The 140th meeting of the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) will be held on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held as a virtual teleconference with a compressed format. The public portion of the meeting will take place from 1:00—2:00 pm ET. Further details on the NACA meeting, including teleconference access information and an agenda, can be found on the NACA webpage.
Registration for the National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers, which will take place on March 24-25, 2020 on the NIH campus, is now open. This Summit will bring together individuals with a variety of backgrounds to identify evidence-based programs, strategies, approaches, and other research that can be used to improve the care, services, and supports of persons with dementia and their caregivers. The meeting will include plenary talks, research presentations, discussion panels, and a poster presentation session at this two-day event. For more information on logistics of the Summit, and to register, please visit the summit website.
On Monday, December 16th, from 12:30—2:00 p.m. ET, NIH will host a webinar on the Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing, which defines institutional standards for the public reporting of NIH research results and outcomes. This webinar is an opportunity to provide information on the Trans-NIH draft policy and to answer any clarifying questions on the public commentary process. As a reminder, NIH is seeking public input on this draft policy through January 10, 2020.
Tuesday, April 2nd, at 9:30am ET, the Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing entitled “Alzheimer’s: New Directions in Biomedical Research and Caregiving.” Dr. Richard Hodes, the NIA Director, will be one of four witnesses at this hearing. Check the committee website for the videocast.
On March 26 at 2:00pm ET, Dr. Robin Barr, the NIA Director of the Division of Extramural Activities, will host a webinar on a variety of topics, including: NIA funding priorities, increased funding for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), small business opportunities, and tips on writing successful applications. After a brief presentation, Dr. Barr will open the floor to questions from the research community. NIA invites all interested members of the research community to register for the webinar and submit your questions in advance of the event. For more information, please see Dr. Barr’s blog on the topic: March 26 Webinar: (Almost) everything you wanted to know about NIA funding but were afraid to ask.