Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) Conference 2020—February 22-25, 2020

Join more than 3,000 interventional and endovascular specialists at Cardiovascular Research Technologies Conference (CRT) 2020 for a comprehensive four-day interventional cardiology conference featuring cutting-edge data in a unique boutique setting.

CRT, one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conferences, is attended by more than 3,000 interventional and endovascular specialists. At the 2019 meeting, CRT featured 1,290 presentations and 20 live cases from nine locations around the world. The conference, held each year in Washington, DC, is supported by MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and serves as a forum for physician and health-care professional education about new cardiovascular technology and interventional procedures in the field. The meeting is several conferences at once, with tracks including CRT Valve & Structural, CRT Endovascular, Technology & Innovation, Atherosclerosis & Research, and Nurses & Technologists.

The CRT 2020 Abstract Committee invites you to submit abstracts of original investigations for consideration at CRT 2020. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. ET, on November 15, 2019. Learn More to Submit

This conference is a great opportunity to learn about the latest developments in your field, connect with colleagues, and earn CME credits. Early bird registration ends October 31st.To learn more about the meeting, including the agendas, and to register, visit

February 22-25, 2020
Gaylord National Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

Association for Academic Surgery 2019 Fall Courses—October 26, 2019

The mission of the Association for Academic Surgery is to inspire and develop young academic surgeonsRegister now for the 2019 Association for Academic Surgery fall courses. These courses will take place immediately prior to the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

Registration fees for the Fall Courses include: course syllabus, continental breakfast, AM and PM breaks, and a networking reception. Early registration deadline is September 23rd.

To learn more about who should attend, the agenda, and to register, visit the Association for Academic Surgery. 

October 26, 2019
The Westin St. Francis
San Francisco, CA

MedStar Health’s Fall 2019 Continuing Education Conferences

Registration is now open for MedStar Health’s Fall 2019 Continuing Education conferences. Organized by the Department of Continuing Professional Education, these year-round learning events provide an opportunity for clinical associates to gain knowledge of new treatments and techniques, connect with renowned leaders in their fields, and earn CE credits. Discounted registration for MedStar associates is available.

For more information about these and other events, and to stay up to date, please visit

2019 Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors
September 11, 2019
The Center Club, Baltimore, MD

2nd Annual MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute Symposium 2019
September 14, 2019 
Washington Marriott Georgetown, Washington, DC

Gastric and Soft Tissue Neoplasms 2019
September 21, 2019
Park Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC

Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2019 (ACHD)
October 4, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, MD

Gastroenterology for the Primary Care Provider 2019 (GIPCP)
October 12, 2019
Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC

Contact [email protected] for discount codes for MedStar associates.

Imaging for Structural Heart Program – September 14, 2019

You are invited to a one-day program designed to help clinicians and frontline providers keep abreast of changes in new and innovative therapeutic procedures, diagnostic methods and technologies.

Imaging for Structural Heart is designed to review selected topics in present-day management of patients with structural diseases, emphasizing new innovation in the field, the role of imaging in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, and the incorporation of current guideline and evidence-based principles of practice. Expert faculty will discuss patient selection, screening, and management of mitral, aortic, and tricuspid valve disease, left atrial appendage closure, and patent foramen ovale/ASD closure.

View the Agenda
Register Here
*Fellows may register for free*

September 14, 2019
Tysons Corner Marriott Hotel
8028 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182

PCORI Annual Meeting—September 18-20, 2019

On behalf of PCORI, leadership, and staff, we invite you to register for our 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting. We hope you will be among the 1,000 members of the healthcare community joining us in September for two-and-a-half-days of updates on how researchers, scientists, patients, caregivers, clinicians, payers, and others are working together to make health research more useful and relevant.

This year’s event, “Making a Difference: Using Patient-Centered Research Results in the Real World,” is our fifth Annual Meeting and, PCORI is confident, it will be our best yet. It will spotlight results from dozens of PCORI-funded studies that speak to PCORI’s progress in funding research to determine which care approaches work best, for whom, and under what circumstances, with a focus on outcomes important to patients.

Registration is free for all attendees. The meeting offers you an opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues not only to learn about the latest findings from PCORI’s research portfolio and other initiatives, but to explore opportunities to use this evidence in ways that patients and other stakeholders find most useful.

Plenary and breakout sessions will feature such topics as:

  • Practical approaches to personalized medicine and putting new evidence into practice
  • What we know about engagement and its impact on making research more useful
  • How shared decision making can be more effective and routine
  • The future of patient-centered research
  • Addressing the opioid epidemic through better pain management
  • Reducing disparities and improving access and equity

September 18-20, 2019
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Learn more and register here.

2019 SOCRA Annual Conference—September 27-29, 2019

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) is a non-profit, charitable and educational membership organization committed to providing education, certification, and networking opportunities to all persons involved in clinical research activities.

For the 28th year, SOCRA will welcome clinical research professionals from across the world. Located in San Antonio, TX at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, this three day conference will offer current information and tools, best practices, and training to assure that you're up-to-date and compliant in your clinical research practice. The program will feature over 100 academic sessions, a peer-driven poster session, and an exhibit program.

SOCRA’s Annual Conference Poster Program is an opportunity for individuals to share their research, findings, and achievements with their colleagues. SOCRA offers dedicated times for poster presenters to present and discuss their posters with the diverse group of attendees. Presenting a poster at SOCRA’s Annual Conference is a noteworthy way to share expertise or accomplishment in a specific area while contributing to clinical research. Please consider participating in this great event and becoming an integral part of SOCRA’s Annual Conference.

Continuing Education Credit Hours:
SOCRA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19* Continuing Education Credits for SOCRA CE and Nurse CNE. SOCRA designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 (15 credits Annual Conference, 4 credits pre-conference) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* The Annual Conference offers 15 credits (maximum). Preconference Workshops offer an additional 4 credits (maximum).

September 27-29, 2019
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Learn more and register here.

Fall 2019 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration—November 6-8, 2019

The NIH Regional Seminar serves the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists. This seminar is intended to:

  • Demystify the application and review process
  • Clarify federal regulations and policies
  • Highlight current areas of special interest or concern

Who Should Attend? The seminar and optional workshops are appropriate for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, the seminar offers a few more advanced sessions, updates on policies and processes direct from NIH staff, as well as valuable presentation resources to share with your institution.

Who are the Presenters? The NIH Regional Seminar involves approximately 65 NIH and HHS staff who are brought to a central location in order to educate, share, and hear your questions over the course of two days, plus the pre-seminar workshops. (Faculty page with pictures and bios will be posted this spring, so keep watching this website!)

This seminar is your opportunity to make direct contact with NIH policy officials, grants management, program and review staff, and representatives from the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and others. In addition, take advantage of discussions involving more than 600 fellow attendees from around the world.

In addition to learning more about the NIH grants processes and policies through the optional workshops and 2-day sessions, there are opportunities throughout the seminar to Meet the Experts 1:1. These 15 minutes chats are a great way to get more specific questions answered by NIH & HHS experts. You’ll have the opportunity to sign up in advance or on-site to speak with the expert(s) of your choice participating in the seminar.

What are some of the topics? Here’s a quick overview of some of the topics:

  • Budget Basics for Administrators and Investigators
  • Career Development Awards
  • Clinical Trials
  • Compliance (Case Studies)
  • Current Issues at NIH
  • Diversity in the Extramural Research Workplace
  • electronic Research Administration (eRA)
  • Financial Conflict of Interest
  • Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process
  • Grant Writing for Success
  • Human Research Protections
  • Intellectual Property, Inventions, and Patents
  • Loan Repayment Program
  • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • Peer Review Process
  • Preventing & Detecting Fraud
  • Public Access
  • SciENcv
  • R&D Contracts
  • Research Integrity
  • Rigor & Reproducibility
  • Training/Fellowships
  • SBIR/STTR Program
  • ….and that’s not all!

Can I go ahead and make my hotel reservations now? Yes! See the Hotel/Travel page for all the details. The room block is for a limited time and rooms traditionally sell out before the date for this seminar.

For inquiries regarding the seminar, email [email protected].

Listserv information is available on the NIH Regional Seminar Webpage

Eighth International Conference on Clinical Trials—July 19-20, 2019

The 8th International Conference on Clinical Trials is scheduled to be held July 19-20, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. The Conference brings together Academicians, Researchers, Doctors, Principle Investigators, Clinical research sites, CROs, CMOs, Investors, and senior executives from Biotech, Biopharma, Biomedical, Medical devices and Pharmaceutical industries around the globe to discuss, reflect on and develop their ideas. It offers many opportunities for professional contact and development and is a great networking event.

This conference includes world-renowned Keynote speakers, Speakers, Poster presentations, Symposiums, Workshops, Wide range of Exhibitions and Career development programs.

July 19-20, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North
1380 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30344

Learn More Here

First International Conference in Systems Medicine, Systems Thinking, and Systems Science

The First International Conference in Systems Medicine will be held September 11-13, 2019 at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. The conference will offer workshops, plenary sessions, panel discussions, oral, and poster presentations, as well as several interactive sessions – highlighting science, academia, business, and public policy. Presentations will showcase the science of systems medicine and how this exciting new field is beginning to change healthcare. The conference aims to create an active engagement between participants, encourage future interdisciplinary research opportunities, create collaboration amongst the international systems thinking stakeholders, and foster networking.

Early bird registration ends on May 31st, 2019. Regular registration is available until September 11, 2019.

September 11-13, 2019
Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC
Register Here
Abstracts submitted by June 15, 2019 may be eligible for registration fee waivers.

Pre-Conference Workshop
There will be a pre-conference workshop on September 11, 2019. Students and Postdocs can register for free.
Check out the Agenda for more information. Space is limited so please hurry!

Travel Stipends
Travels stipends are also available for selected presenters who are traveling within the United States!
Please email  [email protected] to learn more. Information will be provided on the website soon.

Hotel Discounts Available
Click here for discounted rates at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. Please book ASAP as the number of rooms at discounted rates is limited.

Ethics, Regulatory and Study Implementation for Research Involving Human Subjects—May 8, 2019

This course is a brief overview of the regulations and ethics involved in conducting human subjects research. It is designed for investigators, study coordinators, and others who are responsible for facilitating and implementing specific components of research studies.

Course Objectives

  • To describe the primary roles and responsibility of the research team in a research study
  • To obtain relevant content and tools needed to facilitate the implementation and conduct of a clinical research study

Registration required! Breakfast and a light lunch will be provided. Register for free today at

Course Director:  Mary Anne Hinkson, MBA, BS
Course Coordinators:  Sarah Vittone, DBe, MSN, RN; Jane Otado, PhD

Wednesday, May 8
8:00am to 4:30pm

MedStar Health Research Institute
University Town Center
6525 Belcrest Road #700
Hyattsville, MD 20782