Sunday, September 20, 2009

NIH and ORWH want your input!

The National Institutes of Health and its Office of Research in Women's
Health are currently holding a series of conferences at which health care
providers and members of the public can offer testimony about what they
think are the key issues that biomedical scientists should be exploring. The
ideas and recommendations emerging from these conferences will help inform
future women's health research priorities at the NIH.

The format of each of the regional scientific workshops is designed to
promote an interactive discussion involving women's health advocates,
leading scientists from across the Nation, public policy experts, healthcare
providers, and the general public.  Individuals representing the full
spectrum of academic institutions, professional associations, advocacy
organizations, or healthcare facilities interested in biomedical and
behavioral research on women's health and sex/gender issues, or individuals
wishing to present their personal opinions on these issues are encouraged to
provide both written and public testimony at each of the regional meetings.
Scientific panels and concurrent workshops will address a wide range of
topics, from the interplay of research and health care, to specific areas of
research.

On October 14–16, 2009, the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) is
convening a public hearing and scientific workshops to update the Women's
Health Research Agenda at the NIH for the coming decade. The meeting is
cohosted by the ORWH, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The ideas and recommendations emerging from this conference and other
regional conferences will help inform future women's health research
priorities
at the NIH.

Wednesday, October 14


The Public Hearing will take place at the Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Room 1-129
303 E. Superior
Chicago, IL 60611

Testimony begins at 2 p.m.

Those wishing to present oral testimony are asked to submit a written form
of their testimony that is limited to a maximum of 10 pages, double spaced,
12 point font, and should include a brief description of the organization.
Please submit your testimony on this web page.

Because of time constraints for oral testimony, testifiers may not be able
to present the complete information as it is contained in their written form
submitted for inclusion in the public record for the meeting. Therefore,
testifiers are requested to summarize the major points of emphasis from the
written testimony not to exceed 7 minutes of oral testimony.

Those wishing to present written testimony are asked to submit a written
form of their testimony that is limited to a maximum of 10 pages, double
spaced, 12 point font, and should include a brief description of the
organization. Your testimony will be included in a catalog prepared for
distribution at the meeting. Please submit your testimony at
http://www.orwhmeetings.com/movingintothefuture/northwestern/testimony.aspx

Please submit your testimony on this web page by midnight October 4, 2009
(e.s.t.)

Please contact orwhmeetings@esi-dc.com m if you have any questions.
 






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