Skip to Content

Filter by:

Washington Highlights

On the Agenda in Washington

Dec. 3: Stakeholders, NY Medical Schools Urge Congress to Reject NIH Budget Cuts
10:45 a.m.; 701 West 168 Street, New York
In a press conference moderated by Jo Wiederhorn, President and CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), patients and New York medical schools will join Representatives Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), and other elected officials, to reject a nearly 10 percent cut to NIH funding that is slated to take effect in January as a result of sequestration.

Dec. 3: AAMC-sponsored Webinar to Discuss Medical School Engagement in PCORI-funded Research
3 p.m.; Webinar
The AAMC will hold a webinar targeted toward new and community-based medical school leaders, research administrators, and potential faculty applicants, to provide advice on how schools with limited research infrastructure can engage in PCORI-funded research and to discuss PCORI’s initial thoughts on the role of practice-based research networks in advancing PCORI’s mission.

Dec. 4: PCORI Call for Topics from Patients and Stakeholders
8 a.m.; 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Va.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will hold a workshop to bring together health care stakeholders to share and discuss important topics for patient-centered outcomes research. While registration is closed, interested participants can follow the workshop via webcast.

Dec. 5: PCORI Methodology Workshop for Prioritizing Specific Research Topics
8:30 a.m.; 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, V.A.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will hold a workshop to present and receive feedback on PCORI’s draft multi-stakeholder process for generating and prioritizing specific research questions that, once implemented, will lead to recommendations for topic-specific funding announcements. While registration is closed, interested participants can follow the workshop via webcast.

Dec. 5: ONC HIT Policy Meeting
10 a.m.; Virtual Meeting
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.

Dec. 6: Joint Committee Hearing on the Fiscal Cliff
9:30 a.m.; 216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Joint Economic Committee of the House and Senate will hold a hearing on the fiscal cliff to discuss how to sustain long-term growth and reduce the federal deficit.

Dec. 6-7: Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Meeting
9 a.m.; 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md.
The NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) will meet to discuss the Institute and Centers Director’s Report; the Biomedical Workforce Implementation Team Report; the Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Implementation Team Report, the NIH Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction Research Update; and the Stem Cell Working Group Report, among other items.

Dec. 6-7: MedPAC Meeting
TBD; 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will hold a public meeting and is soliciting comments on the agenda via its website.

envelope on a green background

Subscribe to Washington Highlights

RSS icon

Subscribe to RSS

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

Past Issues

For More Information

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