||The January 16, 2014 joint meeting of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Advisory Council and the Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Review Board will feature presentations by NCATS leadership and invited guests. Presentations will include a Director’s Report, a report from a CAN Review Board meeting on Flexible Research Authority, a portfolio analysis of current NCATS activities, an overview of advancements in rare disease research, and a discussion of pediatric study-researcher matching. Council subcommittees also will report on 1) patient engagement; 2) partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and venture capital firms; and 3) medical technologies. In addition, NCATS staff will present a Concept Clearance of proposed initiatives for consideration and approval by Council.
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