"Reports & Events" is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Selected Events in May 2019
Click on each event's title to access meeting details, an agenda, and registration information, or contact the Office of News and Public Information (202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu). Reporters should register for all meetings. More events can be found at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/publicevent/.

Treating Patients with Compounded 'Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy'
May 6 | Washington, D.C.
This is the second meeting for a National Academies study that will review the clinical utility of bioidentical hormones, which are man-made versions of the hormones produced by the human body. Invited speakers will discuss the current use and regulation of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), consumer education and awareness, and the pharmaceutical science behind BHRT products. The event will be webcast.

Integration of Opioid and Infectious Disease Prevention Efforts in Select Programs
May 7 | Washington, D.C.
Cases of infectious diseases have surged as the opioid epidemic has worsened, due to injection drug use behavior. Invited speakers to this second meeting of a National Academies committee will focus on issues related to this converging public health crisis. Discussion topics will include the current state of integrated opioid and infectious disease prevention, policy and program efforts, and addressing barriers to integration. 

Diverting Youth from the Criminal Justice System
May 15 | Washington, D.C.
This session will explore the history of youth diversion, innovative practices, international approaches to diverting emerging adults and the costs/benefits of youth diversion. The event will be webcast.

Characteristics of a State-of-the-Art Patient Scheduling System
May 16 and 17 | Washington, D.C.
This workshop will explore the use of patient scheduling applications in different care settings, including the Veterans Health Administration, large hospital and health systems, and telehealth visits. The event will be webcast.

Preventing Violence in the Context of Opioid Misuse, Suicide, Social Disparities, and HIV
May 16 and 17 | Washington, D.C.
At this workshop, experts will discuss broadening public understanding of violence from a single epidemic to a component of wider “syndemics” (two or more concurrent or consecutive epidemics). Invited speakers will examine prevention, treatment, and policy considerations to address the mounting public health syndemic of HIV, opioid and other drug misuse, and suicide.  The event will be webcast.

Safety and Effectiveness of Ingredients Used in Compounded Topical Pain Creams
May 20 | Washington, D.C.
This workshop is an information-gathering activity for an Academies study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of topical pain medications. The study will aim to inform health care providers’ prescribing decisions, reimbursement for the use of topical medications, and FDA’s work in human drug compounding. The event will be webcast.

Selection of Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2030
May 28 | Washington, D.C.
Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. This is the third meeting of a National Academies committee tasked with providing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with recommendations to identify indicators for Healthy People 2030. The event will be webcast.

Establishing Clinician Well-Being as a National Priority
May 29 | Chicago
The National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience will host a public meeting in Chicago featuring expert panels on issues related to redesigning the clinical learning environment in support of clinician well-being.  In-person registration is full, but the event will be webcast.

Reports Scheduled for Release in May
Release dates for the following consensus reports and proceedings from the Academies depend on successful completion of the review process and publishing schedules. Reporters who would like to be notified when a report is due for release should contact the Office of News and Public Information — 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu — and ask to be placed on the contact list.

2017-2018 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory
Includes findings and recommendations related to the quality of the Army Research Laboratory's research, development, and analysis programs.

Functional Assessment for Adults with Disabilities
Provides findings to the U.S. Social Security Administration that identify ways to conduct more comprehensive disability determination assessments for the 3 million people who apply for benefits annually due to health conditions that prevent them from engaging in substantial, gainful employment.  

Reproducibility and Replicability in Science
Considers if the lack of replication and reproducibility impacts the overall health of science and engineering as well as the public’s perception of these fields. The report makes recommendations for improving rigor and transparency in scientific and engineering research and identifies and highlights compelling examples of good practices.

Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society
Reviews the challenges and opportunities facing military families and what is known about effective strategies for supporting and protecting military children and families, as well as lessons to be learned from these experiences.




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