The broad array of initiatives that the NBDA has (or will) undertake to understand the existing barriers in biomarker research and development as a foundation for devising and implementing solutions to problems that plague the field is only one step in a broader strategy to enable precision medicine. Information must be made available to scientists, physicians and patients at every stage of the discovery, development and delivery continuum to enable real change in terms of translating progress in biomarkers to patients.
Therefore, education will become a major focus for the NBDA in service to our partners, collaborators and members. Education initiatives will include: webinars; on-line tutorials; sponsor-directed workshops; on-line tutorials and various monographs and instructional materials. Where appropriate, NBDA education events will also be eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.