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On the Agenda in Washington

 May 28: PCORI Webinar on Data-Sharing and Collaboration
1 p.m.; Teleconference/Webinar
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will host a webinar on new models for data-sharing and collaboration to improve health and health care. Speakers include: PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, M.D., M.P.H.; National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.; and NIH Associate Director for Data Science Philip Bourne, Ph.D.

June 5-6: NIH Advisory Committee to the Director Meeting
9 a.m.; 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, Md.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee to the Director will meet to discuss the director’s report, NIH updates, and other pending business.

June 9-10: Bioethics Meeting
9 a.m.; 1518 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, Ga.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will hold its 17th meeting; agenda items include a discussion on the BRAIN Initiative and ongoing work in neuroscience.

June 10: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; Teleconference/Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Policy Committee will meet via webinar 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.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org