23-25: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA):Real World Strategies Conference, La Jolla, Calif. The Joint Healthcare Technology Alliance (JHITA) is sponsoring this conference to provide a clear understanding of HIPAA. Conference sponsors include the American Medical Information Management Association, American Medical Informatics Association, Center for Healthcare Information Management, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Advanced registration deadline: May 7. Contact: Sarah McKinney, (312) 233-1100, ext. 1103; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.; Web site: www.ahima.org.
11-14: Cultural Community Project: ASMARTE, Havana. ASMARTE is a community development project, sponsored by the Havana University psychology department, that addresses issues related to asthma. Contact: Orlando Licea; e-mail: email@example.com.
29: Chemical Dependency and Psychopathology, Cincinnati. Sponsored by the National Healthcare Institute, the seminar is for health-care workers treating patients with a dual diagnosis. Presentations will feature tools clinicians can use to help dually diagnosed clients adhere to treatment programs. Contact: American Healthcare Institute, P.O. Box 1800, Brockton, MA 02303; (800) 333-6100; fax: (508) 230-5031; Web site: www.ahi-online.com.
23-25 and 25-27: Clinical Application of Projective Drawings, New York. The American Drawing Institute, which specializes in teaching projector-drawing techniques, will hold two summer workshops that focus on how drawing can be used by health-care professionals in their practices. The workshops will be taught by Emmanuel Hammer, PhD, at the intermediate and advanced levels. Contact: Emmanuel Hammer, PhD, 381 West End Ave., New York, NY 10024; (212) 724-6611; Web site: www.projdraw.com.
25-Aug 3: 15th Summer Workshop for the Development of Intercultural Coursework for Colleges and Universities, Honolulu. Sponsored by the University of Hawaii College of Business Administration, the conference, which is limited to 25 participants, will focus on integrating information on culture and diversity in schools. Contact:www.cba.hawaii.edu/ciber/icw.htm.
26: Brief Therapy seminar, Baltimore. Faculty from the American Healthcare Institute will administer workshops on the theory of brief therapy. Contact: American Healthcare Institute, P.O. Box 1800, Brockton, MA 02303; (800) 333-6100; fax: (508) 230-5031; Web site: www.ahi-online.com.
13-15: The Ninth International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions, Rio de Janeiro. The theme of the conference, which will be the first of its kind in South America, is "People and animals: a global perspective for the 21st century." Topics of discussion will include human health and influences on companion animals, NGO and governmental agencies, and companion animals for the elderly. Contact: Conference Secretariat, AFIRAC, 32 rue de Trèvise, 75009 Paris, France; 33 1 56 03 1200; fax: 33 1 56 03 13 60; e-mail: rio2001@I-et-e.fr; Web site: www.iahaio.org.
16-21: Sixth International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Medical Congress on Sports Sciences, Salt Lake City. The theme is "The science and medicine of human movement." Scientists and physicians from across disciplines are invited to examine various aspects of human movement and sports, including healthy lifestyles, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. Contact: IOC, (801) 212-3472; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.iocworldcongress.com.
The American Council on Education Fellows Program has announced that application and nomination materials for 2002-03 will be available in August. The program identifies and prepares senior faculty and administrators for senior-level positions in colleges and universities. Institution presidents may nominate two fellows. Fellowship guidelines are now available. Contact: ACE Fellows Program, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036-1193; (202) 939-9420; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.acenet.edu.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Journal of Managed Pharmaceutical Care (JMPC), to be edited by Albert I. Wertheimer, PhD, is now accepting papers for its launch issue. JMPC aims to promote managed pharmaceutical care, improve communications between practitioners and educators, and be a resource for students to stay abreast of pharmaceutical innovations. The journal will cover a range of topics such as pharmacoeconomics, outcomes research and continuing education programs. Deadline: Ongoing. Contact: Albert I. Wertheimer, Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Temple University School of Pharmacy, 3307 N. Broad St. (602-00), Philadelphia, PA 19140; (215) 707-1291; fax: (215) 707-8188; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- R. BALLIE