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Jan. 14-15: Bioethics Meeting
9 a.m.; 1400 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Fla.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will hold its 12th meeting in Miami, Fla. At the meeting, the Commission will continue to discuss topics related to ethical issues associated with the development of medical countermeasures for children. The meeting will also be available via Webcast.

Jan 15-16: MACPAC Meeting
9:30 a.m.; One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) will meet to discuss interactions between Medicaid, CHIP, and the exchanges; Medicaid payments to disproportionate share hospitals (DSH); and other items. The agenda is subject to change. MACPAC accepts public comments during the public meetings and through its Web site.

Jan. 16: HIT Standards Meeting
9 a.m.; 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will meet to discuss standards implementation specifications and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information.

Jan. 23: AAMC Webinar on NIH Diversity in Research Workforce Report
2 p.m.; Webinar
The AAMC will hold a webinar to discuss the report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Implementation Team. The webinar will be moderated by AAMC Chief Scientific Officer Ann Bonham, Ph.D., and will feature NIH Principal Deputy Director, Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D. This special webinar is free and targeted to medical school research, research training, and diversity affairs leaders. Pre-registration is required (password: nih2013). To submit questions prior to the webinar please email Jodi (Lubetsky) Yellin at

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