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Project Title: Reproductive Health Services: Assessing the Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the U.S.

PIN: IOM-BPH-15-11         

Major Unit:
Institute of Medicine

Sub Unit:
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Board on Health Care Services

Eden, Jill

Subject/Focus Area:
Health and Medicine

Reproductive Health Services: Assessing the Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the U.S.
March 23, 2017 - March 24, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Reproductive Health Services Project Staff


AGENDA - please note that this agenda is subject to change.

KECK 100

8:30 AM
Welcome and Introductory Remarks—Ned Calonge, M.D., Committee Co-Chair

Meeting Accreditation and State Licensing Requirements: The Experiences of Provider Organizations
—Juliet Rogers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan
Q & A/Discussion

Differences in Facility Standards: Abortions and Other Outpatient Procedures
—Bonnie Scott Jones, J.D., Senior Policy Advisor at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), University of California, San Francisco
Q & A/Discussion

Research on the Relationship of Facility-Related Factors and Patient Outcomes for Non-Hospital-Based Outpatient Procedures
—Sarah Roberts, Dr.P.H., Associate Professor, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Q & A/Discussion

10:45 - Break

11:00 - Public comments (3-5 minutes each)
Q & A/Discussion

12:00 PM - Closing Remarks—Helene Gayle, M.D., Committee Co-Chair

12:10 - ADJOURN

From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, the meeting will be open for public comment on issues related to facility standards and the safety of outpatient abortion services. You may submit comments in writing (via email) or in-person. To do so, please note the following:

1. To comment in-person, please email your comments in advance to:
2. Requests to address the committee in-person will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, March 22.
3. Only comments related to the topic of the workshop will be considered.
4. Comments should be submitted along with your name and affiliation.
5. We will accommodate as many in-person testimonies as time allows. First come, first serve.
6. Can’t attend the meeting in person? That’s okay! Email your written comments to the above address—they will be shared with the committee.

PLEASE NOTE: Any comments you submit to the committee, including your name and identifying information, will be posted in a Public Access File in accordance with Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The National Academies shall be authorized to use any such comments or submissions in accordance with the National Academies' Terms of Use Statement.

To register to attend this meeting in person:

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Ned Calonge (co-chair)
Helene Gayle (co-chair)
Wendy Brewster (March 23 only)
Lee Fleisher
Carol Hogue
Jody Rae Lori
Jeanne Miranda
Ruth Parker
Deborah Powell
Eva Pressman
Michael Raggio
Alina Salganicoff
Paul Shekelle
Susan Wolf (via teleconference)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
• Open session (March 24) speaker presentations
• Report timeline
• Report outline and chapter work groups
• Research/literature goals, potential research gaps

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
• Literature search strategies
• Handouts of presentation slides
• Draft causal model
• Findings, conclusions, and recommendations guidelines
• Fact-checking guidelines
• Report chapter draft
• Discussion guide for provider interviews
• Blau, M. A provocative abortion clinic opens in the Bible Belt, with no apologies. 20 March 2017. STAT.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 3, 2017