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Electronic Submission of Grant Applications Webinar for Foreign Institutions, Sept 27th,

Notice Number: NOT-OD-12-158


This webinar is designed as a primer for foreign applicants wanting more information about the process of submitting a grant application to the NIH. The presentation will be tailored to the specific needs of foreign applicants as it walks attendees through the required registration process, completing the application forms, submitting the application through, to tracking the application's status in NIH's eRA Commons.

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Live Broadcast
Time: 8:00am-10:00am Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Registration Required!

Note: This webinar will be captioned and recorded. The NIH will post the transcript, PowerPoint, and recording on the Foreign Grants website within 4 business days of the event.

Who should participate? This webinar is designed for investigators and administrators from foreign institutions who are responsible for developing and submitting grant applications. Space is limited! The webinar is limited to 1000 log-ins. Interested attendees should register as soon as possible.

To maximize participation and improve communication within our grantee institutions, NIH strongly encourages institutions to promote classroom style viewing whereby groups of viewers at one institution get together in one room to participate. Group viewing is a great way to discuss institutional processes that support the grant submission process within your institution!

Additional Resources: It will be helpful to attendees to have familiarized yourself with the NIH's Applying Electronically web page, as well as the eSubmission page for foreign grantees.

Webinar Logistics:

Reserve your webinar seat at
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a unique log-in number and additional information about joining the webinar.
The GoToWebinar Audio Checklist provides tips for using your computer's microphone and speakers
Attendees are encouraged to test your connection in advance of the webinar.
System Requirements::

PC-based attendees: Windows(r) 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Macintosh-based attendees: Mac OS(r) X 10.5 or newer Mobile attendees: iPhone(r), iPad(r), Android(tm) phone or Android tablet Internet Connection Type: At this time, the software does not support dial-up connections. However, the conference call line provided during registration will allow attendees to listen "live" to the webinar.

Reminder: Captioning will be provided during the webinar in English. The PowerPoint, transcript and recording of the webinar will be posted no later than Wed., Oct. 3, 2012 on the Foreign Grants website.


GoToWebinar registration questions? Email:

Need help with your application submission? General questions can be addressed to helpdesks found at which includes:

eRA Commons Help Desk (eRA Commons-related inquiries)
Web: (Preferred method of contact)
Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552
Phone: 301-402-7469
TTY: 301-451-5939
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7a.m. to 8 p.m. EST
Email: (for Commons Support)

NIH Grants Information Help Desk (general grant-related inquiries) Office of Extramural Research
Telephone: 301-435-0714
TTY: 301-451-5936
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m EST

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Summer Ethics Fellowship for medical students

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of medical professionals in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program about contemporary medical ethics. Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both history and the ethical issues facing their profession today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The tentative program dates for FASPE Medical are June 16 – June 27, 2013.

Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Thorin Tritter at

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 25 Sep 2012
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Ninth International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC), Munich, Germany, March 2013

The Ninth International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC) 2013 will take place in Munich, Germany in March 2013. It is dedicated to the motto "Clinical ethics: bridging clinical medicine and ethics". The aim is to bring together ethicists, ethics consultants, and clinicians to reflect on their related practices, needs, concepts, and research results.

We encourage you and all colleagues who are interested in these discussions to submit their abstracts to the conference - deadline is October 15th.

If you have any questions or need for further information please visit our website or contact us directly via
Prof. Dr. W. Hiddemann
Conference Chairman

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 20 Sep 2012
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Ethical Considerations in Studying Drug Safety — The Institute of Medicine Report

The tumult arising from revelations of serious safety risks associated with widely prescribed drugs, including rosiglitazone (Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline), rofecoxib (Vioxx, Merck), and celecoxib (Celebrex, Pfizer), has led to widespread recognition that improvement is needed in our national system of ensuring drug safety. Notwithstanding federal legislation in 2007 that strengthened the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the postmarketing period, critical weaknesses in the national system persist.

For the full report see:

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 17 Sep 2012
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Intensive Course “Ethics of Reproductive Technologies”, Leuven, Belgium, 14-16 November 2012

The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (of KU Leuven) is organising an intensive course on Ethics of Reproductive Technologies. The objective of this course is to focus at some of the most challenging ethical issues in reproductive medicine, as well on the level of fundamental notions as applied clinical questions.

During the course experts will give presentations on various topics in the domain of reproductive medicine. There will be time for intensive discussions. The language of instruction will be English.

The course is of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as medicine, philosophy and theology, health care administration, and PhD students undertaking courses of study in these areas. The intensive course Ethics of Reproductive Technologies is part of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics programme organised by a consortium of three European universities, namely the KU Leuven (Belgium), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and the Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy). Because of this combination, participants of the intensive course Ethics of Reproductive Technologies, will join Master students from all over the world.

The course fee is € 650 if you register and pay as a participant before September 15th 2012, € 750 for registration and payment from September 15th 2012 onwards.

This fee includes tuition and course materials, as well as refreshments, three lunches and a dinner. Detailed information on registration and payment can be found at our website under Intensive Courses.

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