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First annual Children’s National–NIAID Symposium

First annual Children’s National–NIAID Symposium Event Banner
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:30am to 4:00pm

Children’s National Health System
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010



In 2017, Children's National Health System and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) formed a partnership to focus on pediatric studies of significant interest to investigators at both institutions. This collaboration was framed and supported through an NIAID supplement to the CTSA-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN), which was awarded to Children's National and The George Washington University by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). In addition to conducting those studies, Children's National and NIAID will offer joint training opportunities for investigators interested in studying and caring for children with infections, immunologic, allergic, and auto-inflammatory diseases.

Please join us for the first annual Children's National – NIAID symposium! It will be a wonderful day of interactive learning at Children's National, including an overview of the Children's National – NIAID partnership, associated projects, and training program; two robust panel discussions; a tour of the Children's National campus; and an analysis of complex care in learning health systems.

Highlighted speakers include:

Name Position Organization
Anthony Fauci, MD Director National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Kurt Newman, MD CEO Children's National Health System
William Smoyer, MD Vice President Nationwide Children's Hospital
James Gilman, MD CEO NIH Clinical Center

Registration is required and must be completed by 12:00 pm EST on September 13, 2018. Breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments will be served. Garage parking is available onsite for guests to Children's National. Guests will need additional time to park and check in at one of two lobbies. The full agenda will be made available on this page prior to the symposium.

To see the full symposium agenda, click HERE.

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Funding for this conference was made possible in part by a partnership between NIAID at NIH and CNHS. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

The event website: Inaugural Children's National – NIAID Symposium 2018

The event page for the CTSA consortium: