The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites the rare disease community to register for the NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development Demonstration and Dissemination meeting on Friday September 8, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. This event will mark the official launch of the NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Drug Development website. This is the registration site on which you must register in order to attend the meeting.

NCATS will be launching the Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development to provide a centralized online portal for resources and tools that will help patient groups make additional progress along the entire translational Research and Development (R&D) continuum. Since early 2016, NCATS has worked with a diverse group of partners in the rare disease community to conduct an extensive analysis of available tools and to define, characterize and organize them onto a centralized portal that should be helpful to all patient groups regardless of how far along R&D continuum they might be. This meeting will offer the patient community the immediate opportunity to learn how the Toolkit can streamline the search for the right tools to help in their therapeutic development activities as well as the opportunity to provide additional insights into how the Toolkit can be refined, expanded and otherwise made even more helpful.