Each year DIS hosts an Immigration Conference to bring together all of the NIH administrative staff involved in the NIH Visiting Program. The goal of the Conference is to equip NIH administrative staff with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully navigate the recruitment and retention of visiting foreign national scientists in the NIH Visiting Program. The Conference sessions include foundational topics like “J-1 Exchange Visitors: The Basics”, “Prepare Your Best Request”, and “Badge Clearance for Foreign Nationals” as well as more in-depth topics such as “J-1 to H-1B” and “G-7 Program and Other Advanced J-1 Topics”. There is also plenty of time to ask questions directly to DIS immigration specialists!
Thank you to all who attended the DIS 16th Annual Immigration Conference on May 3-4, 2018. We hope you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you again next year!