August 2019

September 2019

August 2019

Ask an Astronaut: Biomedical Science Edition

Aug. 22, 2019
Livestream starts at 12:45 p.m. ET and contact begins at 1:16 p.m. ET

The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (Main Campus)
7 West Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

NCATS is collaborating with The Children’s Inn at NIH, the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) and the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory to host Ask an Astronaut: Biomedical Science Edition at The Children’s Inn on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This unique experience will provide children receiving care at NIH the opportunity to talk with an astronaut in space. They also will learn about important translational research happening in space, including NCATS’ Tissue Chips in Space program.

September 2019

Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening and Lead Discovery

Sept. 11-12, 2019
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

Pfizer Kendall Square
1 Portland Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

This free two-day workshop will cover a wide range of critical concepts underlying assay development and implementation for high-throughput screening and lead discovery projects. Many of the methodologies successfully implemented in such projects have established a good deal of “tribal knowledge” within the pharmaceutical industry. This tribal knowledge, which is not readily available in a classroom or published literature, was developed over decades and has been transferred into detailed chapters within the Assay Guidance Manual (AGM).

Along with the AGM, this workshop will provide attendees with core principles and practices that will facilitate the design and execution of a diverse range of rigorous and reproducible assays that can identify the most promising compounds for the development of molecular probes or clinical candidates. The workshop also will provide participants with a broad, practical perspective on assay development so they can 1) improve research projects involving drug discovery and know where to find further information; 2) identify reagents, methods and instrumentation that are well suited to robust assays, and 3) develop robust assays and the required counter and secondary assays for targets of interest.


NCATS Advisory Council and CAN Review Board Meeting

Sept. 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

National Institutes of Health (Main Campus)
Building 35A, Conference Room 620/630
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

The NCATS Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network Review Board will convene a joint meeting on Sept. 19, 2019, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting will feature presentations by NCATS leadership and invited guests. For more information about the Advisory Council and CAN Review Board, visit the NCATS Advisory Council page and the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board page of this site.

Advisory Council Federal Register Notice (amended) • CAN Review Board Federal Register Notice