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CPA Sessions at IMMUNOLOGY 2010™


Big Funding + Big Opportunities = Big Science? NIH Priorities in the Post-Stimulus Era

Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Chair: John R. Schreiber, Tufts University School of Medicine; Chair, AAI Committee on Public Affairs


Speakers:

Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Richard J. Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging
Stephen I. Katz, Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
John E. Niederhuber, Director, National Cancer Institute

With $10 billion in stimulus funding, a new Director, and the possibility of the largest budget in its history, NIH has an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of the biomedical research enterprise. How this plays out will affect every researcher, every lab, and every student who aspires to a research career. Will it be Big Science? Fewer RO1s? More clinical, translational, or comparative effectiveness research? This session is your chance to hear directly from four key NIH Institute Directors, all of whom are directly involved in the planning and implementation of NIH and Institute priorities. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

Pictured (L-R): Lauren G. Gross (AAI Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs), John Schreiber, Stephen Katz, Betty Diamond (AAI President), Anthony Fauci, Michele Hogan (AAI Executive Director), John Niederhuber, and Richard Hodes



Protecting Animal Research in the Face of Legislation, Extremists, and Public Ambivalence

Sunday, May 9, 2010, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Chair: John R. Schreiber, Tufts University School of Medicine; Chair, AAI Committee on Public Affairs


Speakers:

Frankie Trull, President, National Association for Biomedical Research and Foundation for Biomedical Research
Drew Ptasienski, Unit Chief, Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Scientists who use animals in their research are faced with myriad challenges, ranging from the mundane (administrative burden) to the menacing (animal rights extremists). This session will explore legislative and legal challenges to the use of animals in research and provide invaluable advice about how researchers can protect themselves and their labs from animal rights extremists.

Pictured (L-R): Frankie Trull, Drew Ptasienski, John Schreiber, Lauren G. Gross (AAI Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs)



Meet the Advocacy Partners

Monday, May 10, 2010, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chair: John R. Schreiber, Tufts University School of Medicine; Chair, AAI Committee on Public Affairs


Representatives from the following groups will be available to talk about their work and about scientific and funding opportunities that may be available to AAI members/meeting attendees:

  • Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
  • Immune Deficiency Foundation
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

 


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