Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics
(StatsRRTC) will host the State of the Science Conference on April
23, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin
Avenue) in Bethesda, MD. This conference will appeal to all disability
researchers, disability program staff, policy leaders, and community advocates.
Conference participants will learn more about both the current state of
disability statistics and the future advancement of the field.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Charles Lakin,
Director of the National Institute on Disability and
The Community of Practice on Employment Research of the Center
on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER Center) will host a
webcast titled What Counts? Latest
Disability Statistics from Federal Surveys and Resources from 3:00 pm –
4:30 pm (EST) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. This webcast will appeal to all
researchers, particularly those interested in employment-related disability
The 90-minute webcast will be hosted by Dr. Andrew
Houtenville, Research Director of the Institute on Disability at the University
of New Hampshire. Dr. Houtenville will discuss the November 2011 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
published by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability
Statistics and Demographics.
Click here for
registration and here to
test your computer prior to the webcast.
If you cannot attend this webcast, please visit this page for the post-webcast archive.
Each month, members of the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement who work on disability issues host a public, live-captioned conference call to keep citizens better informed of important disability issues and to connect them to the leaders who work on disability policies in the federal government.
Following is information for the January call:
Date of Call:Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Start Time: 2:00 p.m. EST (dial in 5 minutes early). This call will probably last 1.5 hours.
Dial in:(800) 762-4758
Code: “White House Disability Call”
Note: This call is off the record and not for press purposes.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization, city and state to be added to the White House Disability Group email distribution list.
Click here to learn more about the White House monthly disability calls.
Burn Model Systems (BMS) researchers will participate in the American Burn Association’s 44th Annual Meeting April 24-27 in Seattle, Washington. BMS members will present on topics such as wound care, reconstruction, rehabilitation, pain management, nutrition, public health, and psychosociology.Click here for a list of presentations involving BMS members.
Several BMS researchers were recognized at last year’s ABA meeting for their outstanding work. G.M. Lewis, MD; Shari E. Honari, RN; Tam N. Pham, MD; Matthew B. Klein, MD; and Nicole S. Gibran, MD of the University of Washington Burn Center earned the first-place award for their poster Pressure Ulcers in Burn Patients: Truly a Never Event? Radha Holavanahali, PhD of the North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System with James A. Fauerbach, PhD of theJohns Hopkins University Burn Injury Rehabilitation Model System and Gretchen J. Carrougher, RN; Radha Holavanahali, PhD; Peter C. Esselman, MD; and Loren H. Engrav, MD of the University of Washington Burn Injury Rehabilitation Model System earned the third place award for the poster Employment Outcomes After Burn Injury: Impact of Race/Ethnicity.
Click here for more information on the Burn Model Systems.
Click here for ABA conference details and registration.