Conference Agenda

This conference has ended. Thank you for your interest in the 2016 MeTRC Conference.

We are pleased to include investigators, postdoctoral fellows, students, laboratory personnel, staff, and community partners in presentations and poster sessions. We welcome the participation of local and regional health departments, universities, colleges, and community organizations who are involved in promoting and sharing research outcomes. We encourage health disparities research investigators and population science experts to attend this conference as we reach to increase community participation in our translational program through networking and information sharing and exchange.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Conference Registration & Check-in
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Professional Development Activities
Session Chairs: Dr. Duane Smoot & Dr. Janet Southerland
  NIH / NIMHD Update
Dr. Rina Das
  Biomedical Informatics and Data Research
Dr. Stephany Duda
  Team Building / Collaboration
Dr. Kevin Osteen
  Grant Writing
Dr. Marjorie Piechowski
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM General Session I: Welcome and Opening
Session Chairs: Dr. Fernando Villalta & Dr. Chandravanu Dash
Keynote: Dr. James E.K. Hildreth
Dr. Victoria Cargill
Dr. David Haas
3:45 PM – 5:30 PM General Session II: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases
Session Chairs: Dr. Stephania Miller-Hughes & Dr. Margaret Hargreaves
Keynote: Dr. William J. Blot
Dr. James Hébert
Dr. Leonard Egede
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Poster Session / Scientific Network & Dinner

Friday, November 11, 2016

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7:00 AM – 10:30 AM Conference Registration & Check-in
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast with the Experts
Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell
Dr. Rick Kittles
Dr. Isaac Powell
Dr. Beti Thompson
Mr. Steven Wakefield
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM General Session III: Community & Population-Based Studies Model
Session Chairs: Dr. Charles Mouton & Dr. Consuelo Wilkins
Keynote: Dr. Beti Thompson
Mr. Steve Wakefield
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM General Session IV: Cancer Model
Session Chairs: Dr. Samuel Adunyah & Dr. John Murray
Keynote: Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell
Dr. Rick Kittles
Dr. Isaac Powell
12:15 PM – 2:15 PM Network Session & Lunch
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Summary & Closing