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September 21, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 18

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Register for Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Cyber-seminars on Program Dissemination

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NCI’s Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. will be hosting a cyber-seminar series called “Dialogue on Dissemination” this fall, bringing together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of cancer control to discuss how evidence-based programs can be delivered effectively to the public health community.

The first in this series, scheduled for September 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET, looks at program dissemination from the perspective of cancer control researchers. Guests include Drs. Matthew Kreuter and Ross Brownson of Washington University in St. Louis and Dr. Deborah Bowen of Boston University.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Russell Glasgow, the new deputy director for dissemination and implementation science in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, and it will engage participants in a wide-ranging discussion on the successes and challenges of disseminating cancer control research. 

Register to participate in the cyber-seminar on the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Web site. The next seminar in this series is on October 26, with guests discussing program dissemination from the policymaker’s perspective, and, at the third seminar on November 16, guests will discuss the practitioner's perspective.

All of the seminars will be available through the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. archive, as are past cyber-seminars.

NIH Invites Comments on Draft Strategic Plan for Obesity Research

The NIH Obesity Research Task Force is developing an updated Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research to guide a broad spectrum of research toward developing new and more effective approaches to addressing obesity. This plan reflects the rapid progress in obesity research and new scientific opportunities that have emerged in the years since NIH published its first strategic plan for research on this topic.

The new draft strategic plan is available for scientific and public comment until October 14.

Registration Open for 2010 NCI SBIR Investor Forum

NCI’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center will host the 2010 NCI SBIR Investor Forum on November 9 at the Stanford University Alumni Center in Stanford, CA. The event is designed to connect investors and strategic partners with the top SBIR-funded companies developing breakthrough cancer therapeutics and technologies that are primed for commercialization.

The forum will build upon the success of last year’s inaugural NCI SBIR Investor Forum, which attracted nearly 200 leading investors and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. This year’s event will feature private breakout sessions; opportunities to meet with NCI SBIR Development Center staff to discuss emerging technologies and upcoming funding opportunities; and time to network with leaders in cancer research, investment, life sciences, and biomedical technology industries.

Registration is free, but seating is limited. More information is available online.

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