2018 7th Annual UMCCTS Community Engagement and Research Symposium

Friday, March 9, 2018; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

Keynote: Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Health Advocacy

Breakout Session Proposals Due: Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:00 PM

Theme suggestions for Breakout Sessions include: health disparities, underserved populations, patient-centered communication, community clinic partnerships, social media, environmental health, obtaining funding, methods and tools for community engaged research, specific diseases or conditions, prevention, health promotion, implementation and dissemination research.
Please visit this link to view previous sessions.

Goal of the Symposium: To build our shared capacity to address health issues in communities throughout Massachusetts by creating opportunities for people to:

  • Network
  • Learn more about each other’s work and interests
  • Make connections and plan for future collaborative work

Audience: Community leaders, faculty and staff from all five UMass campuses and other organizations and institutions interested in partnered research.
Breakout Session Format: There will be two concurrent, 60-minute breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will include a presentation followed by interactive discussions. Sessions or trainings that have been previously presented at other conferences are welcome.
Possible formats include: Panel Discussion
Presentation of Research Results
Please submit your proposal via email by Thursday, November 30, 2017 to: communityengagement@umassmed.edu with the following information:

  • Title of the breakout session
  • Name(s) and affiliation of moderator(s)
  • List of breakout session presenters with email/phone
  • Background and purpose of the breakout session
  • Anticipated format, including a description of how you will interact with the audience

Notification Date: You will be notified by December 15, 2017 regarding the acceptance of your proposal.
Questions? Email Communityengagement@umassmed.edu
For more information, visit our website: www.umassmed.edu/ccts/community
Registration for the Symposium will open on January 2, 2018
The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) led by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). This Symposium is supported through grant number UL1TR000161.

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