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January 2013: Vol. 13, Issue 3
Summaries of Meetings
and Announcements of Upcoming Events

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council November Meeting

Upcoming 2013 Events


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council November Meeting

November 28, 2012

Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director, NHLBI, welcomed members via teleconference to the 248th meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council. The meeting had been originally planned for October 30, 2012, but was rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy.

Dr. Gibbons and Dr. Susan B. Shurin, Deputy Director, NHLBI, recognized the retiring members of the Council: Dr. Ingrid Borecki, Dr. Barry Coller, Dr. Jack Elias, Ms. Beverly Hogan, and Dr. Michael Parmacek.

Dr. Gibbons discussed the Institute's new policy on duration of R01s. The Institute's longstanding practice was to adjust duration of R01s to achieve a four year average for research project grants. Applications that received the very best percentiles and those from Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) received awards for the full length of their Council-recommended project periods. Beginning in FY 2014, the Institute will fund competing, investigator-initiated R01s for four years. Exceptions include ESIs, applications with timelines that cannot be accomplished within four years (e.g., certain clinical trials), and AIDS projects (which have a separate appropriation). Researchers are encouraged to submit for review only applications with a project period of four years or less.

NHLBI staff presented 13 new initiatives, 2 renewals, and 2 challenges, all of which had been reviewed in October by the Board of External Experts. The Council was mostly supportive of the initiatives presented, but made a number of specific recommendations for consideration prior to their release.

Full minutes of Council meetings and summaries of the initiatives are available.

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Upcoming 2013 Events

Parent Heart Watch 2013 National Conference external link

Date: January 17 - 20, 2013
Location: Seattle, WA

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council 249th Meeting

Date: February 12, 2013
Location: Bethesda, MD

National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health & Safety 2013 external link

Date: March 1 - 2, 2013
Location: National Harbor, MD

Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network, Inc. 20th Annual HPS Conference external link

Date: March 8 - 10, 2013
Location: Uniondale, NY

The LAM Foundation 2013 International Research Conference external link

Date: April 12 - 14, 2013
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Progeria Research Foundation International Workshop external link

Date: April 24 26, 2013
Location: Bethesda, MD

Hemophilia Federation of America Symposium 2013 external link

Date:April 25 27, 2013
Location: Dallas, TX

Mended Hearts Annual Convention external link

Date: June 5 9, 2013
Location:San Diego, CA

Alpha-1 Association 22nd Annual National Education Conference external link

Date:June 7 9, 2013
Location:Washington, DC

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Foundation International International Scientific Meeting external link

Date:June 12 15, 2013
Location:Cork, Ireland

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Scientific and Family Meetings external link

Date:June 12 15, 2013
Location:Newport Beach, CA

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council 250th Meeting

Date: June 19, 2013
Location: Bethesda, MD

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Annual Connect Conference external link

Date:June 27 30, 2013
Location:Baltimore, MD

Vasculitis Foundation 2013 Vasculitis Symposium external link

Date:July 12 14, 2013
Location:Philadelphia, PA

Scleroderma Foundation National Patient Education Conference external link

Date:July 26 28, 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA

Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome International CFC, Noonan, and Costello Syndrome Conferences external link

Date:July 31 August 3, 2013
Location:Orlando, FL

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Last Updated January 2013

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