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AMCHP/Family Voices Call for Presentations
The 2011 Annual Conference of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) will take place February 12-15, 2011, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference will be co-located with the Family Voices National Conference (February 13-15, 2011), with the shared theme of Working Together to Improve Maternal and Child Health: The 2011 AMCHP and Family Voices National Conferences. The AMCHP and Family Voices co-located conferences are the ideal venues to present your ideas, research, innovative programming, best practices and effective outreach strategies to MCH and other public health practitioners, family leaders, researchers, federal officials, advocates, healthcare providers and directors of state programs. Click here for complete information about submitting your proposal and for the online submission system. Through this system you can submit a session proposal for the AMCHP conference, the Family Voices conference, or a shared session period to reach both audiences. The deadline for session proposal submissions is August 23, 2010. You will be notified about the outcome of your submission by October 15, 2010. If you have questions about the session proposal submission process, please contact Colleen Campbell or call (703) 964-1240, ext. 16. 

AMCHP to Host a Webinar on Best Practices
The webinar, “Best Practices 101: AMCHP’s Approach to Collecting, Highlighting and Disseminating Effective Programs in Maternal and Child Health,” will occur on Wednesday, August 4 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of AMCHP’s Best Practices program including how the organization defines the term “best practice,” the criteria that are used to categorize emerging, promising and best practices, and the submission and review process. The presenter will also discuss the Innovation Station, AMCHP’s online database of effective programs. If you’ve ever been curious about AMCHP’s work on Best Practices or wondered whether your project was eligible for submission, please click here to register and join this exciting and interactive webinar.  For more information, please contact Darlisha Williams 

16th Annual MCH EPI Conference Call for Abstracts
This call for abstracts is exclusively for first year/new fellows, interns, trainees, and CDC Epidemic Intelligent Service (EIS) officers interested in submitting abstracts for oral or poster presentation. Each submission requires proof of fellow/intern/trainee/CDC EIS officer status from a current mentor or supervisor for consideration. Conference organizers strongly recommend that all interested parties submit by July 30. To learn more, visit here.