Special Meeting Highlights
The Maciag Award
for Eligibility and Nomination Guidelines for the Maciag Award.
The Sidney A.
McNairy, Jr. Award
Dr. McNairy’s career accomplishments include notable contributions to basic science research in biochemistry as well as to planning and administration of national research initiatives. In the past decade, serving as Director of the Division of Research Infrastructure for NCRR, Dr. McNairy developed and implemented an entirely new concept, which was that research opportunities for students and faculty in states that traditionally have had limited participation in the nation’s biomedical research agenda deserve expansion and significant support. Within this program, Dr. McNairy considers strong mentoring to be a central and integral component of the systems that lead new researchers to choose careers in biomedical research.
The intent of the Sidney A. McNairy, Jr., award is to honor Dr. McNairy for his insight and leadership as well as his translation of these concepts into solid, practical initiatives that have had a major impact on the emergence of robust biomedical research and well trained researchers in the traditionally underfunded states.
Click here for Eligibility and
Nomination Guidelines for the Sidney A. McNairy, Jr. Award.
Young Investigator Travel Awards
Student Travel Awards
Core Personnel Travel Awards
This award is intended for core facility personnel in the INBRE, COBRE, or CTSA program. The symposium will award ten (10) $500 travel awards to help defray the cost of attending NISBRE 2012. Recipients will be selected based on rating of a personal statement explaining how attendance at the NISBRE 2012 meeting will enhance your core operation and professional growth (email the statement to firstname.lastname@example.org); a core poster abstract submission is also required of each applicant.
Travel award requests must be submitted by April 20th and awardees will be announced April 27th.
Program Chair's Welcome
NISBRE is the Biennial National IDeA meeting that will be held in Washington DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on June 25-28, 2012.
The central theme for NISBRE 2012 will be Clinical and Translational Research - Opportunities for IDeA
Some of the reasons to attend are:
The program this year promises a high level of scientific presentations, enthusiastic participants and a friendly atmosphere with open discussions and exchange of ideas on science and training. The scientific and training agenda is plenary presentations, keynote presentations in selected areas of scientific investigation, poster presentations of IDeA scientists, discussion forums and workshops. The workshops are designed so that the attendees acquire either new scientific or career skills. These exciting sessions have been included based on the high positive evaluations from the last three meetings.
This year we are planning events and other opportunities designed to focus on students. We are planning to host a student-oriented poster session on Monday evening, June 25th; we plan again to offer student travel awards for meritorious abstracts (see panel on left), we will have the Sidney McNairy Jr. Lecture that features a deserving INBRE faculty mentor (see details under awards) and lastly workshops designed with the student in mind.
Network of IDeA-funded Core Laboratories: We are excited to announce that NISBRE 2012 will have a parallel program that focuses on the management and technical issues faced in the operation of INBRE- and COBRE-funded core facilities. NICL (Network of IDeA-Funded Core Laboratories), an organization of these core laboratories, has programmed three workshops that will discuss best business practices in core operation, how to integrate computational techniques into your next generation sequencing pipeline, and how to write a successful instrumentation grant. All workshop sessions will be designed to be interactive and encourage exchange of the unique challenges and successes of IDeA-funded core laboratories.
We will once again have the Thomas Maciag Lecture honoring Tom Maciag and a distinguished COBRE investigator which was one of my own personal highlights from the 2010 meeting.
So you can see, NISBRE has something for everyone and not just the IDeA community. Attendees to the NISBRE 2006, 2008 and 2010 meetings frequently remarked about the high quality program, opportunities for networking and the educational value of NISBRE. So, come to Washington in June and join in the fun and the outstanding science of NISBRE!
Core Facility Posters are Encouraged
We are encouraging core personnel to submit an abstract and present a poster. The posters can describe a novel method or pipeline developed or one that describes the core laboratory they direct, manage, or work in. Posters submitted can describe the technologies and services offered along with how they are delivered and supported for the community they serve. All core poster abstracts must be submitted by April 17th.
Abstracts submitted for Core Laboratories should not exceed 400 words and may include:
- Technologies (hardware or software) in the core laboratory,
- Services provided,
- Type of support provided for technologies/services,
- Region or network it serves, and/or
- Other benefits provided by the core