ABOUT THE MEETING
The Single Cell Analysis Program (SCAP), supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund, will host its 5th and final Annual Investigators Meeting on June 29-30, 2017, at the Clinical Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of the SCAP is to accelerate the discovery, development, and translation of cross-cutting, innovative approaches to analyzing the heterogeneity of biologically relevant populations of cells in situ.
- Convene the funded SCAP investigative teams to update the community on their research and consider current conceptual, technical, and methodological challenges in single cell analysis.
- Determine major biomedical research opportunities that can be addressed by the Common Fund rather than individual NIH Institutes or Centers.
- Discuss how relevant groundbreaking technologies and approaches in SCA can be disseminated to the research community effectively in the near future.
DIRECTIONS & NIH VISITOR INFO
NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland (see map) - Masur Auditorium
Medical Center Metro Station (Red Line)
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport and is connected to the Washington Metro. Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) are approximately 45 minutes from the NIH campus but are not accessible through the Washington Metro.
NIH VISITOR INFORMATION
The NIH campus requires a valid, current, photo ID for entry. Visitor passes must be worn at all times. If you leave campus and return at a later time, you will be required to go through security again upon re-entry. If you choose to travel to the NIH by car, please note that pay parking is available but space is extremely limited. All vehicles and passengers must be screened at the Gateway Visitor’s entrance. Please allow adequate time for security screening.
Visit the NIH visitor’s web page for more information.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Food and beverages must be purchased. A full cafeteria is open from 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. located on the B1 level of the Clinical Center. Three concession/coffee stands are also available. The concession stand is located on the B1 level near the cafeteria and is open from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Two coffee stands are open from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and are located on the 1st floor in the CRC and the FAES corridor.
With the exception of invited keynote speakers, all other participants and presenters are responsible for all lodging charges, taxes, and incidentals.
Can I update my registration information?
- Yes, Eventbrite allows you to update your information at any time.
Who should I contact with questions?
- For questions about meeting content, logistics, or abstract submissions, please contact us at email@example.com.
FAQs FOR PRESENTERS
Should all SCAP projects present?
- Yes. Each group with an active SCAP award must prepare a poster or apply for a talk (limited space available) describing the funded single cell analysis project and current progress.
- Designate one individual as the primary presenter of the poster for each SCAP award.
Do I need to submit an abstract?
- If you wish to present a poster or talk at the meeting, you must submit an abstract.
- Investigators actively funded under SCAP RFAs are required to submit an abstract describing their work and progress. Due to a limited number of slots for both presentations and posters, we ask for one abstract per award. Please coordinate among your award collaborators to determine the abstract you wish to submit.
- Funded investigators who have not spoken at previous meetings will be given priority during talk selection, but everyone is welcome to submit an abstract for either format.
How do I submit an abstract?
- If you are interested in presenting a talk or a poster, please indicate your interest during registration, format your abstract following the Abstract Template guidelines, and email your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts are due by June 2, 2017.
- Please include relevant NIH grant numbers in your acknowledgements section.
When will my abstract be approved?
- You will receive a confirmation email when your abstract is submitted and a notification email when your abstract has been selected for a presentation or poster. All SCAP grantees are guaranteed poster space.
What are the presentation or poster requirements?
- Posters should be no more than 4 ft x 4 ft in size. Thumbtacks/velcro will be provided on-site. Each presenter will receive an assigned number and designated space for the poster session.
Materials from previous meetings are posted on the Single Cell Analysis Program Website.