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Thursday, February 28 & Friday, March 1, 2019

Callaway Resort and Gardens
17617 U.S. Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822


Registration is $50 per person ($40 for trainees). Fee includes attendance at scientific sessions and all breaks and meals.  Register online by February 15.


We have arranged two options for your accommodations:

  1. The Lodge and Spa – We have secured a discounted rate of $164/night plus taxes and fees. Reservations for the lodge can be booked online or by calling (866) 474-9240.  Please reference the Georgia CTSA conference or group code 2044293 for the discounted rate.
  2. The CottagesMulti-room cottages, adjacent to the Lodge and conference center, are available for $295/night plus taxes and fees. The cottages sleep up to four (4) people and must be booked by calling (866) 474-9240. This is a great option for students, trainees, and research teams attending the conference.

If you are looking for a roommate(s), please complete this online form so that other attendees who also need roommates may get in contact with you. View the list of attendees seeking roommates.

***Important Note: The information you provide will be available to the public. As such, feel free to skip any questions that you would prefer to not answer, except your name and email address so that others can contact you. Please note, this form is offered only as a courtesy and carries no obligations or liability for Georgia CTSA.

Keynote Speaker

Translational Science: Addressing Unmet & Unknown Medical Needs

Michael G Kurilla, MD, PhD

Director, Division of Clinical Innovation
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
National Institutes of Health

Featured Sessions

My Circuitous Path as a Physician, Bioengineer, and Translational Researcher

Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics 
Associate Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Emory School of Medicine

Is Culturally Congruent Communication the Secret Sauce to Successful Adoption of Health Technology Assisted Self-management?

Priscilla E. Pemu MD, MSCR, FACP
Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department of Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Research Center
Morehouse School of Medicine

Neural Exosomes are First Responders After the Storm, Repairing and Restoring Neural Communication Systems

Steven Stice PhD
D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar
Director, Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia

Engaging Multi-sector Stakeholders in Improving the Public's Health in Georgia

Marsha Davis, PhD
Professor and Interim Dean
College of Public Health
University of Georgia

3D Printed Medical Devices: Breakthroughs and Roadblocks

Scott J. Hollister, PhD
Patsy and Alan Dorris Chair in Pediatric Technology and Professor
Wallace A. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Circulating Biomarkers of Infectious Disease-induced Neuro-inflammation

Jonathan K. Stiles, PhD
Professor, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Immunology
Morehouse School of Medicine

Stroke Care is Flat....Almost: Telestroke in 2019

David Hess, MD
Dean and Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs
Medical College of Georgia

Gut Microbiota, Diet, Chronic Inflammation, and Metabolic Syndrome

Andrew Gewirtz, PhD
IBMS University Center Professor
Georgia State University

Continuing Education

We are pleased to offer continuing education credits for those attending the 2019 Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Conference.

The Emory University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

This program is approved for 6.0 hours of continuing pharmacy education for pharmacists. In order to receive credit, participants must attend the full session, participate in the active learning, and complete the activity evaluation. No partial credit will be awarded. Follow the instructions provided at the presentation for full information on claiming your CE credit.

Participants will be prompted to complete a survey at the end of the conference to request CE credit.