Lexington, Ky. (July 16, 2018) — The 8th Annual Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) Summit will be held Sept. 20-21 at the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center. The theme of this year’s summit is “Addressing Health Disparities through Collaborative Research.” Abstracts are due Aug. 2 and registration is open through Sept. 7.
The ATRN is partnership of universities, research centers funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Science and community organizations that aim to address the significant health disparities in Appalachia by enhancing collaborations to accelerate the translation of discoveries into health improvements. Members include the University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Penn State University, Wake Forest University, West Virginia University, Marshall University and East Tennessee State University.
The call for abstracts is open to interested students (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral), faculty, research personnel, trainees/scholars and administrators. It is also open to those in government agencies, private foundations and community organizations. No individual should be first author on more than one abstract.
Submissions from community organizations collaborating with ATRN member institutions and individuals participating in research career training programs (e.g., NIH training programs, including T32, K12, COBRE, physical scientists and clinical research scholars) are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts.
Abstracts may be submitted on any aspect of health-related research or evidence-based practice that is focused on Appalachian communities served by ATRN member institutions. This can include basic laboratory research, clinical research, community-based research, epidemiological and/or populations studies, outcomes research, health services research, evidence supporting best practices in community organizations or clinical settings. Abstracts may describe work that has been or will be submitted at other meetings.
There is no fee to submit.
The majority of abstracts submitted for the conference will be accepted for presentation during the poster session on Thursday, Sept, 20 from 5-7 p.m. A limited number of abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation during the first and second sessions on Friday, Sept. 21.
Registration, abstract instructions, and further information is available on the the ATRN Summit website. The registration fee is $10 for students and members of community organizations, government agencies, and private foundations; $25 for faculty of member ATRN universities.