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Save the Date for Translational Science 2016

Save the date for the Translational Science 2016 meeting, April 13-15, 2016, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC Come together with all disciplines involved in clinical and translational research for education and valuable face-to-face networking time. Registration for Translational 2016 is expected to open in December 2015; information will be made available here.

Important Deadlines:

  • Registration Opens – December 21
  • Call for Abstracts Opens – December 21
  • Early-bird Deadline – February 24
  • Housing Cutoff – March 14, 2016 

Learn more below:

Opening General Session: A Call to Action: Building a Thriving Biomedical Research Enterprise in 2016

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA
President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation  

Dr. Pomeroy will discuss the current state of funding for biomedical research in the United States and approaches to enhancing the success of the U.S. biomedical research enterprise in 2016.  Her talk focuses on a call to action for medical schools, faculty and students to be proactive in embracing new approaches to advancing research that improves human health.  Topics will include the imperatives to  mentor the next generation of scientists, embrace innovative approaches to research, encourage new partnerships and engage with the public to increase support for research.

Stay tuned to learn about the other two plenary sessions! 

Education at TS16
Translational Science 2016 will offer more continuing education than ever before! Hear three dedicated plenary sessions, view abstracts during expanded poster-hall viewing hours with dedicated oral presentation time, and over thirty 60-minute breakout sessions covering the following topic areas:

  • Learning and Development Science
  • Innovation and Entreprenurial Science
  • Integrity & Conduct of Clinical and Translational Science
  • Translational Science Acceleration
  • Informative Examples of Translational Science

Mock Study Sessions

Mock Study Sections are held on Wednesday fomr 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (registration required). This event is designed for trainees (pre- and post-doctoral) and junior faculty who are writing career development (F, K) and R01 grants. The objective is to educate early investigators in the grant review process and assist in making their grants more competitive in today’s funding climate.                                

The Mock Study Section simulates an NIH Study Section in every detail (including the work expected). Participants will review previously submitted R, K or F applications and then participate in a formal discussion and review of the grants.  At the conclusion of the review, participants will have an opportunity to compare their critiques with the actual feedback provided by the NIH. Each section is co-chaired by experienced NIH reviewers and NIH SROs from NIDDK and CSR Learning Objectives: To apply the guidelines for peer review as developed by the NIH,    To review and critique the quality of a scientific grant application in a formal review meeting,   To discuss the common weaknesses of scientific grant proposals. Requirements: As with the real NIH Study Sections all participant experts (you) are required to attend and participate fully. Time commitment: 4 - 5 hours total which includes participation in the Mock Study Section on April 13.

Special Visits and Tours

  • Capitol Hill Visits (Wednesday) 8:00 am Advocacy Training, Hill Day 9:15 am – 1:00 pm (registration required): Join 40 of your colleagues for a half day tour to the Hill. This program will begin at 8:00am with advocacy training at the Omni Shoreham. The group will depart from the Omni at 9:15 am NOTE: There are a limited amount of seats available. By registering for Hill Day, you are confirming your participation and securing a seat. 
  • NIH Tours (Wednesday) 7:30 am – 12:00 pm (registration required): Join 50 of your colleagues on Wednesday, April 13 for a half-day tour of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Shuttles are scheduled to depart from the Omni Shoreham hotel at 7:00 am and will return to the Omni at 12:30 pm. NOTE: There are a limited amount of seats available. By registering for the NIH tour, you are confirming your participation and securing a seat. Please advise immediately should you need to cancel or if your plans change by emailing  A dedicated email to all registered participants will be sent closer to the program outlining details and a full agenda for this event. Your registration for this event implies agreement to the following terms and conditions: I give my consent to be transported by the designated shuttle company contracted by ACTS for Translational Science 2016 and will assume all liability for my participation in this activity and any injury that may result during the transport or at the event

Visit Washington, DC

Whether you are extending your visit to stay in Washington, DC before or after Translational Science 2016, or looking to fill some down time during the meeting, the city offers something for everyone!

Award Nominations for Translational Science 2016 are now open!

Please click here to read more about the awards and to nominate someone for Translational Science 2016!



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