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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) campuses host a variety of events that inform, challenge, and unite the biomedical research community. IRP investigators lead or participate in many of these events, and they regularly present their work at scientific conferences at the NIH and around the world. We invite you to learn about (and possibly join us in) some of our upcoming events:

Monday, March 30, 2015

6701 Rockledge Drive, rooms 9100/9104

NIH is co-hosting an all-day summit on wound care and big data on March 30 starting at 8:00 a.m. The summit will be of interest to those in the fields of either wound healing or big data. The co-sponsor is Healogics, a privately held disease management company that focuses on non-healing wounds and limb salvage. Speakers include experts at NIH, at U.S. universities, and from industry. The goals of the summit will be to determine how most effectively to build upon patient databases to answer questions of critical importance to the bioinformatics, healthcare economics, and clinical communities. Healogics centers have operated with a disease-specific registry for nearly 20 years and have recorded millions of unique patient visits with detailed outcome data. For more information, please contact Keith Hoots,

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Building 50 conference room

Join us for a Demystifying Medicine course titled “Bladder Cancer: Chromosomes and a Major Disease,” by Lyuba Varticovski, M.D. (NCI) and Andrea Apolo, M.D. (NCI). Download course materials at No registration is needed if not for credit. The 2015 Demystifying Medicine Series, which is jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, includes the presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research. Primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, clinicians and program managers, the course is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. Each session includes clinical and basic science components presented by NIH staff and invitees. All students, fellows and staff are welcome, as well.  See full schedule at

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lipsett Amphitheater, NIH Clinical Center (Bldg 10)

Join us for a daylong symposium, “Omics in the Characterization, Classification and Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer." The agenda is posted at Speakers include experts from the NIH and beyond. The registration deadline is April 3. More information will be posted as it comes available, but feel free to contact meeting coordinator Howard Young at The event is sponsored by the NCI, NIAID, NIAMS, NIH Cytokine Interest Group, and the NIH Office of Research in Women's Health.

Monday, April 13, 2015, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (one-on-one meetings April 14 by appointment)

Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine (Bldg. 38A)

NCATS will host a seminar and one-on-one meetings by appointment for NIH intramural researchers interested in Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) collaborative opportunities. The CTI model is the first NIH-wide biologics initiative with a pharmaceutical partner that NCATS will coordinate on behalf of all NIH intramural researchers; NIH investigators will be paired with Pfizer resources to pursue scientific and medical advances through joint therapeutic development. The goal of this new collaboration is to identify biologic compounds with activity in a pathway or target of interest to an NIH intramural researcher and to Pfizer. Together, the partners will work to move these compounds into the clinic to test them. The first Pfizer call for proposals from NIH intramural researchers is slated for spring 2015. Other partners in the CTI network include 25 academic institutions and four patient foundations. To register for April 13 and 14, contact Lili Portilla, NCATS director of strategic alliances, at For more information about the Pfizer CTI for NIH researchers, visit: