Translational Research Trainee Symposium

Symposium Overview

The Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Workforce Development Foundation is hosting their 2nd Annual Translational Research Trainee Symposium on Thursday, November 7, 2019. This full-day retreat, held at the Alumni House on the University of Utah campus, will bring together junior and senior faculty; national members of the Utah CCTS External Advisory Committee; the Utah CCTS NIH NCATS Program Officer; trainees and faculty from the following programs:

  • Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)
  • Mentored Career Development KL2 Scholar Program
  • Spheres of Translational Across the Research Spectrum (STARS) TL1 Program
  • MD-PhD Program
  • Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars

Platform presentations will be presented by nominated CCTS trainees across all programs. A poster session will highlight trainee research accomplishments. The symposium will conclude with the keynote lecture by Dr. Kevin Flanigan, Director of the Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital & the Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Neuromuscular Research and Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The lecture will be followed by a celebratory dinner. Overall, this symposium will provide multiple opportunities for networking.

Who is Required to Attend?

All CCTS trainees are required attend all day and present either a poster or talk.

Poster Session Information

Trainees who are not presenting orally are required to present a poster showcasing their research. The CCTS will provide easels accommodating posters 36 inches by 48 inches (portrait or landscape). A dedicated poster session allows trainees to discuss their research with symposium participants. Poster are expected to be set up by 8:45 am on November 7, 2019.

As you register online, please include your poster details (i.e., authors, titles).

Oral Presentations Information

Selected trainees will have the opportunity to share their research in a platform presentation. Trainees are allotted 15 minutes for their presentations and 5 minutes for questions.

Registration Details

All participants must REGISTER by October 31, 2019.

Reserved Parking will be available at the Alumni House for all attendees. Contact Ruben Rocha, MBA ( for further questions.

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