Meetings

  • Appropriate Use of Advanced Technologies for Radiation Therapy and Surgery in Oncology Date: July 20, 2015 - July 21, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This IOM workshop will examine the clinical benefits and comparative effectiveness of emerging advanced technologies for cancer treatment in radiation therapy and surgery. Workshop participants will discuss current utilization patterns, with a focus on diffusion of new technologies into oncology practice, as well as evidence on the overuse, underuse, and misuse of these technologies, and potential strategies to assess the value and define optimal use of new technologies in cancer treatment.
  • Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative Date: June 5, 2015 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    At this meeting, participants will review tools, strategies, and priorities in the roles of clinicians, patients, and families in shared decision making for advanced illness and end-of-life circumstances; review progress and next steps related to stakeholder roles in transforming shared decision making into a routine element of patient care; and identify possible collaborative activities for ECIC participants to facilitate progress.
  • Meeting 2: Committee for Assessing Progress in Implementing the Recommendations of the IOM Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health Date: May 28, 2015 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The second meeting of the IOM Committee for Assessing Progress on Implementing the Recommendations of the IOM Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health was held on May 28-29, 2015.
  • Comprehensive Cancer Care for Children and their Families Date: March 9, 2015 - March 10, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    Through invited presentations and panel discussions, this workshop hosted by the NCPF and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will examine recent trends in comprehensive cancer care for pediatric cancer patients and their families and consider potential policy actions to improve care and outcomes. Participants will review existing evidence and efforts for integrating pediatric palliative care and quality of life strategies in childhood oncology research and practice, and will discuss additional research needed to minimize toxicities of pediatric cancer treatments and the resultant symptoms and late effects. A major goal of the workshop will be to facilitate discussion about potential strategies and actions for effectively applying existing evidence and quality of life strategies into pediatric oncology research, development, and practice.
  • Policy Issues in the Development and Adoption of Molecularly Targeted Therapies for Cancer: A Workshop Date: November 10, 2014 - November 11, 2014 (8:00 AM Central)

    Workshop participants will examine the challenges in developing molecularly targeted therapies and the associated biomarker tests within the traditional research and development paradigm as well as the challenges in implementing treatments and biomarker tests in clinical practice. A major goal of the workshop will be to facilitate discussion about potential strategies and actions to address those challenges.
  • Defining the Expertise Needed for the 21st Century Neuroscience Workforce: A Workshop Date: October 28, 2014 - October 29, 2014 (12:30 PM Eastern)

    Given the changing landscape resulting from technological advance and the growing importance of interdisciplinary and collaborative science, the goal of this workshop is to explore future diverse workforce needs and consider the changing needs of training programs.
  • Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues Report Release Date: September 17, 2014 (1:00 PM Eastern)

    The IOM will release a report on transforming end-of-life care by the Committee on Approaching Death on September 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST.
  • Report Release: Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education Date: July 29, 2014 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    The Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education will release its report at 11:00am on July 29, 2014.
  • Meeting 3: Committee to Review the CTSA Program at NCATS Date: January 24, 2013 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The third meeting of the Committee to Review the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • IOM Forum on Aging, Disablity, and Independence: October 2012 Date: October 2, 2012 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    A public workshop to be held in conjunction with the second meeting of the IOM-DBASSE Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence.