“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
Click on each event title below to access meeting details, an agenda, and registration information, or contact the Office of News and Public Information (e-mail email@example.com). Reporters should register for all meetings. Find more National Academies events at https://www.nationalacademies.org/events.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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