Call for Abstracts for Annual CCTS Conference

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2013) — The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translation Science (CCTS) is accepting abstracts for its 8th Annual Spring Conference.  The conference will be held Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Lexington Convention Center. 

Abstracts may be submitted on any aspect of health-related research, including basic health-related biomedical research, research with animal models of clinical disease and/or with human tissue; clinical research that involves human subjects; health-related clinical, epidemiological and/or community-based research; outcomes research; health services research; and behavioral science investigations.

The call for abstracts is open to interested faculty, research personnel, trainees/scholars and administrators. It is also open to those in government agencies, private foundations and community organizations.  Submissions from individuals participating in research career training programs (e.g., NIH training programs, including TL1, T32, KL1, K12, COBRE) are particularly encouraged.

The majority of abstract submissions will be accepted for presentation during the poster session at the conference. All poster presenters will receive feedback from an interdisciplinary group of conference mentors. Feedback will focus on both the research presented on the poster and on career development.

There is no cost for abstract submission.  The deadline to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference is March 15, 2013.  For more information about the call for abstracts or submission, click here.

In addition to the general poster session, the CCTS Spring Conference will feature poster sessions for the College of Dentistry Research Day, College of Public Health Research Day and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (BGSFN) 29th Annual Spring Neuroscience Research Day.

The CCTS Spring Conference is sponsored by the Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science supported by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (UL1TR000117). 

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MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Elliott,