The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be holding an advisory meeting.
The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. NINDS supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants-in-aid, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics. They also fund and conducts research training and career development programs to increase basic, translational and clinical neuroscience expertise and ensure a vibrant, talented, and diverse work force. Another of their functions is to promote the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers. The NINDS Council meets regularly three times a year: in early February, late May, and mid-September. Each meeting of the NINDS Council is about one and one half days long. A portion of this meeting is open to the public and the remainder is a closed confidential session devoted primarily to the review of applications.
Members of the public are welcome to attend a portion of the meeting. For more information please visit NINDS website.