News & Events
NCATS Co-Sponsored Conferences
Third International Chordoma Research Workshop , Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - Saturday, March 19, 2011
Location: Bethesda North Marriott , Bethesda, MD
Description: This workshop was an opportunity to exchange ideas and develop collaborations with a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinical specialists from across the globe. As in years past, this workshop stimulated cross-disciplinary thinking spanning a breadth of topics from developmental biology to drug development and advances in surgical approaches.
Overcoming Barriers to International Clinical Trials for Rare Cancers , Friday, December 10, 2010
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Description: The goals of this conference were to introduce key institutional players to the topic of international clinical trials in rare cancers and to establish an ongoing dialogue. Participants left the meeting with a set of specific priorities that need to be enacted to promote these trials. The meeting promoted consensus on the way that resources are prioritized to address rare cancers. Participants were asked to convey the content of the meeting to their constituencies and to follow up with pilot concepts.