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December 19, 2014

IOM report coverNINR will host a briefing on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, on January 12, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM. The briefing will take place in the Natcher Building (Building 45), Room D on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

The IOM’s consensus report, Dying in America, identified "persistent major gaps in care near the end of life that require urgent attention from numerous stakeholder groups." The report committee made comprehensive recommendations in the areas of care delivery, clinician-patient communication and advance care planning, professional education and development, payment systems and policies, and public engagement and education.

The briefing will review the recommendations, explore possible next steps and barriers to implementation, and provide an opportunity for stakeholder groups to discuss the impact of this report in regard to end-of-life and palliative care research. The meeting will feature presentations and a Q&A session with:

  • Dr. Philip Pizzo (IOM committee co-chair), Stanford University School of Medicine
  • David M. Walker (IOM committee co-chair), Former U.S. Comptroller General
  • IOM Committee members: Dr. James Tulsky, Dr. Pamela Hinds and Dr. Joan Teno
  • Dr. Adrienne Stith Butler (study director), Institute of Medicine

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit


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