Joint Meeting: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Review Board
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will hold a joint meeting of their Advisory Council and their Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Review Board. This joint meeting will feature presentations by NCATS leadership and invited guests. NCATS staff will present proposed initiative concepts for Advisory Council/CAN Review Board consideration.
The NCATS Advisory Council provides guidance, consults and makes recommendations to the secretary of Health and Human Services, the NIH director and to the NCATS director on Center initiatives, policies and programs.
Authorized to reduce significant barriers to successful translation and accelerate the development of high-need cures, the Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) provides NCATS with flexibility in how it funds projects. Implementation of this authority is guided by the CAN Review Board, which according to its charter, advises and provides recommendations to the NCATS director on the policies, programs and procedures for carrying out the duties of the Office of the Director and on identifying significant barriers to successful translation of basic science into clinical application. The CAN Review Board also discusses concept clearances for potential NCATS initiatives.
More information is available via the NCATS website.