AANHPI-HSIG Annual Conference (Overview)

The Conference is sponsored by The National Cancer Institute

Overview

A month-long annual observance in May, Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month is to recognize the history and to celebrate the achievements and contributions of AANHPIs to our nation.

NIH has established the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Scientific Interest Group (NIH AAPI-HSIG) in April 2021, which has now renamed as "AANHPI-HSIG" in line with recently reinstated and reinvigorated White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI). NIH AANHPI-HSIG's mission is to advance NIH's mission in improving the research and enhancing the health and well-being for AA and NHPI populations. It serves as an NIH high-quality trusted resource for advancing research and education. It also provides a scientific exchange and collaboration platform for assemblies of scientists and staff at the NIH, HHS, extramural academia, and/or other federal and non-federal entities (https://oir.nih.gov/sigs/AAPI-HSIG).

The NIH AANHPI-HSIG will host the Inaugural "Annual NIH AA and NHPI Health Research Conference" on May 4-5, 2022. It will be virtual in 2022. The main theme of the conference is "Mechanisms and Translational Research to Improve Health and Therapeutic Outcomes for AA and NHPI Population". This conference will bring together the world’s leading scientific and regulatory experts in the field of AA and NHPI research from government, academia, and the community.

Objectives:

  1. celebrate and provide education during the month of May on AANHPI heritage.
  2. highlight research achievements in the population, and
  3. address research needs in order to provide recommendations for developing NIH's AA and NHPI research priority plan to NIH leadership (including the areas in RFI, NOT-CA-22-047 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-22-047.html)

For further information or questions about the conference, contact:
Dan Xi, PhD, Chair, NIH AANHPI-HSIG

*The Planning Committee:

Participating National Institutes of Health Institutes and HHS Agencies:

  • NCI
  • NIH OD
  • NEI
  • NHGRI
  • NHLBI
  • NIA
  • NIDDK
  • NIGMS
  • NIMHD
  • NINR
  • CDC/HHS
  • FDA/HHS
  • HRSA/HHS
  • OASH/HHS
  • WHIAANHPI/HHS
  • Others

**Participating in Training:

  • NCI Integrative Medicine Cancer Disparity Working Group
  • NIH Program Officers
  • NIH AANHPI-HSIG
  • NIH FAN
  • FAPAC NIH Chapter
  • Others