NIH: Office of Disease Prevention


Programs and Events

The goal of the Pathways to Prevention (P2P) program is to host workshops that identify research gaps in a selected scientific area, identify methodological and scientific weaknesses in that scientific area, suggest research needs, and move the field forward through an unbiased, evidence-based assessment of a complex public health issue.
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Medicine: Mind the Gap is a lecture series that explores issues at the intersection of research, evidence, and clinical practice—areas in which conventional wisdom may be contradicted by recent evidence.
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The Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture in Epidemiology is an award given annually to a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of epidemiology or clinical trials research.
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Past Programs and Events

Physical Activity Workshop

December 13–14, 2012
Bethesda, Maryland

The Physical Activity Workshop examined effective evidence-based interventions for initiating and sustaining physical activity, barriers to achieving the federal Physical Activity Guidelines published in 2008, NIH's physical activity research portfolio, and emerging research methodologies.

Consensus Development Program

The Consensus Development Program produced evidence-based consensus statements addressing controversial medical issues important to researchers, health care providers, policymakers, patients, and the general public.

Medicine in the Media Course

Medicine in the Media was a 3-day course in which journalists covering medical issues could improve their skills of evaluating science stories and reporting research in the most accurate way possible.

Upcoming ODP Events

Total Worker Health®—What's Work Got to Do With It?

Pathways to Prevention
December 9–10, 2015

2016 Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture in Epidemiology

Michael B. Bracken,
Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.
April 20, 2016

Upcoming Partner Events

Multiple Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse and Mistreatment External Website Policy

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
October 30, 2015

Applying an Implementation Science Approach to Genomic Medicine External Website Policy

Institute of Medicine
Washington, D.C.
November 19, 2015

8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation External Website Policy

Co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health and AcademyHealth
Washington, D.C.
December 14–15, 2015

Past ODP Events