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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
NIH to hold summit on caregiving
Keynote by Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor.
On August 7-8, 2017, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and partners will convene a Summit, The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
The summit will provide perspectives across the spectrum of caregiving, including the importance of caregiving across the lifespan as well as current and future directions for research to improve the health of patients and caregivers.
Ms. Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour, will present the Summit’s keynote address. Because of her experience caring for her oldest son, who was born with spina bifida, Ms. Woodruff is dedicated to raising awareness of the critical role that caregivers play in our society.
Ms. Gail Gibson Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving (a non-profit coalition dedicated to conducting research and developing national programs for family caregivers and the professionals who serve them), and Dr. Laura Gitlin, founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Care in Aging and Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, will serve as Directors of Ceremonies at the Summit.
Ruth Kirschstein Auditorium, Natcher Building (Building 45) - NIH campus, Bethesda, Maryland. The event will be live streamed and archived at: https://videocast.nih.gov/.
Monday, August 7 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET and Tuesday, August 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.
The event is open to the public and free of charge. On-site registration will be available. To view a list of speakers and the agenda, visit: https://www.ninr.nih.gov/newsandinformation/events/caregivingsummit.
About the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): NINR supports basic and clinical research that develops the knowledge to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and enhance end-of-life and palliative care. For more information about NINR, visit the website at www.ninr.nih.gov.
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
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