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Forum “Research Sustainability”, August 24 - 26, 2009, Astana, Kazakhstan

Biotechnology Engagement Program (BTEP)
International Science And Technology Center (ISTC)
Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU)
US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Forum on “Research Sustainability”

August 24 - 26, 2009

Diplomat Hotel, 29/1 Tauelsyzdyk Street 
Tel: +7 (7172) 55 00 55 Fax: +7 (7172) 55 00 05

New Town of Astana, Kazakhstan


The Organizing Committee of the BTEP/ISTC/STCU/NIH Forum on “Research Sustainability” would like to inform you about this upcoming scientific event. 

The BTEP is a US State Department (DOS)-US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Program designed to engage scientists from the Newly Independent States (NIS) and the US in collaborative research projects in global health priority areas. The Forum is an opportunity to share the scientific information on BTEP projects that have a potential for self-sufficient programs as commercial products or are suitable for further academic support; promote strategies for long-term public-private partnerships in developing new diagnostic, treatment, and prevention products; provide information on technology transfer within the US and NIS; and identify additional resources and funding to sustain new and current collaborations or initiatives. 

We have 50 confirmed participants who are BTEP investigators, government research managers, consultants in product development and public-private partnerships from the US and the NIS. 

If you are interested in submitting an Abstract, it will be reviewed and considered for oral or poster presentation. Please attach completed abstract in your E-mail to Dr. Gremyakova, (See the Abstract format below). 

ISTC will provide full travel support (e.g., economy airfare, ground transportation, per diem, lodging) to BTEP investigators whose abstracts are accepted for oral or poster presentation. Invitations are being extended to Principal Investigators of BTEP/ISTC biomedical and health research projects that are nearing completion and/or are in the process of developing a product with commercial potential.

Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and foundation representatives are required to register and attend at their own expense. 

Requests for registration from non-BTEP participants should be directed to: William Rosa, Deadline for Registration is August 7, 2009

Abstract Information:

ALL ABSTRACTSDUE: August 7, 2009 1700 Moscow Time 

Email file to: Tatiana Gremyakova, MD,

Abstract Format 

1. One-page abstract in MSW format in English. 

2. Save the file using your surname and initial(s) of other given name(s), for example, GremyakovaT.doc 

3. Please type the abstract single-spaced, with a justified format. 

4. Use Times New Roman 12 point font. 

5. The title should be brief and typed in bold face. 

6. Type authors' names and initials in upper and lower case letters and underline the name of the presenting author. Also provide institution(s), city and state/country and contact information for the presenting author. 


For additional details, please contactTatiana Gremyakova, MD, PhD,, or consult ISTC Events website at:, link to conferences. 


The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.


ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.

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