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  • The State of the Science in Ovarian Cancer Research Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine will review the state of the science in ovarian cancer and formulate recommendations for action to advance the field.
  • Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions Consensus Study
    Each year nearly 200,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. At the request of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the IOM is examining evidence for environmental factors that may increase women’s risk for the...
  • Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts Stand Alone Workshop
    An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two-day workshop on the public health implications of food deserts. In this context, food desert is defined as a rural or urban low-income neighborhood or community with limited access to affordable and...
  • Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public Stand Alone Workshop
    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and The Bravewell Collaborative have partnered to convene a summit that will explore the science and practice of integrative medicine — health care that addresses together the mental, emotional, and physical aspects...
  • Reexamination of IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee will review and update the 1990 Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy and recommend ways to encourage their adoption through clinical guidance, consumer education, and public health strategies
  • Saving Women's Lives: Strategies for Improving Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Consensus Study
    The National Cancer Policy Board, in collaboration with the Board on Science and Technology and Economic Policy, has launched a new study to explore the most effective strategies for accelerating the flow of medical innovations from the stage of...
  • Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients Consensus Study
    The Food and Nutrition Board's (FNB's) Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Standing Committee has recently established the Panel on Macronutrients to review and evaluate the scientific literature and interpret the depth of current knowledge on protein,...
  • Panel on Folate, Other B Vitamins, and Choline Consensus Study
    This panel reviewed the scientific literature on folate and its synthetic form (folic acid) and on other B vitamins to evaluate human requirements and relationships with chronic conditions, and examined dietary and supplement intake data for these...