Multi-Disciplinary Working Group

Wed, 9/1/2021 - 11:00am
Thu, 9/2/2021 - 4:30pm

The Multi-Disciplinary Working Group serves as a fact-finding body of experts external to NIH to provide input to guide Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, research. The working group assists the NIH Institute and Center (IC) Advisory Councils to help ensure that NIH HEAL Initiative research meets the bold, trans-NIH goals for the initiative. Its meetings serve as a forum to engage partners in the private sector and research community, provide a transparent venue for stakeholders and members of the public, and help facilitate exchange of scientific information among NIH HEAL Initiative projects.

Videocast link: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=42603

Topics Covered

  • Learn about recent NIH HEAL Initiative research accomplishments.
  • Receive an update on opioid misuse and overdose trends.
  • Hear about the latest HEAL activities on patient engagement, training and collaboration opportunities.
  • Learn about the HEAL Data Ecosystem and how the cloud based platform will be used to make the data collected from the initiative more accessible.

Agenda

Day 1 (September 1, 2021)

Session 1: HEAL Research Underway (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

11:00 am 
Welcome and Introductions
Speaker: Francis Collins, Director, NIH

11:15 am
HEAL Initiative: Overview of Current Research and Activities
Speakers:
Rebecca Baker, Director, NIH HEAL Initiative, Office of the Director, NIH
Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Jess Mazerik, Director, HEAL Data Ecosystem

Topics: select research accomplishments, update on overdose trends, HEAL activities underway (HEAL Community Partnership Committee, patient engagement, training), HEAL Data Ecosystem    

11:45 am
General Discussion

12:00 pm
Break

Session 2: FY21 Research Under Consideration (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)
 

Day 2 (September 2, 2021)

Session 3: FY22 Research Under Consideration (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

Session 4: Meeting Summary and Next Steps (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)
 

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