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FY 2013 Report on Conference Spending by Agency

January 31, 2014

Reports by agency:

Administration for Children and Families:

Administration for Children, Youth and Families (Family and Youth Services Bureau)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
National Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Grantee ConferenceJW Marriott, Indianapolis IN11/13-15/2012This conference supported the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) commitment to facilitating healing and recovery and promoting the social and emotional well-being of children, youth, and families who have experienced maltreatment, exposure to violence, and/or trauma.  The National Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Conference was a major component of FYSB's strategy to provide training for the nation's RHY grantees, designed to ensure that effective interventions are in place through the development of skills and capabilities to support children, youth and families as challenges, risk and opportunities arise.$208,30057424100
FVPSA Annual State Administrators and State Domestic Violence (DV) Coalitions Grantee Meeting (SASC)/ Implementation of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Screening in Healthcare Settings Workgrouple Pavilion Hotel, New Orleans LA5/6-10/2013The SASC joint meeting and IPV Screening Workgroup directly supported the ACF mission to foster health and well-being of adult and child victims of family violence, domestic violence and dating violence by providing federal leadership through FVPSA staff participation and oversight; advancing programming to address the health impact of domestic violence; assistance via FVPSA technical assistance grantees and its network of experts in the field; and partnership and resources developed and shared among service providers for the compassionate and effective delivery appropriate advocacy services.$180,133186622
FYSB’s Annual Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Conference for State, Tribal, and Competitive PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) and Abstinence Education Program GranteesHarbor Place Renaissance Hotel, Baltimore MD5/29-31/2013The Annual Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference was coordinated by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) to provide technical support and training to grantees implementing evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs throughout the nation and among nine territories.  The conference provided training to State Personal PREP, Tribal PREP, Competitive PREP, Title V State Abstinence, and Competitive Abstinence grantees.  This year’s event, under the theme Putting Knowledge to Use: Sharing Diverse Practices to Improve Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Outcomes, marked the second annual FYSB national grantee conference which was held in the month of May to draw attention to National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.  To strengthen the efforts of grantees in reducing teen pregnancy through evidence-based and innovative programming, the conference was organized around the following tracks: Evaluation/Data Collection; Implementation/Programming; Project Management; and Working with Youth Populations/Cultural Proficiency.$387,206429-  20
FVPSA Tribal Grantee MeetingRadisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia PA7/16-18/2013This meeting directly supported the ACF mission to foster health and well-being of adult and child victims of family violence, domestic violence and dating violence by providing federal leadership through FVPSA staff participation and oversight; assistance via FVPSA technical assistance grantees and its network of experts in the field; and partnership and resources developed and shared among service providers for the effective delivery of advocacy services.$113,886128211

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Office of Child Care (OCC)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
CCDF State and Territory Administrators Meeting (STAM 2013)Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington DC7/29-31/2013The Office of Child Care is focused on getting more low-income children in higher quality child care.  By using this annual meeting to ensure that our over $5 billion dollar block grant is administered by professionals who have been trained in program integrity, health and safety, and program and provider quality, we can ensure that CCDF funds are being used effectively and efficiently to serve vulnerable children and their families.  An invitation to attend this meeting was extended to several partner agencies - including Head Start, Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Teams, and State Advisory Councils - to allow for interagency conversations and planning.$281,8643601010

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Office of Head Start

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
OHS T/TA Quarterly Meeting (October 2012)Washington Hilton, Washington DC10/29-31/2012In-person meetings supported the provision of high-quality Training / Technical Assistance (T/TA) services to more than 1,600 Head Start and Early Head Start grantees responsible for serving more than a million children.  The quarterly meetings allowed OHS to work and plan efficiently with more than 140 T/TA partners (including other Federal agencies) and to ensure consistent messaging to grantees in areas such as school readiness; parent, family and community engagement; and use of data for continuous program improvement.$146,7611431051
OHS Central Office 2nd National Birth to Five Leadership InstituteGaylord Hotel, National Harbor MD4/28-30/2013The event provided direct Training / Technical Assistance (T/TA) to improve school readiness outcomes for children and their families and support implementation of the Designation Renewal System.  Other outcomes include increasing staff understanding on how to maintain quality in challenging times, promote the importance of leadership and management and increase knowledge on how to make changes in program budgets responsibly and reasonably and maintain quality.$861,2592,6602861

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Office of Family Assistance (OFA)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Annual Training and Technical Assistance MeetingGrand Hyatt, Washington DC6/25-27/2013This conference provided training and technical assistance to 121 Health Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees funded under the Claims Resolution Act of 2010.  The training supported HHS-74D Critical Element 4, which is to "promote permanency in families and child well-being through successful implementation of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative... Create dialogue with other ACF components, federal departments, and outside groups with the purpose of maximizing or augmenting resources so that programs can do the work that they need to do to help stabilize families".$500,435750-  0
Tribal TANF Training and Technical Assistance Meeting/Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Annual Grantee MeetingGrand Hyatt, Denver CO8/12-15/2013The purpose of this event was to provide Training and Technical Assistance to Federally recognized Indian tribes who are eligible to apply for funding under section 412 of the Social Security Act, as amended by Pub.L.104-193 to administer and operate their own TANF programs.  As of October 1, 2012, there are 68 approved Tribal TANF programs.  These programs serve 299 federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Villages.$124,145 200-12
Regions I, II, and III Tri-Regional TANF TA MeetingFour Season Hotel, Philadelphia PA9/16-18/2013This meeting supported HHS-Strategic Plan Goal 3 - Advancing the health, safety, and well-being of the American people - objective 8 - Promote the economic and social well-being for individuals, families, and communities.  The meetings were key to the Office of Family Assistance's effort to meet it's strategic plan.  The workshops and training opportunities were a direct aid to helping states meet their goals and objectives for successful program implementation.$125,52578664

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
16th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation ConferenceOmni Shoreham, Washington DC5/29-31/2013This annual conference provided a forum for welfare and poverty researchers, State and local administrators, practitioners, program operators and Federal officials and policymakers to discuss and identify research and evaluation priorities for welfare and related programs and policies.  The conference supported HHS Strategic Goal 3B, which is also a key ACF goal: Promote economic and social well-being for individuals, families and communities. It also supports HHS Strategic Goal 2D: Increase our understanding of what works in public health and human service practice.  There were 580 in-person participants, 452 live-stream participants, and 105 participants both in-person and live-stream.$540,7501,137-  92

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Administration for Community Living

Administration on Aging

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Grantee Training MeetingWardman Park Hotel, Washington DC8/5-7/2013This Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) grantee trainee meeting provided training and direction to each of the 54 state SMPs.  This included new directions for the program and updates on changes to Medicare.$166,859200100

 

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Administration on Aging / Office of American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Programs

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Title VI Grantee and Long-term Supports and Services National ConferenceWashington Plaza Hotel Washington DC8/5-8/2013Through this conference, ACL's Administration on Aging served four critically important functions.  First, it provided training to two related groups: (1) Title VI grantees of ACL/AOA who require training on the provision of the broad array of long term services and supports required by older American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians, and (2) IHS Tribal and Urban Indian Health program staff who require training in the development of long term services and supports authorized under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.  Second, the conference was a forum for providing hands on technical assistance.  Third, the conference served as a listening session for ACL/AOA Older Americans Act issues.  Finally, the conference was used as a full Tribal consultation session with ACL/AOA and IHS. $214,579300535

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Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Training and Advocacy Support Center (TASC) National Conference Hyatt, San Antonio TX6/3-6/2013ACL's AIDD Office of Innovation Programs provided training to Protection & Advocacy (P&A) staff, including Executive Directors, attorneys, and advocates to improve protection and advocacy services.  A variety of topics were covered, including juvenile justice, legal directors training, and examining witnesses. CLEs, CRCs, NASW and PAL credits are earned.$136,6684465103

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Global Health

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
2013 Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) TrainingCDC Global Communications Center, Atlanta GA1/7-24/2013The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated December 2, 2011 and has provided enhanced capacity for CDC’s Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program, which trains public health volunteers in the United States and globally to improve polio surveillance and help plan, implement, and evaluate vaccination campaigns. The eradication of polio is an important priority of HHS and CDC. STOP participants are deployed primarily to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, support national immunization days, and conduct polio case investigation and follow-up. ​$727,842100370
2013 Division of Global HIV/AIDS Annual MeetingCDC Global Communication Center (Roybal Campus), Atlanta GA3/11-15/2013This meeting facilitates communication between the leadership of CDC headquarters and the over 40 CDC DGHA offices overseas, affording a rare occurrence where these personnel are all in the same time zone, all hearing the same information and policy updates, and away from the myriad distractions of their daily office environments.  The meeting builds the expertise of lead technical and administrative personnel (including not only US direct hires, but also locally employed staff) to further CDC's mission of "working with partners throughout the nation and the world to: monitor threats; detect and investigate health problems; conduct research to enhance prevention; develop and advocate sound public health policies; implement prevention strategies; promote healthy behaviors; foster safe and healthful environments; and provide leadership and training".$539,2654502000
2013 Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) TrainingCDC Global Communications Center, Atlanta GA6/3-20/2013The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated December 2, 2011 and has provided enhanced capacity for CDC’s Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program, which trains public health volunteers in the United States and globally to improve polio surveillance and help plan, implement, and evaluate vaccination campaigns.  The eradication of polio is an important priority of HHS and CDC.  STOP participants are deployed primarily to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, support national immunization days, and conduct polio case investigation and follow-up. ​$710,24394265
CGH Regional TrainingProtea Hotel Entebbe, Entebbe Uganda9/9-20/2013Ensuring that the global workforce was prepared to accomplish its mission and meet the challenges of the future was critical to the protection of global public health.  CDC has mandated that its staff possess specific competencies required to sustain an effective workforce.  To address these needs, CDC mandatory training policy required new supervisors attend CGH Overseas Supervisor Training and other functional and role based training.$197,505132720

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National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
16th National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) Annual MeetingAtlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta GA2/24-27/2013This conference served to convene all population-based birth defects surveillance programs and interested individuals to discuss advances in birth defects surveillance, research, prevention, and intervention as well as share best practices.  This is the only national meeting for all population-based birth defects surveillance programs and interested individuals to discuss advances in birth defects surveillance, research, prevention, and intervention as well as share best practices.  The meeting served to establish and maintain a national network of state and population-based programs for birth defects surveillance, research, and prevention topics.  The NBDPN assesses the impact of birth defects upon children, families, and health care professionals; identifies factors that can be used to develop primary prevention strategies; and assist families and their health care providers in secondary prevention.  The meeting also allowed CDC to meet with all state funded grantees.  This conference supported the NCBDDD goal to reduce the morbidity and mortality of birth defects.$161,8712705583

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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
2013 National Cancer Policy SummitInstitute of Medicine facilities, Washington DC10/7-9/2012The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control's mission is to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.  The National Cancer Policy Forum​ convened workshops and symposia to address emerging issues in cancer control and provide guidance to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others on possible actions to combat the growing burden of cancer. ​$125,41225010
National Cancer Policy Forum: Meeting 2 FY13Institute of Medicine facilities, Washington DC2/3-5/2013The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control's mission is to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer. The National Cancer Policy Forum​ convened meetings to address emerging issues in cancer control and provide guidance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others on possible actions to combat the growing burden of cancer. ​ ​$125,41225010
National Cancer Policy Forum: Meeting 3 FY13Institute of Medicine facilities, Washington DC6/9-11/2013The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control's mission is to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.  The National Cancer Policy Forum convened meetings to address emerging issues in cancer control and provide guidance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others on possible actions to combat the growing burden of cancer. ​$125,41225010
Division of Community Health Awardee TrainingCrowne Plaza Ravinia in the Perimeter Mall area with an additional overflow hotel for sleeping accommo-dations, Atlanta GA8/26-29/2013CDC’s mission includes implementing health strategies, promoting healthy behaviors, and providing leadership and training.  By CDC’s own count, chronic diseases cause 7 in 10 deaths each year in the United States, and more than 75% of health care costs are due to chronic conditions.  The DCH Awardee Training event convened public health professionals, subject matter experts, technical assistance providers, and other stakeholders engaged in chronic disease prevention strategies to enhance and support their work in communities across the country.  This event advanced CDC’s mission by helping to develop well-trained public health practitioners and leaders dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion.
$661,63151475439

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National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Healthy Home and Lead Poisoning Prevention TrainingHoliday Inn, Chicago IL12/3/2012 -5/30/2013The Lead Contamination Control Act of 1988 authorized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to initiate program efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in the United States.  As a result of this Act, the CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch was created, with primary responsibility to develop programs and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning.  Also, this event was used to educate the public and health-care providers about childhood lead poisoning. $173,708150220

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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
NHANES Annual Refresher TrainingDeerfield Beach Hilton, Boca Raton FL1/5-8/2013The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collects data on the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the US.  Findings from this survey will be used to determine the prevalence of major diseases and risk factors for diseases. Information will be used to assess nutritional status and its association with health promotion and disease prevention.  NHANES findings are also the basis for national standards for such measurements as height, weight, and blood pressure.  Data from this survey will be used in epidemiological studies and health sciences research, which help develop sound public health policy, direct and design health programs and services, and expand the health knowledge for the Nation.  The NHANES Annual Refresher Training will provide field staff with the required knowledge and skills to uphold the level of data integrity, data quality and respect for survey participants that NCHS requires.  This training is a significant part of the Quality Assurance / Quality Control process.  NHANES field staff must be trained ​to conduct the interviews and exams the same way on equipment that is all calibrated the same way so that we can be certain that differences we find in the populations  examined, are real differences in those people, not differences in the way they're measured.$174,49412914114

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National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on TravelTotal # Attend-ees
Consultation on Surveillance Data Systems for HIV, VH, STD, and TBCrown Ravinia, Atlanta GA11/14-15/2012The primary outcome of this meeting was a detailed set of recommendations for Center leadership to consider as they assess internal surveillance programs and systems to assure that they are well positioned and sufficiently resourced to take advantage of new opportunities created through healthcare reform and modernization of health information technologies.​$118,884120060
2012 HIV Diagnostics ConferenceSheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta GA12/12-14/2012This conference promoted the use of better testing technologies that can identify HIV infection earlier and more accurately saving health care resources, as well as creating new and critical opportunities for HIV/AIDS prevention.​$163,246291812

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Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on TravelTotal # Attend-ees
Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) - Graduating Class of 2011 - Final TrainingGCC Global Communications Center (GCC), Atlanta GA5/6-10/2013Associates in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) work at State, Tribal, Local and Territorial (STLT) health departments throughout the US and territories.  In May 2013, CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) held a summer training conference for associates in their last year of training (the Class of 2011), which provided them with additional job skills and increased their public health knowledge, better preparing them  to complete their duties on behalf of those STLT health departments.  OSTLTS’ mission is to advance US public health agency and system performance, capacity, agility, and resilience; PHAP associates support that mission by expanding the capacity and performance of partner STLT health departments.$101,62198590
FY13 Combined Training for Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) Continuing Class and Public Health Prevention Specialist (PHPS) Continuing and Graduating ClassesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention,  Roybal Campus, Global Communications Center, Atlanta GA7/22-26/2013The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) associates and Public Health Prevention Specialist (PHPS) fellows work at State, Tribal, Local & Territorial (STLT) health departments throughout the US and territories.  In July 2013, CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) held a summer training event for continuing PHAP and PHPS classes, which provided them with additional job skills and increased their public health knowledge,  better preparing them to complete their duties on behalf of those STLT health departments.  OSTLTS’ mission is to advance US public health agency and system performance, capacity, agility, and resilience; PHAP associates and PHPS fellows support that mission by expanding the capacity and performance of partner STLT health departments.$246,7712081740
Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) Class of 2013 New Associates Training and OrientationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention,  Roybal Campus, Global Communications Center, Atlanta GA8/5-9/2013Associates in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) work at State, Tribal, Local & Territorial (STLT) health departments throughout the US and territories.  In August 2013, CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) conducted an orientation and training event for new associates, which provided new trainees with information on PHAP programmatic requirements and CDC Orientation requirements, and began to build their required job skills and public health knowledge base, better preparing the new associates to complete their duties on behalf of those STLT health departments.  OSTLTS’ mission is to advance US public health agency and system performance, capacity, agility, and resilience; the PHAP trainees support that mission by expanding the capacity and performance of partner STLT health departments.$149,4221781320

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Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
30th Annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Conference - 2013Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta GA3/23-27/2013The mission of the BRFSS is to provide support, training, and technical assistance to the states in conducting their surveillance.  This conference provided a vehicle for various stakeholders to come together to discuss and be informed about any methodological changes, innovations and updates regarding the surveillance system.​  CDC programs were able to highlight how they utilized and benefitted from the use of aggregated state data to provide a nation-wide view of disease burden, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, influenza, and cancer.  International partners had the opportunity to show the surveillance capacity they have obtained by having BRFSS as a valuable example and resource to learn from.  BRFSS grantees demonstrated how their state data from BRFSS and BRFSS -like surveys were used to meet local data needs.  CDC Programs also met to discuss and develop the content of the BRFSS questionnaire for the upcoming year.$147,55740703
2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service Annual ConferenceCrowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta GA4/22-26/2013The 2013 EIS Conference directly supported OSELS/SEPDPO priority strategies:  1) to develop and train the public health workforce; 2) to expand the service of SEPDPO fellows to State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Health Department, and other Public Health Agencies; and 3) improve the quality of SEPDPO fellowships by engaging cross-cutting resources and other CDC programs.  The EIS Conference allowed attendees to engage, interact, and network with a specialized audience of scientists and subject matter experts in public health, thereby serving as a critical opportunity for public health fellowship recruitment, workforce development, and ensuring quality assignments for fellows are available.$683,498200073672
2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Summer CourseCDC Roybal and Century Center Campuses, and Emory University, Atlanta GA7/1-26/2013The primary mission for the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS) is to provide scientific service, expertise, skills, and tools in support of CDC's national efforts to promote health; prevent disease, injury and disability; and prepare for emerging health threats.  Each class of EIS officers provides service to CDC and state and local health agencies in the form of >80 officers training in field epidemiology.  Without this training, officers would not be prepared or available to respond to public health emergencies.  The delay in training of the new EIS class would have left the agency with half of the regular cadre of EIS officers, a loss of >80 first responders.$148,9791411350

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Center for Program Integrity (CPI)/ Medicaid Integrity Group (MIG)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Program Integrity (PI) Director's SymposiumNational Advocacy Center, DOJ, Columbia SC5/14-17/2013The PI Directors' Symposium provided key training, program, and policy updates regarding Medicaid Program Integrity to the State PI Directors.  State PI Directors and key stakeholders were able to engage CMS PI faculty as well as network with other States on emerging trends in fraud, waste, and abuse and Medicaid program integrity.  Topics presented during the Symposium included State and Federal Legislation, Return on Investment, the Expansion of Medicaid, Enrollment, Collaboration, Recovery Audit Contractors, Medicaid Integrity Program PI Reviews, Predictive Analytics, and the DOJ's Regional Information Sharing System.$167,13575580
Medicaid Integrity Institute - Basic Skills and Techniques in Medicaid Fraud DetectionNational Advocacy Center, DOJ, Columbia SC6/25-27/2013These courses are presented annually and are necessary to ensure that State Medicaid program Integrity staff and key stakeholders stay abreast of changing federal policy and trends in Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse.  Multiple courses were held through the fiscal year to ensure that all the necessary information was provided.  The sheer volume of information, and the magnitude of staff and stakeholders; required multiple course days.  (Course 1 of 4)$147,77365363
Medicaid Integrity Institute - Investigation Data Collaboration: Acquisition, Analysis and UseNational Advocacy Center, DOJ, Columbia SC7/23-26/2013These courses are presented annually and are necessary to ensure that State Medicaid program Integrity staff and key stakeholders stay abreast of changing federal policy and trends in Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse.  Multiple courses were held through the fiscal year to ensure that all the necessary information was provided.  The sheer volume of information, and the magnitude of staff and stakeholders; required multiple course days.  (Course 2 of 4)$147,77365363
Medicaid Integrity Institute - Basic Skills and Techniques in Medicaid Fraud DetectionNational Advocacy Center, DOJ, Columbia SC8/6-8/2013These courses are presented annually and are necessary to ensure that State Medicaid program Integrity staff and key stakeholders stay abreast of changing federal policy and trends in Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse.  Multiple courses were held through the fiscal year to ensure that all the necessary information was provided.  The sheer volume of information, and the magnitude of staff and stakeholders; required multiple course days.  (Course 3 of 4)$147,77365363
Medicaid Integrity Institute - Specialized Skills and Techniques in Medicaid Fraud DetectionNational Advocacy Center, DOJ, Columbia SC8/13-15/2013These courses are presented annually and are necessary to ensure that State Medicaid program Integrity staff and key stakeholders stay abreast of changing federal policy and trends in Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse.  Multiple courses were held through the fiscal year to ensure that all the necessary information was provided.  The sheer volume of information, and the magnitude of staff and stakeholders; required multiple course days.  (Course 4 of 4)$147,77365363
Medicaid Integrity Institute - - Medicaid Managed CareNational Advocacy Center, DOJ, Columbia SC9/10-13/2013These courses are presented annually and are necessary to ensure that State Medicaid program Integrity staff and key stakeholders stay abreast of changing federal policy and trends in Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse.  The sheer volume of information, and the magnitude of staff and stakeholders; required multiple course days. $138,11460258

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CMCS/DEHPG/DCST

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
2012 Money Follows the Person (MFP) Project Directors MeetingHilton, Baltimore MD11/14-16/2012This conference provided an opportunity for States to learn about the Federal vision for system change across Federal agencies as well as the Affordable care Act and other opportunities that serve as a catalyst for system change.  It built energy and momentum toward creating sustainable home and community-based service systems and enduring change in how long-term services and supports are accessed and delivered.  At this conference we were able to strengthen participants' appreciation of the wide range of ongoing State and Federal initiatives that relate to and support community living goals.$139,3422506028

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CMCS Data and Systems Group

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Fifth Annual CMS Multi-State Medicaid HITECH ConferenceNational Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda MD5/21-23/2013This conference provided the topic of Health IT as a major agency priority.  It underpinned payment reforms and quality improvement efforts.  CMS staff was present to educate, to learn, and to provide technical assistance to attendees as expected by the industry.$256,0524005812

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Contractor Management Group (MCMG)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
CMS Security Control Oversight and Update Training (CSCOUT)Sheraton Hotel, Towson MD8/6-8/2013CMS is responsible for processing billions of Medicare claims  that contain personal information for millions of Medicare beneficiaries.  Protecting the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) of the information is critical to the success of the program.  The attendees all have responsibility to implement, operate or evaluate the controls that ensure the CIA of the information.  This event allowed all of the attendees to hear the same information and to ask questions to help increase and maintain a consistently high level of information system security.$173,5102256123

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Office of Clinical Standards and Quality

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
QualityNet ConferenceBaltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore MD12/11-13/2012QualityNet, with its federal leadership involvement at the department and agency level, represented the deepest and widest gathering of health care quality leaders assembled by the federal government.  Other conferences have sought to bring together researchers for scholarly discussion or providers and consultants for one-on-one/small scale change, or patients for education and advocacy.  This conference provided all three with a high emphasis on learning and spread of effective ideas for improving quality.$1,469,3591200326500

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Food and Drug Administration

Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Public workshop on the Potential Health Hazards Associated with the Stimulant Properties of Caffeine in Food and Dietary SupplementsThe KECK Center, Washington DC3/11-12/2013FDA required a public workshop to discuss potential public health impacts stemming from the stimulant effects of consuming caffeine in dietary supplement and conventional foods, alone or in combination with other stimulants.  The workshop was multi-disciplinary and addressed a variety of exposure scenarios and potential populations at risk, based on available scientific evidence and expert opinion grounded in that evidence.$291,876100-  10

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Health Resources and Services Administration

HIV/AIDS Bureau

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
2012 Ryan White Grantee MeetingMarriott Wardman Park, Washington DC11/27-29/2012This meeting directly supported the integral role the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program legislation plays in the provision of high-quality HIV care and treatment, its positive impact on those living with HIV/AIDS, and implementation within a changing health care environment and clinical paradigm.  It focused on increasing grantees' knowledge of programmatic and fiscal requirements and identifying strategies for improved systems of HIV/AIDS care and treatment in accordance with the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009.$920,20324001085
President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Third Annual SymposiumSerena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda8/4-8/2013MEPI is jointly managed by the US Department of State, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), NIH /Fogarty International Center (FIC) and HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).  Funding for the meeting is provided to HRSA by the US Department of State, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) through PEPFAR, OGAC has approved this meeting.  OGAC is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to coordinate and oversee the US global response to HIV/AIDS.  This symposium supported the OGAC's interests in supporting programs which help to meet its goals to support HIV/AIDS treatment for 3 million people, prevent more than 12 million new infections, and care for more than 12 million people affected by HIV/AIDS.$671,051295130

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Indian Health Service

Office of Clinical and Preventative Services (OCPS)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
5th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health: Strong Communities, Healthy ChildrenHilton Portland & Exec. Tower, Portland OR4/19-21/2013The conference supported the agency's third priority to improve the quality of/ and access to care by providing community-based practitioners and academic researchers the opportunity to share their findings related to indigenous child health.$120,35330090
Community Health Representatives (CHR) Basic (B) and Refresher ®Embassy Suites Hotel, Norman OK9/16-26/2013This training ensured IHS compliance with the Agency's legislative mandate to provide quality education and supported efforts towards health reform through workforce development that highlights the unique skills and abilities of community based workers like CHRs.  CHRs were trained to assist with improving the quality of/and access to health care systems and home health care services.$243,67849247

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Office of Resource, Access, and Partnerships (ORAP)

Title of ConferenceVenue NameStart DateHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
14th National Partnerships ConferenceDenver Sheraton Downtown, Denver CO8/13-15/2013This annual meeting strengthened the Agency's partnerships with tribal and urban programs by providing specific I/T/U tracks.  The Partnership Conference also improved the quality of and access to care by reinforcing, at the individual level, the infrastructure through which healthcare services are acquired and supported.$383,4834792350

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Office of Tribal Self-Governance

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
2013 Self-Governance Annual Consultation ConferenceMarriott, Anaheim CA4/28/2013-5/2/2013The conference promoted effective participation in Tribal Self-Governance, which supports the IHS mission to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska natives to the highest level.  The Indian Self-Determination and Education Act, (25 U.S.C 450, et seq) provides that the IHS shall assist Indian Tribes in assuming responsibility for such programs, services, functions, and activities (or portions thereof) of the HHS, thereby supporting their transition into the Tribal Self-Governance Program. $230,505645390

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National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of AIDS (DAIDS)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Clinical Trials Units for NIH/NIAID Clinical Research Networks for HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases Grantsmanship WorkshopCrowne Plaza, Johannesburg, South Africa10/25-26/2012HIV/AIDS research and finding an end to the epidemic is a top priority for NIAID/DAIDS.  This workshop furthered the DAIDS mission of facilitating the clinical research of the DAIDS scientific programs by overseeing the grants of network clinical trials units and clinical research sites that participate in the NIAID-sponsored HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks.  The workshop also supported HHS strategic plan goals and objectives: Objective 4.2 Increase basic scientific knowledge to improve HHS development.  Objective 4.3 Conduct and oversee applied research to improve health and well-being.$137,417150101

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) Scientific Review Program (SRP) - Office of Committee Management (OCM)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
NIAID Peer Review Meeting: Centers of Excellence for Translational Research (Dr. Rust)Marriott Bethesda North, Bethesda MD9/17-19/2013This was a meeting of a Scientific Review Group; keeping in compliance with NIH peer review business practice and policy, which ensured that grant applications submitted to the NIH are evaluated on the basis of a process that is fair, equitable, timely, and free of bias.$199,098440052

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Office of Global Research (OGR)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) Regional Scientific Conference on "Viral Diseases of Priority in the Region"Singapore Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore, Singapore3/11-14/2013A greater focus on global health is one of the NIH priorities emphasized by Dr. Francis S. Collins.  NIAID's mission includes supporting a broad spectrum of both basic and applied research in virology in the U.S. and in many parts of the world.   The USJCMSP was an important Western Pacific regional program that offered unusual opportunities and infectious disease threats.$366,7691501050

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Interdisciplinary Training in Quantitative Cell BiologyMarine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA6/8/2013-7/28/2013This course provided a unique, 7-week interdisciplinary training experience.  It brought together biological, physical, and computational scientists to work on new problems in cell biology.  The course emphasized learning by addressing real research problems in a creative ad collaborative environment.  This course provided and unparalleled opportunity to train the leading scientists of tomorrow.$141,60095025
Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)Hilton - Executive Meeting Center, Stamford CN7/26-28/2013LANS is offered annually and supports the participation of a new cohort of students.  Training activities are modified and/or added as a result of program evaluation and outcomes from previous years.  2012 LANS held July 27-29 in Hartford, CT: 391 attendees; grant support provided to 212 undergraduates (UG); 46 graduate students (GS); 31 Doctoral Scholar (DS). $372,0074250325

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain ResearchNatcher Auditorium at NIH, Bethesda MD5/29-30/2013The symposium was approved and supported by the Institutes and Centers at NIH that support pain research.  It addressed two of the primary goals of the NIH Pain Consortium, to highlight NIH supported research and to promote interdisciplinary pain research.  The themes for 2012 and for 2013 were reflected in the 2011 Institute of Medicine Report: Relieving Pain in America and fit not only the mission of the NIH ICs, but also with those of other Federal Agencies which support pain research.$123,500280040
Curing the Epilepsies 2013: Pathways ForwardNatcher Auditorium at NIH, Bethesda MD4/17-19/2013In April 2013, investigators and individuals interested in finding cures for the epilepsies came together to discuss progress that has been made in understanding the underlying mechanisms of the epilepsies, as well as the pathways towards cures.  The latest developments and advances in research on the epilepsies to identify new emerging opportunities for progress towards cures for the epilepsies were discussed.$279,402419092

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - Division of Extramural Research (DER)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias: Challenges and OpportunitiesNatcher Auditorium at NIH, Bethesda MD5/1-2/2013The workshop was within the mission of the NIH of determining "fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability."  The National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease (2012) from HHS assigned NIH as the Lead Agency.$157,773322060

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) / Scientific Review Branch (SRB)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Neurological Sciences Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs); ZNS1 SRB G (68) & ZNS1 SRB G (70)Fairmont Hotel, Washington DC8/15-16/2013The Scientific Review Group meetings complied with NIH's peer review business practices and policies intended to ensure that grant applications submitted to the NIH are evaluated on the basis of a process that is fair, equitable, timely and free of bias.  The reviewers had expertise in scientific disciplines relevant to the applications reviewed and provided scientific and technical evaluations of these applications that enabled NINDS to ensure that only applications with outstanding scientific merit and potential for high impact were selected for funding.$104,52275047

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) / Office of Translational Research (OTR)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
7th Annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) Countermeasure Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Network Research SymposiumNatcher Auditorium at NIH, Bethesda MD6/25-27/2013The Annual NIH CounterACT Symposium aimed to facilitate collaboration and information sharing as it relates to scientific research findings of investigators within the CounterACT Network.  The meeting also provided an opportunity to engage junior scientists in this area of research.
 
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Grants Management

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Society for Prevention Research, Annual meetingHyatt Regency, San Francisco CA5/28-31/2013This conference convened researchers from multiple disciplines, who are engaged in prevention research, for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results, from prevention research and related public health fields.$168,000800040

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National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit (2012 Health Disparities Summit)Gaylord National Resort/ Conference Center, National Harbor MD10/31/2012-11/3/2012The elimination of health disparities is a priority for the HHS as reflected through the HHS Strategic Plan 2010-2015, the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and the National Prevention Strategy.  The mission of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.  The summit allowed the NIMHD/NIH and their partners to advance the HHS goal of promoting integrated approaches, evidence-based programs and best practices, as well as develop policies and programs to eliminate health disparities.$1,186,8773,4000100

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Office of the Associate Director (OAD), Applied Research Program (ARP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Science (DCCPS)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
International Cancer Screening NetworkSydney Convention Center, Sydney Australia10/23-25/2012Discussions during this meeting were central to determining research directions that NCI will consider in the area of the evaluation of screening in the context of clinical practice.  This was facilitated through the information presented and discussed in the large meeting as well as within the working groups.  Many of these deliberations were summarized in peer-reviewed publications and the overall information discussed at these meetings is relevant to the future direction of NCI research initiatives.$276,864150945

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Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison (OCRPL)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
2013 Annual Meeting of the NIMH Outreach Partnership ProgramNatcher Auditorium at NIH, Bethesda MD3/12-14/2013The OPP Annual Meeting directly supported the NIH and NIMH missions and NIMH strategic  objectives, Specifically:  NIH's mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.  This meeting directly supported the application of the new knowledge by providing an opportunity for community partners to hear the latest mental health research and bring community perspective through dialogue with researchers and NIMH staff about how to apply the findings in their states and communities.  This dialogue enhanced the translation of research on two levels - it increases the successful uptake of new research findings in the community and provides grantees with valuable information to aid in the translation of their research.$169,39290060

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Office of FM, on behalf of Multiple NIH Institutes and Centers

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogens and TreatmentKuala Lampur Convention Center, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia6/30/2013-7/3/2013This conference brought together the world's leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts, community leaders and implementers to examine the latest developments in HIV-related research and explore how to best and quickly translate scientific advances into effective interventions to prevent and to treat HIV.$1,038,0195000660

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Office of Science Policy (OSP)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
International Workshop on the Conduct of research that Increases Transmissibility, Pathogenicity, an/or Alter Host Range of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virusNatcher Auditorium at NIH, Bethesda MD12/17-18/2012This conference provided a forum for sharing multidisciplinary international perspectives on the conduct of research that increases transmissibility, pathogenicity, and/or host range of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1. The goal was to solicit comment on a proposed HHS framework for guiding HHS funding decisions about HPAI H5N1 GOF research.$203,000200040
World Health Organizational (WHO)  Technical Meeting on Dual-Use Research (DUR) of Concern (DURC): Current Issues Innovative SolutionsInternational Conference Center, Geneva Switzerland2/26-28/2013HHS, in consultation with the U.S. Government, participated in the WHO Technical Meeting on Dual Use Research of Concern: Current Issues, Innovative Solutions in the 1st quarter of 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland.  The meeting served as a platform for the broader international discussion of ongoing, comprehensive, and fundamental social, scientific, oversight, and security concerns as they relate to DUR and DURC.$375,0002500100

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Office of the Director (OD)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
National Eye Institute (NEI) Challenge to Identify Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness RehabilitationThe Bolger Center, Potomac MD2/24-26/2013This conference was designed specifically to develop and refine ideas gathered from the NEI Challenge and other sources in order to generate a set of audacious goals for the NEI and National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) to consider.  Active participation from diverse perspectives was critical as participants were required who have knowledge, not only in all areas of vision research, but in other scientific and clinical disciplines, public health, engineering, and must include the patient perspective.  This meeting assembled a variety of individuals who typically do not work together or interact.$403,4102280152
Global Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination: Opportunities and ChallengesDowntown Hilton, Miami FL4/23-24/2013This was a Regular President's Cancer Panel Meeting. By charter, the President’s Cancer Panel is charged with monitoring the development and execution of the activities of the National Cancer Program. During the meetings, the panel is charged to report any delays or blockages of the Program to the President.  This meeting in particular was devoted to discussing strategies to increase uptake of the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical and several other cancers.$111,422361125

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Office of the Director (OD) - Center for Global Health (CGH)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
4th Annual Meeting of the U.S.-Latin America Cancer  Research Network (US-LA CRN) in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Cancer Research in the media workshopInter-Continental Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina11/12-16/2012The US-LA CRN Annual Meeting allowed members to discuss and report on the progress of their scientific efforts in a multi-site research study.  The Steering Committee, in conjunction with the scientific subcommittees, addressed technical issues and methodologies, and determined the goals for the next year.$222,4802501057

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Office of the Director (OD) - National Cancer Institute (NCI) The Cancer Genome Atlas Program Office (TCGA)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
The Cancer Genome Atlas Symposium and Steering Committee MeetingCrystal Gateway, Marriott Crystal City VA11/27-30/2012This meeting coupled both the Steering Committee meeting with a research symposium where investigators from around the world presented their work using the TCGA dataset to improve our understanding of cancer.  This meeting also served the community of investigators that utilize the community resource of the TCGA dataset; hundreds of investigators around the world are actively using both open and controlled access datasets and are adding value to the investment made by the NIH in the form of the TCGA. $328,065500022

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Office of the Director (OD) - Office of Physical Sciences - Oncology (OPSO)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Physical Sciences - Oncology Fourth Annual Grantee Meeting (PS-OC)Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Phoenix AZ4/16-18/2013Members convened for the PS-OC Steering Committee (PSC) to discuss PS-OC governance and Trans-network projects.  A PS-OC Steering Committee meeting is mandated by RFA CA09-009 to decide on Trans-network projects for the coming fiscal year.$188,3252252016

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA- Center for Mental Health Services

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Alternatives 2012Portland Marriott Downtown, Portland OR10/10-14/2012The Alternatives Conference embodied SAMHSA's mission by promoting understanding about mental and substance use disorders, by educating peers, family members and a continuum of other policy makers about resiliency and skills such as the use of WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) to support recovery while providing a phenomenal number of workshops on examples of treatment options including the annual Health Fair staffed by consumer nurses.  The Alternatives Conference, with the 80 or more workshops and caucuses, covered all of SAMHSA's Strategic Initiatives from trauma, military families, cultural competent, high quality care; web experts who discuss information systems, all given by peers representing 40% of the Nations States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  This activity supported SAMHSA's Recovery Supports initiative which is geared towards fostering the increase of employment, education, and the reduction of barriers to social inclusion.$165,373642726
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative All-Network Grantee ConferenceRenaissance Hotel Harbor Place, Baltimore MD3/4-7/2013The NCTSI was the primary SAMHSA program that served the agency's priority area of Trauma and Justice for children, adolescents, and families by developing interventions and resources for traumatized children, adolescents and families who experience trauma.  This grant program operated as a Network of collaborating centers and not as individual projects; most Network activities took place in Network communities and in joint activities of Network centers focusing on developing and improving interventions for child trauma, which is the overall goal of the grant program.$200,389356944
Garrett Lee Smith Combined State/Tribal and Campus Annual Grantee MeetingDulles Airport Hilton, Herndon VA3/19-21/2013SAMHSA's First Strategic Initiative is the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness.  This conference directly supports Goal 1.3 of this initiative which is to prevent suicides and attempted suicides among populations at high risk, especially military families, LGBT youth and American Indians and Alaska Natives.  All three of these groups have been identified in both the State/Tribal and the Campus RFAs and our grantees work closely to prevent suicide and promote mental health in these populations.$284,8375361835
Service Members, Veterans and their Families Policy Academy - Spring 2013Bethesda Hyatt, Bethesda MD4/15-17/2013This conference provided technical assistance to ten states/territories to strengthen their behavioral health care systems and services for Service members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF).  The Policy Academy Goal was to develop state-/territory-specific strategic plans that will strengthen behavioral health care systems for service members, veterans, and their families.  These plans are in addition to the policies and infrastructure needed to implement and sustain a strong, responsible behavioral health system for SMVF.  Each state-territory was represented by an eleven person team that was endorsed by its Governor and committed to implementing once they return home.$631,25420120143
2013 Project LAUNCH Grantee MeetingHyatt Regency, Bethesda MD4/23-25/2013The Project LAUNCH grantee meeting supports the mission of SAMHSA by integrating training on 4 strategic initiatives.  This meeting will provide an opportunity  for Project LAUNCH grantees to broaden their knowledge base of SAMHSA's first strategic initiative, the prevention of mental illness and substance abuse.  Strategic Initiatives 5,6 and 7-Health Reform, Health Information Technology and Outcomes, Data and Quality, respectively-will also be addressed during this conference as grantees will receive will receive training and education on incorporating best practices related to these topics within their projects.$227,1502501743
Service Members, Veterans and their Families Policy Academy - May 2013Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards Baltimore MD5/8-10/2013This conference provided technical assistance to ten states/territories to strengthen their behavioral health care systems and services for Service members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF).  The Policy Academy Goal was to develop state-/territory-specific strategic plans that will strengthen behavioral health care systems for service members, veterans, and their families.  These plans are in addition to the policies and infrastructure needed to implement and sustain a strong, responsible behavioral health system for SMVF.  Each state-territory was represented by an eleven person team that was endorsed by its Governor and committed to implementing once they return home.$631,25420120143
Tribal Policy AcademySheraton Wild Horse Pass, Chandler AZ5/21-24/2013The Tribal Policy Academy assisted eight tribes in developing plans for alternatives to incarceration for adult tribal members who might benefit from jail diversion opportunities, particularly strategies related to individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnosis.$283,8731052103
Native Aspirations Community Meeting 2013Double Tree Hotel Spokane, Spokane WA6/18-19/2013SAMHSA's first Strategic Initiative is the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness.  This conference directly supported goal 1.3 of this initiative - preventing suicides and suicide attempts among populations at high risk, such as military families, LGBTQ youth and American Indians and Alaska Natives.  Native Aspirations focused solely on AI/AN communities with the highest need, highest risk and highest rates of suicide, bullying and violence.$373,3881871186
Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSSTACS) National Youth Leadership SummitHyatt, Bethesda MD8/6-7/2013SAMHSA's vision is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for mental and substance use disorders.  Toward that end, SAMHSA identified Recovery Support as one of its key Strategic Initiatives.  The Recovery Support Strategic Initiative (RSSI) aimed to engage consumers -- including youth, people in recovery, and family members/ significant others --in the design and delivery of behavioral health services in America.  Children, adolescents, and families are priority groups that need age-appropriate, recovery-oriented supports and services to foster their resilience and, when needed, achieve recovery.$191,288129475
Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Policy Academy - Sept 2013Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore MD9/11-13/2013This conference provided technical assistance to six states/territories to strengthen their behavioral health care systems and services for Service members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF).  The Policy Academy Goal was to develop state-/territory-specific strategic plans that will strengthen behavioral health care systems for service members, veterans, and their families.  These plans are in addition to the policies and infrastructure needed to implement and sustain a strong, responsible behavioral health system for SMVF.  Each state-territory was represented by an eleven person team that was endorsed by its Governor and committed to implementing once they return home.$400,4581111187
Voice Awards 2013UCLA- Writers Guild Theater, Los Angeles CA9/26/2013 (one day)Encouraging the reduction of negative attitudes about individuals with behavioral health problems supports SAMHSA's strategic initiatives that address prevention, trauma, and justice, military families, recovery, and public awareness and support. Consumer/ Peer Leaders across the country consistently demonstrate that recovery is real and that people with behavioral health problems are valuable, contributing members of their schools, workplaces, and communities.  The Voice Awards aimed to encourage by recognizing their efforts and the accurate and respectful representation of people with behavioral health challenges in film and TV productions, which have a profound impact on public perceptions.$195,161520319

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SAMHSA- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 23rd Annual National Leadership ForumGaylord National Harbor Resort, National Harbor MD2/4-7/2013The National Leadership Forum (NLF) supported SAMHSA's mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities and Strategic Initiative #1, which is the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness.  There was no other meeting or avenue for this depth of knowledge transfer to occur.  While Prevention Day provided a venue for participants to learn about effective programs and the latest developments in the areas of substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment and mental health, the NLF expanded on the theme of "Coalitions: Science, Strategies, and Solutions" which emphasizes the importance of developing broad-based strategic alliances, implementing proven and promising strategies, and achieving population-level change.$273,2662,505-  119
Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell HBCU Behavioral Health Policy AcademyCrowne Plaza, Charlotte NC4/13-15/2013The Academy's focus supported the following strategic initiatives: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, Health Reform, Public Awareness and Support, Recovery Support.  The Academy works with HBCUs to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.  The key goals of the Academy were to increase and improve public awareness and support of behavioral health on HBCU campuses and communities and to increase access to high-quality care to reduce behavioral health disparities.  The Academy achieved its goals by promoting opportunities for HBCU institutions to develop internships at behavioral health sites; to expand knowledge of culturally appropriate, evidence-based, and emerging best practices in the behavioral health field.$156,4541359126
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)Bethesda Hyatt, Bethesda MD6/17-19/2013This conference served as an opportunity for senior SAMHSA staff members to highlight SAMHSA initiatives and to be informed of State issues affecting NASADAD members such as implementation of prevention and wellness focus across behavioral health, implementation of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act, health information technologies, implementation of evidence based practices, utilization of appropriate models for serving persons with co-occurring behavioral health issues, and models for the provision of trauma informed care.$237,87027020131

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SAMHSA- Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE)

Title of ConferenceVenue NameStart DateHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
National Network to Eliminate Disparities (NNED) in Behavioral Health - National Network to Eliminate Disparities (NNED) Learn 2013Hyatt Tamaya, Santa Ana Pueblo NM4/15-18/2013The NINED Learn 2013 is directly aligned with the mission of the Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on populations that experience behavioral health disparities by improving access to quality services and supports that enable individuals and families to thrive, participate in and contribute to healthy communities.  The Office of Behavioral Health Equity was established in accordance with Section 10334 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 to support the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's work with racial and ethnic minority populations.  HHS reinforced the importance of reducing racial and ethnic health disparities through its 2011 Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health disparities, which identifies the NNED as a vehicle for SAMHSA to train providers in evidence-based interventions.$274,5291345129

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SAMHSA-Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Pacific Master Trainer Development Program (MTDP) Skill Building ConferenceHilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Los Angeles CA3/17-24/2013As the Kick-off of Year Two of the MTDP, this conference directly supported SAMHSA's effort to build behavioral health capacity in the Pacific so that training and services can ultimately be provided "for the Pacific by the Pacific" in a much more cost effective and culturally relevant way - by using regional trainers to provide training in their region.  It also enabled the trainer candidacies and PBHCC to make lasting connections with the Region IX ATTC, SAMHSA's key training resource for the Pacific.$145,48131625

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Office of the Secretary

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Smallpox Research Oversight Activities WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus ResearchWHO offices, Geneva, Switzerland10/16-17/2012The WHO ACVVR was established in 1999 to determine what essential research, if any, must be carried out with live Variola virus.  The ACVVR monitored the research progress in order to reach global consensus on the timing for destruction of existing Variola virus stocks.  In 2007, the WHA requested the ACVVR undertake a thorough review of the approved research program with a report presented in 2010.  The results were presented at the 64th WHA meeting in May of 2011.  The ACVVR, and this conference, continued to serve a critically important function for global public health, and to oversee research requested specifically by the U.S. to complete its national strategic goals.$167,46031-  31
Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team National TrainingSheraton, Albuquerque NM8/26-28/2013This was mission critical training and directly supported the OEM mission by providing training in critical support CONOP changes, strengthening cohesiveness/understanding of NDMS and ESF #8 missions resulting in consistency in implementation of care/support, and on issues generated through the ASPR CAP WG.  This training also enhanced knowledge of new team employees and provided a refresher for experienced personnel.$200,5851381380
Disaster Medical Information Suite Training (East)Hilton Double Tree, Baltimore MD9/4-8/2013This training was mission critical to improve the knowledge, skills, and response capabilities of DMAT and IMSURT personnel in the deployment and utilization of the EMR v.6 software application and set-up.  Tier 2 training targeted regional EMR instructors/SMEs, Supervisory Nurses, and Medical Officers.  Attendees were retrained in the EMR v.6 software application.  As noted in the IOM report on Future of Nursing, importance is expressed on the increasing use of electronic medical records to maintain patient care.  It is important for NDMS to be a leader in this field.$111,55154540
National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) TrainingIN National Guard Base, Terre Haute IN9/6-8/2013This training was mission critical because the NVRT is the primary veterinary medical support resource for disasters within HHS and a majority of staff had not been trained on how to perform their mission within the new approved NVRT CONOPs.$103,61480800
Administrative Officer (AO) TrainingHyatt, Albuquerque NM9/10-12/2013This training was mission critical; providing the NDMS team employees with the tools needed to maintain the team's response readiness capabilities and associated duties in the deployment environment.  The training also enhanced knowledge of new team employees and provided a refresher for experienced personnel.$112,66476760
NDMS Team Leadership TrainingHyatt, Albuquerque NM9/10-12/2013This training was mission critical to train the NDMS team leaders on regulations and requirements as federal employees.  Part of the training consisted of a strategic vision of NDMS requiring new insight on deployability requirements, equipment caches and retention.$126,67584840
Smallpox Research Oversight Activities WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus ResearchWHO offices, Geneva, Switzerland9/23-26/2013The WHO ACVVR was established in 1999 to determine what essential research, if any, must be carried out with live Variola virus.  The ACVVR monitored the research progress in order to reach global consensus on the timing for destruction of existing Variol.$167,46031-  31

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
Dietary Guidelines for Children 0-2 years: Exploring the Evidence WorkshopHilton Hotel, Rockville MD2/5-7/2013This conference supported Section 301 of Public Law 101-445 (7 U.S.C. 5341, the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990, Title III), which directs the Secretaries of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) to jointly issue at least every five years a report entitled Dietary Guideline for Americans (DGA).  This was part of phase I of a 5 phase project to incorporate the birth to 24 month age group into the DGA in 2020.$114,840834637
Annual Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Grantee ConferenceGaylord Hotel & Conference Center, Washington DC5/20-21/2013The conference directly supported the mission of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Adolescent Health because the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program is a priority initiative for the administration.  The program used evidence-based interventions to fulfill the mission and priorities of OASH while collaborating with other HHS agencies such as CDC and ACF.$349,940480163
Commissioned Corps Officer Basic Course (OBC) August 2013 - July 2014Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg MD8/10-23/2013  9/8-20/2013This basic training event introduced and provided every officer an understanding of and a passion for the US Public Health Service mission; to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation.  The training emphasized the core values of leadership, service, integrity, and excellence, which are the foundations of the Public Health Service mission.$281,25090900

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Office of Global Affairs (OGA)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
WHO/HHS Workshop on Business Planning for Sustainable Influenza ManufacturingPan-American Health Organization, Washington DC1/14-16/2013During the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic, there were inadequate supplies of vaccine available on a timely basis, especially in middle- low-income countries.  There were significant requests for USG assistance from its own domestic vaccine supply.  In 2010, HHS/OGA partnered with the WHO to support the Global Pandemic Influenza Action Plan to Increase Influenza Vaccine Supply (GAP) by creating regionally-based, independent and sustainable vaccine production capacity in developing and emerging economy countries through capacity building and technology transfer.  The workshops functioned to coordinate the discussion, build new relationships, advance health diplomacy, and directly support the WHO Global Action Plan to increase influenza vaccine worldwide.  The workshops directly supported the mission of the OGA/PET and the commitment to assisting in the creation of regionally-based, independent and sustainable vaccine production capacity in developing countries through capacity building and technology transfer. This workshop specifically focused on sustainable business modeling and increasing MoH involvement to create evidence-based influenza policies for increased vaccine uptake. $400,000100-  70
WHO/HHS Workshop on Enhancing Communication around Influenza VaccinationCDC Global Comm Center, Atlanta GA6/11-13/2013The workshops function to coordinate the discussion, build new relationships, advance health diplomacy, and directly support the WHO Global Action Plan to increase influenza vaccine worldwide.  The workshops directly supported the mission of the OGA/PET and the commitment to assisting in the creation of regionally-based, independent and sustainable vaccine production capacity in developing countries through capacity building and technology transfer. This workshop specifically focused on communication around influenza vaccination to health care workers, the media and the public. The outcome from the meeting was a framework that defined the essential building blocks for developing countries to build an effective national communication system. This framework will be applied in follow-up efforts conducted to WHO to strengthen national communication systems and risk communications in developing countries. These systemic capacity building efforts will also strengthen country IHR capacities for risk communications.$216,00015050

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Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

Title of ConferenceVenue, City, State or CountryDatesHow the Conference Advanced the Mission of the AgencyTotal Estimated CostTotal # Attend-eesTotal # Feds on TravelTotal # Non-Feds on Travel
ONC 2012 Grantee Annual MeetingWardman Park Marriott, Washington DC12/11-13/2012The conference accomplished three main goals that support the REC, HIE, Beacon, Educational, Innovation and Standards programs of ONC.  Each of the programs used the annual meeting for strategy development and tactical planning for the following calendar year.  Second, the grantees shared best practices and lessons from the field that increase program efficiency and effectiveness.  The final goal was to deliver skills based training that was identified over the year as necessary to enhance proficiency and the knowledge base of grantee' staff members.$175,7851,200-  -  

 

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