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From this page, you will be able to register for the June 22, 2011 NIH Regional Seminar in Weston, FL and the optional hands-on eRA Workshops. Please note that the registration for this seminar is completely electronic. Therefore, paper registration is not available or accepted.

NIH Regional Seminar
The seminar (not including the pre-seminar eRA workshop) is scheduled for Thursday, June 23 through Friday, June 24, 2011.

$385 - Register on or before April 15, 2011
$430 - Register after April 15, 2011
$450 - Register late (if available) after June 3, 2011

Registration will be open until June 3, 2011. After this date, only late registration is available online and at the hotel. At that time, the registration fee will be $450, 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 23, 2011 at the Hyatt Bonaventure.

electronic Research Administration (eRA) Hands-On Computer Workshops
The optional eRA Hands-on Computer Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday June 22, 2011. 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 on or before April 15, 2011 ($300 full day)
$175 (per session) - Register after April 15, 2011 ($350 full day)

Descriptions of the eRA workshops are available on the workshop overview. (PDF - 115 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 20, 2011: Ripple Effect Conference will refund the full amount of your registration payment minus the $40.00 processing fee.
  • After May 20, 2011: Cancellations received after this date will be assessed the full registration cost. No refund will be issued. Refunds are not given for no-shows. Shared registrations are not allowed.
Substitutions are allowed. Requests for substitutions must be submitted by email at no later than June 6, 2011. After this date, substitutions will not be honored.

Local University Ambassador:
Florida Atlantic University
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invite you to participate in the 2011 Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration to be held in the Phoenix, Arizona area.