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Advancing Gene-Targeted Therapies for Central Nervous System Disorders: A Workshop
Date: April 23, 2019 - April 24, 2019 (1:30 PM Eastern)
On April 23 and 24, 2019, the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders will host a public workshop that will bring together experts and key stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and non-profit organizations to explore approaches for advancing the development of gene-targeted therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders.
Breaking Down Silos: The Convergence of Infectious Diseases and Noncommunicable Diseases – A Workshop
Date: June 11, 2019 - June 12, 2019 (1:00 PM Eastern)
This is a 1.5-day workshop that will explore the growing understanding of how microbes interact with and affect humans in multiple ways, ranging from affecting normal physiological functions to chronic diseases. The workshop will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of how the distinction between infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases is blurring and how this is extending to new approaches, such as the use of vaccination to treat certain cancers.
Health Literacy and Communication Strategies in Oncology: A Workshop
Date: July 15, 2019 - July 16, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can access, comprehend, and use information to make health care decisions. However, estimates suggest that more than one-third of the U.S. adult population has low health literacy. Inadequate health literacy can make it difficult for individuals to engage in healthy behaviors and navigate the health care system across the cancer care continuum. To consider opportunities to improve communication in cancer prevention and care, as well as to better support individuals with low health literacy, the Forum is collaborating with the Roundtable on Health Literacy to host a workshop on this topic.