NIH News Alert
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Office of the Director, NIH


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 2, 1999
Contact:
Ellyn Pollack
(301) 402-1770

ORWH, NIEHS and ASCB to Sponsor a Workshop
on Advancing Women's Contributions to Science

BETHESDA, MD — AXXS 99 is a workshop to explore the role of professional societies in advancing women's contributions to science. Participants will develop action items that societies may consider for their membership, contribute to an annotated bibliography of career resources that will be made available on the Internet, and exchange information about the strengths and weaknesses of existing and planned society programs.

The workshop will address mentoring and networking, career development for mid- and senior-level women scientists, representation of women in scientific societies, sharing model systems that work, and outreach and collaboration between societies and other organizations.

Date: Thursday, December 9, 1999, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, December 10, 1999, 8 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Place: Washington Convention Center
900 9th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Sponsors: NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and The American Society for Cell Biology
Co-Sponsors: Center for Scientific Review, Fogarty International Center, National Eye Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Center for Research Resources