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2017 NIH Research Festival Set for Sept. 13-15

The 2017 NIH Research Festival: A Celebration of Intramural Science will be held Sept. 13-15. This is the annual showcase of intramural research, highlighting the diversity of scientific disciplines at NIH. There will be three plenary sessions, one each morning, on: The BRAIN Initiative; Inflammatory Diseases; and The Cancer Moonshot. The concurrent symposia sessions, which will take place in the afternoons, will focus on cell-based therapies; developmental biology; genotyping and phenotyping; neuroscience and compulsive behaviors; single-cell genomics; microbiome; and RNA biology and therapeutics.

This year’s festival will be held in Bldg. 10 and will include—in addition to the plenary sessions and concurrent symposia sessions—poster sessions with more than 350 posters. On Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13, there will be a special session featuring posters by institute directors and scientific directors; a cooking contest; and posters from the Future Research Leaders Conference attendees, sponsored by the chief officer for scientific workforce diversity. 

Other highlights include the NIH Green Labs Fair and exhibits; the FARE awards ceremony; R&W Taste of Bethesda lunch; animal tribute ceremony; the Technical Sales Association Vendor Tent Show; and virtual reality demonstrations at the NIH Library. 

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