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Nov. 10: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; 2500 Calvert St. N.W., Washington, D.C
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) will meet to discuss a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medial information. The meeting will also be available as a web conference.

Nov. 17: Bioethical Issues Meeting
9 a.m.; 950 North Stafford St., Arlington, VA
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will hold its twenty-third meeting to discuss goals and methods of bioethics education and integrating bioethics education across a range of professional disciplines and educational levels, among other issues.


Nov. 17: House Veterans Affairs Health Subcommittee Mark-Up
10 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C
The House Veterans Affairs Health Subcommittee will mark-up several pieces of legislation related to veterans’ health care.

Nov. 17: PCORI Board of Governors Meeting
Noon; Teleconference/Webinar
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will meet via teleconference/webinar. An agenda will be posted to the PCORI website prior to the meeting.

Nov. 18: House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on Choice Consolidation
10:30 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on to assess the VA’s plan to improve care in the community.

Nov. 20: PCAST Meeting
9 a.m.; 2101 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) will meet to discuss nonotechnology and new regulatory frameworks for research.

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