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Research Festival Poster Deadline, Aug. 16

The 16th annual NIH Research Festival, the yearly showcase for the intramural research programs, will be held Oct. 15-18 in the Natcher Conference Center. The festival organizing committee, cochaired by scientific directors Dr. Barry Hoffer of NIDA and Dr. Thomas Kindt of NIAID, is now accepting submission of poster abstracts by all NIH and Bethesda FDA/CBER staff. Posters in any area of research will be considered for presentation but the committee requests a limit of one poster per first author.

Plenary, mini-symposia and poster sessions are scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16 and 17. Plenary sessions on "Biodefense: A New NIH Mission," and "Bench-to-Bedside: NIH Success Stories," and 12 mini-symposia will cover the wide range of research interests of the intramural community. As in past years, the Office of Education-sponsored job fair for postdoctoral fellows will kick off the week's events on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Technical Sales Association-sponsored scientific equipment show will cap them on Thursday and Friday of that week in parking lot 10D.

For a preliminary schedule of events and the online poster registration form, visit The deadline for online poster submission is 5 p.m., Aug. 16. Applicants will receive email confirmation of receipt of poster abstracts and will be notified of acceptance by early September. For more information call Paula Cohen at 496-1776 or email

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