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  • Rare Disease Daty at NIH
    Feb. 28
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Natcher Conference Center in Building 45, Bethesda, MD

    Each year, the NIH Clinical Center and the National Cenbter for Advancing Translational Sciences sponsor Rare Disease Day at NIH. Rare Disease Day at NIH aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect, and NIH research collaborations under way to address scientific challenges and to advance new treatments.

    Admission is free, and the event is open to the public, including patients, patient advocates, health care providers, researchers, industry representatives and government employees.

    Register now.

  • Mindfulness for Health
    Held every Thursday (excluding Federal Holidays)
    3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
    Building 10, Auxiliary Chapel on the 7th Floor, Bethesda, MD

    During the class, attendees will experience stress-reducing mindfulness practices including light stretches/movement, body scan, and sitting with breath. No experience is needed and the class is free and open to patients and caregivers. In case of serious disability/debilitating health issues, please consult your primary care team and or the instructor to ensure the class will be beneficial. Contact Dr. Ameli at or 301-402-7360 with any questions. Listen to the Mindfulness Based Self Care Program audio recordings.

Lecture Series

  • Grand Rounds Lectures
    Wednesdays, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
    Lipsett Amphitheater

    Clinical Center Grand Rounds are weekly presentations on state-of-the-art discoveries geared toward physicians, allied health professionals and non-clinical scientists. Lectures occur from August through June from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater in Building 10 on the NIH Bethesda campus. All lectures provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

  • Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series
    Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Masur Auditorium

    The NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, commonly referred to as WALS, features leading researchers from around the globe. Lectures occur on most Wednesdays from September through June from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Masur Auditorium in Building 10 on the NIH Bethesda campus.

  • All Lectures

Music in the Atrium

All patients, their families and visitors as well as NIH staff are invited to attend the performances in the Clinical Center atrium. The north atrium is a comfortable, welcoming gathering place at the center of the Clinical Center. These concerts are intended to support the Clinical Center's environment of care and healing.

National Heritage Months

The NIH Clinical Center treats a diverse group of patients from all over the world. It also draws researchers from different cultures and backgrounds. Learn about some of these reasearchers who conduct their work at the Clinical Center.

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