ON JUNE 1 AND 2, 2000

Release Date:  March 9, 2000
NOTICE:  OD-00-027

National Institutes of Health

A regional seminar covering topics related to the National 
Institutes of Health extramural program funding and grants 
administration has been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, June 1 
and 2, in Kansas City, Missouri.  

The NIH regional seminars provide participants with an opportunity 
to learn about NIH policies and procedures through a series of 
presentations targeted to new and senior researchers, research 
administrators, post docs and trainees.  The seminars also allow 
participants to meet, mingle and get answers from NIH program, 
grants management, policy and review staff, as well as from some of 
their own institutional officials.     

The seminar, hosted by the Kansas City Life Sciences Taskforce, will 
feature both plenary and break-out sessions to accommodate all 
interests.  Plenary session will be held on Scientific Peer Review, 
Research Integrity, and Electronic Research Administration.  Break-
out sessions will include: Funding Opportunities for New 
Investigators, Modular Grants, Research Administration for Faculty, 
Intellectual Property, Clinical Trials, Compliance Issues, Project 
Monitoring, NIH Fundamentals, NIH Contracts Management, Small 
Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Development of Institute and 
Center Program Priorities, Specific IC Program Initiatives, Human 
Subjects, Animal Welfare, and a Mock Study Section Review.

Electronic Research Administration Computer Laboratories will be 
held twice daily at the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public 
Administration on the University of Missouri Kansas City campus to 
provide participants with hands-on experience using the NIH Commons.  
Transportation will be provided.

Children’s Mercy Hospital will award continuing medical education 
(CME) hours and nursing contact hours. Up to 11 Category I CME Hours 
and 13 Nursing Contact Hours may be earned for attendance at the 
entire seminar.

The Stower’s Institute will host a reception on Thursday evening 
from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Tours of the new cancer research facility 
will be offered at that time.

The complete program, including a list of NIH faculty, is available 
upon request.  Programs and registration confirmations will be mailed 
in early April.


June 1 and 2, 2000

The conference sight is the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, located 
at 200 W 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.  The Marriott provides 
transportation for hotel guest from the KCI Airport for $12.00 one-
way or $20.00 roundtrip.  White courtesy phones are located in 
baggage claim areas where you dial 5000 for Marriott transportation 
service.  The Marriott will offer special room rates of $119.00 for 
single occupancy rooms for conference participants until May 10, 
2000.  Participants should reference the NIH Regional Seminar when 
you call.  Special conference rates for double and triple occupancy 
are also available.  Government rates are based on availability.  
Call 1-800-228-9290 to arrange room reservations.

The registration fee is $150.00. This includes breakfast and lunch 
on Thursday and Friday. Make your check payable to Regional Seminar 
on Grants Administration. Mail to NIH Regional Seminar on Grants 
Administration, 4707 College Boulevard, Suite 213, Leawood, KS 66211 

For more information on registration or logistics please call 
(913) 345-1990, Fax (913) 345-0893, or e-mail Lynette Humphreys at 
lhumphreys@thewellingtongroup.com  For information on future seminars
or content please call Megan Columbus at 301-435-0937 
or megan.columbus@nih.gov.

Another NIH Regional Meeting Seminar is planned on July 13 and 14, 
2000 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.  No separate mailing 
list is maintained for the regional seminars. Information on 
upcoming regional seminars will be published in the NIH Guide for 
Grants and Contracts as it becomes available.

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