2023 RCMI Consortium National Conference April 12-14, 2023

RCMI Coordinating Center (RCMI – CC)

2023 RCMI Consortium National Conference

On behalf of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Conference Organizing Committee, the RCMI Principal Investigators, Faculty and Staff, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Program Officers and Project Scientists, we are pleased to invite you to the 2023 RCMI Consortium National Conference that will be held in Bethesda, Maryland, from April 12 to 14, 2023.

The Conference theme is Inclusive Excellence, and the scientific sessions and oral and poster presentations will showcase the best science across the 22 RCMI Institutions. Following opening remarks by NIMHD Director, Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, Dr. Marie Bernard will highlight NIH Workforce Diversity Initiatives and Funding Opportunities. The Opening Session will also highlight state-of-the-art research conducted at NIGMS, NHLBI, NIAID, and NCI by Leaders Dr. John Lorsch, Dr. Garry Gibbons, Dr. Wilson Compton, and Dr. Douglas R. Lowy, respectively. Also, an update on NIMHD evaluation of the RCMI Program, as well as an update on the progress of the RCMI Coordinating Center in defining common metrics and data collection standards for evidence-based evaluation of the RCMI U54 Centers will be provided.

Concurrent workshops will feature the following RCMI areas of special emphasis and research collaborations: (1) Investigator Development Consortium; (2) Community Engagement and Evaluation Consortium; (3) Data Collection, Profiles, MPI Finder demos; (4) NRMN Alumni Networking and Research Collaboration; (5) RCMI Clinical Research Network Multi-Site Collaboration; (6) Data Science Collaboration; and (7) NIAID Collaborations between CFARs and RCMIs on HIV/AIDS. These and other workshops will introduce how the 22 RCMI U54 Centers can showcase their scientific discoveries and community health impact with the new RCMI Consortium website, as well as share solutions on efficient data collection for progress reports, evaluation, and other research-related deliverables.

We would be delighted to have you attend this conference and/or submit an abstract for a poster presentation. Your participation will contribute to the success of this program and to the RCMI theme of Inclusive Excellence.

Kindly respond to this invitation on or before March 17, 2023, to secure a place as an attendee and pay the standard registration fee, or before March 31, 2023, to submit an abstract.

We look forward to receiving your confirmed registration for the upcoming 2023 RCMI Consortium National Conference. For more information, please see the attached Program Agenda or visit the conference website at https://rcmi-cc.org/conference2023

To register, please visit the registration portal at https://programs.the1jg.com/YwKGKD

To view the abstract submission guidelines, navigate to https://rcmi-cc.org/conference2023/abstract-submission-guidelines

To submit an abstract, use the online form at https://rcmi-cc.org/conference2023/abstracts/

Bethesda Marriott Hotel offers a special group rate of 209 USD per night: Book your group rate for RCMI2023

Please keep the following dates in mind when planning to attend and present an abstract during the 2023 RCMI Consortium National Conference:

  • 03/31/2023 Abstract Submissions Due
    Authors will be notified of receipt via the email(s) listed on the online submission form within 3 working days.
  • 03/27/2023 Lodging Deadline
  • Conference discounted group rates are available using this hyperlink Book your group rate for RCMI2023
  • 03/31/2023 Poster Presentation Notifications Responses Due
    Authors notified of selection must complete the response form on this date.
  • 04/05/2023 Abstract Selection Notification
    Selection for presentation and format notifications will be communicated to authors.
  • 04/07/2023 Notification Responses Due
    Authors notified of selection must complete the response form on this date.
  • 04/12/2023 Conference Begins

Pre-Conference workshops begin Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

Yours Sincerely, and on behalf of the RCMI U54 Centers PIs and Conference Organizing Committee:

Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, Conference Chair and Contact PI, RCMI Coordinating Center

Emma Fernández-Repollet, Ph.D., Chair, Steering Committee, RCMI Consortium

Vivek R. Nerurkar, D.M.L.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., Multi-PI, RCMI Coordinating Center

Paul B. Tchounwou, ScD, Multi-PI, RCMI Coordinating Center

Daniel F. Sarpong, Ph.D., Multi-PI, RCMI Coordinating Center

Richard J. Noel, Jr., Ph.D., Chair, Abstract Review Committee, RCMI Conference

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