• Advancing Therapeutic Development for Pain and Opioid Use Disorders through Public-Private Partnerships: A Workshop Date: October 11, 2017 - October 12, 2017 (1:30 PM Eastern)

    The Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders proposes to host a public workshop bringing together key stakeholders to advance the discussions that emerged from the three National Institutes of Health meetings scheduled in June and July 2017 to address the opioid epidemic, and examine potential implementation barriers and opportunities related to the proposed approaches discussed.
  • Dissemination Workshop on the Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Date: July 11, 2016 - July 12, 2016 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    Dissemination Workshop on the Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival
  • Appropriate Use of Advanced Technologies for Radiation Therapy and Surgery in Oncology Date: July 20, 2015 - July 21, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This IOM workshop will examine the clinical benefits and comparative effectiveness of emerging advanced technologies for cancer treatment in radiation therapy and surgery. Workshop participants will discuss current utilization patterns, with a focus on diffusion of new technologies into oncology practice, as well as evidence on the overuse, underuse, and misuse of these technologies, and potential strategies to assess the value and define optimal use of new technologies in cancer treatment.
  • Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative Date: June 5, 2015 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    At this meeting, participants will review tools, strategies, and priorities in the roles of clinicians, patients, and families in shared decision making for advanced illness and end-of-life circumstances; review progress and next steps related to stakeholder roles in transforming shared decision making into a routine element of patient care; and identify possible collaborative activities for ECIC participants to facilitate progress.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Policy Issues in the Development and Adoption of Molecularly Targeted Therapies for Cancer: A Workshop Date: November 10, 2014 - November 11, 2014 (8:00 AM Central)

    Workshop participants will examine the challenges in developing molecularly targeted therapies and the associated biomarker tests within the traditional research and development paradigm as well as the challenges in implementing treatments and biomarker tests in clinical practice. A major goal of the workshop will be to facilitate discussion about potential strategies and actions to address those challenges.
  • Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues Report Release Date: September 17, 2014 (1:00 PM Eastern)

    The IOM will release a report on transforming end-of-life care by the Committee on Approaching Death on September 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST.