Thank you for your interest in attending Patient Engagement in the National Evaluation System for Health Technology (NEST): Lessons Learned and Best Practices, a one-day public conference hosted by the University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration with the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

Registration Fees:

The cost to register for this event is determined by participant type. Please review the fee structure provided below to determine if you will be required to submit a payment with your registration.

Attendee TypeCost
UMB and UMCP Faculty, Staff, and Students FREE
Federal Government Employees FREE
M-CERSI Consortia Members FREE
Patients, Patient Groups and Advocates, and Invited Guests FREE
Other Attendees $100.00

How to Register:

To register for this workshop, please complete the online form below. If payment is required with your registration, you will be directed to the appropriate page once the form is submitted.

The payment form will allow you to pay the registration fee with a U.S.-compatible credit card. If you are outside of the U.S., and your credit card does not work with this registration page, you can mail a $100.00 U.S. check made payable to the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation to:

James E. Polli, PhD
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 Penn Street, HSF2 Room 623
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA

If you have any additional questions about how to pay the registration fee, please email