Hawaii is just days away!

by Tonya Edvalson on Thursday, March 30, 2017

SRAI will be hitting the streets of Honolulu within days of this last Catalyst article before the meeting. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost here. You can still register onsite to be a part of ten pre-conference workshops, 60 concurrent sessions, 13 Learning Cafés, and ten roundtable discussions. Please go to Meeting Registration for on-site registration rates. 

Since we are close to the finish line, there are some last-minute items to let you know about.

Are you interested in exploring the island, but don’t know what to do or where to start? Our Entertainment Committee, spearheaded by Nick Rogers, has organized some great opportunities for us to experience Hawaii together.  Please go to the website to see the fun tours they have planned. Click here: SRAI Section Meeting Tours.


Our Silent Auction Committee has been hard at work and have already gotten some great donations. The Silent Auction drives our travel award funding for each meeting. While you are at the meeting, please be sure to stop by and bid. BID OFTEN!!  


We were able to add an additional certificate to our program after adding a few more sessions. We are pleased to announce that we are also offering the National Institutes of Health Grants Fundamentals (NIH) Certificate. As a reminder, these are the tracks and certificates that we are offering. See the program for more details about everything we have to offer this year.  

​Certificates   ​Tracks
  • Financial Management
  • Professional Development
  • Pre-Award
  • Sponsored Programs Planning, Development and Deliveries
  • Introduction to Research Administration and Management (IRAM)
  • Management and Operations
  • National Institutes of Health Grants Fundamentals (NIH)
  • Research Ethics and Compliance
  • Clinical Research
  • Financial and Post-Award Administration


Opening reception tickets for the luau are part of the registration fee. However, you must have indicated that you are joining us to receive a ticket for the venue. Tickets cannot be guaranteed with our group after March 21, 2017, but may be purchased through the hotel, if available. 

There will be something for everyone! Take a moment to see for yourself and see the program by clicking here: Workshops and Concurrent Sessions

We cannot adequately express our thanks and appreciation to the members that have helped us put this meeting together – there are so many! Thanks to the speakers, track chairs, committee volunteers, and our executive committee members.  Particular thanks goes out to Dilyana Williams who has put in so much time helping us stay on track, giving us advice, and making things go smoothly through the past 18+ months as we have prepared for this meeting. We are looking forward to seeing the members that can make it to the meeting.  We will miss those that cannot be there with us.  

  Tonya Edvalson  Bill Hoffman
  Western Section President Northeast Section President
  tonya.edvalson@imail.org WHoffman@umaryland.edu