November 2019

December 2019

November 2019

Inaugural NIH Rural Health Seminar

Nov. 18, 2019
9:30 a.m. to Noon ET

National Institutes of Health (Main Campus)
Natcher Conference Center (Bldg. 45), Balconies A and B
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Today, approximately 20% of the U.S. population—about 60 million people—live in rural areas, which make up 97% of the land area in the United States. People living in rural America experience less access to health care and are more likely than residents of urban areas to die from heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic lower respiratory disease. The disparities and health care challenges facing rural America call for additional rigorous scientific research, successful implementation of evidence-based practice in rural settings and use of innovative technology to improve rural health outcomes.

The Inaugural NIH Rural Health Seminar – co-sponsored by NCATS, NIMH, and NIMHD (with additional contributions from NCI, NHLBI, NIA, NIDA, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIGMS and NINR) – will bring together researchers, medical practitioners and others to explore topics in rural health and to share research ideas for how innovations in clinical and translational science could improve rural health outcomes.


December 2019

Repurposing Off-Patent Drugs: Research & Regulatory Challenges

Dec. 5-6, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

Hilton Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852-1699

Repurposing Off-Patent Drugs: Research & Regulatory Challenges – hosted by NCATS, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Reagan-Udall Foundation – will explore obstacles to finding new uses for drugs that are already on the market but lack commercial and regulatory incentives for research and development. The workshop will not be about specific scientific case studies; rather, it will focus on roadblocks to using off-patent drugs for unmet medical needs and identify possible solutions.

NCATS is interested in finding new uses for existing drugs where there isn’t enough data available for the drugs to be used off-label. The FDA is interested in use of real-world evidence/real-world data to update labels with information about new indications where drugs are prescribed off label.


Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Review Board Virtual Meeting

Dec. 13, 2019
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

The Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Review Board will convene a virtual meeting by teleconference, in open session on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. ET. Gilbert “Lynn” Marks, M.D., CAN Review Board chair, will lead the meeting. In accordance with Public Law 92-463, the session will be open to the public. For more information about the CAN Review Board, visit the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board page of this site.

NCATS Day 2019: Conversations on Responsible Data Sharing

Dec. 17, 2019
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET

National Institutes of Health (Main Campus)
Natcher Conference Center (Bldg. 45)
45 Center Drive, Rooms E1/E2
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Save the date for NCATS Day 2019. This event provides a forum for sharing and reflecting upon patient and community needs — as well as best practices and perspectives in addressing those needs. The full-day event will feature presentations, interactive discussion and activities, fostering an open dialogue for diverse participants to discuss common roadblocks to translational science and brainstorm ideas for improvement.

Patients and patient advocates, caregivers, community partners, community health engagement professionals, clinical and translational researchers, NCATS staff and others are encouraged to attend.

Admission is free, but space is limited. So, please register early. Join the conversation on Dec. 17, 2019, on Twitter using #NCATSDay.