Past Events

Meeting of the Care Culture & Decision-Making Innovation Collaborative

May 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meeting focus: Strategic priorities in advancing the evidence base for patient- and family-engaged care  Core questions: What is the current evidence of impact for various dimensions of patient- and family-engaged care? To what extent are patients and families involved in shaping the research agendas in health and health care? What are the priorities in accelerating […]

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Vaccines: Ebola, SARS, MERS, Nipah, Zika virus, and beyond

May 15, 2016 @ 12:00 am - May 16, 2016 @ 12:00 am

*This event is invite-only and is closed to the general public* This international forum is being held under the Chatham House Rule. The purpose is to build on the momentum generated by Ebola and Zika to focus attention on the need for comprehensive reform of the vaccine development process and how to accelerate the availability of […]

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Identifying the Role of Violence Prevention in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

May 12, 2016 @ 12:00 am - May 13, 2016 @ 12:00 am

Where: Keck Center (Room 100) Adopted by global leaders in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build upon the success of the eight anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals adopted and in 2000 and supported globally through 2015. The 17 goals and 169 targets are expansive in their reach and will require collaborative, transnational efforts in […]

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Public Report Release: Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice

May 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: NAS Building (Room 120) The Board on Children, Youth, and Families and the Committee on Law and Justice's will hold a public release of the report: Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice. This briefing on the release of a new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will feature members […]

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Workshop on Big Data and Analytics for Infectious Disease Research, Operations, and Policy

May 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Where: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC With the amount of data in our world exploding, big data could generate significant value in the field of infectious disease. The increased use of social media provides an opportunity to improve public health surveillance systems and develop predictive models. Advances in machine learning and crowdsourcing may also offer […]

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Health Impact Assessments: Their Role in Transportation Planning Webinar

May 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies s cosponsoring a webinar on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET that will feature how Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) affect transportation planning. HIAs provide a way to assess the health impacts of policies, plans, and projects in various economic sectors using quantitative, qualitative, and […]

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Advancing the Power of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families

May 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Where: Keck Center (Room 100) On Monday, May 2, 2016, members from the Committee on the Use of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families will hold a stakeholder engagement meeting at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, located at 500 5th Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C. You are invited […]

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Human Gene Editing Committee Meeting in Europe

April 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Subscribe for Updates Where: Paris, France The meeting will start at 9 AM CET (GMT +1) (3AM EST)  The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine's Committee on Human Gene Editing will hold an open meeting in Paris, France on April 29, 2016, focusing on the principles underlying human gene editing governance and policy. Please […]

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Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States

April 27, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Where: Beckman Center, Irvin, CA Register >>  Agenda >> On April 27, 2016, the Committee on Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States will hold a public session at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California. Registration for this event is […]

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Strengthening Disaster Resilience of Academic Biomedical Research Communities

April 25, 2016 @ 12:00 am

Where: NAS Building (Lecture Room) Register >>  Agenda >>  Workshop Objectives: To explore perspectives and gather information on: A vision for academic research community preparedness; The process of priority setting for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery actions for academic research communities; The specific challenges and barriers that adversely influence mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery strategies […]

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Applying the Disaster Risk Reduction Model for Health Systematically in the United States-A Panel Session at the 2016 Preparedness Summit

April 21, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Where: Dallas Hilton Anatole (Topaz Room) Agenda >> As the U.S. continues to suffer more frequent and unusual extreme weather events due to climate change, there are lessons that can be learned from across the globe on how to reduce risk and exposure to disasters instead of simply preparing to withstand and recover from them.  Disaster […]

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The Role of Accreditation in Enhancing Quality and Innovation in Health Professions Education

April 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - April 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Where: Keck Center (Room 100) Register >> Agenda >>  An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a 2-day public workshop to explore global shifts in society, health, health care, and education, and their potential impact on general principles of program accreditation across the continuum of health professional education (foundational, graduate, and continuing professional development). The workshop […]

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Clinical Effectiveness Research Innovation Collaborative meeting

April 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: NAS Building (Lecture Room)  The purpose of this meeting is to explore explore how providers can advance and benefit from a continuously learning health system. Meeting Objectives Discuss key issues that must be addressed to enable providers to take an active role in the development and conduct of evidence-generation activities. Consider the potential impact/value […]

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Meeting 1: Standing Committee on Medical and Public Health Research During Large-Scale Emergency Events

April 13, 2016 @ 12:00 am - April 14, 2016 @ 12:00 am

Meeting objectives and agenda are forthcoming. Please contact Justin Snair with any questions. For more information, contact Justin Snair: Phone: 202-334-1598 Email:

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The Role of Business in Multi-Sector Obesity Solutions: Working Together for Positive Change

April 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Where: NAS Building (Lecture Room) Register >>  Agenda >> Obesity affects 17 percent of children and adolescents and almost 36 percent of adults. Conservative estimates suggest that obesity accounts for almost 10 percent of the national health care budget. Until the obesity epidemic is reversed, obesity will continue to drive rates of chronic diseases such as […]

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