Program Information

Dear P41 Directors,

The Program Committee for the P41 PI meeting is pleased to invite you to the Annual PI meeting, which will take place in Rockville, MD on $conf{dates}. Arrival is on $conf{arrive}. The theme of the meeting this year is "$conf{title}". The agenda can be found on the web-site.

Please notice the following important points:

  1. The hotel will be the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in the Rockville, MD, 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 Hilton Hotel (see travel information). Rooms need to be booked by $conf{bookdline}. On-line booking is available this year. If the rooms are 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 will be held in the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Executive Meeting Center . Registration will be limited to 150 participants from the Resources and NIH staff. 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 on a poster. We are requesting an abstract, which will be posted on this web-site. Note that the focus of the abstract and poster can be on a scientific project or on the Resource services provided. Abstract submission is performed on-line, to be submitted by $conf{absdline}.
  4. Important change this year. Due to new NIH regulations, the cost for meals must be paid by the registrants. We are asking you to make reservations and pay for meals at a separate web-site for breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch and dinner for $conf{day1} and for breakfast, coffee breaks and the working lunch for $conf{day2}. We must provide counts to the Hilton staff by $conf{fooddline} so dining preferences will be closed on that date.
  5. For questions regarding logistics,
    • Please first check the web-site, 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 web-site, 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: $conf{chairman}

Scientific Program:

Local Arrangements:

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