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NINR to hold symposium on symptom science research

For Immediate Release: 4/19/2017                                                            

Edmond Byrnes, Ph.D.

Media Advisory: NIH to hold symposium on symptom science research

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Intramural Research Program will convene a scientific symposium, Symptom Science Research: A Path to Precision Health. The symposium will highlight scientific advances and collaborations across the National Institutes of Health and other organizations. The symposium will include scientific panels on the role of the gut-liver-brain axis on inflammation, addiction and infection; the role of inflammatory and glutamatergic pathways on fatigue; and identifying biomarkers to improve clinical care of patients with brain injury.  

Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Clinical Center, NIH campus, Bethesda, Maryland. The event will be live streamed and archived at:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

  • Panel 1: The Role of the Gut-Liver-Brain Axis on Inflammation, Addiction and Infection
  • Panel 2: The Role of Inflammatory and Glutamatergic Pathways on Fatigue
  • Panel 3: Identifying Biomarkers to Improve Clinical Care of Patients with Brain Injury

More information
The event is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required. Register on-site or online at
To view a list of speakers and the agenda, visit

To schedule interviews or press attendance, please contact Edmond Byrnes, (301) 496-0235,

About the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): NINR supports basic and clinical research that develops the knowledge to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and enhance end-of-life and palliative care. For more information about NINR, visit the website at

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about the NIH and its programs, visit

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