Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


ACD Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group Public Workshop

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 08:00 to Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:30
Bethesda, Maryland

Participant Engagement and Health Equity Workshop

On July 1 from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST and July 2 from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST, the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) is hosting a public workshop on participant engagement and health equity as they relate to the proposed PMI national research cohort. The workshop will focus on the design of an inclusive cohort, building and sustaining public trust, direct-from-participant data provision, and effective and active participant engagement characteristics of a national research cohort of one million or more volunteers.

The workshop builds on the big science questions developed during the April 28–29 workshop at the NIH, digital health data perspectives shared during the May 28-29 workshop, and information on the strategies to address community engagement and health disparities in a large national research cohort gathered from stakeholders through a request for information. The workshop will take place on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and will be videocast.

A full list of workshops being convened by the ACD PMI Working Group is available on the Events page of the NIH PMI website.

Workshop Agenda