2018 National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 
 Precision Health: Smart Technologies, Smart Health

 Boot Camp

July 23-27, 2018 
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland 


Monday toThursday
8:30 AM - 5 PM 

Friday, 8:30 AM - Noon

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Boot Camp: Building 35A, the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, room 610/640 on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Mini-Symposium on the afternoon of July 23: Building 10, Lipsett Auditorium
Poster Session: Building 10, FAES Terrace. Guides and information will be provided on Monday morning in Building 35A.

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Ashanti Edwards

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences 
Telephone:  301-496-7977 


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The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) is dedicated to promoting and supporting biomedical research within the NIH intramural program.




The 2018 NINR Boot Camp is a one-week intensive research training course at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the course is administered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES).

NINR's 2018 “Precision Health: From ‘Omics’ to Data Science” Boot Camp will engage and inform scientists, clinicians, graduate students, and faculty from multiple disciplines on the latest
advances in genomics, pharmacogenomics, nutrigenomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, and data science as well as the associated ethical, legal, and social implications of precision health. The Boot Camp will address the impact of precision health on health care and society
and will feature lectures by distinguished guest speakers, discussion groups, and case studies of targeted strategies.  

The event is FREE. Attendees are required to pay for housing, food, and transportation expenses incurred during program participation.

Presentations and slides will be provided electronically. Please bring your laptop. 

Course Objectives
Engage with leaders in the areas of emerging "omics" technologies, protecting participant privacy, data sharing, and data science.

  • Assess how integrating patient-provider collaborations with “omics” and data science technologies is refining definitions of health and illness.
  • Take part in interactive discussions on case studies of targeted strategies and focused topics moderated by scientific experts.
  • Network with other attendees and speakers to share ideas, ask questions, and find potential collaborators.

Who Should Attend?
Graduate students, faculty, and clinicians who are citizens or permanent U.S. residents may attend.

Speakers, Faculty, and Staff
The speakers in this course will include nationally known experts
from various institutions including the NIH and universities across
the United States. 

Call for Abstracts
For poster session to be held on Monday, July 23rd in Building 10, FAES Terrace. You can submit your abstract at https://faes.formstack.com/forms/ninr_abstract_submission_form

  • Areas of research should include digital health, mobile technology, wearables, sensors, virtual/augmented reality, or molecular omics science (e.g., genomics, microbiome, gene expression, proteomics, metabolomics).
    All abstracts will be made available to the public on the NINR website.
  • The first 100 abstracts will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to submit is April 30.  


Recommended Accommodations

 DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda - Washington DC at $154.00 per night. Online reservations, click here.  You may also make your reservation by phone, by calling 1-800-955-7359 and asking for FAES- NINR Boot Camp rate Code: FA7.  To guarantee this rate your reservation must be made by Saturday, June 30, 2018.   Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi and Shuttle service, self and valet parking, gym and rooftop pool, onsite restaurant. 

Marriott Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown at $159.00 per night.   For online reservations, click here. To guarantee this rate your reservation must be made by Monday, June 25, 2018.  Amenities: Complimentary High Speed Internet, Breakfast, Fitness Center. 

Hyatt Regency Bethesda at $175.00 per night.  For online reservations, click here.  To guarantee this rate your reservation must be made by Monday, June 25, 2018.