Administrators' Meeting (Closed meeting)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW

It was our pleasure to welcome the CFAR Administrative Directors and CFAR staff members to Washington, DC for the annual CFAR Administrators’ Meeting. This interactive meeting provided opportunities to share best practices, discuss challenges, and stimulate collaboration and innovation in the CFAR program.

Meeting Agenda


8:00-8:30 am

      

Breakfast with NCCC – in Café Dupont

8:30-8:40 am

 

Welcome and Introductions
Patti Simon, DC CFAR

8:40-10:00 am

 

NIH CFAR Program Updates and Discussion
30 min each, followed by 20 min discussion

Ann Namkung Lee (moderator)
Candice Beaubien
Elaine Wong

10:00-11:00 am

 

Grants Management Updates and Discussion
40 min, followed by 20 min discussion

Ann Namkung Lee (moderator)
Ann Devine

11:00-11:15 am

 

BREAK

11:15-12:00 pm

 

Rapid Fire Session – Innovations in CFAR Administration
1 Representative from each CFAR – 1 slide, 2 minutes

12:00-1:00 pm

 

LUNCH with NCCC– in Café Dupont

1:00-2:40 pm

 

CFAR Best and Common Practices
10 min followed by 10 min discussion each

Co-Moderators: Justin Schmandt, Third Coast CFAR and Prema Menezes, UNC CFAR

NIH Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research – One CFAR’s Experience
Susan Mello, UW/Fred Hutch CFAR

Strategies for Effective and Engaging Meetings
Lauren Sterling, UCSF CFAR

Using Social Media to Promote CFAR
Jenny Anderson, Emory University CFAR

Tracking Core Utilization
Mark Ingaciola, Harvard CFAR

Results of CFAR Staffing Survey
Mary Oris, Duke CFAR

2:40-2:55 pm

 

BREAK

2:55-3:35 pm

 

Panel: Strategies for Minimizing Unobligated Balances and Managing Carryforward Funds
5 min each, followed by 20 min discussion

Co-Moderators: Donna Porter, UAB CFAR and Kate Gordon, Penn CFAR

Panelists:
Mark Ingaciola, Harvard CFAR
Susan Mello, UW/Fred Hutch CFAR
Anne Efron, JHU CFAR
Shelle Bryant, Emory CFAR

3:35-4:00 pm

 

Panel: Competing Renewal Planning and Submission
5 min each, followed by 15 min discussion

Co-Moderators: Kathie Ferbas, UCLA CFAR and TBN

Panelists:
Laura Enders, Rochester CFAR
Jina Lee, UCLA CFAR
Kim Schafer, UCSD CFAR
Michelle Ward, UW/Fred Hutch CFAR

4:00 pm

 

Wrap-up
Patti Simon, DC CFAR

4:00-4:30 pm

 

Post Meeting Discussion: Hosting the Annual National Meeting (Optional)
Mark Ingaciola, Harvard CFAR
Susan Mello, UW/Fred Hutch CFAR
Brandi Robinson, DC CFAR
Patti Simon, DC CFAR
Shelle Bryant, Emory CFAR
Kimbi Hagan, Emory CFAR