The 2013 NIH Research Festival, the annual showcase of the Intramural Research Program, will be held Oct. 7 to 11. This year’s theme is “60 Years Onward: The Double Helix in the Clinical Center.” The festival kicks off with an opening plenary session at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in Masur Auditorium. The plenary will include reflections on NIH clinical genetic research by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and Clinical Center director Dr. John Gallin, followed by scientific talks by Drs. Daniel Kastner, Julie Segre and Neal Young.
This year’s festival will be held entirely in Bldg. 10. Concurrent symposia and poster sessions will be held in Masur Auditorium, Lipsett Amphitheater and the new FAES Academic Center. In addition to the more than 100 talks and 400 posters, the festival features a special scientific directors’ poster session and cooking contest on Monday afternoon. Come by and see what your directors have been up to in their labs—and kitchens.
Other highlights include the NIH Green Labs Fair on Oct. 8 and a food festival for a nominal fee on Oct. 8 and 9. The Technical Sales Association vendor tent show will be on Oct. 10 and 11 in parking lot 10H.
Note that no festival program will be printed this year. Visit http://researchfestival.nih.gov for the full schedule and downloading options. Posters with QR codes will direct your mobile devices to the schedule.