Conferences

FamiliesUSA Health Action 2015
January 22-24, 2015 – Washington, DC

For 20 years, the Health Action Conference has been the heart of advocacy for health reform in the nation and in the states. At Health Action 2015, you will: Learn about what the next steps are for building progress on health reform in 2015 and beyond; hear powerful speeches from state and national leaders, including members of the Administration and Congress; discover how state advocates are pushing for consumer engagement, quality improvements, and more affordable health coverage; share field strategies and tactics, and strengthen advocacy skills; and network with state and local advocates from across the country. Click here for more information.

AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference
February 9-10, 2015 – Washington, DC

AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) provides an in-depth perspective on the nation’s health policy agenda. Now in its 15th year, the meeting is designed to provide clarity on the most critical health care issues and immediate policy priorities, with expert analysis from health policy insiders. Click here for more information.

28th Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference
July 23-25, 2015 – San Francisco, CA

The 2015 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated, high performing, and sustainable rural health care system. Click here for more information.   

Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 2015 Conference – The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity
January 14-18, 2015 – New Orleans, LA

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Click here for more information.

Millersville University 2nd Annual Global Well-Being Conference – Exploitation of Women and Children: Global Perspectives

June 11-12, 2015 – Millersville, PA

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Learning Institute is focused on the exploitation of women and children.  On a global scale, women and children face similar challenges including poverty, inadequate healthcare, limited educational opportunities, sexual exploitation, gender inequality, homelessness, violence, and family dysfunction.  Though experiences differ in terms of chronicity, intensity, and impact, in all women and children they create stress and trauma that compromise well being. Click here for more information.

Policy Conference 2.0 – Social Work as Action: Confronting Injustice

May 28-30, 2015 – Austin, TX

This conference will bring together social work educators from across the country to share their work in policy and policy practice, and to develop strategies for maximizing social work’s involvement in local, state, and national affairs. Click here for more information.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (CASBS) 2014 Behavioral and Social Science Summit: The City

November 8, 2014 – Stanford, CA

“The City” brings together some of the world’s top social and behavioral scientists in discussion with leaders in industry, media, and the community. Their conversations and debates will raise key questions about the best means and policies for improving the urban experience. Click here for more information.

American Association for Cancer Research Conference - The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

November 9-12, 2014 – San Antonio, TX

The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between a wide range of professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, these conferences harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again. Click here for more information.

National Council of Urban Indian Health 2014 Annual Leadership Conference: Moving Forward Together

November 18-19, 2014 – Denver, CO

NCUIH is happy to welcome you to register for the 2014 Annual Leadership Conference “Moving Forward Together”.  The conference travel date is November 17th, and the conference will be taking place November 18th and 19th in Denver, Colorado at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Click here for more information.

The 7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

March 20-21, 2015 – Washington, DC

This conference aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. Click here for more information.

Center for Oral Health 2014 Oral Health Symposium – Oral Health 2020: A Vision for Integrated Care

November 6, 2014 – Long Beach, CA

The symposium will showcase existing healthcare delivery models that take significant steps toward integration; it will showcase existing financing efforts that understand the value of oral health integration to improve health outcomes; and it will explore health profession education models that value and contribute to the integration of oral health into primary care. Click here for more information.

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition – Healthography

November 15-19, 2014 – New Orleans, LA

APHA’s Annual Meeting & Exposition serves as the home for public health professionals to convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. This year’s theme allows us to reach beyond traditional perspectives as we explore how health challenges are dictated by place. Click here for more information.

The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) 23rd Summer Research Institute (SRI)

June 8-12, 2015 – Ithaca, NY

The Institute will be an intensive experience in secondary data analysis that combines colloquia with hands-on computing time. Participants are selected on a competitive basis from a variety of disciplines including psychology, social work, and medicine. The primary goal of the Institute is to facilitate secondary analysis projects from which researchers can publish their findings. In addition, the Institute will provide child maltreatment researchers an invaluable opportunity for networking and collaboration. Click here for more information.

2014 National Refugee and Immigrant Conference: Issues and Innovations

October 23-24, 2014 – Chicago, IL

This conference aims to identify issues, emphasize best practices, and highlight innovations by providing those who work with refugees and immigrants an opportunity to learn from and network with one another. Click here for more information.

7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

March 19-21, 2015 – Washington, DC

The 7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. The conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. with increased international participation. Workshops, scientific posters, and plenary sessions highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence, with a focus on the work being done by physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, domestic violence experts, researchers and others. Click here for more information.

University of Missouri School of Medicine Center for Health Policy Conference – The ACA and Beyond: The Ethics and Future of Health Reform

October 17-18, 2014 – Columbia, MO

This conference will examine the ethics of health policy formation and realization, specifically as related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learning sessions will examine the barriers and benefits to ACA implementation, impacts on vulnerable populations, and innovations in health care delivery. Click here for more information.

The 8th Annual Conference on Health Disparities - Reducing Health Disparities Through Sustaining and Strengthening Healthy Communities

November 5-8, 2014 – Long Beach, CA

The 2014 NCHD will focus on policies and programs to reduce health disparities, with one panel addressing a new topic: the impact of health issues, including disparities, on our nation’s military personnel and national security. Throughout the conference, presenters will emphasize the role of social determinants, personal responsibility and prevention in initiatives that reduce disparities. Click here for more information.

University of Alabama Service Member to Civilian Summit

December 2-3, 2014 – Tuscaloosa, AL

Local, state, and federal partners will use this conference to explore education, translational research, and employment dynamics to remove physical, mental, emotional, financial, employment and educational barriers for our nation’s service members from all branches of the military transitioning to civilian life. Click here for more information.

United States Conference on AIDS

October 1-5, 2014 – San Diego, CA

USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together over thousands of workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic-from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and policy-makers-to build national support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. Click here for more information.

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Annual Meeting – Communication Research in Environmental Health Sciences: Environmental Health Literacy

September 22-24, 2014 – Research Triangle Park, NC

The process of becoming environmentally health literate entails raising scientific and environmental literacy and numeracy among the general public while increasing awareness of specific exposures and their potential health effects. While the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) programs have supported the development of risk communication strategies, environmental health messages, and informational materials, little has been done to examine their impact on EHL or to understand the elements of successful environmental health messages. As a new field, methods to raise EHL are in development; therefore, attention to the evaluation of these approaches and validation of their effectiveness is needed. Click here for more information.

University of Washington Gerontology Annual Conference - Building Elder Friendly Futures Locally and Globally

October 8-9, 2014 – Seattle, WA

Conference themes are: community and technological supports for aging in place; state of the science: maintaining and enhancing physical and mental well-being; cultural competence: marginalized populations and disparities across the life course; current and future policy and legal issues; linking local to global in urban and rural settings; and cross-disciplinary and inter-professional collaborations.  Click here for more information. 

Cognitive Health Disparities Research and National Policy

November 5, 2014 – Washington, DC

The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law by President Obama in January of 2011 and requires the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address NAPA’s goals include creating and maintaining an integrated national plan to overcome Alzheimer’s disease, coordinating Alzheimer’s disease research and services across all federal agencies, accelerating the development of interventions and treatments that would prevent, halt, or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s disease and improving early diagnosis and coordination of care and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The growing ethnic and racial diversity of our aging population has important scientific and translational implications for NAPA. This conference will present up to date findings and address research and translational priorities highlighting the importance of growing ethnic and racial diversity for NAPA. Click here for more information.

Duke Translational Medicine Institute National Conference on Engaging Patients, Families and Communities in all Phases of Translational Research to Improve Health

August 21-22, 2014 – Bethesda, MD

The goal of this conference is to present and compare perspectives and examples of methods of engagement in research that include individuals, including patients and families, to community organizations and disease advocates, as well as clinicians and other health professionals. Attendees will include community groups, patient advocacy groups, funders and foundations that are interested in research design and outcomes, and the researchers who presently work with these groups or wish to do so in the future. Click here for more information. 

Widener University Sexuality and Aging Consortium Sexuality, Intimacy, and Aging Conference

September 19-20, 2014 – Chester, PA

The Sexuality and Aging Consortium (SAC), an international organization based at Widener University, will be holding its annual conference for professionals, lay professionals and older consumers September 19-20, 2014.  SAC’s mission is to provide training, education, research and advocacy in the area of sexuality and aging. Click here for more information.

The 37th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference

August 18-20, 2014 – Denver, CO

The top leaders in child welfare, juvenile justice and family law are coming to Denver. Join the national community of child and family advocates who work together to make this country a better place for kids and parents. Click here for more information. 

19th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma - Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy & Policy: Collaboration & Commitment for Change

September 7-10, 2014 – San Diego, CA

This Conference has become a unique forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few conferences that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, policy makers, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and have the difficult dialogues. Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence, at-risk youth, criminal justice issues, sexual assault, people with disabilities, treatment of victims and offenders, trauma and military personnel, veterans and families, elder
abuse, trauma in general, substance abuse and more. Click here for more information.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Data Fair 2014

October 7-9, 2014

ICPSR is pleased to present its preliminary program for the 2014 ICPSR Data Fair.  The theme of this year’s data fair centers around: “ICPSR – powering sustainable data access.” Click here for more information.

American Public Health Association (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo

November 15-19, 2014 – New Orleans, LA

APHA’s Annual Meeting & Exposition serves as the home for public health professionals to convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA. Click here for more information.

National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) 2014 Annual Conference - Rural Mental Health, The Path Ahead: Research, Policy, Practice

July 17-19, 2014 – Washington, DC

The National Association for Rural Mental Health Annual Conference is the premier interdisciplinary event for rural families, community members, clinicians, researchers, administrators, and policy professionals interested in improving access, availability and acceptability of mental health and substance abuse services to rural communities. This year’s conference theme focus is on bringing together rural community stakeholders from practice (children and adult services, early intervention, prevention, health, juvenile justice, etc.); research sciences (prevention, intervention, treatment, integration, evaluation, etc. ) and policy (mental health, substance abuse, health, justice, law enforcement, prevention, etc.) to discuss the path ahead for rural communities in the face of the changing health/mental health environment. Click here for more information.

UC Davis Center for Poverty Research Poverty and Place Conference

November 13-14, 2014 – Davis, CA

This conference will bring together scholars from across many disciplines-sociology, economics, law, education, social work, geography, planning-to present and discuss their work on the ways in which space and place inflect various dimensions of poverty.  Among other topics, scholars will address the ways in which place can aggravate poverty, as in persistent poverty counties and regions, but also how place-specific interventions can effectively ameliorate poverty.  Papers addressing different aspects of urban, suburban and rural poverty will be part of the conference agenda. Click here for more information. 

MEPS workshop at APHA Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Learning Institute

November 15, 2014, 8:00 – 11:30 AM – New Orleans, LA

The Learning Institute (LI) at APHA is holding a half-day interactive session on the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC). The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate the use of the MEPS-HC public use data files by the health services research community. Click here for more information.

American Society of Health Economists 5th Biennial Conference - Health & Healthcare in America: From Economics to Policy

June 22-25, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA

The American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in health economics research in the United States. ASHEcon provides a forum for emerging ideas and empirical results of health economics research. Click here for more information. 

2014 National HBCU Week Conference - HBCUs: Innovators for Future Success

September 22-23, 2014 – Washington, DC

The 2014 conference will use focused tracks to frame issues in ways that encourage changes based on new paradigms that influence higher education and opportunities for all students. Click here for more information.

Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Conference - Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy

June 19-21, 2014 – New York, NY

Goals for the 2014 WFRN Conference include: to stimulate interdisciplinary and cross-national sharing of innovative research and approaches to work and family; concentrate scientific, policy, and practical attention on work and family issues emerging from the changing work and family relationships in a global economy; break down the researcher-practitioner divide impeding the design, implementation, dissemination and translation of work and family research that beneficially impacts workers and employers; and foster opportunities for networking and interdisciplinary collaboration that promote professional development of both emerging and established researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Click here for more information.

The Network for Social Work Management 25th Annual Management Conference

June 5-6, 2014 – Boston, MA

This year’s conference theme is: Management in the Age of Innovation. This event reflects on our past accomplishments to survive and thrive in changing times, while looking to the future for how to best use knowledge advancement, technology integration, and innovation to bolster our work. The Annual Management Conference features plenary sessions, invitational presentations, and workshops by regional, national and international experts. Every session offers cutting-edge social services management strategies for managers working at all levels in their organizations, as well as faculty members who teach management courses and private consultants and practitioners. Click here for more information.

National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Conference

June 8-12, 2014 – Menomonie, WI

This unique rural alcohol and drug abuse conference provides participants the opportunity to personally interact with other rural alcohol and drug abuse professionals, federal agency representatives and nationally known institute faculty and resource individuals while accessing the latest in evidence-based practices for the improvement of rural services. Click here for more information.  

International Social Service (ISS) 5th Annual Conference – Cooperation, Communication and Compassion: Developing Child-Centered Practice in Law, Social Work and Policy for Cross-Border Families

October 2, 2014 – Baltimore, MD

ISS-USA is the U.S. member of a global child protection and social service network that connects vulnerable children, adults, and families, separated by an international border, to the services and support they need. The 5th Annual Conference focuses on many of the most pressing issues in cross-border child welfare and protection and will include representatives of many public and private organizations and agencies responsible for children with cross-border family connections. Topics include: Protecting the Child’s Best Interest: Supporting Immigrant Parents; and The Long Road Home: Preparing for the Growing Number of Unaccompanied Children Entering America. Click here for more information.

Adventist Health Care Symposium - Substance Abuse in Adolescents: Identifying Risk Factors & Interventions

May 14, 2014 – Rockville, MD

This symposium will explore the risk factors for substance abuse among adolescents and present best practices for treatment. Click here for more information.

Policy Conference 2.0 - Energizing for Activism: Recommitting to Policy Change

May 29-31, 2014 – Austin, TX

This conference will bring together social work educators from across the country to share their work in policy and policy practice, and to develop strategies for maximizing social work’s involvement in local, state, and national affairs. Click here for more information.

Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood – Collaboration and Coordination: Understanding Systems Supporting Young Children and Their Families

July 7-9, 2014 – Washington, DC

The conference will present the latest research on the collaboration, integration, coordination, and alignment of systems supporting young children and their families. Additionally, the conference will highlight evidence-based best practices and new research on child care, Head Start, Early Head Start, home visiting, and other early childhood programs. Click here for more information.

Latino Mental Health in the Age of the Affordable Care Act

May 3, 2014 – New York, NY

Mental health disparities affect Latinos in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, access to services, quality of care, training, and research. There are few Latino researchers and limited research focused on the mental health of this group.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) is creating new opportunities to reduce health disparities among minorities. We are delighted to provide a venue in which to spotlight and encourage up-and-coming researchers in Latino mental health and to engage stakeholders in a discussion about programmatic, policy, and research priorities to address mental health disparities affecting Latinos. This conference is free of cost, but pre-registration is required. Click here for more information.

30th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity: Learn from Yesterday. Live for Today. Envision Tomorrow.

May 19-20, 2014 – Honolulu, HI

The Pacific Rim international Conference on Disability and Diversity is a welcoming place that celebrates the human experience in the context of disability and diversity. The two-day conference is where innovation and research meet social action. The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most ‘diverse gatherings’ in the world, encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world. Click here for more information.

The University of Iowa School of Social Work Webinar - Participating in Independent or Collaborative Research  Projects

April 22, 2014 – 2:00-3:15 PM EST

The best clinical practice is grounded in evidence – evidence that is informed by the reality of practice and the organizational setting in which it is provided.  Nursing home social workers who work with researchers to better understand the needs of their clients and organization, evaluate their current practices, and implement and evaluate new practices, are positioned to provide the best care.  This session will empower frontline social workers to implement best practices by learning how and why to be active participants in research that can benefit their clients and organization.  Attendees will learn about (1) different types of research projects most relevant to their practice and the related research considerations; (2) the administrative issues involved when deciding whether to conduct a research project; and (3) “rubber-meets-the-road” realities related to engaging with residents, families, staff, and researchers when working to develop, implement, and evaluate best practices. Click here to register. 

2nd Annual LGBT Research Symposium - Methodological Challenges and Opportunities of LGBT Research in the Social Sciences

May 21-22, 2014 – Champaign, IL

This project is focused on the methodological challenges and opportunities inherent in conducting research with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations. Click here for more information.

Health Datapalooza

June 1-3, 2014 – Washington, DC

Health Datapalooza is a national conference focused on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes. Click here for more information.

The Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum

June 19-20, 2014 – Boston, MA

The Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum will provide the essential strategies to improve quality, achieve equity and deliver high-value healthcare to diverse populations. Leaders from multiple disciplines and health care organizations who work in the areas of quality and safety; disparities, diversity and equity; health policy; and health care design and delivery, as well as anyone interested in these fields, will find the Forum to be a unique and worthwhile experience. Click here for more information.

Millersville University Conference – Global Youth: Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope

July 10-11, 2014 – Lancaster, PA

Millersville University Department of Social Work’s Learning Institute is dedicated to investigating global social issues.  The Learning Institute provides a platform from which experts share their knowledge and offer training for agents of social change.  Each year, The Learning Institute hosts events that center on a particular theme reflected in the Learning Institute’s literature, roster of speakers, and annual conference. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Learning Institute is focused on the experiences of young adults. Click here for more information.

The 4th International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges - Addressing the Needs of the Whole Family

April 25-27, 2014 – Berkeley, CA

This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Click here for more information.

Second Annual Military and Veteran Social Work Conference

June 6-7, 2014 – Saint Leo, FL

The purpose of the conference is to generate and nurture ideas to advance our understanding of social work practice with veterans, military personnel and their families as well as effective teaching and training of social work students in military/veteran social work. The theme of the conference is Veterans in Transition. There are two conference tracks:1) Clinician track – focusing on social work service providers, spanning two days June 6 & 7, and 2) Educator track – focusing on social worker educators in higher education on June 7. Click here for more information.

National Hispanic and Latino ATTC Conference - Integrating Research, Education, and Servicesto Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities inHispanic and Latino Populations

October 8-9, 2014 – Austin, TX

The proposed conference is based on the fundamental assumption that Hispanic and Latino populations have behavioral health disparities. This conference will benefit participants as it promotes an understanding of these disparities in services to Hispanic populations in need for access to quality substance abuse treatment; giving priority to the geographic areas, communities, service organizations and workforce members.  In the process, the Conference will also promote the achievement of system transformation. Disparities will be addressed through research, education and service models combined with science based knowledge in an educational structure and environment. Click here for more information.

Youth+Tech+Health (YTH) Conference

April 6-8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA

YTH Live is the premier conference for cutting-edge technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations. Each year, the most amazing minds in youth advocacy, health, and technology gather at YTH Live to showcase what works, share ideas and learnings, and launch new collaborations. Click here for more information.

Second Annual Military and Veteran Social Work Conference

June 6-7, 2014 – Saint Leo, FL

The purpose of the conference is to generate and nurture ideas to advance our understanding of social work practice with veterans, military personnel and their families as well as effective teaching and training of social work students in military/veteran social work. The theme of the conference is Veterans in Transition. There are two conference tracks:1) Clinician track – focusing on social work service providers, spanning two days June 6 & 7, and 2) Educator track – focusing on social worker educators in higher education on June 7. Click here for more information.

NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Conference – Military Connected Children with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families

April 14-15, 2014 – Bethesda, MD

This conference brings together military families, leading civilian and military researchers, providers of educational and health care services, and other stakeholders who care for the mental and physical health of children and families connected to the military. Click here for more information.

UPenn School of Social Policy and Practice 2014 National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

May 29-30, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA

The primary goal of the 2014 National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care is to provide a forum for select organizations with proven track records to showcase the “promising programs/practices” they are providing, and thereby disseminate what they are doing that is working to reduce the negative outcomes older youth who age out of care often experience as they transition to adulthood.The Summit will address the outcome areas of employment, higher education, housing, and assets/economics, all areas where emerging adults who have aged out of foster care often struggle. How to conduct research/evaluation in these areas so that “promising practices” can become “evidence based” will also be explored. Click here for more information.

Fifth Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference – Universities 2.0: Advancing Global Health in the Post-MDG Era

May 10-12, 2014 – Washington, DC

Join 1,500 attendees from academia, NGOs, business and government from around the world. Click here for more information.

Adventist Health Care Symposium - Substance Abuse in Adolescents: Identifying Risk Factors & Interventions

May 14, 2014 – Rockville, MD

This symposium will explore the risk factors for substance abuse among adolescents and present best practices for treatment. Click here for more information. Click here for more information. 

Community Justice 2014 International Summit

April 22-24, 2014 – San Francisco, CA

The Center for Court Innovation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and theCalifornia Administrative Office of the Courts will be hosting Community Justice 2014. The summit will provide an opportunity for practitioners from both inside and outside the justice system, including judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officials, court administrators, police, clinical staff, and non-profit organizations to learn about a range of topics, including best practices in procedural justice, risk/needs assessment, alternative sanctions, and community restitution. Click here for more information.

Third International Conference on Practice Research – Building Bridges not Pipelines: Promoting Two-Way Traffic Between Practice and Research

June 9-11, 2014 – New York, NY

The organizers of this conference-practice research leaders from several countries-view the New York conference as a means of widening the discussion of practice research by engaging a broader international audience of current practitioners, users and researchers regarding the role practice research can play in knowledge-building. Additionally, we view the New York conference as a means of engaging social work educators regarding the role of social work practice research in educating future social workers. Click here for more information.

DOCTORAL STUDENT OPPORTUNITY

2014 Research to Practice Institute

June 4, 2014 - Boston, MA

The 2nd annual Research to Practice Institute (RPI) is being held in conjunction with the 25th annual conference of the Network for Social Work Management. The RPI aims to strengthen professional networks and to build the capacity of doctoral students for whom human service management and leadership is an area of research and scholarship. The goal of this one-day institute is to support the research trajectory and professional development of leaders in the field of social work management through mentorship, collaboration, and technical support. Click here for more information.

DOCTORAL STUDENT OPPORTUNITY

Columbia Population Research Center Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2014

June 11-13, 2014 - New York, NY

The Columbia Population Research Center will soon be accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held June 11-13, 2014 at Columbia School of Social Work in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing. The 2014 workshop will include special sections on the potential for using the Fragile Families Study in comparative research, particularly making use of the Millenium Cohort Study, a contemporary birth cohort study from the United Kingdom. The workshop is targeted toward young scholars from social and biomedical science disciplines, including junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Click here for more information.

Project Equality 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit

February 28, 2014 – Kansas City, MO

Project Equality believes in equality and justice in the workplace. We unite the corporate, nonprofit, education and religious communities into a force for equality, justice and fairness in the workplace. Through facilitated discussions community leaders identify and establish best practices that enhance workplace fairness. We work collaboratively to spotlight the best resources in our region that empower fairness in the workplace. Click here for more information.

Northwestern University Rethinking the War on Drugs Symposium (From the ASPPH Friday Letter)

February 20-21, 2014 – Chicago, IL

The two day symposium will address federal and state criminal laws for possession, use, and sale of drugs; law enforcement, prosecutorial discretion, and sentencing for same; addiction programs; prison populations; social fabric of communities in which drug use is high; drug economics; EU approaches to the problem; and foreign policy directed at drug source. Click here for more information.

UNC School of Law Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity (CRCGE) - Captive Audience: Incarceration and the Family

February 22, 2014 – Chapel Hill, NC

This year, UNC School of Law’s Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity will explore the myriad social dynamics implicated by incarceration’s destabilized families, including both causes of the destabilization and their results. Click here for more information.

The University of Michigan Network on Inequality, Complexity & Health Conference – Complex Systems, Health Disparities and Population Health: Building Bridges

February 24-25, 2014 – Bethesda, MD

Join scholars and practitioners from the United States and abroad to learn about and see examples of how complex systems science can help guide our research and policy efforts to eliminate health disparities and improve the health of our population. Click here for more information.

American Men’s Studies Association 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

March 27-29, 2014 – Tacoma, WA

The theme of this year’s conference is: Considering Culture: Masculinities in International and Regional Contexts. Click here for more information.

22nd National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) - Research in Pursuit of a Learning Mental Health Care System

April 23-25, 2014 – Bethesda, MD

Recent and ongoing changes in and concerns about our health care delivery system make the time ripe for evidence on how to structure and guide the mental health service system of the future. In particular, the recent National Academy of Sciences report Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America offers a useful framework toward managing increasing complexity in health systems and improving health outcomes– the learning health care system. Applying these concepts to mental health care forms the nexus of a agenda for NIMH services research in the coming years and provide the basis for the MHSR 2014 agenda. Click here for more information.

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 35th Annual Minority Health Conference – Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities

February 28, 2014 – Chapel Hill, NC

The Minority Health Conference aims to raise awareness regarding health disparities and mobilize students, academics, researchers, and community members to take action for change. This year’s theme will focus on research and interventions that actively engage minority youth to improve their health and the health of their communities. Click here for more information.

Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Biennial Meeting

March 20-22, 2014 – Austin, TX

Social Justice is the theme that is guiding the 2014 Invited Program, which will include scholars from diverse fields and perspectives who will give attention to equity in economic, political and social rights for adolescents. Click here for more information.

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2014 Meeting: Strengthening Connections Among Child and Family Research, Policy and Practice

April 3-5, 2014 – Alexandria, VA

The goal of the Strengthening Connections conference is to promote multidirectional communication among researchers and those who apply developmental science in policy and practice. The conference is an opportunity for researchers and their partners in program and policy environments to share their successes in and barriers to the conduct of policy-relevant research on one hand and the creation of research-based policies and programs on the other. Click here for more information.

American Men’s Studies Association 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

March 27-29, 2014 – Tacoma, WA

The theme of this year’s conference is: Considering Culture: Masculinities in International and Regional Contexts. Click here for more information.

National Hispanic Medical Association 18th Annual Conference – Affordable Care Act and Best Practices for Hispanics

March 28-30, 2014 – Washington, DC

This year, NHMA celebrates its 18th Annual Conference with partners from the public and private sectors,bringing together experts from across the nation to share their multi-disciplinary experiences in improving health care delivery for Hispanic populations.  National and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Disease areas include diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more. Click here for more information.

22nd NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research 

April 23-25, 2014 – Bethesda, MD

This is a biennial national conference featuring state-of-the-art mental health services research presented via keynote speakers, thematic panels, pre-conference workshops, and paper and poster presentations of findings from recent research studies. Click here for more information.

National Organization of Forensic Social Work Annual Conference – 21st Century Forensic Practice: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence

July 25-27, 2014 – New York, NY

Registration is now open for this year’s conference, which will advance a new century of cultural justice, dignity, respect, and acceptance for all persons. Many forensic populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities, at-risk youth, the elderly, veterans, immigrants, LGBTQ persons, persons with disabilities, or those living in poverty or communities of violence often lack access to quality services and cultural justice. Conferences attendees will increase their knowledge, values, and skills for working with forensic populations in healthcare, social service, and legal settings, including the courts and corrections. Click here for more information.

Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s 2014 Summer Institute

June 25-27, 2014 – Freeport, ME

Join girls’ development expert Lyn Mikel Brown, EdD and other experts from Hardy Girls Healthy Women this summer to learn how to work with girls to create a better world. This three-day intensive training will feature the latest theories about girls’ health and development and offer proven methods for supporting girls’ voices and scaffolding girls’ activism. Click here for more information.

21st Annual Children’s Law Institute

January 15-17, 2014 - Albuquerque, NM

The Children’s Law Institute (CLI), hosted by New Mexico State University’s Southwest Region National Child Protection Training Center, is a multidisciplinary conference that addresses important issues in child welfare and juvenile justice. Click here for more information.

The 28th Annual San Diego International Conferenceon Child and Family Maltreatment

January 28-31, 2014 – San Diego, CA

The San Diego Conference focuses on multi-disciplinary best-practice efforts to prevent, if possible, or otherwise to investigate, treat, and prosecute child and family maltreatment. The objective of the San Diego Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. In-depth issues include support for families, prevention, leadership, policy-making. Translating the latest research into action is also addressed. Click here for more information.

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health 35th Annual Minority Health Conference

February 28, 2014 – Chapel Hill, NC

The UNC Minority Health Conference is the largest and longest-running student-led health conference in the country. The 35th annual conference, scheduled for February 28, 2014, will be on ”Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities.” The conference provides a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas related to understanding and addressing continuing health disparities in minority populations. Click here for more information.

International Conference On Women and Millennium Development Goals 

February 13-14, 2014 – Gujarat, India

The objectives of the conference include: (1) to understand and celebrate breakthroughs of social work interventions and identify challenges in relation to women and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); (2) to speed efforts, work in progress towards achievement of MDGs with focus on women; (3) to work out strategies addressing gaps and preparing road map for mainstreaming women and MDGs in social work education and practice and; (4) to design social work action plans for the unfinished tasks of women and MDGs in the larger context of emerging agenda beyond 2015. Click here for more information.

SRM University Global Public Health Conference

February 21-23, 2014 – Tamil Nadu, India

Global Public Health Conference brings together various public health professionals on one platform to share their innovations, research findings and experience to the international audience focusing on Multi-disciplinary approaches in public health. Though this conference we aim to bring together various disciplines who are directly and indirectly contributing to the improvement of public health under the broad umbrella of “Multi-disciplinary Approach” to strategize and address the emerging public health issue globally. Click here for more information.

California Center for Research on Women & Families 2014 Women’s Policy Summit: Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth & Power

January 16, 2014 – Sacramento, CA

The Women’s Policy Summit is a major policy forum held in the State’s Capital to help launch the legislative session with proposals to advance the health, wealth and power of women and girls in all of their diverse communities.This year we add a special focus on implementation. How can we be sure that laws supportive of women and girls are translated into programs and practices? Click here for more information.

Visions, Inc. Conference - Being Culturally Responsive in Urban Settings:

What Mental Health Providers Working with Children and Families Need to Know

January 23-24, 2014 – Cambridge, MA

This conference is the first ever convening of mental health providers (social workers, psychologists, licensed mental health workers), administrators and others working with children and families in urban communities in school, health center, DCF, DYS, and other community-based settings. The two-day conference hosts training, resources, and networking opportunities for providers and explores pressing issues that providers encounter in their work. Click here for more information.

27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference

March 2-5, 2014 – Tampa, FL

Special conference tracks include: Emerging Adults; and Wraparound for a New Era. Click here for more information.

International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision

June 11-13, 2014 – Garden City, NY

The Tenth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision is devoted to clinical supervision theory, practice, and research. The conference provides an opportunity for social workers, psychologists (school, counseling, clinical), nurses, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, counselor educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, and other mental health professionals and educators to examine current issues in clinical supervision research and practice within and across professional disciplines. Click here for more information.

2013 International Stigma Conference

November 22, 2013 – Washington, DC

The goals of the conference are to explain what stigma is, describe how stigma impacts individuals and communities, and to explore interventions that work to reduce stigma, on both a community and a government/policy level. Click here for more information.

Adventist Health Care Center on Health Disparities 7th Annual Conference – Partnering Toward a Healthier Future: Addressing Disparities in Behavioral Health

December 3, 2013 – Hyattsville, MD

This year’s conference will focus on the treatment of behavioral health as it relates to public health. Click here for more information.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Annual Conference – The Road Ahead: Challenges, Changes, and Opportunities for Maternal and Child Health

January 25-18, 2014 – Washington, DC

This interactive four-day experience provides a unique opportunity to gain the knowledge, tools and professional network to help you tackle the most challenging MCH issues. Click here for more information.

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) 10th Annual National Native American “Fatherhood is Leadership Conference”

November 4-6 – Mesa, AZ

The Native American Fatherhood & Families Association is pleased to host a 3-day conference to provide a forum of information exchange, skill development, resource networking and learning opportunities to further Native American Fatherhood and Motherhood and to support families in their desire to reach their fullest potential. Clickhere for more information.

AUCD 2013 Conference: Promoting Inclusion in an Increasingly Diverse World

November 17-20, 2013 – Washington, DC

This year’s AUCD Conference theme promotes our network values of inclusion of all persons with developmental and other disabilities in community life and engages the network in conversation and practices to ensure our work reflects the changing cultural and linguistic landscape in our Centers and States. The conference will include opportunities to address these issues through conference panels, concurrent and poster sessions. Click here for more information.

2013 National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Conference

November 18-20, 2013 – Oklahoma City, OK

We anticipate a nationwide representation of service providers and professionals, including child welfare providers, substance abuse treatment providers, juvenile and family court judges and attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, probation officers, prevention specialists, maternal and child health agencies, physicians, nurses, researchers and evaluators, educators, Tribal communities, community organizations serving youth, and children and adult mental health providers. Click here for more information.

11th Annual Together We Can Conference

October 28-30, 2013 – Lafayette, LA

The annual conference for professionals and volunteers who are working together to make a difference for abused and neglected children. Click here for more information.

Council on Social Work Education 2013 Annual Program Meeting – Global Social Work: The World is Here

October 31-November 1, 2013 – Dallas, TX

The CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM) is the premier national meeting in the social work education field. Each year, more than 2,600 social work educators, administrators, practitioners, students, and other key decision makers from across the country and around the world attend APM, making it the largest gathering of its kind. Click here for more information.

2013 Disability Research Consortium Annual Meeting - Disability Research and Policy: New Evidence and Promising Ideas

October 15-16, 2013 – Washington, DC

The Disability Research Consortium (DRC) is building the evidence base necessary to improve the national disability support system and the lives of people with disabilities, while also reducing the long-term growth in government costs. Join us for a two-day conference and webinar highlighting the latest DRC research findings and their implications for the future of disability policies and programs. Click here for more information.

2013 IOM Annual Meeting – The Science of Violence: Causation, Mitigation, and Prevention

October 21, 2013 – Washington, DC

The Institute of Medicine will hold its 43rd annual meeting. Monday’s program, The Science of Violence: Causation, Mitigation, And Prevention, is open to the public. Click here for more information.

National Organization for Human Services 2013 National Conference: Sailing into our Future: Expanding our Horizons

October 23-26, 2013 – Baltimore, MD

Change is a constant. From the Dream Act to an aging America, U.S. demographics continue to evolve rapidly. Impacting these changes is our fiscal challenges, threat of cuts in entitlement programs, new service delivery needs (i.e. rise in Asian and Latino populations), and an ever widening border as a result of technology and global initiatives. Human Service practitioners, students and educators, are challenged to address these ever shifting demographics in human service programs as well as service delivery systems. Our capacity to expand our horizons and adapt to our changing societal needs is critical. Click here for more information.

17th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC)

May 28-30, 2014 – Washington, DC

The 2014 agenda will focus on the most current research on family self-sufficiency and social welfare programs and policies while also drawing on lessons from past research and experience in the field. Click here for more information.

The 20th Annual Affordable Housing Conference

October 7-9, 2013 – Spokane, WA

Housing Washington is a nationally recognized annual conference on affordable housing-a dynamic forum for learning, discussion, networking and collaboration. Click here for more information.

The Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability: Unleashing the Power of Age, Health and Gender

October 1-3, 2013 – Fargo, ND

Click here for more information.

Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs 2013 Community Mental Health Conference: Renewing Community: Initiate, Innovate, Integrate
September 25-27, 2013 – Duluth, MN

Workshop sessions have been carefully selected to introduce innovative approaches, sharpen clinical skills, improve management practices and inform about public policy issues related to services for children, families and adults. Click here for more information.

NYU Silver School of Social Work/NASW Conference: DSM-5: Changes, Controversies, and Impact on Clinical Practice
October 4, 2013 - New York, NY

There has been much written about the controversies surrounding the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5). Despite the various objections to the process and the outcome, the DSM will continue to play an important role in assessment and treatment planning of individuals with mental health problems, and it is important for clinicians to understand how to use the changes in the manual and the limitations of the new diagnostic criteria. This conference will provide a forum for the examination of the new manual, and the implications for social workers in agencies and private practice. Clickhere for more information.

2014 International Conference on Social Science and ManagementMarch 14-16, 2014 - Chicago, IL

ICSSM 2014 will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Social Science and Management. The conference looks for significant contributions to all major fields of the modern Social Science and Management in theoretical and Application aspects. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the global researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the fields. Click here for more information.

The 28th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment – January 28-31, 2014, San Diego,

CA

The San Diego Conference focuses on multi-disciplinary best-practice efforts to prevent, if possible, or otherwise to investigate, treat, and prosecute child and family maltreatment. The objective of the San Diego Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Click here for more information.

Academy Health National Health Policy Conference – February 3-4, 2014, Washington, DC

AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) provides a comprehensive outlook on the nation’s health policy agenda. Now in its 14th year, the meeting is designed to provide clarity on critical health care issues and policy priorities for the upcoming year with insider perspectives from health policy leaders. Click here for more information.

National Alliance to End Homelessness 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness – February

18-19, 2014, New Orleans, LA

Click here for more information.

The Eighth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision

June 13-15, 2012

Long Island, New York

The interdisciplinary conference provides a collaborative opportunity for social workers, psychologists (school, counseling, clinical), nurses, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, counselor educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, and other mental health professionals and educators to examine current issues and trends in clinical supervision, research, and practice.

-Pre-conference workshops (Wednesday 6/13): 1. The Interface of Attachment, Transference and Countertransference: Implications for the Clinical Supervisory Relationship with Susanne Bennett, Ph.D., 2. Advanced Clinical Supervision Skills:Myths and Realities with Michael V. Ellis, Ph.D.

-Conference Plenaries (Wednesday 6/13-Friday 6/15): 1. What we know empirically about the effects of training and supervision: Implications for practice with Clara E. Hill, Ph.D., 3. Can you hear me now? New frontiers in clinical supervision with David J. Powell, Ph.D. and Scott Migdole, LCSW, ACSW, 3. Clinical Supervision and Groupwork Practice with Carolyn Knight, Ph.D.

Discounts available for field instructors, students and groups. For more information about the upcoming conference, click here.

The National Research Conference on Child and Family Program and Policy

July 24-26, 2012

Bridgewater, MA

The National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy is held at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. This is a small, but growing national conference that is among the first of research conferences to exclusively focus on policy issues pertaining to child and family well-being. The conference draws in researchers from many disciplines including family studies, psychology, sociology, social work, public policy, political science, economics, criminal justice, child development, and many others; practitioners from social and human services; and policy/decision-makers who are concerned about programming and policy to support child and family well-being. We hope that you will consider attending this growing conference with pre-conference workshops, where attendees have an opportunity to learn from one another, meet people outside of their disciplines, and network with others in an intimate academic setting. Click here for more information.

Measuring the Success of the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Recommendations from the PCMH Evaluators’ Collaborative

May 16, 2012

To promote shared learning from the large number of medical home pilots and evaluations under way, The Commonwealth Fund established the Patient-Centered Medical Home Evaluators’ Collaborative in 2009. The Evaluators’ Collaborative seeks to align PCMH evaluation methods, identify common outcome measures, share best practices, and exchange information to improve evaluation designs. The Evaluators’ Collaborative has developed a core set of standardized measures to evaluate cost, utilization, and clinical quality outcomes in PCMH evaluation studies. Join a webinar on Wednesday, May 16, at 3 p.m. E.T. to hear more about the consensus process and the recommended measures. Click here for more information.

Immigration and Poverty Conference: Economic and Social Connections and Policy Approaches

Center for Poverty Research and the Program in Economy, Justice and Society

May 17, 2012

Davis, CA

Bringing together scholars from several disciplines and top academic institutions, this conference addresses the social, economic, and policy challenges of immigration and its consequences. Conference topics cover international migration and global poverty; immigration, jobs and wages; and assimilation of undocumented immigrants. A concluding policy panel will focus on the current limits of immigration policy and the potential for reform. Please join us for a series of presentations on these critical topics by scholars from top institutions across the country. Admission is free and open to the public with pre-registration. Click here for more information.

International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora-ICHAD 2012

July 4-8, 2012

Baltimore, MD

Throughout the Western Hemisphere some 160 million people of African descent share a common history of forced migration, chattel slavery, and discrimination. They also share striking commonalities and differences in health status, holding vital information about the complex relationship between health and the broader human experience. Moreover, compared to their white counterparts in the region, African descendants live sicker, receive substandard healthcare, and die younger-even when factors like income and education are taken into account. In the summer of 2012, the International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora-ICHAD 2012 will bring together an international group of scholars, policymakers, health workers, health advocates, and journalists from across the globe to compare knowledge about the health and social experience of slave descendants in the Western Hemisphere. Conference participants will share multilevel solutions to major health challenges confronting these populations, including chronic disease, infant mortality, and HIV/AIDS. The theme of the first biannual conference is “The Great Scattering: Solving the Puzzle of Slavery, Race, and Contemporary Health in the African Diaspora.” ICHAD 2012 will be held from July 4 to July 8, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and hosted by the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Click here for more information.