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IDeA Western Regional Conference

October 18, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Dear IDeA Colleagues:


Registration is now open for the 2017 NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference, October 18 – 20, in Jackson Hole, WY!


5th NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference

October 18-20, 2017

Snow King Resort, Jackson WY


Registration is now open for the 2017 NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference, October 18 – 20, in Jackson Hole, WY.


To Register: 2-STEP PROCESS

  1. To register, click here(step 1 of 2).
  2. To pay: click here(step 2 of 2).

Both steps must be completed to be considered ‘registered’.


To book your hotel rooms: CLICK HERE

– To access online agenda: CLICK HERE

– Conference Website: CLICK HERE





1 Day Grant Writers Workshop- NIH R01/R15 Writing Workshop: ‘Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals”. $100 fee- includes $75 NIH writing workbook and lunch, Dr. Lauren Broyles, Grant Writers LLC.

½ Day Bioinformatics Workshop- Have you ever wondered how scientists generate those interesting figures in scientific papers? It is often accomplished not in Excel, but through using informatics tools such as R. R is one of the most common and powerful statistics and graphing computer languages used in the sciences. This half-day workshop will introduce you to a range of visualization routines in R. The workshop is limited to 25 participants to ensure an intimate learning environment. This workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty on a first-come, first-served basis. $35 fee, activities, bioinformatics keynote speaker Dent Earl, lunch included.



OCTOBER 19-20:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Jonathan Eisen, UC-David Genome Center. “The Microbiome”. See Jonathan in Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27lMmdmy-b8

Talks/panels for studentsfaculty, and staff including:

  • 15 science talks representing each of the 7 states in the Western IDeA Region
  • “Ending Native American Health Disparities” ½ day session with keynote, scientist and community member panels, investigator presentations
  • Dr. Rafael Luna- NRMN, “Scientific Storytelling”
  • Dr. Elizabeth Ofili- Director NRMN Research Resources and Outreach Core
  • Entrepreneurship Panel
  • Mentoring Panel
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Programmatic Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Updates from NIH, NAIPI, SEPA


If you have questions don’t hesitate to contact me.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Cheers, SS   

R. Scott Seville, Ph.D.

Director NIH NIGMS IDeA Wyoming INBRE


Professor of Zoology and Physiology

University of Wyoming- Casper
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601

Ph# 307-268-2543
Cell# 307-277-3106
FAX# 307-268-2416




October 18, 2017
October 20, 2017


Snow King Resort
Jackson, WY United States + Google Map
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