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NCI SBIR Workshop on Translational Resources to Expedite Commercialization Success

May 22 – May 23, 2018

Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus Rockville/MD

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Event Overview

The National Cancer Institute's Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center will be hosting a workshop on Translational Resources to Expedite Commercialization Success (TRECS) on May 22-23, 2018 at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County campus in Rockville, MD. The workshop will provide SBIR- and STTR-funded companies an opportunity to learn how to utilize various federal and non-federal resources to advance commercialization. This year, we have invited speakers and panelists from a wide range of federal and private organizations including the FDA, CMS, BARDA, and private reimbursement experts (see Agenda & Speakers for the full list of participating organizations). Attendees will get a chance to meet one-on-one with their respective program officers, as well as speakers of their choice. The one-on-one meeting spots with speakers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please register early to secure your meeting.

One-on-one meetings are offered for each company, not each attendee.  

The TRECS Workshop is an exclusive event for all current NCI SBIR and STTR awardee companies (up to two attendees per company). Registration is complimentary; however, attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. If you have any questions regarding the TRECS Workshop, please send us an email at


Important Information on Registration

Upon registration, you will be prompted to provide information about your company, technology, and other details. Make sure to put only non-confidential information as we are planning to put together a program book for distribution at the workshop.

Registration deadline is April 22, 2018. Register early to secure 1:1 meeting with speakers.


TRECS Workshop 2018 Agenda
Day 1 (May 22, 2018)

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration (to be continued throughout the day)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Welcome, NCI SBIR Program Update, and Peer-Learning Session

One-on-One Meetings with
Program Directors
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

New NIH Clinical Trial Policies

10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

NIH Panel: Resources and Collaborative Programs at NIH

(NExT/NCATS/NCI CCR/Frederick National Lab/Nano Characterization Lab)

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

One-minute Company Pitch - Session 1/2

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Media and Communications Boot Camp

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NIH Grant Review Process - Mock Review

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

One-minute Company Pitch- Session 2/2

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Offsite Networking & Meet and Greet (Union Jack's)

Union Jack's 

9811 Washington Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878


TRECS Workshop 2028 Speakers and Panelists
Speakers and Panelists

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Nano Characterization Lab (Frederick National Laboratory)

NCI Experimental Therapeutics (NExT)

NCI Office of Communications and Public Liason

NCI Media Relations Branch

NIH Center for Scientific Review

NCI Division of Extramural Activities

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

National Science Foundation
Department of Energy
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (Department of Defense)
LARA Reimbursement Advisory
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
FDA Oncology Center of Excellence
FDA CDER drug regulation non-clinical 
FDA CDER drug regulation clinical 
FDA CDER imaging agents regulation
FDA CDRH imaging devices
Sands Capital Ventures
MPM Capital


TRECS Workshop 2018 Accommodation

Accommodation near the event venue are available at group price in the following facilities:

  • Residence Inn Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center ($189 Per Night including breakfast, 1.1 miles from Meeting Location)
    9721 Washingtonian Blvd
    Gaithersburg MD, 20878


  • Hilton Garden Inn Rockville ($219 Per Night, .7 miles from Meeting Location)
    14975 Shady Grove Road
    Rockville, MD 20850


  • Sheraton Rockville Hotel ($139 Per Night including breakfast, 2.3 Miles from Meeting Location, hotel shuttle available)
    920 King Farm Boulevard
    Rockville, MD 20850


  • Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center ($249 Per Night – walking distance to the meet and greet at Union Jacks, 1.6 miles from meeting location)
    204 Boardwalk Place
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878