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Health Serv Res. 2006 October; 41(5): ix–xii.
PMCID: PMC1955288

ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights from the 2006 Annual Research Meeting (ARM), held June 25–27 in Seattle, are available at http://www.academyhealth.org/arm. Featured highlights include:

  • More than 1,200 paper and poster abstracts
  • 464 PowerPoint presentations from breakout sessions available for download
  • Webcasts of selected sessions and plenaries
  • ARM photo album
  • ARM summary

Mark your calendar for next year's ARM—June 3–5 in Orlando!

November 6, 2006 Call for Abstracts issued

January 9, 2007 Abstracts due

NEW INTEREST GROUPS

AcademyHealth announces the formation of five new interest groups. They include:

  • Disability Research
  • Disparities
  • Health Policy Communications
  • Quality
  • Research Translation

Interest groups provide a forum for members to share information, network with their peers, and learn more about a topic. Read descriptions of these new interest groups by visiting http://www.academyhealth.org/interestgroups/newgroups.htm.

To join, go to http://www.academyhealth.org/interestgroups/newform.cfm. Information about the 10 existing interest groups is also available online at http://www.academyhealth.org/membership/interestgroups.htm.

2007 NCHS/ACADEMYHEALTH FELLOWSHIP

Sponsored by: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth

Deadline for Call for Applications: January 8, 2007

This program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the NCHS to collaborate on studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community using NCHS data systems. Fellows can access the data resources provided by CDC and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys.

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate training or experience in health services research
  • Be at any stage in their careers from doctoral students to senior investigators
  • Doctoral students must have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase
  • Be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or able to acquire a valid work authorization

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.academyhealth.org/nchs.

NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE

Get Perspective on 2007 Policy Priorities Directly from the Policymakers Conference, February 12–13, 2007—Washington, DC.

Prepare for the broad policy agenda and gain insight on core issues following one of this year's topic tracks:

  • Paying for Quality
  • Covering the Uninsured
  • Strengthening the Workforce
  • Advancing Public Health

For more information or to register, please visit the website at http://www.academyhealth.org/nhpc

ETHICS INTERACTIVE: A LEARNING MODULE FOR RESEARCHERS, EDUCATORS, AND MENTORS

Conflicts of interest can easily arise and threaten the integrity and reliability of the research, researchers, funders, and the field as a whole. This educational curriculum module, based on the AcademyHealth Ethical Guidelines for Managing Conflicts of Interest in Health Services Research, includes hypothetical situations and discussion questions that can be used to:

  • Teach students in a variety of educational programs
  • Mentor trainees on research ethics
  • Guide the management of difficult ethical situations
  • Update your institution's ethics policies and procedures

The curriculum was developed by AcademyHealth with support from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the DHHS Office of Research Integrity.

Download this freecurriculum module today at http://www.academyhealth.org/ethicalcurriculum/


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