• Updating Labels for Generic Oncology Drugs: A Workshop Date: March 26, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The National Cancer Policy Forum will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 on Updating Labels for Generic Oncology Drugs. This workshop will convene expert stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities to update generic oncology drugs labels that are inconsistent with the current evidence base and use in clinical practice. Discussions will focus primarily on considering the potential data sources and evidence requirements for adding new indications to outdated labels, including indications for select patient populations (such as pediatric oncology).
  • Improving Access to and Equity of Care for People with Serious Illness: A Workshop Date: April 4, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The workshop will examine access to and equity of care for people with serious illness
  • Meeting #2: Identifying Disabling Medical Conditions Likely to Improve with Treatment Date: April 16, 2019 - April 17, 2019 (9:00 AM Eastern)
    Committee Only
    Second Meeting
  • Meeting 2: Addressing Sickle Cell Disease: A Strategic Plan and Blueprint for Action Date: April 16, 2019 (9:30 AM Eastern)

    The Committee on Addressing Sickle Cell Disease: A Strategic Blueprint and Plan for Action will hold an open session for the public on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
  • 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.