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Oct. 9-10: SACHRP Meeting
8:30 a.m.; 200 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will meet Oct. 9 and 10. Agenda items include informed consent issues, NeuroNext IRB experience, Internet research, and other items.

Oct. 9-12: NIH Research Festival
10 a.m.; 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold its annual Research Festival Oct. 9 through Oct. 12. The opening plenary, featuring NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and several other Institute directors, will focus on where the NIH has been over the last 125 years and the “big vision” of where the NIH is going in the future. Other events include plenary sessions, poster sessions, awards ceremonies, and special exhibits.

Oct. 12: NHSC Second Annual Community Day
Times and Locations Vary
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) will host the second annual Community Day, celebrating the role of NHSC in communities across the nation. Times and locations vary. Visit the NHSC Community Day page to find events near you.

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