Weed To Deliver Lecture on Health Care Optimization, Jan. 30
Dr. Matthew A. Weed will deliver a remote lecture, “Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities,” from noon to 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 30 via videocast, https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=54025 (HHS-only).
A health and technology consultant for NIH and numerous organizations, Weed will provide an overview of his lived experience in accessing health care and health information as someone who has been blind and diabetic from infancy.
Weed’s lecture will be divided into three themes:
- how to improve awareness among health professionals, scientists and policymakers about the lived experiences of patients with chronic health needs
- how to improve understanding among various NIH constituencies on what must be done to accommodate patients and their caregivers in the clinical and research environments
- how to raise awareness more generally about barriers to optimal care
The lecture is co-hosted by the Clinical Center, the National Eye Institute and the Office of Intramural Research.
Closed captioning and audio descriptions will be provided. Individuals who need other reasonable accommodation should contact the WALS Office, WALSoffice@od.nih.gov, (301) 594-6747.