November 8-9, 2011
Pediatric Critical Care and Rehabilitation (PCCR) Program, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NICHD; National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) , NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland
The USCIITG was formed to facilitate the formation of rigorous hypothesis-driven work by investigators from the scientific communities interested in critical illness and injury. Funded by the NIGMS, the Group aims to create a clinical research framework that reduces the barriers to investigation using the same investigator-initiated, evidence-driven, inclusive approach that has proven successful in other countries. For more information on the USCIITG, please visit the Group's Web site at http://usciitg.anes.med.umich.edu/ .
This conference will provide a venue for scientific development and collaboration across the multi-disciplinary community of critical care researchers. Prior to the conference, the community of researchers will submit abstracts to the Group Steering Committee. The meeting will rely on a "double-blind" review method, in which the identities, disciplines, and institutional affiliations of the submitters are not known to the reviewers, and in which the disciplines, identities, and Institutes/Centers of the reviewers are not known to the submitters. Once the review scores are averaged, the most meritorious will be presented.
The conference will also provide a venue for updates on the current and cutting-edge research and activities in various disciplines. This unique forum is currently the only one in which trauma surgeons, burn specialists, and pediatric intensivists interested in sepsis research might listen to and critique one another's research and possibly form research partnerships.
For more information about the meeting, including agenda and registration information, visit https://usciitg.org/index.php/meetings/2011-meetings/2011-nih-meeting-information.
Dr. Carol Nicholson, PCCR Program, NCMRR, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-6843