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As a free service, if your organization is planning a health-related conference, workshop, symposium, or other event, the Resource Center will include your information in this publication. Please fax complete details to (301) 251-2160, or you can e-mail them to the Resource Center at, if you prefer. To list your event in the HIV/AIDS conference calendar please email details to




Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment: How Health Care Professionals are Changing Chemicals Policy
January 11, 2012, 9- 10 a.m. Alaska Time (1 p.m. EST)
Abstract: Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles, Martha Arguello will host a one-hour discussion,examining the chemical safety system and possible solutions to protect people's health and the environment. The call will last one hour and is free to join. To participate in the call, an RSVP to Alaska Community Action on Toxics is required.
Contact: or (907) 222-7714
Sponsor: Alaska Community Action on Toxics
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2011 International Health Policy Survey of Sicker Adults Webinar
January 11, 2012, 11:30 a.m. (EST)
Abstract: This webinar will examine the findings of the latest International Health Policy Survey of Sicker Adults in Eleven Countries, conducted in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Published in November, the study compared the experiences of adults with complex care needs on financial barriers to care, access to care, care coordination, preventive care, and support for self-management. International respondents from England, Switzerland, and the Netherlands will comment on survey findings.
Contact: (212) 606-3800 or for technical help (800) 843-9166
Sponsor: The Commonwealth Fund
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Promising Practices in Prevention
January 12, 2012, 4 p.m. (EST)
Abstract: This webinar will share promising practices about Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention programs and services at urban Indian health organizations. Guest panelists will include Candy Jackson of the NATIVE Project and Dr. Geoff Booth of the Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. On this webinar, the Urban Indian Health Institute will also announce its newest health promotion materials around Viral Hepatitis, HIV and STI prevention. These materials have been developed by UIHI working with Native designers to produce contemporary health promotion messaging for an urban Native audience. Please join us for this interactive conversation and to learn more about UIHI's newest health promotion materials. This webinar is free and open to the public.
Contact: Jim La Roche at (206) 812-3045 or
Sponsor: Urban Indian Health Institute
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"Seasonal Flu Call for Latino Faith and Community Leaders"
January 31, 2012, 4-5 p.m. (EST)
Conference Call
Abstract: The federal Department of Health and Human Services will host this call for faith-based and community-based leaders of organizations to discuss the upcoming flu season and what can be done to prevent illness and death. Call-in information will be sent 24 hours in advance of the call.
Sponsor: HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
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The Economic Burden of Health Inequalities
February 2, 2012, noon- 1p.m. (EST)
Abstract: During this webinar, Drs. Thomas LaVeist and Darrell Gaskin will provide an overview of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies report, The Economic Burden of Health Inequalities.
Contact: Cheri C. Wilson at (443) 287-0305 or
Sponsor: Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
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African American History Month
February 9, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sugarloaf Conference Room
Abstract: The program will build on the national theme of Black Women in American Culture and History with presentations on understanding and promoting behavioral health for African Americans.
Contact: Roslyn Holliday Moore or Juliet Bui (240) 276-2014
Sponsor: SAMSHA's Office of Behavioral Health Equity

Long Term Services and Supports Webinars
February 22, 2012, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Abstract: The goal of this conference is circulate knowledge and promising practices in the field, and build an ongoing dialogue among Tribal and IHS programs engaged in delivery of long-term services and supports for AI/AN people. The audience includes Title VI grantees, IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian health programs and Community Health Representatives, and Tribal program staff engaged in delivery of long-term services and supports. This is the second session of the webinar, Home- and Community-based Service, will look at the array of services that make up Home- and Community-based Service as well as their potential funding streams.
Contact: (240) 863-0352
Sponsor: The Administration on Aging, Indian Health Service, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

PCORI National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue
Health Reform and Comparative Effectiveness Research standards.
February 27, 2012, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
The National Press Club
Washington, D.C.
Abstract: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will hold a National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue on its first draft National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. The event will dedicate three and a half hours to receiving public comment, and include presentations by PCORI and a roundtable discussion involving patient advocates, clinicians and others from the health care community. A webcast and teleconference will be provided. A portion of the comment period will be reserved to receive input from individuals participating by phone. Due to the level of interest, registration to provide comment in person is now closed, although efforts are being made to accommodate as many additional attendees by phone as possible.
Contact: (202) 683-6690 or
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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AETC-NMC Cultural Competence and HIV Webinar Series - 2012
Cultural Competence: Strengthening the Clinicians Role in Delivering Quality HIV Care within Native American Transgender Communities
Thursday, March 8, 2012, 2 - 3 p.m. (EST)
Abstract: Elton Naswood, Navajo program coordinator for Red Circle Project, AIDS Project Los Angeles will highlight Transgender terminologies, issues and challenges to services, the importance of understanding data and research inclusion, risks and unique challenges for Native Transgenders and the creation of "Trans-friendly services and sites."
Contact: (212) 382-0699 x231 or
Sponsor: AETC-NMC at Howard University, College of Medicine
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Hepatitis B Partnerships and Opportunities with Federal Agencies
March 27, 2012 1 p.m. (EDT)
Abstract: The goal of this webinar is to highlight HHS, CDC and OMH’s hepatitis B plans and activities and describe opportunities that exist for participants to partner with each of these agencies in 2012. The webinar will also feature new resources and expertise now available for participants to utilize in their own hepatitis B efforts.
Contact: (510) 318-7835
Sponsor: Hep B United
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Long Term Services and Supports Webinars
March 28, 2012, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Abstract: The goal of this conference is circulate knowledge and promising practices in the field, and build an ongoing dialogue among Tribal and IHS programs engaged in delivery of long-term services and supports for AI/AN people. The audience includes Title VI grantees, IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian health programs and Community Health Representatives, and Tribal program staff engaged in delivery of long-term services and supports. This is the third session of the webinar, Nursing Facility, Inpatient Rehab, and Hospice, including nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities/rehab, and hospice care (both inpatient and Home- and Community-based Service, will look at the array of services that make up Home- and Community-based Service as well as their potential funding streams.
Contact: (240) 863-0352
Sponsor: The Administration on Aging, Indian Health Service, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services




Patient-Provider Communication and the Impact on Medical Outcomes for Patients with HIV
April 19th 2012, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (ET)
Abstract: This webinar is part of a series focusing on cultural competency and HIV in marginalized/vulnerable populations. It is free and CEU-accredited for all clinicians. Presenter Dr. E. Blaine Parrish will describe the history of the patient-provider relationship in the United States, define health communication as it relates to the patient-provider interaction and identify barriers to successful patient-provider communication and understand their impact on decision-making.
Contact: (212) 382-0699 ext.221 or
Sponsor: AETC-National Multicultural Center
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Making Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Happen
June 20, 2012, noon - 1:30pm (EDT)
Abstract: This training will introduce clinical providers, health care administrators and social service providers to the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards, issued in 2001 by the US Department of Health Human Services' Office of Minority Health. A specific focus will be on defining racially-based oppression and its impact within a clinical setting. It will also emphasize the importance of implementing CLAS standards from a service, legal and financial perspective. Faculty will present case studies outlining best-practices in applying the CLAS standards. Case studies will highlight Community Partnerships, Health Literacy and Client-Centered Care.
Sponsor: The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Reproductive and Sexual Health Webinar
June 21, 2012, noon -12:45 p.m. (EDT)
Abstract: This month's webinar will address issues related to reproductive and sexual health. To commemorate National HIV Testing Day, the Webinar will feature The Bronx Knows, an initiative that has seen success in identifying people in the Bronx who are HIV positive but undiagnosed and connecting them to much-needed care. Additionally, the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, will announce new data on the national percentage of people living with HIV who are aware of their status. The presenters will then answer questions related to this month's topic.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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ACF Guide to Resources and Funding for Community and Faith-based Organizations
June 21, 2012 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (EDT)
Abstract: The HHS Partnership Center and the Administration for Children and Families will co-host a webinar/conference call for faith and community leaders on ACF's new Guide to Resources and Funding for Community and Faith-based Organizations. The guide offers an overview of the wide range of programs and resources provided by ACF, basic information about finding and applying for federal funds, specific information about ACF's grant opportunities, and numerous resources and toolkits available for any community or faith-based organization.
Contact: 1-877-568-4108 with Access Code 338-508-387
Sponsor: HHS Partnership Center and the Administration for Children and Families
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Health Disparities Seminar Series June 2012 Seminar Series
Innovations in Multi-Level Intervention Research in Latino Communities: Data needs for replication and process implementation
June 21, 2012, 2- 3:30 p.m.
NIH Campus Building 45, Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, MD
Abstract: Dr. Alex Ortega is professor of Public Health and Psychiatry and Bio-Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is director and principal investigator of the UCLA Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded Center of Excellence. In this month's seminar, his presentation will highlight his work with stakeholders at multiple levels on a community-oriented, transdisciplinary, and transformational intervention to convert neighborhood corner stores in East Los Angeles into venues offering healthy foods. He will also discuss the significance of data collection on designing the intervention and replicating it.
Contact: Edgar Dews at (301) 402-1366 or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 for disability accommodations
Sponsor: The National Institutes of Health




"Opportunities for Educating Women about the Affordable Care Act"
July 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST)
Abstract: The Office on Women's Health (OWH) is sponsoring a series of webinars as a way to keep all State/Territorial Liaisons and OWH partners updated on important women's health issues. Women are often the primary consumers of health care for themselves and their families. This webinar will focus on how the Affordable Care Act benefits women, their families and communities. Questions will be taken by phone and email after the presentations. Information on how to submit your questions will be given at the start of the call. Speakers will include Mayra E. Alvarez, M.H.A, director of Public Health Policy at the HHS Office of Health Reform and Dr. Sabrina A. Matoff-Stepp, director of HRSA's Office of Women's Health. Pre-registration is not required.
Sponsor: Office on Women's Health

Return to Lisner: A Forum on HIV/AIDS
July 24, 2012, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium
Washington, D.C.
Abstract: Whitman-Walker hosted DC's first community forum about HIV/AIDS at Lisner in 1983 and now returns for this new forum, featuring a panel of experts who will speak about the past, present and future of HIV/AIDS. Additionally, the forum will have a keynote presentation by Jeanne White-Ginder, (mother of Ryan White) who has been on the front lines of the struggle since almost the beginning.
Contact: (202) 745-7000
Sponsor: La Clinica del Pueblo
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Two-Spirit People: Then and Now - Sex, Gender and Sexuality in Historical & Contemporary Native America
September 10, 2012, 11 a.m. (EDT)
Abstract: This webinar will examine historical perspective to today's condition and state of the Two-Spirit community. This webinar will also look at current data, barriers and challenges of this population in seeking and accessing services. A detail report for current resources and key recommendations will be addressed.
Contact: Josefine Haynes-Battle, Government Project Officer, SAMHSA at
Sponsor: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Native American Center for Excellence
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Sickle Cell Symposium
September 21, 2012, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Tom and Vi Zapara Rehabilitation Pavilion
Loma Linda, CA
Abstract: This symposium is a resource for healthcare professionals to expand awareness and understanding of sickle cell disease. The goal of the conference is to equip health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage sickle cell disease and meet patients' needs, particularly during the transition from pediatrics to adulthood. Topics include pain management, recognition of disease complications, and psychosocial concerns of the adult sickle cell patient.Attendees will be able to discuss pain management of sickle cell pain crisis, manage the transition of care from pediatrics to adult, recognize and manage the complications of sickle cell disease and evaluate the psychosocial support of the adult sickle cell patient living whole.
Contact: (909) 558-3500 or
Sponsor: Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus
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2012 AAP National Conference and Exhibition
October 19 - 23, 2012
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
Abstract: More than 10,000 pediatricians and other health care professionals are expected to attend this conference for practical updates and reviews of pediatric practice, research and advocacy. There will be approximately 350 sessions in nearly 60 content areas in varying educational formats. The AAP conference is currently the largest venue to debut in its exhibit hall the latest pediatric medical and pharmacologic products, services, resource and technology.
Contact: (847) 434-4000
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics
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Tenth Annual Missouri Health Policy Summit
Critical Crossroads: Keeping MO Healthy Without Breaking the Bank
October 26, 2012
Stoney Creek Inn
Columbia, MO
Abstract: Attendees will be able to identify key issues of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation and understand the implications for Missouri citizens, for health care delivery, payments and costs.
Contact: (573) 882-3458 or
Sponsor: University of Missouri Health System School of Medicine Center for Health Policy
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The 19th Maryland State Council on Cancer Control
December 5, 2012, 8 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Anne Arundel Health System Doordan Health Sciences Institute
Annapolis, MD
Abstract: This annual conference attracts exhibitors and attendees from the community and community organizations to focus on steps toward curbing the impact of cancer in Maryland. This event is free to attendees. Continuing education credits are available.
Contact: (410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464
Sponsor: The Maryland Cancer Collaborative
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