• Exploring Shared Value in Global Health and Safety—A Workshop Date: December 3, 2015 - December 4, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This workshop will explore the opportunities, limits, and challenges to maximize the benefits of shared value creation to meet the health needs of communities around the globe. The opportunities as well as the limits of shared value in health will be illuminated through an analysis of global disease priorities and the corporate domains of core products and services, employee health, and community-employer interactions.
  • Addressing the Social and Cultural Norms that Underlie the Acceptance of Violence: A Workshop Date: October 29, 2015 - October 30, 2015 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The Forum on Global Violence Prevention will host its 10th workshop on October 29-30, 2015 exploring the social and cultural norms that underlie the acceptance of violence.
  • Assessing the Impact of Applications of Digital Health Records on Alzheimer's Disease Research (AAIC Session) Date: July 20, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The IOM Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders hosted a session at the 2015 AAIC, titled "Assessing the Impact of Applications of Digital Health Records."
  • 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.
  • Meeting 2: Committee for Assessing Progress in Implementing the Recommendations of the IOM Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health Date: May 28, 2015 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The second meeting of the IOM Committee for Assessing Progress on Implementing the Recommendations of the IOM Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health was held on May 28-29, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Report Release Announcement Date: April 14, 2015 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    The IOM and the Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of Cognitive Aging released their report to the public on April 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.
  • 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.