• Updating Labels for Generic Oncology Drugs: A Workshop Date: March 26, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The National Cancer Policy Forum will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 on Updating Labels for Generic Oncology Drugs. This workshop will convene expert stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities to update generic oncology drugs labels that are inconsistent with the current evidence base and use in clinical practice. Discussions will focus primarily on considering the potential data sources and evidence requirements for adding new indications to outdated labels, including indications for select patient populations (such as pediatric oncology).
  • A Workshop on Health Literacy in Clinical Trials: Practice and Impact Date: April 11, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Roundtable on Health Literacy will convene a workshop on April 11, exploring how health literacy practices can be incorporated into clinical trials.
  • Advancing Gene-Targeted Therapies for Central Nervous System Disorders: A Workshop Date: April 23, 2019 - April 24, 2019 (1:30 PM Eastern)

    On April 23 and 24, 2019, the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders will host a public workshop that will bring together experts and key stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and non-profit organizations to explore approaches for advancing the development of gene-targeted therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders.
  • The Third Meeting of the Committee on Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain Date: May 8, 2019 - May 9, 2019 (9:00 AM Pacific)
    Committee Only
    The third meeting of the Committee on Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain will be on May 8-9, 2019 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Irvine, California.
  • Health Literacy and Communication Strategies in Oncology: A Workshop Date: July 15, 2019 - July 16, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can access, comprehend, and use information to make health care decisions. However, estimates suggest that more than one-third of the U.S. adult population has low health literacy. Inadequate health literacy can make it difficult for individuals to engage in healthy behaviors and navigate the health care system across the cancer care continuum. To consider opportunities to improve communication in cancer prevention and care, as well as to better support individuals with low health literacy, the Forum is collaborating with the Roundtable on Health Literacy to host a workshop on this topic.