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#2017APPAM Daily: Thursday
Concurrent Symposium: The Report on the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Started under the Obama presidency with bi-partisan support, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking was tasked with developing rules, regulations, and processes for gathering and distributing data. Its main goal, as stated by commission member Katherine Abraham, was to make "more and better" evidence that would allow the federal government to make better decisions, with the hope for a future in which "rigorous evidence is used in future decisions."

Concurrent Symposium: The Vital Role of Government Statistics

Moderator and APPAM President-Elect David Johnson led the concurrent symposium on the vital role of government statistics and the importance of government data related to decision-making and future policies.

A recording of each symposia will be available soon on the APPAM website.
Thank you:
Special thanks to our moderators and speakers for their contributions to today's panels. Additional thanks to those attendees who participated in the discussion in person and online.
IMPAQ On Site:
Ron Haskins & Katharine Abraham
Special thanks:
Thank you to the IMPAQ International team for producing this interview series about "Better Data for Better Decisions." See all of IMPAQ's #2017APPAM presentations.
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Paul Turcotte is Thursday's winner of the Exhibitor Hall Passport drawing! Turn in your Passport to the registration desk to be entered into a daily drawing for a $200 Amazon card.
Around #2017APPAM:
Featured Photos from the Poster Luncheon, Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Luncheon, Two Symposia, and More
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Congratulations to Today's Poster Winners!
First Place

Does Initiating Tobacco Use with Flavored Products Predict Current Smoking Status? An Examination by Race, Gender, and Sexual Identity

Shannon Lea Watkins and Wendy Max, University of California, San Francisco
Second Place

Measuring Risk and Variation in Household Social Determinants of Health

Michele Abbott, Gery Ryan, RAND Corporation; Luther Brewster, Florida International University
Third Place

Providing In-Kind Food Transfers to Low-Income Households in Urban India: Results from an Evaluation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Chhattisgarh

Raghav Puri, Syracuse University
Preview of Friday's Schedule
  • Registration Hours | 7:45 am - 5:00 pm, Ballroom level lobby
  • Student Lounge Hours | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Gallery Lounge
  • Exhibit Hall Hours | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Regency Ballroom

  • Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables | 8:30 - 10:00 am
  • Ask the Policy Experts | 8:30 - 10:00 am, Gallery Lounge (Student Lounge)
  • Poster Session | 10:00 - 11:30 am, Regency Ballroom
  • Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables | 10:15 - 11:45 am

  • Membership Luncheon | 12:00 - 1:15 pm, Crystal B
  • PhD Program Fair | 12:00 - 1:15 pm, Crystal A

  • Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables | 1:30 - 3:00 pm
  • Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables | 3:15 - 4:45 pm
  • Spencer Foundation Panel | 3:15 - 4:45 pm, Comiskey

  • Presidential Address & APPAM Awards | 5:00 - 6:30 pm, Crystal B
  • Spencer Foundation Reception | 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Crystal Ballroom and Foyer
  • Student Mixer | 7:45 - 9:15 pm, Gallery Lounge (Student Lounge)
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