The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) will be holding the sixth meeting in a series of workshops addressing the topic of Validation and Qualification of New In Vitro Tools and Models for the Pre-clinical Drug Discovery Process on May 25-26, 2017 at NIH in Bethesda, MD. The overall goal of this series of workshops is to develop guidelines for investigators developing new microphysiological platform tools for the pre-clinical, and possibly clinical, drug development process on how to validate and qualify these new technologies so that they become useful and meaningful tools. The focus of the first four meetings was toxicological applications and the fifth addressed efficacy evaluation. The focus of the sixth meeting will be on an update on the current state of the technology and how these systems can be applied to rare disease applications as well as regulatory considerations. Information on previous meetings can be found at the following links:
Registration is open until May 22, 2017
Poster registration is open until May 5, 2017 - Please e-mail the poster title, abstract, and full name of the presenter no later than May 5, 2017 in a pdf file to Seila Selimovic. Posters should be no larger than 4 feet x 4 feet.
Building: William H. Natcher Building/Building 45 on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. The NIH main campus is accessible via the Metro Red Line (Medical Center Metro Station)
Room: Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium
Please allow adequate time to get to the NIH main campus and to get through security. You will need to obtain a visitor’s badge, so please bring a government-issued photo ID.
Access to NIH main campus from the Medical Center Metro Station through the NIH Visitors Center: The Visitors Center is located at the top of the escalators of the Medical Center Metro Station entrance, approximately 50 yards from the street and facing the entrance to the metro station. It is the building right in front of you as you exit the metro station. Enter at the blue Welcome sign and proceed to your right through security. All persons and bags will be screened. Lines to obtain your visitor’s badge will be on the other side of security; please remember to bring a government-issued photo ID. Maps of main campus are available in the Visitors Center.
Directions from the Visitors Center to the Natcher Conference Center and the Meeting: Once you obtain your visitor’s badge, proceed to your left, up the stairs or elevator to the upper level exit of the Visitors Center. Once outside, follow the signs down the hill to the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45). The curved, glass building should be straight ahead with the entrance at the end of the walkway. Proceed through the doors of the Natcher Conference Center and follow the signs to the registration desk.
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 20814
Phone: +1 301 657 1234
Price: $242/night + taxes and fees
Hotel reservation link
- James Hickman, Ph.D., University of Central Floria
- Christine A. Kelley, NIBIB/NIH
- Seila Selimovic, Ph.D., NIBIB/NIH
- Dan Tagle, Ph.D., M.S., NCATS/NIH