Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 8:00 am to Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 4:00 pm (register by February 5)
This virtual workshop is part of microbiome outreach activities by the NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) aimed at assessing the impact of environmental exposures on human health. The goals of the workshop are to understand the relationship between environmental agents, the microbiome, and human health; to build a network of environmental health microbiome researchers; and to determine if best practices can be developed by assessing environmental contaminants and the microbiome.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Plenary talks, speaker sessions, and lightning-round (three-minute) presentations over lunch will be webcast. Breakout sessions will be held for each of four different topic areas — Health and Toxicity; Environmental Exposures; Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion (ADME); and Models and Methods — and reports from the breakouts will be presented at the end of each day.
The registration deadline for this workshop is February 5.
Monday, March 1, 2021, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm (registration required)
Rare Disease Day takes place worldwide, typically on or near the last day of February each year, to raise awareness among policymakers and the public about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Each year, NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the NIH Clinical Center sponsor Rare Disease Day at NIH as part of this global observance. Rare Disease Day at NIH aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect, and NIH research collaborations underway to address scientific challenges and to advance new treatments.
This year, Rare Disease Day at NIH will be held virtually. This year’s event will feature interactive panel discussions, rare stories through TED-style talks, and more. The event is free and open to the public, including patients, patient advocates, health care providers, researchers, industry representatives and government employees. Registration is required for the event.