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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

NIH-Japan-JSPS Symposium, Oct. 28-29

The NIH and the Japanese biomedical research communities have a long history of collaboration and cooperation on scientific matters. To further promote these mutually beneficial interactions and training activities, a joint NIH-Japan-JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) symposium will take place at NIH on Oct. 28-29. The main theme of the symposium is “Inflammation.” A major goal of the symposium is to promote the career development of young scientists. NIH staff and trainees, as well as interested individuals from outside NIH, are invited to register and attend.

The symposium has four parts: plenary sessions by prominent investigators, seven from NIH and eight from Japanese universities/institutes in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10; a special session related to the damage caused by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake; poster presentations by young scientists in one of the FAES classrooms in Bldg. 10 on Oct. 28; and a career workshop in the NIDCR conference room in Bldg. 30 on Oct. 29.
In 2017, there was a joint NIH-Japan-JSPS symposium in Sendai, Japan, to enhance ongoing recovery efforts in biomedical research in the areas affected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake. This year’s symposium represents a continuation of that effort. 
There will be a tour of the Clinical Center for scientists and students from Japan to introduce NIH and its mission as the biomedical research center in the U.S. Those interested in participating should contact a member of the organizing committee.
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