Thursday, October 25, 2018 to Friday, October 26, 2018 (registration required)
NIH Porter Neuroscience Center (Building 35), Room 640
The Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute is hosting a two-day national symposium. The program, chaired by Brid Ryan, Ph.D., M.P.H., will present recent advances in our understanding of the causes of cancer health disparities in the U.S. and globally, discuss disparities in cancer outcome and survivorship, and cover strategies to reduce these disparities, such as novel approaches to prevention, the use of immunotherapy, and precision medicine.
The deadline for registration is October 8, 2018. The deadline for abstract submission is September 25, 2018.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 (registration required)
NIH Clinical Center (Building 10), Masur Auditorium
More than 10 million people in the United States have osteoporosis, a skeletal disorder that causes bones to become weak and fragile as a result of low bone mass. The condition makes people more susceptible to fractures, which can impair their ability to live independently and even threaten their lives. Lifestyle changes and medications can help reduce a person’s risk of osteoporotic fractures. Bisphosphonates, a first-line pharmacological treatment for most people with osteoporosis, have been found effective with short-term use among individuals who have a high risk of fracture; however, the benefits and risks of longer-term treatment are less clear.
The NIH is hosting this "Pathways to Prevention" workshop to better understand current knowledge gaps and to identify future research needs in using osteoporosis drugs. The workshop is co-sponsored by the NIH's Office of Disease Prevention, National Institute on Aging, and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
NIH Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium
Please join the NIH family as we come together to celebrate the life, legacy, and myriad accomplishments of the late Dr. Alan Rabson, former Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
This special event will honor our colleague, whom we remember for his distinguished scientific career that spanned six decades as well as for his senior leadership roles at NCI and in the cancer community. You can read about Dr. Rabson’s career and scientific achievements on the NCI "Cancer Currents" blog or on the IRP's "I Am Intramural" blog.
The event will feature commemorative talks by various scientific and public luminaries who worked with, admired, or were mentored by Dr. Rabson. A reception hosted by the Foundation for the NIH will follow.
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12:30 pm
To commemorate the its 70th anniversary and showcase important investments in scientific research, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has organized a series of lectures throughout the year from prominent thought leaders representing areas of high scientific priority in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. The lecture in this series will feature Dr. George Q. Daley, the dean of Harvard Medical School and the Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine. Dr. Daley is a world-renowned expert in stem cell biology. He is a founding executive member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and past president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. His research focuses on how stem cells in bone marrow become different kinds of blood cells and how that process can inform our understanding of blood disorders and cancer. He will discuss his lab’s novel strategies for developing different blood-forming (hematopoietic) cell types from stem cells, and how these cells can be used to better understand embryonic blood cell development and to model genetic diseases of the blood such as immune deficiencies, bone marrow failure, and sickle cell disease.
Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (register by October 26)
NIH Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35A), Room 620/630
The DNA Sequencing and Genomics Core and the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Core at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the Molecular Genomics Core at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) are jointly hosting a one-day symposium focusing on applications and recent advances in the epigenetics sequencing technologies. The symposium features presentations on basic and clinical research, computational data analysis, and emerging technologies in the epigenetics sequencing area. The symposium aims to help increase awareness of new epigenetics sequencing tools and promote its applications in the translational and clinical research in the NIH research community.
Registration is free, but required due to seat limitations. The deadline for registration is Friday, October 26, 2018.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (register by October 31)
NIH Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Room E1/E2
RNA biology has emerged as one of the most influential areas in modern biology and biomedicine. The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to a wide spectrum of work in RNA biology ranging from elucidating RNA biogenesis and structure, identifying functions for various classes of RNAs, establishing the role of RNA in disease, and exploring RNA-based and RNA-targeted therapies.
The goal of this fourth retreat hosted by the CCR Initiative in RNA Biology is to enhance interactions amongst PIs, fellows and staff working on RNA and to foster new collaborations and synergies amongst CCR laboratories interested in RNA biology. The workshop will feature our keynote speaker, Dr. Karla Neugebauer, Yale University and several talks selected from submitted abstracts. Fellows, staff scientists, trainees (including Leidos) are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration. We also hope to catalyze interactions between basic and clinician researchers at this workshop.
The retreat is open to all NIH staff. Online registration is required for this meeting and is open until October 31. Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission form by September 14.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (registration required)
NIH Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), in collaboration with the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee (BSSR-CC), holds the annual NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival on the NIH campus. This new annual meeting is organized to inform the wider BSSR community, stakeholders, and NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) about the latest BSSR funded by the NIH and its overall impact and importance across the entire field of biomedical research. Additional goals are to assist the ICs with the establishment of research priorities and the coordination of their programmatic efforts, thus minimizing redundancy and maximizing returns on NIH investments in BSSR.
The festival highlights exciting research results, emerging areas, and innovations in health-related BSSR. This trans-NIH event enables efficient leveraging of NIH resources and expertise. The BSSR-CC members contribute diverse and comprehensive perspectives on the NIH BSSR portfolio, thus facilitating the selection of an outstanding array of research results that are highlighted at the festival.
Friday, November 30, 2018, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
National Library of Medicine (NIH Building 38), Lister Hill Auditorium
The Office of AIDS Research (OAR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to announce the annual World AIDS Day event. The event will bring together researchers from across the NIH and other experts in the HIV/AIDS field to discuss the role basic scientific research plays in developing effective treatment and prevention tools in the ongoing fight against HIV. We invite you to join us to learn how NIH is working to move the world closer to an AIDS-free generation.