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AHRQ to cosponsor the fourth child health services researchers meeting in June 2002

The fourth annual Child Health Services Research (CHSR) meeting, "At the Cutting Edge of Research and Policy," will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2002, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. The meeting will spotlight plenary sessions and four "cutting-edge tracks"—skill-building, cutting-edge research, cutting-edge policies, and presentations from CHSR investigators on priority topics in child health research. Each track will include three breakout sessions.

Online registration will be available in February 2002. For more information about the meeting, please call (202) 292-6700; send an E-mail to; or visit

The HSC Foundation Child Health Services Research Award recognizes the scientific work of emerging scholars to the field of CHSR, particularly research on access-to-care issues related to health, race, or services for low-income, urban children with special needs. The due date for award nominations is March 29, 2002.

The meeting is being cosponsored by AHRQ, the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the HSC Foundation (Health Services for Children), the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy's 2002 annual research meeting.

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