One way to achieve the CTSA Program goals is by organizing two in-person annual meetings to bring key consortium stakeholders together. The Fall CTSA Program Meetings focus on priority areas and opportunities for the consortium members to come together to share best practices. The agenda for this meeting is planned by the CTSA Program Steering Committee with input received through prior meeting evaluations and additional input solicited from the consortium. The meeting of the Administrators Group is also supported during the Fall. The Spring CTSA Program Group Meetings support meetings of several Enterprise Committees (EC) and Consortium groups. Team leads and respective membership collaborate to plan the group agendas.
Personnel from CTSA Program hubs that have active grants are encouraged to attend. A CTSA Program hub is defined as a UL1 award with a linked KL2 award and an optional TL1 award. CTSA Program hubs can consist of a single institution, plus the possibility of one or more participating partner institutions. Hubs in no cost extension are eligible to attend. Participation in the CTSA Program meetings by personnel from partnering institutions is encouraged. Refer to the NCATS CTSA Program Funding Table and/or the Notice of Grant Award to determine eligibility. Prior approval through NCATS is required for attendance of participants outside of an eligible CTSA Program hub. Please contact: NCATS_CTSA_Program@mail.nih.gov
On occasion, meals may be provided by CLIC as justified in their grant as an integral and necessary part of a conference (i.e., a working meal where business is transacted). If this occurs, hub participants who partake of the meal(s) and receive travel expenses from their hub award may not request or receive reimbursement from the hub for meals as part of their per diem.