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  • Public Health & Epidemiology

  • Events 

    May 10 - 12, 2016 | United Kingdom

    Food-Microbiome Interaction: Implications for Health & Disease

    Keynote Speakers: John Bienenstock (McMaster University) and Jeffrey Gordon (Washington University in St. Louis – via Skype)

    The human body is colonized by a vast number of commensal organisms, collectively termed the microbiome. Importantly, dysbiosis — dyregulation of this endemic microbiome — has been implicated in a myriad of human diseases ranging from inflammatory bowel disease, to depression.

    May 18 - 20, 2016

    The Addicted Brain and New Treatment Frontiers: Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speakers: Nora D. Volkow (National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. National Institutes of Health), George F. Koob (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. National Institutes of Health), and The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy (Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind; and Founder, Kennedy Forum)

    Discover from leading experts, including NIAAA and NIDA directors, the latest on neurobiology of addiction; susceptibility of the teen brain; new treatment strategies; and social, economic, political, and legislative aspects of this disease.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

    Arrested Development: The Teenage Brain and Substance Abuse

    Moderator: Claudia Wallis (Scientific American Mind)
    Panelists: Jeremy Waletzky (The George Washington University), Nora D. Volkow (NIH), and Honorable Gregory P. Canova, JD; additional panelist to be announced

    1.3 million adolescents in the US have substance use disorder and marijuana use among teens now exceeds cigarette smoking. Join us for a public panel discussion on how neuroscience intersects with policy to improve lives of teens with addiction.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    HIV 2016: HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases — Opportunities and Challenges

    Featured Speaker: Luiz Loures (UNAIDS)

    This event will address the incidence of non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV, describe morbidity and mortality, and explore interactions among HIV, antiretroviral drugs and behavioral factors influencing development and treatment.

    Friday, June 3, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Antibiotics in Food: Can Less Do More?

    Speakers: Seamus Fanning (University College Dublin), Delia Grace (International Livestock Research Institute), William Hall (Wellcome Trust), Rebecca Irwin (Public Health Agency of Canada), Jaap Wagenaar (Utrecht University), Alan Mathew (Purdue University), James Marsden (Chipotle Mexican Grill), H. Morgan Scott (Texas A&M University), Stacy Sneeringer (USDA), and Francois Malouin (Sherbrooke University)

    Antibiotics have been used in human and animal medicine for decades. Reducing the use of antibiotics changes the dynamic between the food supply, food safety, and public health. Food safety practices may emerge a catalyst for change.

  • Past Events

    January 7 - 8, 2016

    Data Science, Learning, and Applications to Biomedical & Health Sciences

    Assess the state-of-the-art in data analytics, related challenges, and proposed solutions to accelerate progress for "Big Data" technology within the fields of neuroscience, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

    Friday, December 4, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Managing Disease-Related Lean Body Mass Loss through Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

    Speakers: Melissa J. Benton (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), David Evans (The Ohio State University), Gordon Jensen (The Pennsylvania State University), Robert Martindale (Oregon Health & Science University Healthcare), Peter A. McCullough (Dallas Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital), Gerard Mullin (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Dennis H. Sullivan (University of Arkansas), Paul Wischmeyer (University of Colorado School of Medicine)

    Lean Body Mass Loss Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

    Monday, November 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Current Evidence on Non-caloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Kiyah Duffey (Virginia Tech), Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International, Inc), John Glendinning (Barnard College), Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This evening event will unpack current scientific research from multiple disciplines, regarding the effect of non-caloric sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverages in the United States, on weight management and health.

    October 28 - 29, 2015

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    This 2-day colloquium will explore challenges surrounding pre-approval access to investigational medicines in a series of debates featuring prominent representatives of governments, pharmaceutical companies, patient groups, NGOs, and foundations.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Microbes in the City: Mapping the Urban Genome

    Keynote Speakers: Jo Handelsman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), W. Ian Lipkin (Columbia University), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), and Coby Schal (North Carolina State University)

    This eBriefing reviews work to map the urban metagenome to probe the microbial communities in the buildings and subways, soil and sewers in our cities.

    eBriefing

    Clinical and Nutrition Interventions to Manage Disease-related Loss of Lean Body Mass

    Organizers: David Evans (Ohio State University), Refaat Hegazi (Abbott Nutrition Health Institute), Gerard Mullin (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Dennis H. Sullivan (University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences), Kathy West (Abbott Nutrition Health Institute), Amy R. Beaudreault (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science), and Julie Shlisky (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)

    This eBriefing reviews interventions for disease-related muscle mass loss.

    Annals

    Special Issue: Nutrition in Prevention and Management of Dementia

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue discusses emerging nutrition research on the prevention and management of dementia in aging populations.

    Volume 1367

    eBriefing

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    Organizers: Alison Bateman-House (NYU School of Medicine), Melanie Brickman Stynes (The New York Academy of Sciences), Arthur Caplan (NYU School of Medicine), Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Erick Tatro (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores pre-approval access to investigational medicines, the prospective benefits of which may outweigh the potential risks for critically ill patients.