NCATS is committed to including diverse patient and community perspectives in all phases of translational science, from basic research to public health implementation. To facilitate and advance robust dialogue and meaningful collaboration, NCATS staff hosted NCATS Day 2018: Engaging Patients and Communities for Smarter Science on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sept. 28, 2018.
NCATS Day 2018: Engaging Patients and Communities for Smarter Science provided a forum to share and reflect upon patient and community needs — as well as best practices in addressing those needs — so that the Center can best shape its research priorities, programs and initiatives.
Patients and patient advocates, caregivers, community partners, community health engagement professionals, clinical and translational researchers, NCATS staff and others shared and discussed ways to overcome translational research challenges and leverage opportunities through effective patient and community engagement. Participants learned strategies to broaden participation in research and to incorporate patient and community input in their work.
2018 Event Information
Sept. 28, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
National Institutes of Health
William H. Natcher Building (Building 45)
Natcher Conference Center, Rooms E1/E2
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
This full-day event featured presentations, interactive discussion and activities, and a poster session. The event fostered an open dialogue for participants to discuss common roadblocks to translational science, brainstorm ideas for improvement and apply that knowledge to strengthen patient and community engagement at NCATS.
Website • Agenda (PDF - 36KB) • Videocast • Photos • Participant Roster (PDF - 847KB) • Community Engagement Resources • Patient Engagement Resource (PDF - 421KB) • Posters • NCATS Fact Sheet (PDF -351KB)
Who Should Attend
NCATS encourages the following groups to participate:
- Patients, patient advocates and caregivers
- Community members and representatives
- Community health engagement professionals
- Clinical and translational researchers
- NCATS staff