• Navigating the Teen Mind Webinar - Join the Flux Society on April 8th 6-7pm EDT (virtual) for an overview of the most recent updates in developmental cognitive neuroscience with an emphasis on mental health in adolescents. The Flux Society‚Äôs purpose is to advance the understanding of human brain development by serving as a forum for professional and student scientists, physicians, and educators. Dr. Jen Silvers and Dr. Eva Telzer will present, followed by a professional panel discussion with attendees. Register here.
     
  • Extramural Research Training and Early Career Development - Request for Information (Deadline: April 15th). The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is seeking input on their strategic recommendations for the future of extramural research training and career development. NICHD welcomes potential approaches and innovations that may be implemented to support early career researchers and trainees. NICHD is also interested in addressing scientific workforce diversity. Click here for more information.
     
  • The Network for Advancing & Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science (AESIS) is hosting a conference on April 24th-25th (virtual) where experts will share insights on responsible practices in Open Science, and explore strategies for open access, data, education, and beyond. Topics will include incentivizing strategies to encourage Open Science, examining the geopolitical implications of global policies for scholarly access of research, the role of AI, and more. FABBS is a partner with AESIS for this event. FABBS members can receive a discounted registration fee to this conference - please email info@fabbs.org for the code. Register here.
     
  • The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is convening a conference on June 17th-18th (in-person in Bethesda, MD and virtual) with an early career networking event on June 16th that welcomes those interested in neuroscience and related research fields. This meeting aims to build the BRAIN community, while providing a forum for discussing scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination. Register here.
     
  • Children, Technology, and Mental Health Workshop (April 3rd-4th; in-person in Rockville, MD or virtual): The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute for Children's Health and Human Development (NICHD) will hold a workshop to discuss the current state of, and future directions for, research on the impacts of technology and digital media (TDM) for the development of infants, children, and adolescents. Click here for an agenda and here to register.
     
  • Dr. Diana Bianchi will update FABBS members on current NICHD activities and initiatives. This is a particularly well timed opportunity to engage with Dr. Bianchi as NICHD is currently in the process of updating their strategic plan. Register here.
     
  • Knowledge acquisition and transformation (KAT) is a text structure based framework with strong empirical evidence. Accumulating evidence continues to show that KAT helps children to select important ideas, encode strategic memory, generate main ideas, extend the main idea to summaries, and extrapolate inferences. The Literacy.IO team at Texas A&M University has prepared an asynchronous web-based professional development system to bring this intervention to a geographically dispersed audience worldwide. Through multiple grants from the US Department of Education, we are presenting this resource to all SSSR members at no cost. Please sign up and complete the eight-hour PD to learn more about transforming comprehension for all learners (e.g., Special Education, Bilingual Learners, Dyslexic Children). Register here.

  • Call for Proposals: The International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) invites you to submit proposals for the 46th Annual IARLD Conference. The conference will be hosted by the Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland, on July 3-4, 2024, with pre- and post-conference cultural and scientific activities on July 2 and 5. This year's IARLD will feature interactive poster presentations as its primary format, and will include the William Cruickshank Memorial Lecture. 
    Guidelines for poster submission can be found here. Poster proposals should be emailed  by March 15, 2024 directly to: iarld.2024@gmail.com. First authors and coordinators will be notified by e-mail of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals by March 20, 2024. Additional relevant information about the conference, including accommodation and culture can be found here. NB Kielce is accessible by train from Prague and Vienna, as well as by air through airports in Cracow and Warsaw.
     
  • The NIH is seeking public comments from stakeholders throughout the scientific and academic communities, including those from the behavioral and brain sciences, about their updated Strategic Plan for Data Science, 2023-2028. Click here to respond to the RFI by March 15th
     
  • Knowledge acquisition and transformation (KAT) is a text structure based framework with strong empirical evidence. Accumulating evidence continues to show that KAT helps children to select important ideas, encode strategic memory, generate main ideas, extend the main idea to summaries, and extrapolate inferences. The Literacy.IO team at Texas A&M University has prepared an asynchronous web-based professional development system to bring this intervention to a geographically dispersed audience worldwide. Through multiple grants from the US Department of Education, we are presenting this resource to all SSSR members at no cost. Please sign up and complete the eight-hour PD to learn more about transforming comprehension for all learners (e.g., Special Education, Bilingual Learners, Dyslexic Children). Register here.