Registration is now open for:
Training in Interdisciplinary Population Health Science: A Vision for the Future
A meeting hosted by the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement and supported by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Roundtable, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars
June 1-2, 2015
This expert meeting will develop a vision for training the next generations of scientists in population health science. On the first day of this meeting, participants will review goals and principles and existing models in population health training from the undergrad to mid-career levels. On the second day, breakout groups will develop a set of feasible strategies for developing a robust future pipeline of interdisciplinary population health scientists. The product of this meeting will be a summary discussion that could serve as a blueprint for refining and developing future training in population health science.
Anyone may register for Day 1 (until registration reaches room capacity). Participation in Day 2 is by invitation only.
The IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement has commissioned a paper that will serve as a starting point for discussion at the meeting. The paper will review existing models for training and institutional structures and funding streams that support training in interdisciplinary population health science. The white paper will be revised following the meeting to reflect discussion. It will be published by the Roundtable and disseminated to population health scientists, educators, federal funding organizations and foundations. We intend the document to provide an accessible review of the needs, lessons learned, and challenges for training in interdisciplinary population health science along with priorities and action steps for ensuring a sustainable future supply of scientists prepared to address critical issues in population health and population health improvement.