044 Rayburn House Office Building

Lunch will be provided

Click here for more information. RSVP to CRDfellow2@dc-crd.com.

PAA asks that you join them for an examination of the fiscal and human implications of high incarceration rates— drawn from analysis of state and federal statistics as well as the lived experiences of the recently incarcerated.

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Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

CHF: Public Health Fair 2019

Click here for the official flyer.

Location: Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC

Official flyer and information coming soon.

Sponsored by the Congressional Public Health Caucus, the Public Health Fair gives Members of Congress, congressional staff, and the community an opportunity to learn more about the broad range of government programs, nonprofits, and corporations working to improve health. The event features 40 exhibitors—including most agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services—and attracts more than 250 visitors.

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Aug
15
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Fireside Chat

Sponsored by the Safe States Alliance

This chat will feature a conversation between Dr. Deb Houry, NCIPC Director, and Rich Hamburg, Executive Director of the Safe States Alliance. Dr. Houry will outline NCIPC’s new organizational structure, review the timing for implementing this structure, and there will be time for her to answer questions you may have. Individuals are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the chat to the following mailbox: InjuryCenter@cdc.gov.

Please RSVP for the Chat by clicking on this EventBrite link by Monday, August 12th and CDC will follow up with a calendar invitation including information on how to join the Chat.

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Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Building a Better Budget: A Forum on Investing in America's Future and Tackling Our National Debt

Please join a congressional briefing featuring CHF Executive Director Emily Holubowhich.

1302 Longworth House Office Building
Lunch will be served.

This briefing, hosted by the Progressive Policy Institute and the Blue Dog Coalition, will explore what Congressional leaders can do to invest in equitable growth while reducing our national debt.

To RSVP, click here.

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Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

Drawing a Line: How We Measure Poverty and Why it Matters

Sponsored by the Population Association of America

Location: 2043 Rayburn House Office Building

Ice cream, cookies, and brownies will be served!

The Federal Poverty Line is among the most consequential of statistical measurements: it affects eligibility for federal programs such as TANF and SNAP as well as hundreds of other programs at the state and local level—and serves as a benchmark for private sector philanthropy. How do we formulate federal poverty measures? What are the real-world implications when those models are changed? Join the Population Association of America for an informative and thought-provoking congressional briefing examination of the “science” of measuring poverty by national experts in economics and statistics. (Ice cream will be served!)

Speakers:

  • Dr. Constance Citro, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on National Statistics

  • Dr. Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University

  • Dr. Timothy Smeeding, University of Wisconsin

RSVP by e-mail: CRDFellow1@dc-crd.com

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Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

A Discussion on the Special Diabetes Program

Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association...

Location: SVC 209-08

Breakfast will be served.

With Guest Speakers:

  • Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP – Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Ann Bullock, MD – Director, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, Indian Health Service

Please RSVP to Gwen Rathbun at grathbun@diabetes.org.

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Jul
10
11:30 AM11:30

Ongoing Impact of the TFOS DEWS II: Dry Eye Clinical Practice & Research 

Sponsored by the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR): a congressional briefing and screening for Dry Eye Awareness Month...

Location: House Rayburn 2043

12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm: Luncheon Briefing 
11:30 am - 2 pm: “Test Your Tears” Screening 

Briefing: A panel of experts will discuss the ongoing impact of the July 2017 TFOS DEWS II™ Report on Dry Eye Clinical Practice and Research, Focusing on Causes, Incidence, and Potential Therapies. 

Screening: “Test Your Tears” screening of osmolarity-an important biomarker of ocular surface health

Please R.S.V.P. to Dina Beaumont @ dinabeau@aol.com.

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Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

Biosensor Revolution: Protecting our Health. Keeping our Land, Water, and Air Safe.

Sponsored by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Lunch will be provided.

The Flint Water Crisis proves a critical need to detect toxins in the environment. Biosensors may hold the key to detecting toxic chemicals in the air and in the water. But it doesn’t stop there--biosensors can also detect biomarkers to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Please join AIMBE and the Research & Development Caucus for an important discussion about the hidden potential of biosensors in the fight to keep our bodies and environment. 

 More information on the event can be found here. RSVP to smandell@aimbe.org.

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Rising Risks of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Sponsored by The Endocrine Society

188 Russell Senate Office Building
Light lunch will be provided

The Global Liver Institute invites you to an International NASH Day educational briefing on the rising risk of NAFLD and NASH. Learn about the ways in which NASH impacts the liver, why there is a need to reduce the significant variation in assessment and diagnosis of NASH, what treatment options are currently available for NASH, and what the rising prevalence of NASH means for our healthcare system going forward.

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Jun
4
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar - ASTHO Connects: Healthy People 2020 and 2030, Conversation and Cup of Joe

Sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Learn from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and featured states about current efforts to implement Healthy People 2020. ODPHP will also discuss what to expect during the transition from Healthy People 2020 to Healthy People 2030. The featured states will share their experiences and lessons learned incorporating the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives into their health agency efforts.

Click here to register. 

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May
23
11:00 AM11:00

National Strategies to Prevent Childhood Drowning

Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the YMCA of the USA

2060 Rayburn House Office Building 
Lunch will be provided. 

May is National Water Safety Month. Join us for a discussion on current drowning prevention efforts and learn how Congress can collaborate with national organizations to scale proven programs to prevent fatal drownings. 

More information on the event can be found here. Please RSVP to Laurel.Haxton@ymca.net .

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May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar - Spina Bifida Care-Coordination: Partnering with Subspecialists in Caring for Children with Spina Bifida

The American Association on Health and Disability invites you to...

This webinar will highlight areas that primary care pediatricians can assume a greater role in supporting children with spina bifida, and their families, as well as enhance care-coordination between the primary care and subspecialty care providers. 

This learning activity is eligible for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ and 1.00 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 point. The webinar is free but prior registration is required.

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May
17
12:00 PM12:00

The Essential Role of Diagnostics in Outbreak Detection and Response

Sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and AdvaMedDx...

  Location: 2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 14 to cpaul@advamed.org. Click here for the official flyer. 

 This congressional briefing will discuss how health care stakeholders and political decisionmakers can collaboratively advance the essential role of diagnostics in pandemic preparedness in the United States and around the world.

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