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Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session I Plenary Session IIPlenary Session III

Plenary Session I

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Masur Auditorium

During this session, the following Institute Directors will communicate the major goals and scientific accomplishments of their institutes, and will discuss the research advances in their own labs.

The most important nine months of your life
Diana Bianchi, M.D. 
Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Mental health research: priorities and progress
Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D. 
Director, National Institute of Mental Health

Advancing health through accelerating information access:the National Library of Medicine prepares for its third century
Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D.
Director, National Library of Medicine

Ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic: an achievable goal
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. 
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Plenary Session II

Thursday, September 13, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Masur Auditorium

During this session, we will hear about recent research advances in the areas of immunodeficiency, rare diseases, genetic disorders, and membrane proteins.

Plenary Session III

Friday, September 14, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Masur Auditorium

During this session, we will hear about the recent research advances in the areas of food and skin allergies, and virus pathogenesis and vaccine development.