The Science Scene

Exercise is Medicine Conference
Monday, December 5

"Exercise is Medicine Technology Conference." Currently, the collection of reliable, accurate data on patient lifestyle behavior change lacks a framework and best practices. This conference, themed "The Wild Wild West of Quantified Healthcare," will focus on making physical activity a standard of care in U.S. and global systems. It will bring together representatives from a variety of industries — lifestyle "wearables" manufacturers, app developers, large health plans and integrated health systems, health information regulatory agencies and electronic medical record and data aggregation software companies — to share best practices and develop solutions to integration and implementation challenges. Starting at 8 am at Emory Conference Center. Registration required.

Friday, December 9

"Resilience to Adversity and the Early Origins of Disease."  A Rollins School of Public Health Epidemiology Grand Rounds, featuring Gene Brody, director of the Center for Family Research at the University of Georgia. At noon in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 1000.

"Adventures in Our Solar System." Amy Lovell, a professor of physics and astronomy at Agnes Scott College, will review some of the recent missions to comets and asteroids, including what we have learned and what is expected in the near future. At 7:30 pm at the Bradley Observatory of Agnes Scott College.

Saturday, December 17
Winter Tree ID Tour

"Fernbank Forest Winter Tree ID Tour." Test your ability at winter tree identification during this special tour of Fernbank Forest after the leaves have fallen, led by an ecologist. In addition to learning to identify trees by observing bark and branches, you will gain an understanding of the interconnected forest ecosystem and the importance of native biodiversity. From 1 to 3 pm. Advance reservations required.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds