Meeting

Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership


When: March 2, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (Keck 100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Public Health, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Quality and Patient Safety, Select Populations and Health Disparities
Activity: Roundtable on Health Literacy
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

On March 2, 2016 the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the Institute of Medicine will conduct a workshop on Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions of the issues that surround the role of health literacy in the growing field of precision medicine. The recently announced Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) by President Obama plans to recruit a research cohort of more than a million participants to contribute genomic and health data to advance the field. Health literacy plays a significant role in the future of precision medicine. Research participants must be able to grant informed consent and researchers must be able to recruit, engage, and retain a truly representative cohort. In addition the results of the research must be reported in a clear and easily understood manner and patients must fully understand their treatment options. The workshop will cover the areas where precision medicine and health literacy intersect and communication in the research and clinical settings, as well as with the public.


The meeting will be held at the Keck Center of the National Academies located at 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. The meeting will be held in room 100.

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