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Note: Schedule is preliminary, and is subject to change.

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 Tuesday, April 18

6:30 am - 5:00 pm AFMR Eastern Regional Meeting CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Wednesday, April 19

8:00 am - 9:15 am Pre-Capitol Hill Advocacy Training
8:15 am - 12:30 pm NIH Tour
9:00 am - 4:00 pm CTSA Administrators' Meeting CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
9:00 am - 1:30 pm AFMR National Council Meeting
9:15 am - 1:00 pm Capitol Hill Visits (pre-registration required)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mock Study Sessions
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Research on a Napkin (BERD)
5:00 pm - 6:40 pm

Opening Plenary Session

  • James Wilson, MD, PhD, Rose H. Weiss Professor and Director, Orphan Disease Center, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director, Gene Therapy Program Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Solid GT; Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Dimension Therapeutics; Chief Scientific Advisor, ReGenXBio
6:40 pm - 8:00 pm Poster Viewing and Opening Reception

Thursday, April 20

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast and Poster Viewing
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Plenary Session

  • Dan Ford, MD, MPH, Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Robert G. Holloway, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center; Director, University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s KL2 Program; and Member, NeuroNEXT Executive Committee
9:15 am - 10:15 am Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Approaches to Integrate Data Science Methods and Skills into Translational Science Training Programs
  • Biostatistical Education To Increase Research Innovation and Diversity in Academic Medicine
  • Common Rule: How to Deal with Regulatory Change (AAMC, CR Forum Session)
  • Innovative Products for Curriculum Design
  • Serendipity in Science (AFMR Session)
  • Systematic Approaches to Mentoring
10:00 am - 11:15 am Scholar Networking Meeting with Federal Training Partners
10:30 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Biomedical Research in the New Administration (CR Forum Session)
  • Education Administrators Networking Session
  • Engaging Stakeholders in Early Translational Research
  • How to Write a Successful Career Development (K) Award (session runs until 12:00 pm)
  • Mythbusting: K to Independence (AFMR Session)
  • Researching Residencies (AAMC Session)
  • Tools to Apply Novel Methods for the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Pre-Doctoral Lunch
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on Own
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Post-Doctoral Speed Mentoring
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Clinical Research Forum Top 10 Awardee Presentations
  • CTSA One Health Alliance: Advancing Therapy through Translational Teams of Health Professionals
  • Designing Successful Online Programs: Goals, Challenges, Lessons Learned
  • Eliminate Disparities to Improve Health Outcomes - Case Studies in Optimal Experiences Illustrating Reduction of Science to Practice (AFMR Session)
  • How to Write an F Award
  • Novel Definitions of Career Success in Clinical and Translational Research
  • Recognizing Data Reproducibility as Critical for Translational Science
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Post-Doctoral Speed Mentoring
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ancillary Meetings
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Poster Viewing and Networking Break
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Broadly Engaged Team Science: Guidelines for Research Institutions for Stakeholder Engagement (CR Forum Session)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Clinical Research Forum Top 10 Awardee Presentations
  • Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Definition of Career Success from Traditional Models (AFMR Session)
  • Emerging Role of Digital Medicine in Clinical and Translational Science
  • Engagement in Precision Medicine and Genomics Research
  • Novel Approaches to Successful Grant Writing
  • Use of Electronic Health Records in Clinical Research
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Distinguished Oral Presentations
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Integrating Clinical and Translational Research into Clinical Care (CR Forum Session)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Poster Reception

Friday, April 21

7:00 am - 8:00 am ACTS Annual Business Meeting
8:00 am - 9:00 am Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Advancing T3 Implementation Science through CTSAs
  • Community-Based Solutions to Achieving Health Equity at the Local Level
  • Enabling Entrepreneurship
  • How to be an Effective Mentee
  • Key Considerations in Design and Analysis of 'OMICS-Based Studies
9:15 am - 10:15 am Distinguished Oral Presentations
10:30 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Individual Career Development Plans for Clinical & Translational Scientists
  • Innovations in Academic-Industry Partnerships (AFMR Session)t
  • Partnerships to Advance Training in Translational and Regulatory Science
  • PCORI Grants: Evolving Engagement Policies to Improve Patient-centered Research (AFMR Session)
  • Precision Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities to Advance Personalized Medicine 
  • The "Why, What, and How" of Bayesian Approaches in the Analysis of Translational Data
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Closing Plenary Session

  • Robert Califf, MD, Professor of Medicine, Duke University; Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration; and Founder, Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health