Meetings

  • Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice Report Discussion (Webinar) Date: July 25, 2017 (2:00 PM Eastern)

    WIC is one of the largest nutrition programs in the U.S., providing not only access to specific foods but also nutrition education and health and social service referrals for low-income infants; children up to age 5; and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or postpartum. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report recommended cost-neutral changes that include adding fish; increasing the amount of whole grains; and increasing vegetables and fruits as a trade-off for decreasing juice, milk, legumes, peanut butter, infant vegetables and fruits, and infant meats. It also recommended allowing women to receive the quantity of formula needed to support any level of breast-feeding. One of the committee’s overall recommendations was to increase the value of the voucher that participants receive to purchase vegetables and fruits in order to help improve consumption of these food groups and meet potassium and fiber requirements, which are often lacking. On July 25, 2017, the National Academies will host a webinar on the report, Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice. Kathleen Rasmussen, chair and Shannon Whaley, vice chair of the expert committee that wrote the report will present highlights from the report and take questions about its findings and recommendations.
  • Long-term Survivorship Care after Cancer Treatment: A Workshop Date: July 24, 2017 - July 25, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The workshop will examine progress in cancer survivorship care over the past decade and to consider potential actions to improve the planning, management, and delivery of cancer survivorship care.
  • Meeting 5: Standing Committee on Medical and Public Health Research During Large-Scale Emergency Events Date: July 21, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Standing Committee on Medical and Public Health Research During Large-Scale Emergency Events will meet on July 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.
  • Translating the Results of Hurricane Sandy Research Grants into Policy and Operations: A Workshop Date: July 20, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of 6-8 members will organize a 1-day public workshop in Washington, D.C. to explore research findings and discuss opportunities for translation to future preparedness and response efforts.
  • Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions: A Workshop Date: July 19, 2017 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a one-day public workshop that will feature moderated panels, invited presentations, and discussions of community-based health literacy interventions.
  • Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions: A Workshop Date: July 19, 2017 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a one-day public workshop that will feature moderated panels, invited presentations, and discussions of community-based health literacy interventions.
  • First Meeting of the Committee on Return of Individual-Specific Research Results Generated in Research Laboratories Date: July 19, 2017 - July 20, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    Meeting of the Committee on Return of Individual-Specific Research Results Generated in Research Laboratories
  • Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine: 2017 Strategy Session Date: July 18, 2017 - July 19, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine is holding a strategy session to plan for future Roundtable activities.
  • Improving Diagnosis in Health Care: An Implementation Workshop Date: July 17, 2017 (7:30 AM Eastern)

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold an implementation workshop for the 2015 report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, on July 17, 2017. Workshop participants will examine the progress that has been made since the report’s release and discuss additional opportunities to improve diagnosis.
  • Report Release Webinar: Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic Date: July 13, 2017 (12:00 PM Eastern)

    Report Release Webinar: Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic