Technical Assistance Conference Call for Applications to AHRQ’s Medical Liability and Patient Safety Funding Opportunity Announcements (RFA-HS-10-021 & RFA-HS-10-022)

Notice Number: NOT-HS-10-001

Key Dates
Release Date: October 30, 2009

Issued by
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (

Information about the Conference Call
On Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a Technical Assistance (TA) conference call to provide an overview of AHRQ’s new medical liability reform and patient safety funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). These announcements can be found at:

During the call, AHRQ staff will highlight information found in the FOAs and respond to representative questions submitted in advance. Please submit up to five questions with your name and the name of your institution to the appropriate Agency contact in the FOA. Questions of a similar topic and nature may be grouped at the sole discretion of AHRQ staff.  Persons considering submitting grant applications in response to these FOAs are welcome to attend this TA call.  Those who cannot attend are encouraged to view the transcript of the TA call (see Transcript below). 

Applicants are also encouraged to prepare for the new requirements to submit Adobe-based grant application forms (see Electronic Application Package below).

Registration instructions for the conference call
Registration is required to participate in the TA conference call, please send an e-mail request to by November 6, 2009.  All registrants will be sent an e-mail reply, which will contain information on the call, including call-in information, by COB November 10, 2009. 

By December 2, 2009, a transcript of the TA call, including AHRQ’s answers to questions posed on the call, will be available through

Application Information

In order to apply for these Funding Opportunity Announcements a one-time registration is required for institutions/organizations at both:

AHRQ recommends that applicants:


Inquiries related to this Notice should be directed to:

James Battles (patient safety) or David Hsia (medical liability)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850-6649
Telephone: (301) 427-1332 (Battles) or 1499 (Hsia)
Fax: (301) 427-1341 (Battles) or 1520 (Hsia)
E-mail: or

Weekly TOC for this Announcement
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Office of Extramural Research (OER) - Home Page Office of Extramural
Research (OER)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Home Page National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Home Page Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) - Government Made Easy

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