Charting the Course for the 21st Century: NLM's Long Range Plan 2006-2016
Panel Descriptions and Dates
Panel 1. NLM Resources and Infrastructure for the 21st Century
Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2005 and Feb. 21-22, 2006
Current programs/accomplishments: Building all non-genomic and non-patient clinical databases and access; collection, preservation, archiving; library services; supporting multidisciplinary research processes; multimedia and visual resources; physical space needs; history of medicine; exhibits.
Principal organizational components: LO, SIS, OCCS, LHNCBC, NCBI, EP.
Future considerations: Collaboratories; digital libraries; interactive publications; open/public access to literature; IT developments; distributed global networking; data/web mining.
Panel 2. NLM Health Information for Underserved and Diverse Populations in the 21st Century
Nov. 16-17, 2005 and Feb. 14-15, 2006
Current programs/accomplishments: Outreach, consumer health, health disparities on a national scale, health literacy, consumer health research.
Principal organizational components: LO, SIS, LHNCBC, HPCC, EP, NN/LM, OHIPD, OCPL, OCCS
Future considerations: ubiquitous bandwidth and wireless access; tools that adapt to language, culture, learning style and level; globalization; international outreach.
Panel 3. NLM Support for Clinical and Public Health Systems of the 21st Century
Dec. 13-14, 2005 and March 28-29, 2006
Current programs/accomplishments: training in clinical and public health informatics; health services research; telemedicine; imaging; informatics training; toxicology and environmental health; disease surveillance and disaster management; clinicaltrials.gov.
Principal organizational components: LO, SIS, LHNCBC, HPCC, EP, NICHSR, OCCS
Future considerations: new models of educating clinical researchers, health care providers and patients; NHII; UMLS evolution; clinical trials data; health data standards; prevention; cost containment; electronic health records; medical decision support; "personal health knowledge base"; systemic interoperability; "national health knowledge integrator"; "intelligent health system"; "visible life processes"; complementary and alternative medicine; aging population; national security post-9/11.
Panel 4. NLM Support for Genomic Science in the 21st Century
Nov. 21-22, 2005 and March 14-15, 2006
Current programs/accomplishments: Genomic database development and libraries.
Principal organizational components: NCBI, EP, OCCS, SIS
Future considerations: Human Genome Project evolution; drug discovery and rational design; small molecules and chemical libraries; "systems biology map"; "genes of interest".
Cross-cutting issues for Panels 1-4: disaster management; advanced ideas in computer science; large scale prospective cohort studies; achieving critical mass in biomedical informatics research and training.