Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Noon-7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 23, 2018
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Chateau Elan
100 Rue Charlemagne
Braselton, GA 30517

Online Hotel Booking Instructions
The contracted rate is $169/night if confirmed on or before January 23. Reservations made after this date will be at the best available rate.

Keynote Speakers

Nadine Rouphael, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University

Mark Prausnitz, PhD

Regents' Professor and J. Erskine Love Jr. Chair in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Director of the Center for Drug Design, Development and Delivery
Georgia Institute of Technology

Influenza vaccination by microneedle patch: results from a phase 1 clinical trial
Could influenza vaccination by microneedle patch improve vaccine efficacy and uptake? Rouphael and Prausnitz will present findings from a translational study culminating in a phase 1 clinical trial to show how microneedle patch vaccination can increase vaccine immunogenicity and enable increased access to influenza vaccination, in part through self-administration of the vaccine.

Herman A. Taylor, Jr., MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine


Day One: Attendees are invited to learn more about the Georgia CTSA services and ways the alliance accelerates clinical and translational science in Georgia and beyond. Georgia CTSA education, clinical research support, collaboration and coordination, community engagement, evaluation and quality, expert assistance, and pilot grant services will be presented, with a focused session on translation services and an evening networking reception.

Day Two: Clinical and translational science advances within the state of Georgia will be showcased through abstract and poster presentations, a KL2 panel discussion, and dynamic keynote speakers.

1. Describe how the Georgia CTSA can support your research and increase grant funding

2. Network with national leaders and NIH staff in translational science and education

3. Share research with others and develop new collaborations

Abstract Presentations

Abstract submission is now open. The deadline for submission is January 8, 2018.



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