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June 5:NIH Council of Councils Meeting
8:30 a.m.; 31 Center Drive, Conference Room 10, Bethesda, Md.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils will meet to provide an update on the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) among other items. The Council advises the NIH Director and acts as an external advisory panel to the NIH Institute and Centers (IC) directors.

 June 6: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; 1500 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) policy committee will meet to discuss recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.

June 8: NIH Council of Public Representatives Meeting
2:30 p.m.; 1 Center Drive, Building 1, Bethesda, Md.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR) will meet June 8 (agenda pending). COPR helps to facilitate communications between NIH and the public by serving as the public’s voice on issues relating to NIH’s mission; informing the public of the research and health benefits gained through the public’s investment in NIH; and helping NIH understand the public perspective and engage the public in NIH activities.

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Washington Highlights, a weekly electronic newsletter, features brief updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806