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STaR 2012 - Southern Translational Education and Research Conference

Cancer Therapy - Making it Personal

Date: September 06-07, 2012

Location: Augusta Marriott, Augusta, Georgia

The registration deadline (September 07, 2012) for this event has passed.


To improve human health, scientific discoveries must be translated into practical applications. Such discoveries typically begin at â??the benchâ? with basic research â?? in which scientists study disease at a molecular or cellular level â?? then progress to the clinical level, or the patient's â??bedside.â? Scientists are increasingly aware that this bench-to-bedside approach to translational research is really a two-way street. Basic scientists provide clinicians with new tools for use in patients and for assessment of their impact, and clinical researchers make novel observations about the nature and progression of disease that often stimulate basic investigations. Translational research has proven to be a powerful process that drives the clinical research engine. However, a stronger research infrastructure could strengthen and accelerate this critical part of the clinical research enterprise. The NIH Roadmap attempts to catalyze translational research in various ways. The overall goal of this conference it to improve translational education and research in the southeast through academic and institutional collaboration.


The conference will include state-of-the-art topics in clinical and translational science as well as opportunities for attendees to showcase their research and network to develop regional collaborators. Research and educational opportunities through regional Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) Institutions will be provided. Excellence in clinical and translational science will be recognized during the meeting through STAR Graduate Student, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Young Investigator Awards.

Clinical & Translational Science Abstracts & Awards

There are three award categories to recognize excellence in clinical & translational Research:
� Graduate Student
� Post-Doctoral Fellow
� Young Investigator

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration and payment MUST be completed prior to abstract submission. Any abstracts submitted without completed registration, will not be accepted.
Click here for abstract submission guidelines and award criteria. Click here to submit an abstract.

Abstract Submission Deadline (NEW DATE) - August 10, 2012

Academic Sponsorship
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Center for Drug Discovery

Medical College of Georgia at the Georgia Health Sciences University
Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center

Target Audience

This program is intended for Physicians, Physician Scientists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Researchers, Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows in Clinical and Translational Science


Thursday, September 6

5:00 - 5:30 Registration - Plaza Lobby

5:30 - 7:00 Welcome Reception and Poster Presentations/Judging - Estes Ballroom AB

Friday, September 7

7:30 - 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast - Estes Ballroom AB

8:30 - 10:00 Poster Presentation and Judging - Estes Ballroom AB

Session I Lamar Ballroom BC
10:00 - 11:00 Dr. Howard McLeod, Pharm.D.
Director, Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

11:00 - 12:00 Selected Talks from Abstracts

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Provided) Estes Ballroom AB

Session II Lamar Ballroom BC
1:00 - 2:00 Dr. Samir Khleif, M.D.
Director, Cancer Center
Georgia Health Sciences University

2:00 - 3:00 Young Investigator Presentation

3:15 - 3:30 Awards & Closing Remarks

All events will be held at:
Augusta Marriott
Two Tenth Street
Augusta GA


This program has been approved for 4.0 hrs/0.40CEUs. Continuing Pharmacy Education credit will be awarded to those who attend all sessions, participate in the active learning and complete the online activity evaluation.

Special Offer

EARLYBIRD Registration Deadline: August 20, 2012
ONLINE registration on this website ends September 4, 2012. Walk-in registration will be accepted September 6, 2012 prior to the conference at 5:30pm.
Requests for refunds for cancelled registration must be received by September 4, 2012 at 5:00pm.

Lodging and Transportation

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Marriott Augusta Hotel and Suites. To make reservations, click HERE or call Toll-free: 1-800-868-5354. Make sure to mention STAR Conference for the group discount

Financial support for this program provided by:

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics
Center for Drug Discovery

Medical College of Georgia at the Georgia Health Sciences University
Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center

Courses Offered

Course Early Bird Regular Contact Hours/CEUs
Cancer Therapy: Making it Personal(details) $25.00 $40.00 4.0/0.4

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