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Department of Health and Human Services – BARDA Industry Day Lightning Talks

Submissions accepted: July 7-August 9, 2021

Meeting Date: November 3-4, 2021

Purpose: BARDA is pleased to continue our featured Lightning Talks showcase during this year’s virtual BARDA Industry Day (BID) on November 3- 4, 2021. This year’s BID will highlight the ways we collaborate with our stakeholders to continually enhance our medical countermeasure capabilities and efficiencies. This year’s theme is “Strengthening Partnerships, Advancing Innovation,” so diverse sessions will showcase the development of novel technologies, and encourage new collaborations that make these innovations possible.

BARDA Industry Day 2021 will be featuring our fourth annual Lightning Talks session to showcase innovative discoveries and promote stakeholder networking through virtual conference introductions. Lightning Talks will be featured on both days during the afternoon sessions.

The Lightning Talk sessions are rapid presentations  – fast paced, innovative, intriguing, and delivered in under 6 minutes! Lightning Talks are designed to be brief, energetic, and full of information to pique the curiosity of prospective industry and government partners. After the audience experiences this year’s lineup of succinct, dynamic presentations we encourage further introductions and virtual networking opportunities among all of our various attendees – BARDA staff, presenters, and other industry stakeholders.

Individuals and companies interested in submitting a topic for a Lightning Talk will need to submit a brief (maximum 500 words) summary of the proposed presentation with one optional PowerPoint slide.

Submissions will be accepted from July 7, 2021-August 9, 2021, so start planning your presentation today!

Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for Lightning Talks the week of September 6, 2021.

Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health – Notice To Announce Request for Information (RFI) Inviting Input on NIAAA’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan Outline

Response Date: July 30, 2021

Document Number: 2021-13239  

Purpose: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is currently developing an updated strategic plan to highlight priorities and guide activities for advancing the Institute’s mission over the next five years. Through this Request for Information, NIAAA seeks comments on the draft outline for its FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan from diverse stakeholders, including scientific experts, health care providers, patients and family members, advocacy groups, other federal agencies, and non-governmental scientific, professional, and healthcare organizations.

Contact: Rachel I. Anderson, Strategic Plan Coordinator, Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817. Telephone: 301-827-4681. Email:

Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Notice of Meeting

Meeting Date: August 12, 2021

Purpose: The meeting is open to the public and will include consideration of minutes from the SAMHSA CSAT NAC meeting of March 31, 2021; an update on CSAT activities; a discussion with SAMHSA leadership; and discussion of recovery and recovery support. Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the Council. Written submissions should be forwarded to the contact person on or before August 6, 2021. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled at the conclusion of the meeting. Individuals interested in making oral presentations must notify the contact person on or before August 6, 2021. Five minutes will be allotted for each presentation.

Contact:  Tracy Goss, Designated Federal Officer, CSAT National Advisory Council, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 (mail), Telephone: (240) 276-0759, Email:

Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health – Request for Information (RFI) for the National Cancer Institute’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)

Response Date: July 23, 2021

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-RFI-MOSB-75N91020R00062-13

Purpose: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is requesting information from all parties who may be interested in the re-competition of the NCI’s FFRDC.  The FFRDC provides rapid response capabilities and one-of-a-kind resources for the biomedical research community within NCI, NIH and other Federal Agencies. Located in Frederick, MD, the NCI’s FFRDC is a Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GOCO) research facility with a unique array of research support and advanced technologies, whose purpose is to bridge the gaps from discovery to healthcare delivery; to accelerate the development of new technologies and prototype treatments for patients; and to pave the way for new advances to enter clinical trials for testing, approval, and delivery to patients via the commercial sector.

Contact: Lisa Bielen, Contracting Officer,