2019 NIH IDeA Western Regional Meeting

IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

October 7-9, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

The 2019 NIH IDeA Western Regional Meeting will be held October 7-9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.  Check this page for updates and information as the event approaches. Have a great idea or request for the meeting?  Submit your suggestions!


Registration will open in April 2019!

Registration Rates will be as follows:

  • Faculty/Staff $325 
  • Students $275

Late Registration Fees effective as of August 27, 2019:

  • Faculty/Staff $375
  • Students $325
Refund Policy
  • For refunds requested through August 31, a $25 processing fee will be retained.
  • For refunds requested September 1 through September 30, a $50 fee will be retained.
  • For refunds requested October 1, a $75 fee will be retained.
  • No refunds will be given after October 1, except for emergencies.

Hotel Accommodations

The 2019 NIH IDeA Western Regional Meeting and the Rio Hotel are offering the meeting rate of $103 per night for 3 days prior and 3 days after the meeting to allow you to extend your stay for some extra fun or rest and relaxation!  At the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino every room is a spacious suite and they all feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Las Vegas Valley. Free parking and a convenient location near the Las Vegas Strip make it easy to explore all of Las Vegas.

Important InformationYou must be at least 21 years old to book a hotel room in the state of Nevada.  Meeting attendees who are not yet 21 years old will have to work with a faculty mentor or staff person to book their room.

Room Rates are $103 per room, per night (single or double occupancy).  This rate does not include $22 resort fee and current occupancy tax.  Additional guests will be charged at a rate of $30.00 per person, per night, with a maximum of four (4) persons per guest room.  The resort fee includes unlimited local phone calls, two (2) guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center (does not include use of the spa), and in-room internet access to include two (2) devices per room per day.   

Book your accommodations now!


Monday October 7, 2019
  • Pre-Conference Workshops/Meetings

    • Pre-Conference Workshop: Bioinformatics
    • Pre-Conference Workshop: Grant Writing
    • PEARL (Program Evaluation and Administration of Research Leaders) Meeting
    • American Indian Health Disparities Meeting
    • NV INBRE Annual Statewide Meeting
  • Poster Set-Up Available
  • Conference Meet & Greet Appetizer Hour

  • PI/PC VIP Dinner (by invitation only)
Tuesday October 8, 2019
  • Start off your day with our morning Fun Run/Wellness Walk
  • Keynote Address

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Poster Session

Wednesday October 9, 2019
  • NIH/IDea Updates

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Awards Luncheon

Don't forget...

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