Mark your calendar: January is Volunteer Blood Donor Month; contact the American Association of Blood Banks, (301) 907-6977; e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.aabb.org. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month; for more information, contact Prevent Blindness America, (800) 331-2020 or (847) . 843-2020; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.preventblindness.org. It also is American Heart Month. Contact American Heart Association, (800) 242-8721; website: www.americanheart.org.
Jan. 27-28. "Medicare Modernization in a Polarized Environment: Facing the Challenges," National Academy of Social Insurance 17th Annual Conference, National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Contact: Cyanne Demchak, (202) 452-8097; e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.nasi.org.
Jan. 27-29. "Health Action 2005," 10th Annual Grassroots Conference, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. Sponsor: Families USA. Contact: Marian Whittaker, (202) 628-3030; e-mail: mwhittaker@familiesusa. org; website: www.familiesusa.org.
Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Second Annual World Health Care Congress, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. Sponsors: Wall Street Journal and CNBC. Audience: CEOs, senior executives and government officials. Contact: (781) 939-2438 or (800) 647-7600; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.worldcon gress.com/whcc/index.cfm.
Feb. 2-3. National Health Policy Conference 2005, Renaissance Washington, D.C., Hotel. Sponsors: Academy Health and Health Affairs journal. Contact: (202) 292-6700; website: www.academyhealth.org/nhpc.
Feb. 17-21. "The Nexus: Where Science Meets Society," 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. Contact: (202) 326-6450; website: www.aaas.org/meelings.
Feb. 24-27. "Careers in Aging," Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 31st Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Renaissance Oklahoma City. Contact: Jim Mitchell, (252) 744-2793; e-mail: mitchellj@ …