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Winter 1998, Issue #66


1998 Conferences

  • February 6-7, 1998 - The First International Conference on Aging with Disability. Wyndham Emerald Plaza, San Diego, California. "Living With Disability: Exploring the Aging Process." For further information, contact Ed Cantrell at: telephone (562) 401-7402.

  • February 19-22, 1998 - The 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Adam's Mark Hotel, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. "Constructing the Future of Gerontology in Higher Education: Preparing for the 21st Century." For further information, contact the AGHE at: telephone (202) 429-9277, or visit their Home Page at: http://www.aghe.org.

  • March 2-4, 1998 - Computers in Libraries '98, sponsored by Information Today and the Special Libraries Association. Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA. For further information, contact Information Today, 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750. Phone: 609-654-6266; FAX: 609-654-4309, or visit the conference web site at http://www.infotoday.com/cil98/cil98.htm.

  • March 8-12, 1998 - First National HIV & Sexual Health Conference, Blackpool, England. For more information, contact Georgie Bradshaw, 47 Bushey Hall Road, Bushey, Hartfordshire WD2 2EE; telephone/fax: +01923-442259; e-mail: 6005719@mcimailcom.

  • March 24, 1998 - World TB Day will be observed to raise awareness of the TB pandemic. For information on how you can participate, contact the Global TB Programme, WHO, 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland. Telephone: 4122-791-2853; fax: 4122-791-4199, or visit the website at http://www.who.ch/gtb/WorldTBDay/1997/index.htm.

  • March 25-28, 1998 - The American Society on Aging (ASA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. "Critical Choices: Charting a Course for the Age Boom." Contact: ASA, 833 Market Street, Suite 511, San Francisco, California 94103-1824; telephone: (415) 974-9603; or email: nkaplan@asa.asaging.org.

  • March 29-April 1, 1998 - The National Council on the Aging Annual Conference, Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington, D.C. "Vital Aging ‘98." For further information, contact NCOA at telephone: (202) 479-6998.

  • March 30-April 1, 1998 - The Association for Population/Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers, International Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. Visit the conference web site at: http://lexis.pop.upenn.edu/library/conf98.html

  • April 2-4, 1998 - Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. http://www.rand.org/centers/population/PAA.98meeting/

  • April 2-5, 1998 - Southern Sociological Meeting, Atlanta GA. "Inciting Sociological thought – Engaging Publics in Dialogue." http://www.MsState.edu/org/sss/sss.html

  • April 28 - May 1, 1998 - "African Women and Economic Development: Investing in our Future" Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), World Bank and UNDP are to stage an international conference aimed at promoting the pivotal role of women in Africa's economic development., to follow implementation of the regional Dakar and global Beijing Platforms of Action, which place poverty reduction through the economic empowerment of women as a top priority.

  • April 15-18, 1998 - The 19th Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society will be held at the Chattanooga Marriott, Chatanooga, Tennessee. "Fresh Approach to Aging in the South: New Contexts, New Tools & New Relationships." For further information, contact the SGS at telephone: (904) 222-3524; or e-mail: MLDuggar@aol.com.

  • April 28, 1998 - 1998 Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information Conference. National Press Building, Washington, DC. This meeting is intended to explore the leading knowledge, applications, and visions in consumer health informatics (CHI), and their implications for public policy, public health and medical practice, and research. The meetings are sponsored by the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services, and the Annenberg School for Communication and Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/confrnce/partnr98.

  • May 15-18, 1998 - Eighth International Congress on Infectious Diseases, Boston, MA. For more information, telephone: 514-286-0855; fax: 514-286-6066; e-mail info@eventsintl.com.

  • May 17-22, 1998 - Fifth International Conference on AIDS, Cancer & Related Problems, St. Petersburg, Russia. For more information contact Biomedical Center, 7 Pudozhskaja Street, St. Petersburg, Russia 197110. Telephone: +7 812 230 4872; fax: +7 812 230 4948; e-mail: hivaids@mod.hpb.spb.ru.

  • May 18-20, 1998 - "Worldwide Revolution in Longevity and Quality of Life: Opportunities, Challenges and Responses" UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. For additional information, telephone: 33-1-45-59-36-77; or e-mail: cipgs@club-internet.fr

  • May 27-30, 1998- 1998 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA} Spring Congress, "Bringing Knowledge To The Point Of Use." Wyndham Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Portions of its 1998 Spring Congress will be conducted in collaboration with the Medical Library Association (MLA) and in conjunction with the Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). For further information, contact AMIA, 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 401, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301-657-1291; Fax: 301-657-1296; Internet E-mail: mail@mail.amia.org. Or visit the web site at: http://amia2.amia.org/index.html.

  • June 1-12, 1998 - The 15th Annual Summer Institute on Gerontology. McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For further information, contact Lynn Heazel at e-mail: heazel@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca

  • June 6-11, 1998 - Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, "Information Professionals in the Driver's Seat," Indianapolis, IN. http://www.sla.org/conf_meet/sneak.html

  • June 25-27, 1998 - 25th Annual NCIH Conference, "Mobilizing Communities and Constituencies for Global Health," Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA. For further information, contact NCIH, 1701 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006, telephone: 202-833-5900; fax: 202-833-0075; e-mail: ncih@nich.org.

  • June 26-30, 1998 - American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. "Global Reach, Local Touch", Washington Convention Center. http://www.ala.org/events/dc98/index.html

  • June 28-July 3, 1998 - AIDS 98. Palexpo Exhibition Hall, Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, contact Congrex Sweden AB, P.O. Box 5619, Linnégatan 89A, SE-114 86 STOCKHOLM, Sweden. Phone: +46 8 459 6600; Fax : +46 8 661 8155; E-mail: aids98registration@congrex.se, aids98@congrex.se.

  • July 11-17, 1998 - The National Institute on Aging Annual Summer Institute on Aging Research will be held in Airlie, Virginia. Applications are due March 13, 1998. For further information, contact Zita E. Givens at:The National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Room 5C-35, 31 Center Drive MSC-2292, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2292; or telephone: (301) 496- 0765; fax: (301) 496-2525; or e-mail: givensz@exmur.nia.nih.gov. http://www.nih.gov/nia.

  • August 16-21, 1998 - 64th Annual IFLA Council and General Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands. "On Crossroads of Information and Culture." http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/ifla/IV/ifla64/64intro.htm.

  • August 17-20, 1998 - GIS in Public Health, San Diego, CA. For additional information, contact Bill Henriques, GIS Coordinator, Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mail Stop E-56, Atlanta, GA 30333.

  • August 21-25, 1998 - Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Society, "Inequality and Social Policy: A Challenge for Sociology" San Francisco. http://www.asanet.org/cmtgsch.htm

  • October 16-18 1998 - First International Health Geographics Conference at The Maritime Institute of Technology, Baltimore, Maryland. Sponsors: The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Environmental Systems Research Institute, (ESRI) Inc. For further information, contact International Health Geographics Conference or IHGC, 1600 Ruxton Road, Suite B7, Towson, Maryland 21204. Telephone: (410) 659-6169 (day) / (410) 821-8703 (eve); (410) 659-6266 (fax); E-mail:okhan@jhuccp.org.

  • November 7-11, 1998 - AMIA 1998 Annual Symposium. "A Paradigm Shift in Health Information Systems: Clinical Infrastructures for the 21st Century." Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, Florida. http://amia2.amia.org/f98call.htm

  • November 15-19, 1998 - APHA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Contact APHA, 1015 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.

  • December 2-6, 1998 - Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, "Population and the Anthropological Imagination" Philadelphia, PA. http://www.ameranthassn.org/call.htm


Thanks to Penny Welbourne of the Hopkins Center on the Demography of Aging for sharing some of these dates. Additional conference notices were from the Scout Report. February 6-7, 1998, from AIDSLINK, and from The Nation's Health.

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