MEDIA CHANGE AND SOCIAL THEORY
Begins September 6, 2006
United Kingdom – http://www.cresc.ac.uk
This conference brings together media scholars and social theorists to try to push forward media theory. We need to enrich the intellectual resources we draw upon to understand the media.
Nick Coulbry (London School of Economics)
Daniel Hallin (University of California, San Diego)
Purnima Mankekar (Stanford University)
Liesbeth van Zoonen (University of Amsterdam)
Annabelle Sreberny (SOAS, University of London)
Faye Ginsburg (New York University)
Phillip Schlesinger (University of Sterling)
Toby Miller (University of California, Riverside)
Tony Bennett (Open University)
Karel Williams (University of Manchester)
NATIONAL CONSUMER-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE SUMMIT
Begins September 13, 2006 – Ends September 15, 2006
Washington, DC, USA – http://www.consumerdrivensummit.com
The Consumer Driven Summit provides the leading forum on the impact and implication of Consumer Choice for providers, pharmaceutical companies, health plans, employers and other professionals involved with consumer driven care. Presentations during the summit will provide the most current market information and solutions regarding: benchmarking data; decision support tools; price transparency; provider contracting issues; product offerings; legal, technical and operational issues and challenges; account integration and administration; communication strategies, marketplace trends; prescription benefit strategies and issues; consumer driven quality initiatives; open enrollment challenges; regulatory and public policy issues; marketplace trends, estimates and projections; and much more.
6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRIORITIES IN HEALTH CARE
Begins September 20, 2006 – Ends September 22, 2006
Toronto, Ontario – http://www.healthcarepriorities.org
“¢Methods, Approaches and Knowledge Transfer in Real World Priority Setting
“¢Priority Setting for New Technologies
“¢Priority Setting in mixed Public and Private Systems
“¢Values in Priority Setting
“¢Priority Setting and the Interaction between the Micro-Meso levels
It is our distinct pleasure to invite you to the 6th International Conference on Priorities in Health Care. No matter what your background you will find that Toronto ’06 will be an exhilarating and stimulating opportunity to share experiences and cutting-edge innovations and network with a community of world leaders from over 80 countries who are shaping priority setting practices locally and globally.
The theme of this year’s conference is Real World Priority Setting – Shaping priority setting around real life innovative practices. This conference is a vital element in the development of modern health systems. Priority setting directly determines the sustainability and quality of health systems, locally, nationally and globally. Moreover, priority setting decisions create and support either equity or inequity, justice or injustice. This is a crucial ‘moment in time’ to build on past learning and forge innovative improvements in real world priority setting contexts — for the good of all the world’s people.
16TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON CARE OF THE TERMINALLY ILL
Begins September 26, 2006 – Ends September 29, 2006
Montreal, Quebec – http://www.pal2006.com
The 16th International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill, taking place in Montreal, Canada, in September of 2006, will give healthcare professionals, therapists, volunteers, and all those involved in care for the dying the opportunity to renew themselves as providers of care and obtain the inspiration that will help shape the palliative care of the future.
The Concept of War: Political Science, Philosophy, Law
Begins September 7, 2006 – Ends September 10, 2006
Vancouver, BC – http://plaza.kwantlen.ca/sites/transborder.nsf/pages/public-outreach-conferences
Has our understanding of the phenomenon of war changed of recent? Should we attempt to explore new ways of conceptualizing, theorizing, and synthesizing? Evidently, certain discontinuities mark the era that has followed the end of the Cold War.
The main objective of this conference is not just to chronicle the situation and bring out new streams of reflection within the three disciplines of political science, philosophy, and law. More importantly, the ultimate goal is to compare the disciplinary perspectives, and, to the extent possible, “crossbreed” them. Faced with the considerable impending challenges of the phenomenon of war, disciplinary compartmentalization proves, indeed, unproductive.
DRUG SAFETY SURVEILLANCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
Begins September 18, 2006 – Ends September 20, 2006
Arlington, VA, USA – http://www.diahome.org/product/10304/06449.pdf
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of domestic and international safety surveillance, including the role of epidemiology, from both industry and FDA perspectives. This overview of safety surveillance and epidemiology issues is not a “how to” course in completing adverse event forms for regulatory reporting.
“¢The role of epidemiology in safety surveillance.
“¢Domestic and international safety surveillance.
“¢Regulatory and industry perspectives on safety surveillance and epidemiology.
THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Begins September 25, 2006 – Ends September 28, 2006
Boston, MA, USA – http://www.diahome.org/product/9277/06404.pdf
The Leadership Experience is a 3 1/2-day session in which participants, working in a group, assume senior management roles. They analyze information, make decisions, and deal with the consequences of their decisions. There is special emphasis on the skills required to establish cooperation, diagnose and correct dysfunctional groups, and combine the skills of multiple people to accomplish what cannot be done alone.
INTRODUCTION TO GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICES AND AUDITING
Begins September 25, 2006 – Ends September 27, 2006
Philadelphia, PA, USA – http://www.diahome.org/product/9328/06418.pdf
This introductory GCP auditing course is designed to provide a working understanding of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) regulations and the GCP quality assurance audit process. The course presents a unique perspective on GCP and the audit process allowing the attendee to understand and integrate the role of monitoring and oversight of clinical trials with the audit process.
“¢Good Clinical Practices (GCP).
“¢Role of GCP in clinical research.
“¢Regulatory requirements specific to GCP.
“¢Data requirements specific to GCP.
“¢The quality assurance audit process as a method of ensuring data quality.
22ND ICDE WORLD CONFERENCE ON DISTANCE EDUCATION
Begins September 3, 2006 – Ends September 6, 2006
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – http://www.icde22.org.br
The International Council for Open and Distance Education – ICDE and The Brazilian Association for Distance Education – ABED present the 22nd ICDE World Conference on Distance Education. Held biennially, the Conference is already established as one of the leading educational events worldwide. A successful format combines visionary presentations from keynote speakers with hundreds of leading-edge technical presentations on every aspect of distance, flexible and ICT-based education.
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