- OVERVIEW: What is preconception health and health care?
- WOMEN: Tips for women, even if they don’t plan to get pregnant.
- REPRODUCTIVE LIFE PLAN: Learn how to make a reproductive life plan.
- RESOURCE CENTER: Resources and tools for women, men, and health professionals.
- PLANNING FOR PREGNANCY: Tips for women who are planning a pregnancy.
- MEN: Steps for men.
- HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Clinical care, recommendations, and tools.
- ARTICLES AND DOCUMENTS: Scientific articles and other documents.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes that preconception health and health care focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby in the future. Furthermore, the CDC emphasizes that preconception health is important for all women and men, whether or not they plan to have a baby one day.
Members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are invited to apply for the Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates, which offers financial support to students who demonstrate an interest in biochemistry and molecular biology and are committed to increasing diversity in science. Apply by May 16, 2016.
News from the INYRMF:
We are pleased to announce that the registrations for the 9th meeting of the International Network for Young Researchers in Male Fertility, held in Rennes, 9th -11th of June 2016, are open! It will preceed the 19th European Testis Workshop held in St Malo from the 11th to the 15th of June 2016.
For further information, please visit our website (http://youngresearch.eu/9th-meeting/) and follow indications.
This year will be the 10th anniversary of our network, we have prepared a very special program (http://youngresearch.eu/%209th-inyrmf-preliminary-program%20/). We will also select 6 abstracts for a 10 minutes presentation during our meeting, and we will offer registration fees for the 19th ETW to the best abstracts submitted by PhD students. We thus strongly encourage you to submit an abstract and come to our meeting to present your work in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere!
Important : Deadline for abstract submission is on 15th of April 2016 (http://youngresearch.eu/abstract-submission/), deadline for registration is on 2nd of May 2016 (http://youngresearch.eu/9th-inyrmf-meeting-registration/).
In case of any question about the organization of our meeting, please use our contact form. (http://youngresearch.eu/contact/)
We really hope to see you numerous in Rennes for the 9th INYRMF meeting!
On behalf of the INYRMF board,
Pierre Calvel, president of the organizing committee
& Thomas Darde, local organizing committee
April has been designated "National Minority Health Month" by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health. This year's theme is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.”
The February 2016 issue of ASBMB TODAY, the member magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is devoted to issues concerning diversity and inclusion. The magazine contains an editorial and message from the ASBMB president. In addition, Hannah Valentine, MD, the chief officer for scientific workforce diversity at the National Institutes of Health, is interviewed. The magazine highlights viewpoints from many contributors emphasizing the need of societies and institutions to improve their efforts to increase diversity in the sciences.
The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program
The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program graduated its inaugural class in June 2009. This highly unique, research-driven, diversity-centered program educates early-career scientists regarding the inner workings of the life sciences community and provides a venue for high-level interaction with established and leading scientists nationally and globally. The Fellows Program provides context, understanding and insight regarding the development of high-powered research meetings, utilizing shadowing experiences with scientist organizers and key Keystone Symposia staff members. These experiences allow for learning how the research agenda is set, how to engage in high-level discourse on research topics and how to broaden perspectives in life science research.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced their March session of the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Addressing Health Disparities in Early Childhood.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. (EDT).
The 9th meeting of the International Network for Young Researcher in Male Fertility will be held in Rennes, Brittany, France from June 9-11, 2016. The meeting will precede the 19th European Testis Workshop held in St Malo from the 11th to the 15th of June 2016.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the following conference that can be viewed as a live external webcast. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, the archived presentation will be posted 48 hours after the session.
CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
“Addressing Health Disparities in Early Childhood”
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Ross Thompson, PhD
Board President, Zero to Three
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis
“Origins and Impacts of Disparities in Early Childhood”
Paul H. Dworkin, MD
Executive Vice President for Community Child Health &
Founding Director, Help Me Grow National Center
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
“Making Connections to Support Healthy Development for All Children”
Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Division of Human Development and Disability
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
“Public Health Programs to Improve Early Childhood Health”
Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP
Past-President, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine
“Strategies to Promote Healthy Behavioral Development in Childhood”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
The February 2016 issue of ASBMB Today, the monthly newsletter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has a special section devoted to: Diversity & Inclusion Matters
Topics discussed include:
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