• 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.
  • Meeting II and Public Workshop for the Committee On Ensuring Patient Access To Affordable Drug Therapies Date: December 13, 2016 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The Committee on Ensuring Patient Access to Affordable Drug Therapies' second meeting will be a public workshop.
  • Meeting I for the Committee On Ensuring Patient Access To Affordable Drug Therapies Date: November 14, 2016 - November 15, 2016 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    Committee on Ensuring Patient Access to Affordable Drug Therapies will be holding their first meeting in the NAS Building. There will be opportunity for public comment.
  • Workshop on Big Data and Analytics for Infectious Disease Research, Operations, and Policy Date: May 10, 2016 - May 11, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will plan and conduct a 1.5-day public workshop to explore the scientific, policy, and operational aspects of big data in relation to microbial threats and public health.
  • Public discussion meeting for the report "Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques: Ethical, Social, and Policy Considerations" Date: March 21, 2016 (1:30 PM Eastern)

    The Committee on Ethical and Social Policy Considerations of Novel Techniques for Prevention of Maternal Transmission of Mitochondrial DNA Diseases will hold public discussion about its report "Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques: Ethical, Social, and Policy Considerations" on Monday, March 21, from 1:30 PM ET to 3:30 PM ET in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences Building, located at 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418.
  • Meeting #1 - Committee on Clinical Trials During the 2014-2015 Ebola Outbreak Date: February 22, 2016 - February 23, 2016 (4:00 PM Eastern)

    The first meeting of the Committee on Clinical Trials During the 2014-2015 Ebola Outbreak will take place on February 22 in Room 100 and February 23 in Room 110 of the Keck Center in Washington, DC.
  • 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.
  • Ebola Epidemic in West Africa Date: March 24, 2015 - March 25, 2015 (8:45 AM Eastern)

    On March 24th and 25th (2015) the IOM’s Forum on Microbial Threats will convene a public workshop on the “Ebola Epidemic in West Africa.” The public workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions that will focus on such potential topics as: the source(s) and spread of this disease from its epicenter to other countries in West Africa; factors driving the unprecedented scale of this outbreak; factors impeding country responses; and opportunities to mobilize the domestic and international health communities in a coordinated response to this dread disease to stop the geographic spread of this disease. The meeting is free and open to the public but registration is required.
  • 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.