The Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative®, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, will convene the 5th Annual NIH HEAL Initiative Scientific Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7-8, 2024, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. A virtual option is also available.

The meeting will bring together HEAL-funded researchers, patient and community partners/advisors, federal officials, and other stakeholders.

The meeting will allow attendees to:

  • Share research advances and cutting-edge science.
  • Discover opportunities, challenges, and approaches to build on HEAL progress.
  • Connect and explore collaboration with other HEAL-funded researchers and stakeholders to enhance HEAL-funded research.

Meeting registration timeline:

November 8, 2023

  • In-person registration opens for members of HEAL-funded research teams, including principal investigators, early career researchers, trainees, and patient and community partners/advisors.
  • Virtual registration opens for all attendee types.

December 6, 2023 (space permitting; first come, first served)

  • In-person registration opens for NIH staff affiliated with HEAL.
  • Virtual registration remains open for all attendee types.
Register now

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February 7-8, 2024
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Bethesda, MD , 20852