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Upcoming Events

February 22-25, 2009

Intensive Course
Nutrition for Infants, Children and Adolescents

Wynfrey Hotel
1000 Riverchase Galleria Dr.
Birmingham, AL  35244

The purpose of this course is to improve the nutritional status of infants, children and adolescents by updating health professionals in the area of infant, child and adolescent nutrition at both the individual and public health level. The course will provide leadership training in pediatric/adolescent nutrition by developing high levels of clinical competence; provide instruction in nutrition needs and services for children and providing training in systems of delivery of nutrition care. This course is designed for pediatric practitioners including dietitians, nurse, nutritionist, pediatric nurse practitioners, physician and other professionals who are involved in the care of children.

More Info and Online Registration – http://adolescent.chsys.org

March 1-4, 2009

Neonatal Nutrition Conference

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital
Supported in part by Project # T79 MC00023 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services

Sheraton Suites Houston, Near the Galleria
Houston, Texas

Diane Anderson, PhD, RD, LD
Baylor College of Medicine
Section of Neonatology, Dept of Pediatrics
6621 Fannin Street MC WT 6-104
Houston, Texas  77030
Email: dianea@bcm.edu

Program flyer with application can be downloaded from www.neonate.net/conferences/nutrition/

March 1-4, 2009

The 22nd Annual Research Conference
Sponsored by the Research & Training Center for Children's Mental Health at the University of South Florida.

Location: Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa, FL

In 2009, the 22nd Annual Research Conference will continue to build on the collective knowledge of the mental health services field. Researchers, evaluators, administrators, policy makers, planners, advocates and family members now work in concert across the nation to apply best practice in their states and communities. Over 700 members of this national network will come to Tampa in March to share new findings related to building effective systems of care through presentation and collaborations. For more information about the conference, please visit http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/rtcconference/.

March 16-20, 2009

Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum

Location: National Cancer Institute facility at 6130 Executive Boulevard in Rockville, Maryland, the NIH Clinical Center and the USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Center.

This week long educational offering provides specialized instruction about the role of diet and bioactive food components as modifiers of cancer incidence and tumor behavior. The intent of the Practicum is to introduce participants to research currently being conducted in the field, expose them to research opportunities available in the field, and lay the foundation for future researchers in diet and cancer prevention. The Practicum is provided, at no cost to participants. However, no travel, hotel or per diem funds are available for participants. Since space is limited an application must be submitted by December 31, 2008. For additional information please contact Elaine Trujillo at trujille@mail.nih.gov or at 301-594-0903.

July 20-22, 2009

Leadership, Legacy, and Community
A Retreat to Advance Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Scholarship and Practice

Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
Oakbrook, IL  60523

Intergenerational, Interdisciplinary Practitioners and Scholars Working Together to Improve the Future of MCH

If you are committed to innovative, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational leadership that changes the way we approach family and community health, join us in July!

  • Develop, enhance, and share practical leadership skills that will change the way you approach your work.
  • Discuss new approaches to address longstanding MCH issues.
  • Meet with a professional coach who can help you to achieve clarity about your work and career path.
  • Initiate new MCH practice and research collaborations.
  • Explore the art of storytelling as a leadership tool to garner support for MCH initiatives.

For more information contact Kris Risley, DrPH at 312-996-2875 or kyrisley@uic.edu.

Web sites: www.uic.edu/sph/mch and www.lodge.hyatt.com.