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Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine: A Workshop
Date: June 27, 2018 (8:30 AM Eastern)
The Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health will host a public workshop on June 27, 2018 to explore disparities in access to genetic/genomic services that exist across different segments of the population (e.g., in medically underserved areas and populations, across different racial/ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels). The workshop may discuss model programs of care for diverse patient populations, with a focus on examining current challenges, approaches, and best practices for alleviating disparities in access, which may include the geographic distribution of providers and services and the potential role of telemedicine. Workshop discussions may also focus on insurance coverage for genetic/genomic services, along with the financial costs for patients of genetic testing and downstream care.
Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with Serious Illness: A Workshop
Date: July 19, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)
The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness will host a public workshop on the integration of health and social services and its impact on people with serious illness.
Pain and Symptom Management for People with Serious Illness in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop
Date: November 29, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)
An ad hoc committee will plan and host a one-day workshop to examine ways to best address the pain and symptom management needs of people with serious illness in the context of widespread opioid use disorder, including consideration of the underlying socioeconomic factors that contribute to the epidemic.