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SPRING 2017 CTSA PROGRAM MEETING

Spring 2017 CTSA Program Meeting

Date & Location

April 18, 2017 – Omni Shoreham Hotel. Please see the meeting registration page for more information.

 Goals

The goal of the Spring 2017 Meeting is to engage the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program community in uncovering grand opportunities in clinical and translational science by providing a facilitated and structured opportunity that is designed to:

  1. Deepen shared understanding of current challenges in clinical and translational science and to
  2. Stimulate collective brainstorming to identify grand opportunities in clinical and translational science.

Theme

The theme of the 2017 CTSA Program Spring Meeting will be:

Uncovering Grand Opportunities in Translational Science

 

The meeting will provide ample opportunities for interaction and generation of innovative and grand ideas across the consortium from all meeting participants.  C4 is currently working on identifying appropriate space at the meeting with smaller break-out rooms and the identification of an experienced facilitator to help us with this meeting.

 

We need your help!

In order to efficiently engage and focus the more than 300 participants it will be essential to solicit ideas ahead of the meeting about what are the grand opportunities for significantly advancing clinical and translational science.   Several ideas selected by the Program Planning Committee will be addressed as topics for discussions in the breakout rooms.   We encourage you to think GRANDLY and submit your ideas through our Data Collection Instrument form. Multiple entries are encouraged if you have multiple ideas from all of our CTSA hub stakeholders!  Please disseminate this request widely.  The CTSA Program Meeting Planning Committee sincerely thanks you for taking the time to respond to this solicitation.  Note that there will be no solicitation for abstracts or posters for this meeting due to the close proximity of the meeting with the Association for Clinical and Translational Science Meeting.

 

Related Links

Data Collection Instrument form for Grand Opportunities

CTSA Program Meeting Registration

Tufts CTSI Stakeholder and Community Engagement Symposium

Tufts CTSI Stakeholder and Community Engagement Symposium

Location: Boston, MA

Date: 03-07-2017 9:30AM

Event Sponsor By: Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Summary:

Interested in the science of stakeholder & community engagement?
Want to meet collaborators and develop grant proposals?

Join Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) for a Stakeholder and Community Engagement Symposium on Tuesday, March 7, 9:30AM-3:00PM, at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Rachel’s Amphitheater (1 Kneeland Street, 14th Floor, Boston, MA).

Please RSVP (http://www.tuftsctsi.org/registration-stakeholder-and-community-engagement-symposium/) by Friday, March 3.

All are welcome!

Agenda
9:30AM: Registration and welcome
10:00AM: Introductions
10:30AM: Project presentations
12:30PM: Lunch
1:15PM: Breakout sessions
2:30PM: Report-back, summary, evaluation, and next steps

Topics
The workshop will focus on the following projects, with the objective of assisting teams to develop proposals for future grant submission:

– Adapting the ADAPT Model for Dudley Square, Roxbury MA; Linda B. Hudson, ScD, MSPH; Tufts University School of Medicine
– Family Goals and Preferences for Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder; Tara Lavelle, PhD; Tufts Medical Center
– Effectiveness of Community-Based Diabetes Care Model (C-DCM) in addressing Health Disparities in Immigrant Populations; Mohan Thanikachalam, MD; Tufts University School of Medicine
– HCV Testing and Treatment Pathways in Jails; Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS; Tufts Medical Center

 

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2017 Child Health Symposium - Putting Kids First: Facilitating Multisite Pediatric Studies

2017 Child Health Symposium – Putting Kids First: Facilitating Multisite Pediatric Studies

Location: Boston, MA

Date: 04-04-2017 8:00am – 4:30PM

Event Sponsor By: Harvard Catalyst | Clinical and Translational Science Center

Summary:

The current research landscape presents a variety of challenges for multisite pediatric research. Our speakers will share contemporary findings that update our diverse audience on recent developments in the field of pediatric trials, using personal and recent insights as able.

The purpose of this year’s day-long symposium is to bring together outstanding speakers from across the nation with Harvard’s Child Health Research community to discuss key areas across the clinical and translational spectrum in relation to facilitating the success of multisite pediatric trials.

Find more information and an event agenda on the Harvard Catalyst Child Health Website. For questions, please contact Child.Health@Catalyst.Harvard.edu

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Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research (EQuaTR) Workforce Conference

Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research (EQuaTR) Workforce Conference

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: 05-04-2017  8:00am-2:00pm

Event Sponsor By: NUCATS

Summary:

The EQuaTR conference offers professionals in clinical and translational research the opportunity to gain additional knowledge on current trends and issues in clinical research for application in their professional setting. Topics which will be discussed at the conference include:  e-consents, human subjects project regulations, using a single IRB for multi-site research and how mobile devices are changing patient engagement.

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Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care

Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care

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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Date: 03/23/2017-03/24/2017

Event Sponsor By: University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), Cincinnati Children’s Ethics Center, University of Cincinnati Office of Research

Summary:

Online registration is open for the conference Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care, March 23-24, 2017 in Cincinnati. Featured speakers will include Scott Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Bioethics, NIH; Andrew Mulberg, MD, Amicus Therapeutics (formerly Deputy Director of FDA); and Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, Duke School of Medicine.  Podium and poster presentations will focus on all aspects of the intersection of research and clinical care, including emerging study methodologies; advances in technology; evaluating risk; and patients’ access, rights and expectations.

For more information, go to https://cctst.uc.edu/bioethics2017.

2017 Creative Scientist Workshop

2017 Creative Scientist Workshop

Location: Buffalo, NY

Date: 03/14- 03/15/2017

Event Sponsor By: University at Buffalo CTSA

Summary:

Discuss and develop novel approaches to clinical trials recruitment in a unique collaborative environment.

With ongoing input from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Award (CTSA) is organizing the second Creative Scientist Workshop. The 2017 workshop will focus on Innovations in Recruitment to Clinical Trials, one of the greatest bottlenecks in clinical and translational science.

The Creative Scientist Workshop is not a standard conference. The facilitated workshop format employs a creative problem-solving approach now being used by NSF, NIH and NCATS to catalyze scientific innovation. Workshop attendees will frame the problem space from diverse perspectives and present and discuss a range of innovative case studies and potential best practices.

Most importantly, our deliberate focus on creative problem-solving is designed to catalyze the generation of promising novel solutions and to promote the early development of innovative, transdisciplinary, multi-CTSA grant proposals to NCATS.

As a participant, you will:

  • Learn state-of-the-art approaches from throughout the CTSA network and from experts in completely different fields, such as behavioral economics and marketing
  • Share your own experience
  • Form new collaborative teams around promising, innovative grant proposals
  • Advance the evaluation and dissemination of best practices in clinical trials recruitment

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The 10th Annual Future of Genomic Medicine Conference

The 10th Annual Future of Genomic Medicine Conference

Location: La Jolla California

Date: 03/02- 03/03 2017 5:15 AM ET/ 8:15 AM PT

Event Sponsor ByThe Scripps Research Institute La Jolla California

Summary: The 10th annual Future of Genomic Medicine course will be the next iteration of taking genomic knowledge to transform the daily practice of medicine. To do this, we have patients present their story of how genomics affected their medical status, and have a faculty of experts in genomics, science and medical journalism, and the life science industry provide critical perspective. This year we will be paying particular attention to the exciting area of genomic editing to treat particular diseases, cancer (a disease of the genome), and the genomics of rare and unknown diseases. Furthermore, we will delve into to the hot topics of the microbiome, genomic-guided drug therapies and genomic analytics. The overarching goal of the course is to spearhead efforts to use genomic knowledge to change medicine and make it far more precise and individualized.

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Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality

Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: 04-27 to 04-28-2017  8:30 a.m. EST

Event Sponsor ByAtlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) Community Engagement Research Program (CERP)

Summary: The 3rd Annual CERP Community Partnership Forum will provide participants with the tools required to develop and sustain, successful and mutually-beneficial, community-university translational research partnerships to improve population health in metro Atlanta and beyond

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Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges in our Understanding of the Microbiome

Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges in our Understanding of the Microbiome

Location: Beverly, MA

Date: 06-19-2017 – 06-23-2017

Event Sponsor By: Big Data to Knowledge Training Coordination Center (BD2K TCC)

Summary:

The goal of the event is to foster the formation of new interdisciplinary collaborations that will generate creative strategies for addressing challenges associated with the visualization, modeling, and analysis of biomedical big data coming from the microbiome. Such challenges arise from multifaceted data structures like networks and images, sparse or missing data, streaming of non-stationary time series data, the need for integration from multiple sources of data, interaction effects, etc. This Innovation Lab is intended to bring together expertise from the mathematical, statistical, and biomedical fields, to address interdisciplinary topics in biomedical data science critical to the effective use of microbiome big data.

Early-career investigators (Assistant/Associate Professors) from a broad diversity of quantitative (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, and Computer Science) and biomedical (e.g. Biology, Clinical science, Ecology, Microbiology) disciplines are highly encouraged to apply. The example disciplines above are by no means limiting: the lab is open to any biomedical investigator who has research questions with an associated microbiome big data challenge or any quantitative investigator with relevant approaches and methodology to the analysis of microbiome big data. Selected participants will take part in a mentored, five-day workshop to form new interdisciplinary teams to tackle these data science challenges. At the end of the workshop, teams will have developed an idea for a research proposal that could be submitted to the NIH or NSF.

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Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED) Program

Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED) Program

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Date: 05/17/2017 to 05/19/2017

Event Sponsor By: Institute for Clinical Research Education, funded by the National Research Mentoring Network, led by Doris Rubio

Summary:

This program is for mentors at the late Assistant Professor level or above, who want to enhance their mentoring skills by learning career coaching techniques and leadership skills to better mentor scientists from underrepresented groups. Applications are now being accepted for either:

1. Career Coaching Workshop for 2 days in Pittsburgh
or
2. NRMN Fellowship that includes:
• Career Coaching Workshop and
• Leadership training through a series of one-month, online modules
• CME/CEU Credit and Certificates

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