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Events

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:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Building 50 conference room

The next Demystifying Medicine course is “Transplanting Hearts and Other Organs,” by Jonah Odim, M.D., Ph.D. (NIAID), and Allison Sklarew (Washington Regional Transplant Community).  Download course materials at http://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.gov/DM14/CourseMaterials14.html.  No registration is needed if not for credit.  The 2014 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 http://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.gov.

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Natcher Conference Center (Bldg 45), Rooms E1/E2

The Forum on the Microbiome and Autoimmunity is sponsored by the NIH Microbiome Working Group, NCI, NIAID, NIAMS, NIH Office of Research in Women's Health and the Society for Women's Health Research. The recent explosion in microbiome (commensal bacteria) research highlights the impact of host- microbiome interactions on maintenance of health and the development of disease. Current findings show that the microbiome is required for immune development and protective immune responses. It is also becoming clear that if there is a disruption or disorganization in the microbiome community inflammatory disease can occur. This is particularly evident with gastrointestinal autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease. In this forum, we will focus on ongoing research into how the microbiome influences the development of autoimmune disease with particular emphasis on those conditions that have less well defined relationships with the microbiome. Our main goal is to foster discussion and collaboration in the larger field of research into microbiome-autoimmune disease interactions.  For a list of confirmed speakers and the agenda, refer to http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/events/Microbiome/default.asp.  Pre-registration is required.  If you have any questions, please contact Howard Young, YoungHow@mail.nih.gov

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Building 50 conference room

The next Demystifying Medicine course is “HAV and HCV RNA Viruses: Clinical and Basic Advances and Challenges,” by Marc Ghany, M.D. (NIDDK) and Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Ph.D. (NHLBI). Download course materials at http://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.gov/DM14/CourseMaterials14.html.  No registration is needed if not for credit. The 2014 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 http://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.gov.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center (Bldg 45)

Please join us for a scientific symposium to honor 50 years of visionary leadership of Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., M.D., founding Director of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute.  The symposium is titled “Cancer Epidemiology: From Pedigrees to Populations" and provides an opportunity for scientific exchange by the leading experts in cancer epidemiology, highlighting critical findings made over the past 50 years as well as opportunities for future research that has potential to significantly advance our understanding of the causes of cancer.

Registration is free but required. To register and view event details, please visit the symposium website at https://www.cmpinc.net/CancerEpiPedigrees-Populations/home.html. For questions about the symposium, or if you require reasonable accommodations, contact Jennifer Loukissas at loukissj@mail.nih.gov.