Program Information

Dear P41 Directors,

The Program Committee for the NCRR / NIBIB P41 PI meeting is pleased to invite you to the Annual PI meeting, which will take place in Bethesda on $conf{dates}. Arrival is on $conf{arrive}. The theme of the meeting this year is "$conf{title}". The program can be found on the website.

Please notice the following important points:

  1. The hotel will be the Hyatt in the center of Bethesda, which is conveniently located with respect to the subway and local restaurants. A block of rooms at the government rate has been reserved in the Hyatt hotel (see travel information). Rooms need to be booked by $conf{bookdline}. If not fully utilized, we will be liable and have to pay for them from the government grant. So please reserve these rooms in a timely manner.
  2. The entire program this year will be held in the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. Registration will be limited to 150 participants from the resources and NIH staff will be added. We therefore advise you to register as soon as possible. If registration goes above 150, it may be necessary to limit attendance to two per resource, but we advise you to register whoever you want first as some sites may have only one representative.
  3. In addition to invited guest and PI talks, each resource has the opportunity to highlight scientific progress in your resource. We are requesting an abstract, to be submitted by $conf{absdline} and a poster. Abstracts will be posted on-line at the NIH website. Note that the focus of the abstract and poster should be on a scientific project, not on the services provided. Abstracts will be checked for this and may be returned. Abstract submission will be on line.
  4. We are asking you to make reservations on the registration site for lunch and dinner on $conf{day1} and for the working lunch for $conf{day2} by $conf{fooddline}. The reason is that we have to pay per person. A significant fraction of the attendees do not attend one of these events and the availability of an accurate count will provide a large savings in conference expenses. As such, lunch and dinner tickets will be provided with your badge upon pickup. We must provide counts to the Hyatt staff by $conf{fooddline} so meeting registration and changes to your dining preferences will be closed on that date.
  5. For questions regarding logistics,
    • Please first check the website, which we intend to hold all information.
    • If you have any additional questions concerning logistics, please e-mail $conf{contact}.
    • For suggestions and comments with the website, please e-mail $conf{webmaster}.
    • Please copy me on the e-mails

We hope that you will enjoy this meeting and help us to promote the P41 program.

Yours sincerely,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee:

Scientific Program:

Local Arrangements:

$conf{chairman} (Chair) $conf{chaiemail}
(Administrative contact)
$conf{webmaster} (Webmaster) $conf{webmemail}