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Executive Secretariat

NIH Director's Invitations

Submitting an Invitation to the NIH Director

Invitations to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, should be sent to for his consideration.  Please provide information describing the event; the expected attendees; Dr. Collins’s role; information on other speakers; and the date, time, and location of the event; as well as a draft or final copy of the agenda.  We will do our best to respond to invitations within three weeks. 

Please note that that when considering speaking invitations, Dr. Collins expects a level playing field, where scientists of all backgrounds are evaluated fairly for speaking opportunities. Specifically, he has emphasized that if that inclusiveness is not evident in the agenda, he will decline to take part.  You can read his statement here.

This page last reviewed on February 18, 2020

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