The 2014 NIH Research Festival, the annual showcase of the NIH Intramural Research Program, will be held Sept. 22-24. This year’s theme is “The Era of the Brain.” The festival kicks off with an opening plenary session at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The plenary session will include remarks by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, followed by the FARE awards ceremony and scientific talks by Drs. Antonello Bonci (NIDA) and Mark Hallett (NINDS).
This year’s festival will be held entirely in Bldg. 10. Concurrent symposia and poster sessions will be held in Lipsett Amphitheater and the FAES Academic Center. In addition to the more than 100 talks and 300 posters, the festival will feature a special institute directors and 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 try some of their tasty treats.
Other highlights include NIH history tours and Clinical Center tours on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 24; NIH Green Labs Fair on Monday, Sept. 22; and a food festival lunch for a nominal fee on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The Technical Sales Association vendor tent show will be on Sept. 23 and 24 in parking lot 10H.
No festival program will be printed this year. Visit http://researchfestival.nih.gov for the full schedule and download options. Posters and yard signs with QR codes will direct your mobile devices to the schedule.