NIH Director Francis Collins to Open Forum
The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at NIH will hold a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Industry Forum: Promoting Efficient and Effective Collaborations among Academia, Government and Industry, on February 17 – 18, 2010, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Attendees will explore current practices and successful management models to promote efficient and effective collaboration with CTSAs, NIH, FDA, academia, non-profits, industry and venture capitalists. NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the opening address, “Why Industry and Academia Should Work Together: An NIH Perspective.”
Session speakers will discuss opportunities and unmet needs in translational research; barriers to drug, diagnostics and device development; international perspectives; and other topics. CTSA representatives will offer insight into innovative models of collaboration as well as challenges and potential solutions facing translational research. All participants will have an opportunity to share lessons learned and best practices at a poster session and networking reception. The session will allow industry, academia, non-profit organizations and government to present posters in two key areas:
- Translational research collaboration among academia, industry, non-profit organizations or government to commercialize items such as new therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics to improve public health
- Prior successful models or new proposed models for translational research collaboration among academia, industry, non-profit organizations or government
Registration is free and open to the public. Posters are due by February 1, 2010, and registration is requested by February 5, 2010. To register or submit a poster, visit www.palladianpartners.com/CTSAIndustryForum.