National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence
Please note: there is limited availability at the hotel. We encourage everyone to book early.

Program Chair's Welcome
Dr. Douglas Wright

Welcome to the website for the 7th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE). The NISBRE is a national scientific meeting to showcase the scientific and training accomplishments of the IDeA program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The IDeA program develops scientific centers of excellence and trains biomedical scientists in the IDeA eligible states. On behalf of the NISBRE executive steering committee, we invite you to join us in Washington, DC to highlight activities and successes of the IDeA investigators.

The meeting program includes high-level scientific presentations, enthusiastic participants, and a friendly atmosphere that promotes opportunities for open discussions and exchange of ideas on science and training. The agenda includes plenary presentations, keynote presentations in varied areas of scientific investigation, poster presentations of IDeA scientists, discussion forums and workshops. The workshops are designed so that the attendees acquire either new scientific or career skills. These exciting sessions have been included based on the high positive evaluations from the last three meetings.

NISBRE 2018 will incorporate new innovations that facilitate sharing and best practices within IDeA programs. NISBRE 2018 will use new technology allowing concurrent digital poster sessions throughout the conference, providing each presenter an opportunity to showcase his or her science. In addition, various training workshops and scientific presentations will highlight best practices in scientific mentoring. A goal of NISBRE 2018 is to maximize opportunities for networking and collaborations. No matter where you are in your studies or career, there will be exciting opportunities to learn and interact with your fellow IDeA colleagues.

See you in DC!