For your information, Upcoming Meetings:
- The 2nd Annual Meeting on "Understanding Interventions that Encourage Minorities to Pursue Research Careers" will be held at the Atlanta Hilton May 2-4, 2008. The meeting is designed to focus on "the development and recognition of a multidisciplinary community of scholars. The conference will reach out to scholars in the behavioral, social and economic sciences who will not only present their research in poster sessions and mini-symposia, but will also participate in discussions related to activities beyond the annual conference on Interventions. Such discussions will address issues of funding for Interventions research, organizations that represent networks of relevant expertise and opportunities for collaboration, and the identification and development of outlets for disseminating interventions research around which the community can coalesce.
- Call for Sessions and Posters - 2008 AAMC Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference "Celebrating Faculty Vitality and Diversity" August 1-4, Pittsburgh, PA. The AAMC Faculty Affairs Program Planning Committee is seeking to identify and highlight promising practices in faculty affairs and programs that support vitality and diversity at academic medical institutions through poster presentations and sessions at the AAMC Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference, August 1-4, Pittsburgh, Pa.
"The planning committee seeks abstracts that reflect hypothesis-based research related to interventions and research careers. The disciplinary scope is meant to be inclusive of, but not limited to the life, behavioral, social and economic sciences. The focus of the reported work may be interventions targeted to underrepresented minorities (URMs) and research careers, but may also relate conceptually to the issue of broadening participation in research careers. The nature of the submitted work may be studies that test hypotheses related to interventions, and/or exploration of methodologies that would be instrumental in pursuing such research. Based on the focus of the conference, emphasis is placed on Interventions Research and much less so on evaluation of specific programs-although it is understood that the study of specific programs could be the basis of hypothesis-based research on interventions."