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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:

Thursday, July 24, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014

Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana

Anyone interested in learning the latest techniques in light and electron microscopy can register for the Microscopy of Infectious Disease Agents Symposium at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont.  NIAID is sponsoring the event, and there is no registration fee. The Keynote speakers are Sriram Subramaniam (NCI) and Hari Shroff (NIBIB). The symposium will bring together a diverse group of leading researchers who apply microscopic imaging and related techniques to the study of human pathogens. The symposium also will cover recent progress in light and electron microscopy relevant to imaging viruses, bacteria, prions, host cells and tissues.

In addition to scientific presentations, symposium workshops will teach various aspects of the emerging technologies. The field of microscopic imaging is rapidly evolving as advances in both instrumentation and computational sciences are enabling a greatly expanding range of analyses. Symposium seminars and posters will provide an opportunity to present research findings and exchange ideas. Those interested in presenting can submit abstracts, due by June 15. To register or view the preliminary agenda, refer to  For more information, contact Toby Bowland at 406-375-7479 or

Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Masur Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center (Bldg 10)

NIH Director Francis Collins will give a talk titled “Biomedical Research: A Grand Adventure That Saves Lives.”  This is the second in the series of lectures specifically arranged for trainees in the NIH Summer Internship Program.  The event is recommended for summer interns, postbacs, graduate students, and postdocs and fellows.

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)

Any student (high school, college, medical/dental, or graduate) working in an intramural research group this summer may present at Summer Poster Day, and they may not yet have final results. However, students can still present background information on their projects, any data that may have been collected, or a discussion of the technical problems encountered. The deadline to sign up was Tuesday, July 8. See for more information.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014

Masur and Lipsett Auditoriums, NIH Clinical Center (Bldg 10)

This two-day national symposium addresses recent advances in the field and should be an exciting forum for discussion and debate on the current understanding of the immunotherapy of cancer.

Sessions will include:

  • Adoptive Cell Therapies
  • Genetic Engineering of the Immune System
  • Checkpoint Modulators
  • Other Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy

Registration is now open and abstracts are being accepted for the poster session. Deadline for abstract submission is August 15, 2014. Registration is free, but seating is limited, so be sure to register early.

For conference related questions, please contact Heather Leonard.