The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health will hold its inaugural NCATS Day ― Partnering with Patients for Smarter Science. The purpose of the event is to inform patients and their advocates about NCATS, including its philosophy and programmatic approaches; identify patient needs; and collectively discuss ways for improved patient inclusion in NCATS’ translational science activities.
The full-day event will feature presentations, interactive activities and a poster session to provide more details about NCATS programs and initiatives. Designed for patients, families, caregivers and patient advocacy groups, the event will foster an open dialogue among patients and their advocates to discuss common translational science roadblocks, brainstorm ideas for improvement and apply that knowledge to strengthen patient and community engagement at NCATS.
More information is available via the NCATS website.