TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE 2022

Thursday, April 21

See below activities from invited speakers scheduled for Thursday, April 21 during Translational Science 2022 in Chicago. All activities take place in the Central Daylight Time Zone (CDT) unless otherwise specified.

Select scientific sessions to be live streamed each day for those registered as a virtual attendee. These select sessions will only be available to watch live virtually during the scheduled session day/time. No sessions will be offered on-demand for any registration type at this time. Live stream sessions to be announced soon. Visit the Registration page for more details about the Translational Science 2022 virtual component.

Scientific Session Track Legend

Community Engagement     Core Activities     CR Forum     DEI     Translational Workforce Development + Education     Valued Approaches

 

8:00 - 9:30 AM
8:30 - 10:45 AM
  • Speed Mentoring Sessions*

    Core Activities | Translational Science 2022 will be hosting an hour-long speed mentoring session, with two time options for attendance. Speed mentoring allows mentees to connect with four senior scientists over the course of an hour for mini-discussions. Speed mentoring is a great way to expand your network, ask pointed questions, get advice about finding resources, seek candid feedback, and chat informally about life in research with people who know the ropes.

    *This session requires pre-registration.

9:45 - 10:45 AM
  • CR Forum Industry Roundtable: Engagement of Industry in Clinical Research

    Presenter: Kathrin Gassei, PhD

    CR Forum | The Industry Roundtable brings together researchers from academic health centers, industry partners, and advocacy organizations to discuss and advance non-proprietary issues relating to drug and device development, evaluative and comparative effectiveness research, and the dissemination of knowledge about clinical research findings. In this session, industry representatives and academic health center researchers will present best practices and commentary on developing diverse and collaborative teams and forging industry/academic partnerships.

  • Learning as the Ultimate Translational Science

    Presenters: Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano, EdD, PhD; Marie Norman, PhD; Lenore Corsino, MD, FACE, MHS; Katherine Guevara, DPPD; Evonne Kaplan-Liss, MD, MPH, FAAP

    Translational Workforce Development + Education | The learning sciences have yielded a wealth of insights about the mechanisms and conditions that promote learning, and this body of research has the potential to impact education effectiveness. This fundamentally translational opportunity is one we believe that educators from translational fields, with their evidence-based orientation and familiarity with the challenges and importance of translation, are well-positioned to provide. In this session, based on the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science Special Issues on Education (Gabrilove, Patino, and Ringold, eds.), presenters will provide an overview of learning research and its application to clinical and translational science education, offering examples of educational scholarship that focuses on timely issues: 1) educating for diversity, equity, and inclusion, 2) myths about online education, and 3) storytelling as a method for disseminating science. They willdescribe the unique teaching and learning environment in which this training occurs, and why it necessitates attention to learning research and its appropriate application; define the learning sciences; and explain, how principles from the learning sciences can inform our teaching. Presenters explore the potential of the learning sciences to advance the translational enterprise.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • CR Forum Presents Broadly Engaged Team Science: Lessons Learned in Community Building

    Presenter: Harry S. Selker, MD, MSPH

    CR Forum | Broadly-engaged team science is an important concept used in today's practice of clinical and translational research to address health disparities and health equity. One of the most challenging aspects is inclusion of diverse participants as equal members of the clinical research team. This panel will examine lessons learned, what worked and what has not worked, in achieving impactful research breakthroughs using an inclusive, broadly-engaged team science approach.

  • Developing a Clinical Research Investigator Training Program for New Investigators: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

    Presenter: Britta Magnuson, DMD; Kris M. Markman, PhD

    Translational Workforce Development + Education | This presentation will describe the creation and implementation of the Blue Star Investigator Certificate Program at Tufts CTSI, an eight-week learning experience aimed at developing junior investigators skills in running clinical trials and adhering to best practices for the conduct of quality research. The program was developed to address the need to create a pipeline for young clinicians to become principal investigators on studies than can impact translational research. The program follows a blended model, with asynchronous online pre-work introducing fundamental course concepts, combined with mixed didactic and hands-on exercises in weekly, two-hour synchronous sessions. Over the course of the eight-week program, learners are introduced to aspects of study development and conduct, beginning with protocol development and budgeting, followed by regulatory review, participant recruitment and stakeholder engagement, adverse event reporting and preparing for an audit, leading research teams, and study close-out procedures. For each session, local institutional content experts lead group exercises and provide additional context about investigator duties and responsibilities. Each session is also evaluated through pre- and post-test questionnaires assessing learner’s self-reported confidence in the core competencies associated with the session. After more than a year of planning and development, the Blue Star Program launched in September 2021 with a cohort of eleven investigators across several medical specialties. In this session, Blue Star team members Dr. Britta Magnuson, Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs, and Dr. Kris Markman, Director of Professional Education, will discuss the challenges and successes the team experienced in the design and dissemination of the program. In addition, Dr. Magnuson and Dr. Markman will reflect on lessons learned which may be generalizable to implementing similar investigator training programs at other clinical and translational science institutes.

  • Using Science and Evidence to Improve Wellbeing through the WISE Indiana State University Partnership

    Presenters: Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH; Amy Gilbert, JD, MPH; Daniel Rusyniak, MD; Amber E. Osterholt, PhD

    Valued Approaches | This presentation will describe the creation and implementation of the Blue Star Investigator Certificate Program at Tufts CTSI, an eight-week learning experience aimed at developing junior investigators skills in running clinical trials and adhering to best practices for the conduct of quality research. The program was developed to address the need to create a pipeline for young clinicians to become principal investigators on studies than can impact translational research. The program follows a blended model, with asynchronous online pre-work introducing fundamental course concepts, combined with mixed didactic and hands-on exercises in weekly, two-hour synchronous sessions. Over the course of the eight-week program, learners are introduced to aspects of study development and conduct, beginning with protocol development and budgeting, followed by regulatory review, participant recruitment and stakeholder engagement, adverse event reporting and preparing for an audit, leading research teams, and study close-out procedures. For each session, local institutional content experts lead group exercises and provide additional context about investigator duties and responsibilities. Each session is also evaluated through pre- and post-test questionnaires assessing learner’s self-reported confidence in the core competencies associated with the session. After more than a year of planning and development, the Blue Star Program launched in September 2021 with a cohort of eleven investigators across several medical specialties. In this session, Blue Star team members Dr. Britta Magnuson, Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs, and Dr. Kris Markman, Director of Professional Education, will discuss the challenges and successes the team experienced in the design and dissemination of the program. In addition, Dr. Magnuson and Dr. Markman will reflect on lessons learned which may be generalizable to implementing similar investigator training programs at other clinical and translational science institutes.

  • Incorporating Justice, Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion Across the Life Cycle of a Research Study

    Presenters: Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD; Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, PhD; Eneida Mendonca, MD, PhD

    DEI | In this session, a panel will discuss the key issues that need to be addressed in order to develop methodological best practices for incorporating justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into the life cycle of a clinical research study. This would include the study design, data capture, analysis, and interpretation stages of a study. The longer term goal would be to develop working groups that will lead to the development and/or refinement of these best practices. 

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch
12:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Mock Study Section*

    Core Activities | This event is designed for trainees (pre- and post-doctoral) and junior faculty who are writing individual research fellowship (F), career development (K), and research (R01) grants. The objective is to educate early-stage investigators in the grant review process and to assist in making their grants more competitive in today’s funding climate.

    *This session requires pre-registration.

2:45 - 3:45 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • CR Forum Industry Roundtable Part Two: The Ongoing Impact of COVID on Industry/Academic Center Partnerships

    Presenter: Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD

    CR Forum | The COVID pandemic dramatically reduced basic, translational, and clinical research and in some cases led to a grinding halt. In many cases, adapting research programs to COVID-based restrictions involved not just the academic institutions, but the associated industry partners who collaborated on the research. This session will focus on how COVID affected academic-industry partnerships and what lessons we have learned for the future to make academic-industry collaborations and research operations more efficient. Presenters will also discuss what we need to do now to prepare for a world where pandemics may become more prevalent.

  • Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Service 101

    Presenters: Heidi Spratt, PhD; Jody D Ciolino, PhD; Manisha Desai, PhD; Katherine Hartmann

    Valued Approaches | Clinical trials are considered the benchmark for concluding causality and are influential to clinical practice, but they carry inherent risk to participants. A common strategy to monitor the safety of participants and to ensure the integrity of the trial is to appoint a Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB). While critical to the protection of human participants, few DSMB members have ever received training. You are interested in serving on a DSMB, but what are your  expected duties? You have been asked to serve on a DSMB but how should you best contribute or weigh in on issues that arise during the trial? If these situations sound familiar, you are not alone. This session will provide an overview of DSMB service and what can be expected from those that serve. Additionally, presenters will share information pertinent to what statistical concepts might be discussed as well as important concepts from a clinician’s perspective. 

  • Developing Competency-aligned Job Descriptions for Clinical Research Professionals

    Presenters: Anthony Keyes, MBA, PMP; Denise Snyder, MS, RD, LDN

    Translational Workforce Development + Education | Recently, much work has been done to develop competency-aligned job descriptions for clinical research professionals. In this session we will describe historical efforts, evaluate several current projects underway at Academic Medical Centers and outline collaborative efforts to share resources in developing and disseminating best practices.

  • Health Disparities: A Translational Research Approach Online Course Multi-institutional Experience

    Presenters: Lourdes E. Soto de Laurido Ed.D., MPHE

    DEI | In this session, attendees will hear from  eight cohorts of researchers from minority institutions to explore  general aspects of translational research in health disparities and evaluate the multi-level determinants to target appropriate solutions. 

2:30 - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 - 5:00 PM 
5:15 - 6:45 PM

*Activity and/or session requires pre-registration.

 

Tuesday, April 19

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Wednesday, April 20

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Friday, April 22

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