IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

Conference App Now Available

In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint of the 2019 NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference, we will not be printing conference booklets. Please see the information below to access the conference app via your mobile device or the web. We will also have instructions to access the app available in your swag bag at registration. The conference app is where you will find the most up to date information!  If you would like to download the conference agenda and print for yourself, you are more than welcome to do so!

You will be able to create your own conference agenda from the available sessions, network with other attendees, vote on the undergraduate posters, and provide event feedback--all in one convenient, environmentally-conscious place!

To Access the Conference App on the Web

To Access the Conference App on Your Mobile Device

  • Search "EventMobi" in the Google Play Store or Apple Store and install the app
  • Enter the code "wrc2019" to pull up the Western Regional Conference

To Sign In to the App (required)

  • Enter the email you used to register for the conference.
  • Click "Forgot Password" to reset your password for the app.

Monday October 7, 2019

8:00 AM-3:30 PM Pre-Conference Workshops/Meetings: Bioinformatics Workshop, Proteomics Workshop, Grant Writing Workshop, PEARL (Program Evaluation and Administration of Research Leaders) Meeting, Indigenous Health Working Group, NV INBRE Annual Statewide Meeting.  Details, timeframes and fees can be found on the Pre-Conference Workshop page.

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM Registration Check in and Poster Set-Up Available

3:30-6:30 PM Conference Welcome Session and Networking Reception (complimentary appetizers and cash bar available)

4:00 PM Welcome Remarks and Recognition of Dignitaries 

6:00-9:00 PM PI/PC VIP Dinner (by invitation only; transportation will be provided)

Tuesday October 8, 2019

6:30 AM Kick off your day with our early morning "For the Health of It" Fun Run/Wellness Walk   

7:15 AM Breakfast

8:15 AM Welcome and Keynote Address by Dr. Jon Lorsch, Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences 

Updates from the NIH Common Fund Update and WWAMI Region Practice Based Research Network

10:30-11:45 AM Morning Breakout Sessions: Administration and Evaluation, Cardiovascular, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, CTR-IN

12:00-1:30 PM Lunchtime Keynote Address by Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

1:30-3:30 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Genomics, Strategies for Mentoring to Foster Responsible Research, Cancer, Neuroscience, Public Health

3:30-5:30 PM Poster Session

4:30-5:30 PM PI/PC Closed Meetings

5:30-6:30 PM Amazon AWS Cloud Services Presentation

Wednesday October 9, 2019

7:30 AM Breakfast 

8:30 AM Updates from: NIH/IDea , STTR Hub, Council on Undergraduate Research

10:00-11:30 AM Breakout Sessions: STTR Hub, Building a Bridge from IDeA to TWD, Scientific Core Lightnight Talks, Disease, Women in Science

12:00-1:30 PM Awards Luncheon

The meeting will adjourn at 1:30 PM.

Full conference registration covers the following full meals:

Tuesday October 8: Executive Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Wednesday October 9: Executive Continental Breakfast and Lunch

We will also provide appetizers and a cash bar at the Welcome & Networking Reception and afternoon refreshments and coffee/tea at the poster session.