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Schedule of Events

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

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Wednesday, April 18

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Challenges and Opportunities in Pediatric Clinical Trials - Investigator Workshop CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Thursday, April 19

7:15 am - 12:30 pm FDA Tour* CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
7:45 am - 9:15 am Hill Day Advocacy Training*
9:00 am - 12:30 pm NIH Tour*
9:00 am - 4:00 pm CTSA Administrators' Meeting* CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
9:15 am - 1:00 pm Capitol Hill Visits*
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pre-Doc Directors Meeting
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mock Study Section*
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Evaluation SIG Meeting CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Research on a Napkin
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Setup (Group A)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Opening Plenary CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Victor Dzau, MD
    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Poster Hall Reception (Group A)

Friday, April 20

7:00 am - 7:45 am Poster Hall & Breakfast (Group A)
8:00 am - 9:00 am Plenary Session CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Richard P. Lifton, Md, PhD
    The Rockefeller University
9:15 am - 10:15 am Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Articifical Intelligence and Machine Learning in Clinical Reserach: Experince in Implementation
  • CTSA One Health Alliance: Understanding the Benefits of Natural Animal Models of Cancer and Cardiac Disease
  • How to Write a Successful Career Development (K) Award
  • #DiversityMatters: Biostatisticians Contribution to Increasing the Diversity and Success of the Clinical Investigator Workshop
  • Team Science to Advance Translational Research
  • From Data to Daily Life: Tools for Translating Research and Knowledge into Practice
9:30 am - 11:00 am Scholars Networking with Federal Training Partners*
10:30 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Precision Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities to Advance Personalized Medicine
  • Optimizing the Development and Deployment of Clinical Prediction Algorithms in the Electronic Health Record
  • Rigor and Reproducibility in Translational Science
  • Successful Career Destinations for Translational Researchers
  • Development of New Tools for Evaluation of Training
  • A Community -Academic Translational Research and Learning Collaborative to Evaluate the Associations Among Biological, Social and Nutritional Status for Adolescent Women and Their Babies Using Electronic Health Records (EHR) Data
  • Clinical Research Forum Top Ten Session
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Poster Setup (Group B)
11:45 am - 12:45 pm PACER SIG Meeting
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Top Ten Mentor Lunch**

How Did They Do It? Achieving Your Clinical Research Career Goals
Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement award-winners and ACTS and CR Forum board members will host this special luncheon that focuses on career development for researchers. Participants will pick up a box lunch and choose a table that is hosted by one or more top clinical researchers. Meet and network with researchers, deans, and top clinicians and plan your own path to career success.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Pre-Doctoral Lunch*
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Emerging Role of Digial Medicine in Clinical and Translational Science
  • Seredipity in Science
  • Novel Approaches to Successful Grant Writing
  • Enabling Entrepreneurship
  • Increasing Effective Research Collaboration: Novel Team Science Approaches
  • Real World Experience in Community Engagement: From Clinical Trials to Clinical Care
  • Top Ten Session
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm BERD SIG Meeting
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm CR Forum Concurrent Session
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Take It From TED: Using TEDTalk Principles to Improve Your Presentations sponsored by the ACTS Education Committee
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm SIG Meetings CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Poster Viewing (Group B)
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm Speed Mentoring (Pre-and post doc; two sessions will be offered at 2:15 pm and 3:30 pm)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • The Changing Regulatory Environment for Clinical Research: The Common Rule, Clinical Trials, and Addressing Regulatory Burden
  • Optimizing Use of REDCap in Research
  • Utilizing Patient Stakeholders When Designing Clinical Research
  • Using Big Data and Network Science to Measure CTSA Impact
  • How to Write an (F) Award
  • Eliminating Disparities by Improving Health Outcomes: Case Studies in Optimal Experiences Translating Science into Practice
  • Broadly Engaged Team Science
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CR Forum Concurrent Session
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Oral Presentations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AFMR Award Presentations Symposium CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Poster Hall Reception (Group B)

Saturday, April 21

6:45 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 7:30 am ACTS Annual Member Meeting
7:45 am - 8:45 am Plenary Session CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Robert P. Kimberly, MD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Alan Leshner, MD
    Chief Executive Officer
    The American for the Advacement of Science (AAAS)
  • Karen Kaplan
    Science and Medicine Editor
    Los Angeles Times
9:00 am - 10:00 am Oral Presentations
10:15 am - 11:15 am Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Improving Research Mentoring Relationships from the Middle
  • Dissemination and Implementation Research Bridging Research to Practice and Policies
  • Innovations in Academic-Industry Partnerships
  • Community Health Needs Assessments: Catalyst for Community Engaged Research?
10:15 am - 11:45 am Leadership Development: Effective Communication and Conflict Management (workshop)
10:15 am - 12:30 pm State-of-the-Art Methods for Analyzing Randomized Clinical Trials: Case Studies and Software (extended session)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Broad Career Development Plans for Clinical and Translational Scientists
  • The Role for Translational Science to Address the Opioid Crisis
  • Biostatistics and Data Science: Identifying Their Complementary Roles in Clinical and Translational Research


*Indicates pre-registration required  | **Indicates by invitation only

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