Indiana CTSI Annual Meeting to Celebrate 10 Years, Focus on Gene Therapy Research
Indiana CTSI e-newsletter content from August 2018
Faculty and staff researchers, students and the public are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) at its 2018 Annual Meeting on Friday, September 14, at Hine Hall on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.
Researchers present posters at the Indiana CTSI’s 2017 Annual Meeting.
Founded in 2008, the Indiana CTSI brings together the state’s brightest minds to solve Indiana’s most pressing health challenges through research. The institute is a statewide partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and numerous life sciences businesses, government entities and community organizations.
This year’s Annual Meeting will mark the Indiana CTSI’s 10th anniversary of improving health through research, with presentations focused on “the promises of gene therapy,” as well as scientific poster sessions, a panel discussion and valuable networking opportunities. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hine Hall, 875 W. North St.
Online registration is now closed, but those interested in attending are welcome to register in-person beginning at 8 a.m. at the event.
Attendees are encouraged todownload the Attendify app and search “Indiana CTSI Annual Meeting”to access speakers, maps, schedules, poster session info and other event resources. You can also download a copy of the 2018 Indiana CTSI Annual Meeting agenda and access parking information online.
2018 Annual Meeting Highlights
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JEAN BENNETT, MD, PHD
Dr. Jean Bennettis the 2018 recipient of the IU School of Medicine’s prestigious August M. Watanabe Prize in Translational Research. A professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Bennett is the physician scientist behind the first gene therapy approved in the U.S. to target a disease caused by mutations in a specific gene––in this case, the gene is RPE65 and the disease is blindness. She will share her translational research experience “from DNA through FDA.” CALL FOR POSTERS: SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 24
Indiana CTSI-supported investigators are encouraged to submit posters for consideration for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Posters will be evaluated based on scientific content and translational impact, and winning presenters will receive a $1,000 award to support education/travel related to their research/studies. Poster registrations including abstracts are due by August 24, and those selected for presentation at the meeting will be notified no later than August 31.
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Power to the patients
CTSI’s Sarah Wiehe, director of Community Health Partnerships,
is focused on empowering patients to participate in co-design of research projects.