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NIH WORKSHOP - Preparing a Competitive NIH Application

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Date: February 10, 2013 (5:45 PM-7:45 PM)

Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista (Orlando area) Florida, United States

Workshop Chair: Marie Gill, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Speakers: NIH Staff and Principal Investigators

This workshop will focus on the important issues involved in preparing a high quality grant application. Participants will learn about the important skills and features associated with the art form of grantsmanship needed to write competitive applications for funding from the NIH. The workshop will be led by a staff member from the National Institutes of Health and speakers will include successful grantees speaking on how they approached the problem of preparing the grant application. Presentations will explore the peer review process, and how to structure, write, and fine-tune a competitive application for funding consideration. Included will be a mock review of real grants by scientists to demonstrate the peer review process and what factors are associated with assessing the strengths and weaknesses of applications. Finally, a presentation will address institute announcements and available funding at NIH.

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The ASME 2013 2nd Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology (NEMB2013)

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Date: February 04 - 06, 2013

Location: Boston, MA

The 2013 Congress will focus on the integration of Engineering, Materials Science, and Nanotechnology in addressing fundamental problems in Biology and Medicine and in developing devices, materials and methods for the early detection, imaging of pathological and physiological mechanisms, and treatment of disease.

Grace Peng, NIBIB Program Director is an organizer of Track 5: Multiscale Modeling and Experiment in Biology and Medicine. Numerous current and former NIBIB grantees are participating as organizers and presenters.

mHealth Summit: Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem

Date: December 03 - 05, 2012

Location: The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center – National Harbor, Washington DC Area

The 4th annual mHealth Summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mHealth ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the United States and abroad.

Keynotes and conference sessions will explore, examine, and debate the ways mobile technology is transforming health care delivery, research, business and policy both in the U.S. and internationally, including developed and developing nations.

Deadline June 29, 2012–Call for presentations
Submit your presentation here.


Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2012 - 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting

Date: November 25 - 30, 2012

Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

The RSNA 2012 program will feature thousands of educational and scientific offerings, and the most spectacular technical exhibition in the industry. The presentations and exhibits undergo a rigorous selection process to help you optimize your clinical skills and stay on the cutting edge. This year, they will are delighted to feature "Brazil Presents", highlighting science and education from that region of the world.


IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference: Translational Engineering in Health & Medicine

Date: November 07 - 09, 2012

Location: Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

This conference is devoted to the exploration of the intersection of engineering, medicine, and health. Emphasis will be placed on novel innovations that have a foreseeable impact on human health and disease. Specific areas of interest include Imaging; Nano Applications; Applied Metabolomics; Aerospace and Harsh Environments; Ideation and Commercialization; and Global Health.

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Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2012 Annual Meeting

Date: October 24 - 27, 2012

Location: Georgia World Congress Center/Hyatt Regency Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

More information for this event is coming soon!

NIBIB will be exhibiting.



Date: October 22 - 23, 2012

Location: Lister Hill Auditorium, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

The Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG) is planning to hold its 2012 Multiscale Modeling (MSM) Consortium meeting on October 22-23, 2012 at the NIH Lister Hill Center.

This year we have a special theme focus on Precision Healthcare and its implications for MSM. Dr. Martin Kohn, our keynote speaker from IBM, will warm up the discussion with a presentation on Watson and his thoughts for computing and healthcare. As well we will have four panels focusing different aspects of Precision Healthcare for MSM.

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Current and Future Applications of Focused Ultrasound 2012: 3rd International Symposium

Date: October 14 - 17, 2012

Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Bethesda, MD, USA

Organized by the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation, the symposium will spotlight leading edge preclinical, translational and clinical research related to one of today’s most promising and innovative therapeutic technologies. Targeted to scientists, clinicians and others interested in current and future applications of focused ultrasound, the conference will offer a multifaceted exploration of this emerging field and feature plenary sessions, panel discussions, poster presentations and technical exhibits.


Neuroscience 2012

Date: October 13 - 17, 2012

Location: New Orleans, LA

Neuroscience 2012 is an annual meeting of neuroscientists from around the world to debut cutting-edge research on the brain and nervous system. Through lectures, symposia, workshops, and events, attendees experience innovative neuroscience research. The meeting features thousands of abstracts and provides networking and professional development opportunities.


2012 SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) National Conference: Science, Technology, and Diversity for a Healthy World

Date: October 11 - 14, 2012

Location: Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington

Join over 3,500 attendees for four days of scientific research presentations, professional development, networking, exhibits, culture, and community. One of the largest annual gatherings of minority scientists in the country, the interdisciplinary, inclusive, and interactive SACNAS National Conference motivates and inspires.

NIBIB will be exhibiting.


11th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science: Bioactive Materials – From the Nano to the Macro Scale

Date: October 09 - 11, 2012

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

The biennial New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science is a premier regional meeting that has gained national recognition for its broad scope, stimulating themes, and diverse attendance. In 2012, 40 leading scientists will explore bioactive materials through talks encompassing the worlds of chemistry, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, immunology, pharmaceutical science, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Visit link, opens in new window for full program and registration information.

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2012 NIH Research Festival

Date: October 09 - 12, 2012

Location: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

NIH Research Festival co-chairs Antonello Bonci, NIDA Constantine Stratakis, NICHD

The theme for the opening plenary session is "The NIH at 125: Today's discoveries, tomorrow's cures," in recognition of the NIH's humble beginnings as a one-room laboratory created within the Marine Hospital Service in 1887.

The 2012 Research Festival will celebrate NIH's achievements and feature some of the most cutting-edge elements of the modern intramural research program.

Details for poster abstracts and symposium ideas will be available in April. offers a view the agenda from past years.

Imaging in 2020

Date: September 30 - October 04, 2012

Location: Jackson Hole, WY, USA

Imaging in 2020 will explore the use of molecular imaging to understand complex biology. Discussions will address imaging of complexity in single cells, imaging of system pharmacology, stem cells, imaging immunological systems, and the use of imaging and computational systems analysis. This year the conference will expand the diversity of the scientists that gather in Jackson Hole to include systems biologists and mathematicians that will benefit from applying imaging technologies to their specific disciplines.


Second AIMBE Workshop on Validation and Qualification of New In Vitro Tools and Models for The Pre-clinical Drug Discovery Process

Date: September 17 - 18, 2012

Location: Lister Hill Auditorium, NIH

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To register for this event, email Jason Hibner at with your name, degrees, title, institute, and contact email.

Pre-Registration deadline is Friday, September 14, 2012, with on-site registration available during both days of the workshop.

Registration is free.

Event sponsors:

  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

INCF Neuro Informatics 2012

Date: September 10 - 12, 2012

Location: Munich, Germany

The annual INCF Congress welcomes researchers in all fields related to neuroinformatics, including data- and knowledge-bases of the nervous system from molecular to behavioral levels; tools for the acquisition, analysis, and visualization of nervous system data; and theoretical, computational, and simulation environments for modeling the brain.


2012 World Molecular Imaging Congress

Date: September 05 - 08, 2012

Location: Dublin, Ireland

WMIS is a leading society in molecular imaging led by senior academic and industry professionals who have widely recognized expertise in molecular imaging. Conference sessions focus on the Discovery to Delivery process (D2D) process, powering the molecular imaging industry by linking research with solid market outcomes.


34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Date: August 28 - September 01, 2012

Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA

The general theme of EMBC'12 is "Engineering Innovation in Global Health", covering a broad spectrum of topics in biomedical engineering and healthcare technologies, including medical and clinical applications. The conference program will consist of invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions and oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions.


2012 NESAC/BIO Workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials

Date: August 13 - 15, 2012

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Learn to Characterize Biomaterial Surface Composition and Structure. This NESAC/BIO Surface Characterization Workshop includes lectures and surface analysis demonstrations. Demonstrations on NESAC/BIO instruments will provide application examples for the material covered in the workshop lectures. Attendees will learn the capabilities of surface analysis methods and how to intelligently review data received from surface analysis laboratories.

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39th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Controlled Release Society

Date: July 15 - 18, 2012

Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

The 2012 scientific program of the Controlled Release Society promises an exciting line-up of world-class scientists representing the continuum of materials science and engineering, the cellular and biological response to materials, the response of various formulations to materials, and the translational considerations, with a common focus on the controlled delivery of active agents.

NIBIB will be exhibiting.


2012 NIBIB Training Grantees Meeting

Date: June 28 - 29, 2012

Location: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

For more information, please contact Eugene Lee at

10th Anniversary of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Date: June 21 - 22, 2012

Location: June 21st – Dinner at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, MD
June 22nd - Lister Hill Auditorium on the NIH campus, Bethesda, MD


BioNanotech Conference & Expo 2012

Date: June 18 - 21, 2012

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

This global nanotechnology event delivers application-focused research from top international academic, government, and private industry labs. Thousands of leading researchers, scientists, engineers, and technology developers participate in Nanotech to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners. The global community has been working together to integrate nanotechnology into industry with a focus on scale, safety, and cost-effectiveness.


Functional Imaging for Regenerative Medicine Workshop

Date: May 31 - June 01, 2012

Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD

To foster collaboration, cross-fertilization of ideas, and the application of cutting-edge imaging in (TERM), the Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) Working Group, with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is sponsoring a workshop that will bring together the leaders from the TERM and imaging communities. The workshop will identify current issues in TERM, from the molecular to the macroscopic scales, and consider current and future imaging-based approaches to meet those needs. Ample time will be provided for discussion, and attendees are encouraged to present posters related to their work in imaging or regenerative medicine.

Ralph Weissleder and Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, NIBIB-funded researchers are co-chairs of the event

NOTE -- space is limited to the first 300 applicants.


Improving Animal Models for Regenerative Medicine

Date: May 23 - 24, 2012

Location: Building 38A, Lister Hill Center Auditorium

The Division of Comparative Medicine, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs in the Office of the Director, NIH, is organizing the symposium “Improving Animal Models for Regenerative Medicine”. This Workshop will be held May 23-24, 2012 at Lister Hill Auditorium/NIH, Bethesda, MD. For additional information please visit or Contact Dr. Oleg Mirochnitchenko (, Tel: 301-435-0744). The Event is free but space is limited so registration is required.

The purpose of the workshop is to convene a colloquium on the current status and benefits of the use of animal models for cell-based regenerative medicine, with the eventual goal of moving these techniques into clinical practice. The meeting brings together expert biologists and clinicians who will provide insight, ideas, challenges and opportunities for the development of potential initiatives and encourage members of the biomedical community to use animal stem cells to create regenerative medicine models.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday, May 24, 2012, 8:30am - 3:30pm

This event will not be VideoCast.

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Oleg Mirochnitchenko (, Tel: 301-435-0744, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Mitochondrial Disease and the NHGRI Undiagnosed Disease Program

Date: May 07, 2012 (10:00 AM-1:30 PM)

Location: Natcher (Building 45) Balcony C, on the NIH campus

The next Mitochondria Interest Group (MIG) meeting, entitled Mitochondrial Disease and the NHGRI Undiagnosed Disease Program will be held on May 7, 2012 from 10:00 AM EDT to 12:30 PM EDT (GMT-4) in Natcher (Building 45) Balcony C, on the NIH campus.

This will be videocast live (and archived)

We will have live event email feedback-Q/A-via

This Videocast/live presentation will highlight cases of the Undiagnosed Disease Program (UDP) that involve mitochondria, a subset of undiagnosed diseases.

USA Science & Engineering Festival

Date: April 28 - 29, 2012 (10:00 AM-6:00 PM)

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC – Booth N

Engineering Festival will feature over 2000 fun, interactive exhibits, more than 100 stage shows and 33 Author Presentations. The event is open to all ages and free of charge.

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Language Processing: State of the Art, Future Directions and Applications for Enhancing Clinical Decision-Making

Date: April 23 - 24, 2012

Location: Lister Hill Auditorium (Building 38A), NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD

The goals of the workshop sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering are to identify the current state of the art, grand challenges and specific roadblocks and to identify effective use and best practices. This workshop will be of interest to researchers in the fields of natural language processing and clinical decision support, clinicians, hospital administrators, information technology companies and entrepreneurs, and government employees involved with electronic medical records and free-text analysis. Details and registration at REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

This NIH sponsored workshop will not be videocast.

For more information, please contact Thomas Rindflesch at 301-435-3191

2012 Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center (HMTRC) Workshop

Date: March 20, 2012

Location: UCSF, Mission Bay Campus- Genentech Hall Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

The Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center (HMTRC) is a new Biomedical Resource Technology Center whose mission is to develop new advances in dissolution DNP techniques & instrumentation, specialized data acquisition methodology, and analysis software for biomedical research. The event included lectures, hands-on training, and discussions on dissolution DNP methodology, polarizer instrumentation, MR Sequence and Acquisitions, Bioreactors, Animal Preps, Chemistry Preps, and Software. Sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco.

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AIMBE/NIH Summit on Validation and Qualification of New In Vitro Tools for the Pre-Clinical Drug Discovery Process

Date: March 19, 2012 (8:00 AM-7:30 PM)

Location: Lister Hill Auditorium, NIH Main Campus

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WEBINAR: Applying New Imaging Technologies to Your Research

Date: February 25, 2012 (12:00 PM-12:00 AM)


WEBINAR: The NIH Intramural Research Program is sponsoring its first webinar on imaging as part of the Science magazine webinar series: Applying New Imaging Technologies to Your Research: Advice from the Experts

To register, please visit: