NIH Invitation to Public Meetings on the BRAIN Initiative

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Why is the BRAIN Initiative needed? How will it work?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold four meetings open to the public to discuss the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

Join NIH officials for one of these four public meetings:

  • May 29, 2013, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Marriot Marquis
  • June 26, 2013, New York, NY
  • July 29, 2013, Boston, MA
  • August 2013, TBD

You can attend in person or by phone. For information on upcoming locations, dial-in information, and to register to attend, visit the NIH BRAIN Initiative webpage.

The BRAIN Initiative has the ability to unlock mysteries of the functioning of the brain that could lead to collaborative research on new ways to treat, prevent, and cure many brain conditions and diseases, like hydrocephalus. This is our opportunity as a community to ensure that our voice is heard during the planning stages of the initiative. If you are able to participate in the public meetings, some questions to consider asking include:

  • How will NIH measure the success of the various grantees and the overall goals of the initiative?
  • How will NIH involve patient groups, like those of us living with hydrocephalus, throughout the planning process?

We encourage members from our community to participate in these meetings.

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