In 1978, the Bethesda Conference on the Declining Mortality from Coronary Heart Disease brought together international experts from a wide range of disciplines and expertise to call attention to and illuminate the previously unappreciated and unexplained abatement of the epidemic of heart disease. Since then cardiovascular death rates have continued to decline sharply, and despite the huge growth in knowledge and advances in treatment, there remain many unresolved issues about this decline. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute proposes to call another meeting to answer the big questions about the drivers of past changes and the likely trajectories in the future. To help plan this conference, the NHLBI is asking for comments and suggestions related to current and projected trends in cardiovascular disease within and between populations, modelling strategies to monitor disease burden and to examine various factors influencing disease prevalence such as socioeconomics.
Submit your comments by Dec. 31, 2016 here.
The Division of Extramural Research and Training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences drafted a translational research framework for environmental health sciences and is seeking input on the draft. The aim is to provide a framework that 1) represents the full spectrum of the research NIEHS grantees conduct, 2) captures all the nuances of environmental health research, especially at the more “basic” end of the research spectrum, 3) provides a common language for describing translational research in the environmental health sciences, and 4) promotes the telling of translational research stories in progress reports and other research documents. NIEHS is seeking comments on the applicability of the proposed translational research framework map to your translational research; benefits and challenges of the proposed framework, elements that are missing, other suggestions.
Submit your responses by Oct. 30, 2016 here.