T H E   N I H    C A T A L Y S T      M A R C H  –   A P R I L   1999


The NIH Bioengineering Consortium (BECON) will host its 1999 symposium, Visualizing the Future of Biology and Medicine," on June 25–26 at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda. Bioimaging advances in disease detection, diagnosis, and therapy are on the agenda. For registration and more information, visit the BECON symposium web site.

Anyone who would like to present a poster should contact Phil Chen at 496-3561 immediately.


In concert with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, NIGMS, NCI, and NIDDK are cosponsoring a meeting, "Membrane Transporters and Drug Therapy," April 8–10, 1999, in Masur Auditorium. Structural, physiologic, genetic/genomic, and pharmaceutical aspects of membrane transporters will be discussed, as well as the role of these proteins in drug discovery, development, and therapy. The meeting is free to all NIH employees. Registration info and agenda can be found on the web.


"Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints: Advancing Clinical Research and Applications," an international conference cosponsored by NIH and FDA, will be held at the NIH Natcher Conference Center April 15–16, 1999.

NIH Director Harold Varmus, FDA Commissioner Jane Henney, and John Niblack, of Pfizer, Inc., will keynote. For more info,click on to <http://www4.od.nih.gov/biomarkers> or contact Saundra Bromberg, 11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 350, Rockville, MD 20852-2624; (301) 468-6004, ext. 406.


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