Meetings

  • Report Release: Vital Signs Date: April 28, 2015 (2:30 PM Eastern)

    The IOM and the Committee on Core Metrics for Better Health at Lower Cost will release their report to the public on April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.
  • Report Release Announcement Date: April 14, 2015 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    The IOM and the Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of Cognitive Aging released their report to the public on April 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.
  • Ebola Epidemic in West Africa Date: March 24, 2015 - March 25, 2015 (8:45 AM Eastern)

    On March 24th and 25th (2015) the IOM’s Forum on Microbial Threats will convene a public workshop on the “Ebola Epidemic in West Africa.” The public workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions that will focus on such potential topics as: the source(s) and spread of this disease from its epicenter to other countries in West Africa; factors driving the unprecedented scale of this outbreak; factors impeding country responses; and opportunities to mobilize the domestic and international health communities in a coordinated response to this dread disease to stop the geographic spread of this disease. The meeting is free and open to the public but registration is required.
  • 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.
  • Evaluation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children with Speech Disorders and Language Disorders – Meeting 2 Date: March 9, 2015 - March 10, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The Committee on the Evaluation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children with Speech Disorders and Language Disorders will be holding a public workshop on March 9, 2015.
  • Evaluation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children with Speech Disorders and Language Disorders – Meeting 1 Date: January 26, 2015 - January 27, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The first meeting of the Committee on the Evaluation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children with Speech Disorders and Language Disorders will be held on January 26-27, 2015.
  • Financial Incentives to Support Unmet Medical Needs for Nervous System Disorders: A Workshop Date: January 20, 2015 - January 21, 2015 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    This workshop will explore opportunities to foster private sector innovation by supporting new investments directed toward the development of novel therapeutics to meet unmet needs for nervous system disorders.
  • Symposium on Phylogenetic Approaches to Innate Immunity Date: December 2, 2014 - December 3, 2014 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    pnalamada@nas.edu
  • The Neuroscience of Gaming: A Workshop Date: November 16, 2014 (1:00 PM Eastern)

    Given the high prevalence of gaming in today’s society, the Institute of Medicine Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, organized a workshop during the Society for Neuroscience 2014 annual meeting, bringing together key stakeholders to explore the neuroscience of electronic gaming, with emphasis on relevant scientific, ethical, and societal issues.
  • Developing Treatments for Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): A Workshop Date: November 15, 2014 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    Given the pressing need for progress in the field, this workshop brought together key stakeholders from industry, government agencies like NIH and FDA, academia and patient advocacy groups to discuss opportunities for advancing drug development for dry AMD.