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Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

How Trade Linkages with Korea, Mexico, and Taiwan Help Power America’s Innovation Economy

This event will mark the release of a new ITIF report examining the deep linkages and value-added trade flows between the United States, Mexico, Korea, and Taiwan across six high-tech sectors: automobiles, chemicals, computers and electronics, machinery, aerospace and other transportation equipment, and pharmaceuticals. Panelists will discuss ways to facilitate deeper, mutually beneficial trade flows while embrace high standards for market- and rules-based trade. Please Register

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Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Rebuilding the Bipartisan Consensus on Trade

With trade and tariffs at the forefront of the national conversation for the first time in decades, this discussion is especially geared toward helping congressional staffers, think-tanks, advocacy groups, trade associations, and other important stakeholders. To help frame this national conversation, this event brings together Senator Jones and Representative Bacon, outspoken anti-tariff advocates, as well as Phil Levy, Chief Economist at Flexport and former senior economist for trade during the President George W. Bush administration, whose recent work promotes trade policies that stretch across the aisle.

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Jun
25
1:30 PM13:30

2019 Intern Lecture Series: DOT Secretary Elaine Chao

  • Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Making the Most of Middle School Career Exploration in CTE

 For the first time, Career and Technical Education (CTE) law includes a focus on middle school career exploration, grades 5-8, and emphasizes working closely with community partners. In this briefing, hear how using the framework of the reauthorized CTE law (Perkins V) can enable states and districts to coordinate with afterschool partners and community resources to provide more middle school opportunities for students on their paths to college and career. RSVP

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Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Defying Stereotypes: How Women Veterans Thrive

Please join the Women Veterans Task Force on Tuesday, June 25, to learn from women veterans who are experts in social science research, leadership development, and community organizing. The unique personal and professional experiences of women veterans make them uniquely suited to bring transformative perspectives to the workplace, classroom, and communities. They will discuss how women are thriving beyond the uniform, and how to best support them. This event is open to all Members and staff. RSVP

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Jun
25
4:00 PM16:00

The State of 5G: Issues for Congress in Next Generation Mobile Communications

5G has the power to unlock broad economic growth across the United States and ensure the United States remains a leader in next-generation technology.  It will bring us faster, almost instantaneous, connections. It will allow for increased download speeds up to 10 gigabits per second—that means a full HD movie, which can take up to 30 minutes to download on 4G LTE, can be downloaded in a matter of seconds. Understanding what this technology needs to be deployed, how it will impact our communities, and what efforts Congress needs to lead in are all key aspects as the technology develops. Please join us for a panel to learn more about the potential of this new technology and what Congress can do to ensure America remains a leader in mobile communications technologies. 

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Jun
25
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Ben Cardin

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

FIRST Robotics Reception

The FIRST National Advocacy Conference is excited to invite you to a reception with robots. Meet a group of talented students from around the country who not only build robots, but also build character, teamwork, and leadership. They are just a few of our future Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics leaders. Refreshments will be served.

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Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

Reentry Ready Project: Breakthrough Strategies to Improve Reentry Success

  • 520 North Capitol Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Convergence Center for Policy Resolution invites you to attend a briefing where Reentry Ready Project stakeholders and three formerly incarcerated individuals from the Community Family Life Services Speakers Bureau will describe breakthrough strategies designed to transform the current system to improve reentry success. The stakeholders call for greater collaboration across multiple systems to address the education, employability, physical and mental health, housing, and family support concerns of currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. RSVP

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Jun
26
12:00 PM12:00

Improvements to Rural Health Care Through Patient-Centered Research

  • G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Research!America, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, National Rural Health Association, and American Heart Association in Washington, DC, as we explore the value that patient-centered research delivers to people living in rural areas. In the Kentucky Appalachians, where the risk of heart disease is among the highest in the country, researchers found that certain interventions improved the health of residents. Panelists will discuss the unique healthcare delivery needs of those living in rural areas and how patient-centered, community-based programs can work well in these regions of our nation. RSVP

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Jun
26
1:30 PM13:30

Diversity in Medical Education: Policies for Higher Education, Medical Schools, and GME

Join the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) to discuss policies to increase diversity in the health workforce with our co-hosts, the National Medical Association (NMA), the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), and the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP). Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by going to http://bit.ly/NHMABriefing-DME

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Jun
26
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Hood

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
26
4:30 PM16:30

"California's Forgotten Children" Screening and Discussion

  • 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

California’s Forgotten Children is a documentary fueled by the powerful stories of survivors of child sex trafficking and advocates with a desire to foster change by protecting children and putting an end to this epidemic. Winner of the 2018 Best Documentary at the Soho International Film Festival in New York, the film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide. RSVP

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

The Role Of Technology In Improving Human Security

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

To help develop new ways to leverage this comprehensive approach, the Hay Institute has designed a series of programs to rethink the way policymakers make their decisions. The Roundtable Series Project is one of these initiatives. We would like to invite you to the third panel in this series on The Role Of Technology In Improving Human Security - June 26, 2019. This event is to highlight how technology and innovation can improve human security. RSVP

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Jun
27
9:00 AM09:00

US Election Assistance Commission Data Summit

The day’s keynote speakers and panel discussions will include a look at data within the newly released biennial EAVS survey, as well as broader panel conversations covering issues such as how data can be used to address election security, improve voter registration, modernize election management systems, and enact best practices for serving voters covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting (UOCAVA) Act.

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Jun
27
10:30 AM10:30

Religious Freedom in Turkey

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a hearing about Turkey’s religious communities and their ability to practice their faith without government interference. Witnesses will highlight the current state of religious freedom in Turkey and discuss recommendations for U.S. policy that address these concerns consistent with the two countries’ broader security and economic partnership.

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Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

A Discussion on the Military Intervention Project

  • 385 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With tensions escalating from Venezuela to the Korean Peninsula and deployments to the Middle East again in the news, Dr. Toft’s research provides timely analysis about the efficacy of military action. Her investigation reveals that while the number of interventions accelerated steadily after World War II, and again more sharply since the end of Cold War, they have rarely achieved desired objectives. Why is this the case? What explains our government’s increased reliance on armed force? Most importantly, how might America diversify its statecraft to accomplish limited foreign objectives while husbanding military strength to preserve our most vital interests? RSVP

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Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Mike Rounds

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

Addressing the Drivers of Maternal Mortality

Rates of maternal mortality are on the rise in the United States, with black women dying from pregnancy-related causes at three to four times the rate of white women. Experts agree that policies to reduce maternal mortality across the United States and eliminate these racial disparities must be multifaceted. This briefing will identify policies to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and address the forces resulting in the disproportionate maternal health outcomes. Panelists will discuss policy options that support interventions among providers and public health entities to address the clinical and social drivers of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity. RSVP

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Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

Harvard Kennedy School Information Session

Join Matt Clemons, Director of Admissions, to learn about Harvard Kennedy Schoolmaster's degree programs, student life, financial aid, and application logistics. Harvard Kennedy School maintains an abiding commitment to advancing the public interest by training skilled, enlightened leaders and solving public problems through world-class scholarship and active engagement with practitioners and decision makers. The school offers the depth, reflection, insight, and excellence of ideas and teaching that can shape future leaders, affect public policies, and make an impact on people and their daily lives

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Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Climate Change Impacts on the Great Lakes

In March, the Environmental Law & Policy Center released a report, authored by 18 leading scientists and experts from Midwest and Canadian universities and research institutions, drawing on the array of existing research to assess how the shifting global climate impacts the unique Great Lakes region.  Please join us for an in-depth conversation about the known climate science in our region and public policies that could help curb climate change’s adverse impacts on the Great Lakes. RSVP

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

The Global Challenge of Space Traffic Management

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Space has become increasingly seen as an economically advantageous environment. Coupled with the advancement of technology and broader launch opportunities, the number of objects in orbit around the Earth is ever increasing. The global space community recognizes the importance of creating an integrated approach to managing the system of satellites and other objects circling around our planet. Adding to the urgency is the pace of activities occurring in the private sector. Many look to the U.S. to guide the conversation and propose a solution to this complex problem. The panel will address some of the important issues involved in defining a framework for a global approach to space situational awareness/space traffic management.

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Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

Toxic Politics: How Should Congress, Regulators, and Courts Address PFAS Chemicals?

Evidence that a widely used class of water resistant chemicals called per-fluoroalkyl and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (or PFAS) may be harmful to humans has led legislators and regulatory agencies to call for greater restrictions on their use. And plaintiff’s lawyers are busy recruiting clients – including individuals who’ve been exposed to the chemicals at work as well as cities and states that have detected PFAS in their drinking water – to sue companies that make and use PFAS chemicals. Join us as our panel of experts discuss the health and risk issues surrounding PFAS chemicals and debate how best to approach regulation and litigation. RSVP

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Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

The Cost of Cures: Drug Price Controls vs. Biopharmaceutical Innovation

There is an increasingly intense focus in Washington on reducing the price of drugs to bring down health care costs. President Trump has proposed a plan that would use an international pricing index model for drugs covered under Medicare Part B. There are proposals from both sides of the aisle in Congress as well, including various forms of government-led arbitration and changes to U.S. patent laws. But much of this debate is taking place without systematic consideration of what effect, if any, mandated drug-price reductions would have on biopharmaceutical innovation and U.S. industry competitiveness.

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Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Josh Hawley

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

What's New in Digital Trade?

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The U.S. is a leader of the internet economy and it has long led efforts to develop international principles, rules and agreements governing digital trade and e-commerce. However, the U.S. is currently not a party to any trade agreement with binding and explicit rules governing digital trade. The U.S. may be left behind as other nations such as Canada, Japan and the EU forge ahead with bilateral, regional, or plurilateral agreements containing comprehensive commitments on digital trade, e-commerce, and/or data. This event will provide attendees with a broad understanding of U.S. digital trade proposals, how they might affect the U.S. economy, how citizens and policymakers in other nations may see them, and how these provisions may change to match market and technological developments.

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Jun
20
9:00 AM09:00

Exploring the U.S. Refugee Experience

LIRS invites you to join participants of the Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy and experts who will discuss the latest research findings on the integration of refugees, particularly their contributions to the U.S. workforce and society from the perspective of refugees and employers. They will also highlight how the reduction of refugee admissions and proposed policy changes on public charge rules have impacted local communities. The dialogue will shed light on the current policy debate taking place which seeks to implement a skills-based admission immigration system.

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Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

The Price of Progress: A Policy Discussion of Drug Innovation, Access, and Costs

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the American Consumer Institute on June 19th for a distinguished panel of experts who will discuss recent proposals to rein in drug pricing, the linkages between drug pricing and investment, and the consequences of legislating drug market prices. RSVP

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Jun
18
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator John Barrasso

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

The Reason Opportunity Zones Won’t Work and What to do About Them

In specific, this panel will discuss problems with the current Opportunity Zone rules and solutions being introduced through legislation to ensure individuals and business owners living in target communities actually benefit from Opportunity Zone projects. Please RSVP to Brady Buckner at bbuckner@fsicoalition.org

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Jun
17
10:30 AM10:30

Helping Farmers Help the Bay: Implementation of the Farm Bill Throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

While the briefing will primarily focus on implementation in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed – which includes parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia – all are welcome to learn about the Farm Bill and how it can be used to support farmers in their stewardship work. 

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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Extension and Partner Response to Farm Financial and Mental Health Stress (Senate Briefing)

  • 328A Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Two of the most challenging issues facing farmers and their communities are farm financial and mental stress. The Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota has a long history of farm level financial data collection and financial management software for annual and long-term planning. In addition, the Center partners with Minnesota's Department of Agriculture in addressing mental health and suicide issues among Minnesota farmers and their families/communities. REGISTER NOW

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Jun
17
9:30 AM09:30

Recruiting, Retaining, and Capitalizing on Foreign Students at U.S. Universities

Our panel of speakers includes Jeremy L. Neufeld, Niskanen Center; Rachel H. Banks, NAFSA: Association of International Educators; and Meredith Singer, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive at IBM. The experts will discuss how foreign students contribute to innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the United States, and examine the latest policy developments. For more information, see our agenda.

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Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Reset Retirement: Solutions for the 21st Century

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Director, Retirement Security, EPI and Teresa Ghilarducci, Schwartz Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research, invite you to a panel discussion regarding key policy solutions for the ongoing retirement crisis. We must reform the current system to ensure all workers can breathe easy in old age. This event will be followed by a delicious lunch.

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Jun
13
12:30 PM12:30

TFAS Lecture Series: Judge Andrew Napolitano

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) and the Office of Senator Rand Paulinvite you to participate in the 2019 Capitol Hill Lecture Series: “Free Markets, Individual Liberty and Civil Society” sponsored by the Einhorn Family Foundation. These free educational opportunities allow Washington, D.C. interns to learn from prominent speakers on topics surrounding freedom, civil liberties and free enterprise. The Capitol Hill Lecture Series is open to all D.C. interns and is a great platform to network with other students interested in economic freedom and limited government. Lunch vouchers will be provided at the conclusion of each event. REGISTER

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Jun
13
11:30 AM11:30

Accelerating Innovation Through Opportunity Zones

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This briefing provides expert perspectives from Congress, the White House, state government, business, policy research organizations and nonprofits on the latest developments and potential impact of Opportunity Zones (OZ’s) on distressed communities. Created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones are designed to drive long-term capital into low-income communities using tax incentives to encourage private investment into designated census tracts through privately- or publicly managed investment funds. The Treasury Department has approved 8,760 such zones in all 50 states, five territories, and Washington, D.C. RSVP

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Jun
13
9:30 AM09:30

Strategies to Defend Democratic Institutions and the Rule of Law in the West

Please join us for a public discussion of the Kremlin’s attacks on legal institutions and processes in the West, and consideration of effective counter strategies that can be adopted by government agencies, social media platforms and the civil society. Featuring Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Kinzinger, Rep. Rooney, GEC Principal Deputy Coordinator Kimmage, current and former military and intelligence officials, and social media companies’ representatives. Space limited. RSVP required. 

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Jun
13
8:30 AM08:30

Opportunities for Latino Student Success in Higher Education

  • Congressional Meeting Room North, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, understanding the profile of Latino students is key to effectively serving students in higher education settings. For example, did you know that Latinos, on average, borrow less than other racial or ethnic groups? Last month, we released Latinos in Higher Education: Compilation of Fast Facts as a reference tool to inform data-driven discussions about improving Latino educational achievement. Join us on Thursday, June 13, 2019 as we share findings from our report, evidence-based practices, and ways policy can support Latino students on their path to a degree.

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Jun
12
3:00 PM15:00

Army Birthday Cake-Cutting Ceremony and Reception

  • Congressional Atrium, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event is an important opportunity to recognize and honor the sacrifices made by generations of our nation’s sons and daughters. Our Soldiers and their families continue to endure considerable challenges, while exhibiting unmatched dedication and commitment. Please R.S.V.P by June 10th to Doug Hill at (202) 685-2569 or douglas.l.hill.mil@mail.mil.

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Jun
12
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer

  • 325 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Pursuing Value in Medicaid: States as Transformation Leaders

States are critical partners in transitioning health care away from fee-for-service to value-based payments that focus on lowering cost, improving the quality of care, and producing better population health. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 set a clear path for Medicare to transition more payments to alternative payment models under the Quality Payment Program. However, state Medicaid programs also serve as important and complementary laboratories for testing health care innovation and identifying effective strategies to support an effective and sustainable transformation of the overall delivery system. Please join us to hear from health care leaders about innovative value-based payment and care delivery efforts for Medicaid beneficiaries and their vision for the role that states and Medicaid can play to put patients first while lowering health care costs and improving quality. Please RSVP here

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Rising Risks of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

  • 188 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Global Liver Institute invites you to an International NASH Day educational briefing on the rising risk of NAFLD and NASH. Learn about the ways in which NASH impacts the liver, why there is a need to reduce the significant variation in assessment and diagnosis of NASH, what treatment options are currently available for NASH, and what the rising prevalence of NASH means for our healthcare system going forward.

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Silver Book Parkinson’s Disease Educational Briefing

Please join us for the launch of a new Silver Book® fact sheet that highlights the human and economic burden of Parkinson’s disease. The fact sheet will feature a first-look at a new study conducted by The Lewin Group with support from The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation, American Parkinson Disease Association, and Parkinson Alliance, among others. Speakers will give an overview of this data, discuss exciting innovation in the field, and provide a patient perspective. Seating is limited. Register here

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