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“Reports & Events” is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Selected Events in August 2022
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Pediatric Disaster Science
Aug. 1 and 2
Pediatric disaster science involves research that investigates the impacts of exposure to trauma, infectious diseases, and other hazards during a public health emergency or disaster on the pediatric population. This virtual symposium will gather government, academic, clinical and community stakeholders, and subject matter experts to examine perspectives and scientific needs related to disasters affecting infants, children, and adolescents. 

Children’s Environmental Health
Aug. 1-4
This workshop will bring together experts in epidemiology, toxicology, dose response methodology, and exposure science to discuss the state of science for children’s environmental health. Sessions will discuss what is known about vulnerability to environmental exposures at specific stages of life and development, and opportunities to improve regulatory decision-making about environmental health, among other topics.

Air Force Needs for Modern-Day Warfare
Aug. 2
New technologies and widespread digitization are changing modern-day warfare. Discussions during this webinar will focus on how the Air Force can overcome the operational, organizational, and technical challenges that result from these changes.

Evaluating COVID-19 Related Surveillance Measures for Decision-Making
Aug. 3
A webinar will highlight new and updated COVID-19-related data measures and surveillance strategies — such as wastewater surveillance and genome sequence testing — and discuss how they can be used to inform policy decisions.

Alternative Protein Sources: Balancing Food Innovation, Sustainability, Nutrition, and Health
Aug. 17 and 18
This virtual workshop will explore the state of the science on alternative protein sources as they relate to issues around diet quality, nutrition, and sustainability. Presenters will look at the health, environmental, socioeconomic, and ethical impacts of alternative proteins in the diet, as well as the implications for industry, consumers, and regulation.

Indoor Air Management of Airborne Pathogens
Aug. 18
This workshop, the first in a new series, will explore building management to reduce the transmission of airborne pathogens. Participants will share their experiences with managing enclosed spaces during the pandemic, and identify promising practices that could be adopted to make these places safer. Speakers will highlight progress made since 2020, identify critical research gaps, and explore barriers to implementation.

Climate Conversations: Wildfire
Aug. 25
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of wildfires and extent of area burned in the U.S., putting more people at risk of exposure to fire and smoke. This webinar will explore how planners and decision-makers are coping with these challenges and working to protect the built environment and human health.

National Tools of the Trade Conference
Aug. 29-31
This annual event brings together a wide array of practitioners in the transportation sector to discuss methods, tools, and techniques designed to improve transportation planning for small and medium-sized communities. Transportation to and within national parks and federal lands will be a focus of this year’s conference.

Reports Scheduled for Release in August
Release dates for the following consensus reports and proceedings from the National Academies depend on successful completion of the review process and publishing schedules. Reporters who would like to be notified when a report is due for release should contact the Office of News and Public Information (e-mail and ask to be placed on a contact list.

Emerging Hazards in Commercial Aviation
The first in a series, this report provides an initial assessment of major trends and potential emerging hazards in air transportation in the United States, reviews safety culture and how air safety is monitored, and lays out a plan for further studies.

Review of Fate, Exposure, and Effects of Sunscreens in Aquatic Environments and Implications for Sunscreen Usage and Human Health
This report reviews the state of science on UV filters found in sunscreen, their effects on aquatic environments, and potential public health implications associated with changes in sunscreen usage. The report will identify information gaps and future research opportunities.


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Reports & Events Monthly Calendar – June 2022 | National Academies

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - June 2022 | National Academies

Impact of COVID-19 on Birth Rates
June 1
Birth rates in the United States have been gradually declining for over a decade. While the COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant, though brief, drop in birth rates, they are now back to pre-pandemic levels. This webinar will cover why declining birth rates matter for policy decision-making at state and local levels.

Frontiers of Extreme Event Attribution
June 1
In this session, speakers will consider the scientific advances that have been made since the 2016 National Academies report Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change, emerging approaches and methodologies, and use of extreme weather attribution to support decision-making.

Reimagining Science Communication in the COVID Era and Beyond
June 1, 2, and 6
This hybrid colloquium will explore how to build a more effective and equitable science communication ecosystem, advance the use of evidence-based practices, and determine next steps for the science of science communication and engagement.

Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States
June 6 and 13
These webinars features a wide range of speakers discussing public opinion on net-zero infrastructure, a just and equitable energy transition, and other related topics.

Enhancing Public Health Equity through Transportation
June 8
This webinar will provide insights from state, metropolitan, and municipal transportation agencies on how they use health equity to frame planning strategies and to evaluate and prioritize projects.

Using Findings from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice
June 9 and 17
The first and second workshop in a series, these events will explore potential ways to accelerate the use of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings in clinical practice to improve health and health care. Registration is available for in-person or virtual attendance.

Suicide Prevention in Indigenous Communities
June 10
This final webinar in a three-part series will discuss the current challenges, gaps, and opportunities for action to decrease suicide rates in Indigenous communities.

Leveraging Commercial Space for Earth and Ocean Remote Sensing
June 13 and 14
Rapid advances in small satellite technology and associated launch and production capabilities have changed the space industry. Participants in this workshop will explore ways to operationalize the findings of a recent National Academies report on the “New Space ecosystem.”

Supporting Children with Disabilities: Lessons from the Pandemic
June 13-15
This workshop will examine promising approaches and strategies employed during the pandemic to address challenges faced by children with disabilities and their families. The agenda will include discussion of access to clinical service and treatment needs, home caregiving, and mental health treatment — and practices that might be sustained or implemented beyond the pandemic.

Inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating People in Clinical Trials
June 16 and 17
This workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to examine the current state of evidence generation for drug products used by pregnant and lactating individuals and discuss barriers and opportunities for including these populations in clinical trials. Registration is available for in-person or virtual attendance.

Climate Conversations: Water Justice
June 23
Millions of people in the U.S. lack access to clean and safe drinking water, particularly in low-income rural areas and in communities of color. Our changing climate creates additional threats, such as droughts that diminish water sources, and floods that overwhelm water treatment facilities. This webinar will discuss how policies and infrastructure could help address current disparities in access to water and build resilience to the increasing impacts from climate change.

Development of a Framework for Evaluating Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information for Decision-Making
June 27-28
The workshop will discuss developing independent, transparent, and comparable greenhouse gas information; understanding and addressing biases in data, models, and analytic frameworks; and synthesis and integration of the best available information on greenhouse gas emissions.

Advancing Progress in Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction
June 27 and 28
This workshop will examine the current state of knowledge regarding risk factors for cancer and strategies for interventions across multiple levels to reduce cancer risk. Registration is available for in-person or virtual attendance.

Reports Scheduled for Release in June
Release dates for the following consensus reports and proceedings from the National Academies depend on successful completion of the review process and publishing schedules. Reporters who would like to be notified when a report is due for release should contact the Office of News and Public Information (e-mail and ask to be placed on a contact list.

Developing a Long-Term Strategy for Low-Dose Radiation Research in the United States
This report will recommend a long-term strategic research agenda on the human health impacts of low dose radiation in the U.S. The report will address coordination between federal agencies, assess the current state of research, and identify radiation health and safety issues that can be informed by future research.

Global Roadmap for Health Longevity
This report charts key recommendations across sectors that promote and advance healthy longevity across the life course. The recommended policies, socio-economic infrastructure improvements, and innovations have the potential to set societies on the path to provide healthier, more fulfilling, and productive lives from birth to death.