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Note: Registration for this event is closed.

Registration will start on Friday, February 5, 2010, from this page, you may register to attend the June 2010 NIH Regional Seminar in Portland, OR. Please note that the registration for this Seminar is completely electronic - paper registrations are neither available nor accepted.

NIH Regional Seminar
The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, June 24 through Friday, June 25, 2010.

$400 - Register by April 8, 2010
$450 - Register on or after April 9, 2010

Registration has been extended until June 4, 2010. After this date, on-site registration is available online and at the hotel. At that time, the registration fee will be $475, no matter how many sessions you plan on attending.

The seminar attendee registration fee includes: the cost of registration, conference proceedings, conference materials, two continental breakfasts and lunch meals, coffee breaks, and a reception to be held Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Marriott.

electronic Research Administration (eRA) Hands-On Computer Workshops
The optional eRA Hands-on Computer Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday June 23, 2010. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. In order to participate in the eRA Hands-on Computer Workshop, you must have registered for the Seminar. The registration fee for each workshop session is $150 ($300 to attend the full day).

$150 (per session) - Register by April 8, 2010
$175 (per session) - Register on or after April 9, 2010

Descriptions of the eRA workshops are available on the workshop overview. (PDF - 155 KB)

Payment Options
Attendees are personally responsible for all money due. Seminar registration fees may be paid:

  • Securely online with a major credit card (Please note: we do not accept American Express) or;
    • Credit card charges will appear on your credit card statement as Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.
  • By checks (in U.S. dollars, drawn on U.S. bank)
    • Make checks payable to Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. and mail to:

    Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.
    Tax ID# 20-0304104
    11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 112
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Attn: Conference Services

Click here for Ripple Effect pre-filled W-9 form.

Registration will be pending and space not confirmed until mailed payment is received and processed. There will be a $25.00 fee charged for returned checks. Purchase orders and/or training vouchers are not acceptable forms of payment.

Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations of conference registrations can be made by the cancellation deadlines by sending notification in writing of desire to cancel registration. Written notifications are accepted via email at If you cancel your registration (full or partial) and are entitled to a refund, expect the refund within 30 days of the close of the event. All refunds will be issued back to the original payment type.

Requests submitted via phone, voice-mail message, fax, or mail, are neither valid nor accepted. All cancellations must be received via email by the registration deadline dates as follows:

  • On or Before May 12, 2010: Ripple Effect Conference will refund the full amount of your registration payment minus the $30.00 processing fee.
  • After May 12, 2010: Cancellations received after this date will be assessed the full registration cost. No refund will be issued. Refunds are not given for no-shows. Substitutions are allowed.
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