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Newsletter No. 64 -- June 2003

FROM: Cancer Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, June, 2003.

CIP Web Site: http://cip.cancer.gov/

CANCER IMAGING PROGRAM is our new name.

Meetings

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH (moved from Toronto)
94th Annual Meeting, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, July 11-14, 2003
URL: http://www.aacr.org/2003AM/2003AM.asp

SOCIETY FOR MOLECULAR IMAGING
Second Annual Meeting, August 15-18, 2003, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA USA
URL: http://www.molecularimaging.org

AAPM 2003 ANNUAL MEETING AND TECHNICAL EXHIBITS
August 10 - 14, 2003, San Diego, California
Includes Medical Imaging Research Symposium, August 10, 2003
URL: http://www.aapm.org/main.asp

IMAGING IN 2020 III
Conference on Molecular Imaging, September 7-11, 2003, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
URL: http://www.imagingin2020.com/

AMI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2003
September 21-27, 2003
Institute for Molecular Imaging/HiRes (9/21-24/2003, Melia Castilla Hotel)
Society of Non-Invasive Imaging in Drug Development (9/24-26/2003, Melia Castilla Hotel)
Institute for Clinical PET (9/26-27/2003, NH Eurobuilding Hotel)
URL: http://www.ami-imaging.org/conference2003/

ACRIN (AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY IMAGING NETWORK)
Fall meeting, September 19-21, 2003, Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
URL: http://www.acrin.org

NIH


1. SMALL ANIMAL IMAGING RESOURCE PROGRAMS (NCI) (CA-04-011)
Expected Letter of Intent Deadline: October 20, 2003
Expected Application Deadline: November 17, 2003
The NCI Board of Scientific Advisors has approved reissuing the Cancer Imaging Program's Small Animal Imaging Resource Program (SAIRP) initiative. The total funding for the initiative is $18.3M, with $4.5M available in the first year; it is expected that 5 SAIRPs will be funded.
Information will be available in the NIH Guide. The discussion at the BSA meeting will be available at http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/bsa.htm A short description of the approved initiative appears with Recently Cleared Concepts at http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/concepts/CA-04-011.htm
URL for NIH Guide: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html

2. DRAFT NIH STATEMENT ON SHARING AND DISTRIBUTING MOUSE RESOURCES: PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 1, 2003 (NIH)(NOT-OD-03-043)
The NIH is providing significant support for the development of mice with genetic changes. This resource is being developed to assist the scientific community in furthering its interest in biomedical research. To ensure that these mouse resources are made available to the scientific community in a timely manner, the NIH has developed a draft policy, which can be found at
http://www.nih.gov/science/models/mouse/sharing/index.html.
URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-043.html

3. CORRECTED DATES: INNOVATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES (NIH) (NOT-OD-O3-044)
URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-044.html

4. NCRR HIGH END INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM (NCRR) (RFA-RR-03-009)
LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: August 15, 2003;
APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: September 19, 2003
The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) is reissuing the High End Instrumentation (HEI) Program for the support of research instrumentation. Awards will be made for up to a maximum of $2.0 million in direct costs for a single major item of equipment. Instruments in this category include, but are not limited to, structural and functional imaging systems, macromolecular NMR spectrometers, high-resolution mass spectrometers, electron microscopes, and supercomputers.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-03-009.html

5. TOOLS FOR COLLABORATIONS THAT INVOLVE DATA SHARING (NCRR, NIBIB, NIDA, NIEHS, NIMH, NINDS, NLM, NSF) (PAR-03-134)
The purpose of this program announcement (PA) is to invite proposals to develop tools and techniques to harness the unprecedented volume of data generated by collaborations among researchers. Proposals dealing with data from either research laboratories or from the clinical laboratories are welcome. This PA will use the NIH R01 award mechanism.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-134.html

6. NCI Academic Public-Private Partnership Program (AP4)
NCI Academic Public-Private Partnership Program (AP4) Planning Grant, was presented to the Board of Scientific Advisors March 3, 2003. The NCI is planning to create partnerships between academia, industry, non-profit institutions, and government to stimulate novel cancer therapeutic, prevention, diagnostic, and imaging intervention-directed research which takes advantage of the latest discovery and development technologies with a focus on orphan diseases, using a multidisciplinary approach.
URL: http://dtp.nci.nih.gov/docs/ap4/ap4-index.jsp
http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/concepts/AP4conceptU56.htm

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