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Sept. 25: NIH Meeting to Discuss Legislative Updates
9 a.m.; NIH, 40 Convent Drive, Building 40, Bethesda, Md.
The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold a meeting of the National Cancer Institute Council of Research Advocates to discuss legislative and NCI updates.

Sept. 25: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Reform
2 p.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing to examine the “Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal.”

Sept. 26: House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Hearing
10 a.m. 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Health Subcommittee of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on: H.R.93, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans; H.R.501, the "VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2017"; H.R.1063, the "Veteran Prescription Continuity Act"; H.R.1066, the "VA Management Alignment Act of 2017"; H.R.1943, the "Restoring Maximum Mobility to Our Nation's Veterans Act of 2017"; H.R.1972, the "VA Billing Accountability Act"; H.R.2147, the "Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2017"; H.R.2225, the "Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act"; H.R.2327, the "Puppies Assisting Wounded Service members (PAWS) Act of 2017"; and legislation to make certain improvements in VA's Health Professionals Educational Assistance Program.

Sept. 27: Conversation on Current Challenges in Precision Medicine
9 a.m.; 201-00 Senate Visitors Center, Washington, D.C.
Johns Hopkins Medicine is hosting a conversation with leading experts about current challenges in precision medicine. The discussion will be hosted by Medical Faculty Dean and Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul Rothman.

Sept. 27: Meeting of the President’s Commission on Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
12:30p.m.; Livestream via
The Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the third meeting of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. According to the notice, the meeting will consist of statements to the Commission from invited government, nonprofit, and business organizations regarding Innovative Pain Management and Prevention Measures for Diversion followed by discussion of the issues raised.

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