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Health Serv Res. 2008 October; 43(5 Pt 1): ix–x.
PMCID: PMC2653892

AcademyHealth Update

Health Policy Orientation

October 20–23, 2008

The annual Health Policy Orientation gives participants an in-depth understanding of the formal and informal processes shaping the nation's health policy agenda. With expert faculty members, group discussions, hands-on tutorials, and a congressional site visit, participants:

  • Gain an understanding of the Washington health policy environment; and
  • Master the fundamentals of policy development and implementation.

The Orientation is ideal for health policy fellows and analysts, public officials, federal or state government employees, private-sector health care employees, and consultants. The program will be at the Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, D.C. Register early as space is limited. For more information, visit the Orientation Web site at

National Health Policy Conference

Registration opens October 1

AcademyHealth invites you to find out where health reform is headed in 2009 at the National Health Policy Conference, February 2–3. Join new leaders from the administration and Congress, as well as leading experts from academia and the health industry, for your first chance to address the nation's health policy agenda.

Registration opens October 1. For more information, visit the conference Web site at

Annual Research Meeting (ARM)

Chicago will host next year's Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Planning is underway—mark your calendars with the following dates to remember:

  • November 1—Call for Abstracts Issued
  • January 15—Abstracts Due
  • June 28–30—2009 Annual Research Meeting

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