The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the NIH in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program has announced pre-registration for a symposium on evolving approaches that take advantage of electronic health records, biorepositories and genotyping to create new opportunities for clinical phenotyping. This program may be of interest to sleep and circadian clinical researchers working in conjunction with CTSA center programs. The 2010 Opportunities for Collaborative Clinical and Translational Science: Enhancing Clinical Phenotyping symposium is Sept. 28, 2010, in Bethesda, Md.

The trans-NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) will host OppNet: Expanding Opportunities in Basic Behavioral and Social Science Research Oct. 28-29, 2010, in Washington, D.C. This meeting may be of interest to sleep and circadian researchers concerned with cognition, emotion, gene x environment interactions, the development of methodological approaches, or learning more about the NIH OppNet initiative. Breakout and brainstorming sessions may provide opportunities to introduce sleep/circadian factors into discussion.