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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. Unless otherwise noted, times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room 1201/1203, Bldg 40

(This event is open to the Public. Please allow time for the NIH security check).

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) cordially invites you to its spring seminar, "Nutrition, Fasting, Longevity and Diseases" delivered by Dr. Valter Longo. Dr. Longo is the Edna Jones Professor in Gerontology and Professor in Biological Science. He is also the Director of the University of Southern California Longevity Institute.

Dr. Longo is interested in identifying the molecular pathways conserved from simple organisms to humans that can be modulated to protect against multiple stresses and to treat or prevent diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases of aging. The focus is on the signal transduction pathways that regulate selective cell resistance, with a particular emphasis on dietary interventions.

The GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) was formed to enhance opportunities for discussion of the intersection between the biology of aging and the biology of disease and conditions that are of interest across ICs. It is focused on basic biology, but with a longer view towards translation. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the GSIG web site (http://sigs.nih.gov/geroscience/Pages/default.aspx). 

The seminar will be videocast at http://videocast.nih.gov/ and archived in the GSIG web site.   

Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dr. Ronald Kohanski at kohanskir@mail.nih.gov or at 301/496-6402.

Please send your questions related to the seminar to kohanskir@mail.nih.gov
 

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Rockledge II, Room 9100/9104

Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine and Mary Lou and John H. Dasburg Professor of Cancer Genomics Research at Mayo Clinic will deliver "Pharmacometabolomics Informs Pharmacogenomics".

This presentation will describe how, in an era of rapidly evolving "Precision Medicine," merging two "omics" techniques, genomics and metabolomics, can help make it possible to identify novel genes, SNPs, and pathways that can provide insight into underlying mechanisms of disease risk and/or drug response. Examples of the application of this research strategy to the therapy of complex diseases, such as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), will be used to illustrate the application of a metabolomics-informed genomics research strategy.

For registration information, visit http://www.cvent.com/d/0fqn8b/9K?cpc=NWNSJT4ZC2D.   

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dr. George Giacoia at giacoiag@exchange.nih.gov. TTY users, please call through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:00 am to Friday, May 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Natcher Conference Center (Bldg 45)

The fourth in a series of conferences focusing on mitochondrial biology, it will be held May 19-20, 2016, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  This symposium will build on the success of previous conferences.  While the 2008 inaugural conference provided a broad overview of mitochondrial biology and its far-reaching impact in medicine, the 2011 conference focused on two specific areas of active research and debate: mitochondrial dynamics and mitochondrial communications, and the 2013 conference focused on mitochondrial genetics in health and disease.

The 2016 symposium will focus on Novel Roles of Mitochondria in Health and Disease. This symposium will bring together the leading thinkers in these areas of research to present the newest findings. We envision these presentations will spark debate and foster collaborations among participants with the goal of filling existing gaps in knowledge and advancing this fast-moving field.

Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Wilson Hall (Bldg 1), 3rd Floor

Join us as Charles Venditti, M.D., Ph.D., of NHGRI presents "Vitamin B12 metabolism gone awry: Pathways, diseases and therapies" as part of the 2015-2016 Director’s Seminar Series. The speakers of this series are stellar, recently tenured Senior Investigators. For queries, please contact the Office of Intramural Research, OD, NIH at (301) 496-1921.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 to Friday, June 3, 2016

Natcher Conference Center (Bldg 45)

Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) is an annual two-day intensive and educational conference co-hosted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes (NHLBI) in Washington, DC and the South Thames Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Network (STSTN) in London, UK. It highlights and discusses the emerging clinical complications and clinical management of sickle cell disease. The clinical and scientific research lectures are aimed at an audience of consultants, academics, trainee doctors and health professionals involved in the care of patients with the disease. It attracts local, national and international guest speakers and delegates.

There is no fee for registration. For those traveling from outside the immediate area, hotel reservations are suggested at the Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Friday, June 3, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Wilson Hall (Bldg 1), 3rd Floor

Join us as Deborah Citrin, M.D., of NCI presents "Novel concepts in radiation-induced normal tissue injury" as part of the 2015-2016 Director’s Seminar Series. The speakers of this series are stellar, recently tenured Senior Investigators. For queries, please contact the Office of Intramural Research, OD, NIH at (301) 496-1921.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Natcher Conference Center, Bldg 45

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN) symposium and will focus on point-of-care technologies and their clinical translation to address challenges in quality healthcare. The POCTRN was created by the NIBIB in 2007 to drive the development of appropriate point-of-care diagnostic technologies through collaborative efforts that merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical need. This symposium will highlight posters and presentations by guest speakers and POCTRN centers’ scientists about point-of-care technology with the focus on “Co-Inventing the Future Through Collaboration.” The keynote speaker is Stefanie Akselrod, who will deliver the talk “Bringing a POC Test to the US Market-FDA Perspective.” During the symposium there will be over 30 electronic poster presentations and demonstrations that were the result of projects supported by POCTRN. Point-of-Care researchers, clinicians, sponsoring agencies and foundations are invited to attend. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/point-of-care-technology-research-network-science-symposium-2016-tickets-21679746706.