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 will host 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 will provide 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 are encouraged to attend so that they can share and discuss ways to overcome translational research challenges and leverage opportunities through effective patient and community engagement. Participants will learn 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 will feature presentations, interactive discussion and activities, and a poster session to provide more details about NCATS programs and initiatives. The event will foster 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.
Admission is free, but space is limited, so please register early here.
Through active involvement in NCATS Day 2018, participants will:
- Identify effective strategies for patient and community engagement to help advance translational research.
- Share and learn from the successes and challenges of other participants.
- Break down silos and facilitate dialogue across diverse stakeholder groups to catalyze collaboration.
- Learn about NCATS’ programs and initiatives that actively engage patients and communities.
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