Thursday, February 23, 2012

Register today and join ACRT, AFMR, and SCTS for Translational Science 2012

Register today and join ACRT, AFMR, and SCTS for Translational Science 2012 on April 18 - 20 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in the heart of Washington, DC. This is a novel opportunity to become part of the mission to improve health through research and training. We encourage and welcome participation from all individuals involved in clinical and translational science including biostatisticians, nurses, researchers, educators, and scholars.

Schedule At-A-Glance
Be sure to take a look at the Schedule for a preview of session topics, dates, and times.   The schedule is color coded into sessions specific to scholar trainees, education/mentorship, clinical and translational science, general interest sessions, social sessions, and ancillary sessions.

Plenary Speakers
Francis Collins, MD, PhD, NIH Director
Sherine Gabriel, MD., MSc, PCORI Methodology Chair
John Ioannidis, MD, DSc., PCORI Methodology Committee Member

Sessions to Talk About
The meeting will showcase the latest developments in biomedical research, featuring experts from across the spectrum. Session highlights include:
  • International Health Research with Chris Wilson, MD - Dr. Wilson is the Director of the Discover Program in Global Health for the Gates Foundation and will provide an overview of research aiming to prevent, treat, and diagnose diseases throughout the world.
  • FDA and Industry: Designing and Modifying Clinical Trails When the Unexpected Happens with Abraham Thomas, MD -Unexpectedly there was a concern that one of the currently approved diabetes medications may actually increase mortality. This session will provide information from the FDA on how to develop and change guidelines for conducting clinical trials and assess safety outcomes while studies are currently in progress as well as for the design of future trials.
Incorporating flexible adaptive designs into confirmatory phase trialschaired by Chris Lindsell, Ph.D.-- This session will focus on the potential efficiencies which may be gained by considering adaptive clinical trial designs, with motivational examples provided from the planning of confirmatory neurological emergency trials.
Meetings with NIH Program Officers at Translational Science 2012- A highly valuable opportunity for researchers to meet with NIH Program Officers in small group settings to discuss grant applications and application strategies.

Book Your Hotel Reservations
The Omni Shoreham Hotel welcomes Translational Science 2012 guests to their four-diamond luxury hotel in the heart of Washington, DC. Attendees can benefit from a discounted room rate of $239 on the hotel site until March 28. Be sure to book soon.

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