A listing of upcoming and archived NINR and related NIH events, including NINR's 25th Anniversary commemorative events, conferences, training courses, workshops, lectures and more. For more information on any of these events, please visit the link to the event listed on this page or email info@ninr.nih.gov.

The NIH End-of-Life and Palliative Care Special Interest Group Events:

The NIH EOL PC SIG provides a forum for interested researchers from the NIH Intramural and Extramural Research Programs as well as interdisciplinary scientists from the non-NIH community to discuss current trends and exchange information in end-of-life and palliative care (EOL PC) research, including research translation. For more information about any of the events listed below, please visit The NIH End-of-Life and Palliative Care Special Interest Group website.

Advance Care Planning in Adolescents: Bridging Clinical Practice with Psychosocial Research

The talk will cover the development of a pediatric planning document, challenges and barriers to introducing pACP, guiding families in the decision-making process and the development of a pediatric planning document.  Dr Wiener will also review the impact work with seriously ill adolescents and their families has on health care providers.

January 17, 2013
3:30-5:00 p.m.

NIH Clinical Center
2-5551 CRC


Lori Wiener, PhD
Director, Psychosocial Support and Research Program Staff Scientist
Pediatric Oncology Branch Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute

The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decision on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: 'Evidence to Ethics'

March 4, 2013 
3:30-5:00 p.m. 

NIH Campus
Natcher Building 45


Dr. Mildred Z. Solomon,
President, The Hastings Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Ethics, Department of Global health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Nancy Berlinger, PhD, MDIV
Deputy Director and Research Scholar, The Hastings Center
Director, Guidelines Project

Integrating Palliative and Oncology Care in Patients with Advanced Cancer

April 18th, 2013
3:30-5:00 p.m.

NIH Campus
Natcher Building 45
Room J

Host: NINR


Jennifer Temel, M.D., Ph.D. 
Clinical Director of Thoracic Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Director of the Dana Farber
Partners Cancer Care Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Past Events

Wizardry of Tissue Repair and Regeneration: A Tale of Skin Cells When Their Magic Is All but Gone

Dr. Marjana Tomic-Canic

NINR-supported researcher Dr. Marjana Tomic-Canic presented “Wizardry of Tissue Repair and Regeneration: A Tale of Skin Cells When Their Magic Is All but Gone” as part of the NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) on March 7 at 3 p.m. in the NIH Clinical Center’s Masur Auditorium.

Dr. Tomic-Canic is a professor of Dermatology and a graduate faculty member of the Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine. She is also director of the UM Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program. Dr. Tomic-Canic received her doctoral and postdoctoral training at the NYU School of Medicine before joining the faculty there. As faculty of the Cornell University Weill Medical College, she directed the Tissue Repair Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Department of Tissue Engineering, Regeneration, and Repair.

Dr. Tomic-Canic’s current research focus is the molecular and cellular mechanisms of wound healing, including human and diabetic models of wound healing, wound genomics analyses, generating primary cells from patients’ wound biopsies, local sustained gene delivery, cellular assays of wound healing, and the histology and immunohistochemistry of skin. She has been continuously funded by the NIH for more than 10 years.

Dr. Tomic-Canic is a member of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, the Association of Advanced Wound Care, American Diabetes Association, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Wound Healing Society and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

A videocast of Dr. Tomic-Canic's lecture is available at: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?17147.

NINR Director's Lectures

The NINR Director’s Lecture is an annual event, designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a trans-disciplinary audience. The award was initiated as part of the year-long observation of the Institute’s first 25 years at the NIH.

2012 Director's Lecture

Dr. Elaine Larson

Dr. Elaine Larson, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Research at the Columbia University School of Nursing and Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, presented the second NINR Director’s Lecture on January 17, 2012.

Dr. Larson, a member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, discussed her globally recognized research in infection prevention and control in a lecture titled “Infection Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Team Approach.”

About the Speaker:

Dr. Larson is a former Dean, Georgetown University School of Nursing. She has been a member of the Board of Directors, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and the Report Review Committee, National Academy of Sciences. She is a fellow in the Institute of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance at Columbia University and has been Editor of the American Journal of Infection Control since 1995. She has published more than 250 journal articles, four books and a number of book chapters in the areas of infection prevention, epidemiology, and clinical research.

Watch the Videocast: A videocast of Dr. Larson's lecture is available at: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?17056.

2011 Director's Lecture:

Dr. Bernadette Melnyk received the first-ever NINR Director’s Lectureship Award on January 18, 2011. This award was initiated as part of the year-long observation of the Institute’s first 25 years at the NIH.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Melnyk is an internationally recognized expert in theory-based intervention research and evidence-based practice as well as in child and adolescent mental health. She has worked with numerous healthcare systems throughout the nation and globe to advance and sustain evidence-based practice. Dr. Melnyk’s record of extramural research and educational funding, including grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, and HRSA totals more than 11 million dollars.

Through a series of 9 randomized controlled trials, she has supported the efficacy of her COPE intervention program in improving the outcomes of critically ill/hospitalized children and premature infants and parents, which has been adopted by hospitals and insurers throughout the U.S. Her current NIH-funded RO1 grant is a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of her COPE/Healthy Lifestyles TEEN program to prevent overweight/obesity and depression in 800 culturally diverse teenagers in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Melnyk’s record of scholarship includes over 150 publications, two books, and numerous distinguished awards for her contributions to improving children’s health, nursing and healthcare.

Watch the Videocast: A videocast of Dr. Melnyk's lecture is available at: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?16417.

The Science of Compassion:  Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care

Logo for the Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care Summit event - Puzzle piece image with couple hugging

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), together with partners from across NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices, convened the three-day national Summit on “The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care" on August 10-12, 2011.

The Summit examined the state of research and clinical practice in end-of-life and palliative care (EOL PC) and, with almost 1,000 registrants,  provided an opportunity for scientists, health care professionals, and public advocates to come together  to catalyze and shape the future research agenda for this critical scientific area. 

Read the Summary: Click here to read or download the executive summary (PDF, 600 KB).

2011 Scientific Symposium: Bringing Science to Life: A Healthier Tomorrow

This event brought together scientists, healthcare professionals, and members of the public to explore the contributions of nursing science to solving some of America's most important health challenges. The day included scientific, keynote, and poster presentations and a panel discussion. For more information about the symposium, please visit the NINR’s 25th Anniversary Concluding Scientific Symposium page.

Archive of NINR 25th Anniversary Events:

Recaps and videocasts of past NINR 25th Anniversary events.



Updated Date: August 08, 2012