9:30 AM09:30

Stay, Safe, Side: Seizure First Aid & Priorities for the Epilepsy Community

Sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168 (The Gold Room)
Coffee and light refreshments will be served

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. 3.4 million Americans live with active epilepsy. 1 in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Come learn about epilepsy and seizure first aid so that you are prepared to keep someone experiencing a seizure in your presence comfortable and safe. You will also learn about top legislative priorities for the epilepsy community. To read more, click here.

RSVP to Britt Dorfman at or 301-918-3710

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2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Public Health Initiatives to Address the Opioid Crisis

Sponsored by the Association of Schools and Public Health Programs

On Friday, November 1, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) will release the report and recommendations of its expert panel, the ASPPH Task Force on Public Health Initiatives to Address the Opioid Crisis. The report provides evidence-based recommendations in the following areas: evidence and epidemiology; anti-stigma and harm reduction; primary prevention; access to medications for opioid use disorder; research and evaluation; regulatory and legislative reforms; and changes in industry business practices.

ASPPH is holding a special webinar for the public health community on the report, on Monday, November 4 at 2-3 pm EST. Registration is free but required. For those who are unable to join the webinar live, a recording of the webinar and the summary slide set will be available on-line shortly after the webinar concludes. For more information, contact Tony Mazzaschi at

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12:00 PM12:00

PFAS and Water Protection Briefing with Public Health Experts

Brought to you by the National Environmental Health Association, Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Trust for America's Health (TFAH), and the America Public Health Association (APHA)...

Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Refreshments will be served

Click here for more information. Please RSVP to Rosita Ebadat at

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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

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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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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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:

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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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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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!)


  • 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:

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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

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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 @

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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

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