2022 ICTS Symposium Agenda and Speakers


Friday May 13, 2022, 9am – 12:30pm, Central Time
Attendance will be offered in-person at the Eric P. Newman Center on the Medical School Campus or via Zoom Webinar.

8:30amIn-person attendee check-in.
9:00–9:25amWelcome by ICTS Director William Powderly, MD

School of Medicine Remarks by Dean David Perlmutter, MD

“Celebrating 15 Years of Translational Excellence”

Director William Powderly will highlight ICTS achievements and discuss future initiatives as the ICTS embarks upon its fourth cycle of consecutive funding from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Winners of the poster competition will be announced.
9:25–10:25amKeynote Panel with
L. Ebony Boulware, MD; Mario Castro, MD, MPH; and Rebecca Jackson, MD
Moderated by William Powderly, MD

“The Time is Now: Advancing Health Equity through the CTSA Program”

The CTSA program is uniquely positioned to strengthen multidisciplinary research through collaboration and shared infrastructure. Principal Investigators from three CTSA hubs will share insights and strategies to increase health equity and diversity that have been implemented at their institutions. How the consortium can be leveraged to achieve maximum impact will be discussed.

“Generating an Equity Mindset in Translational Research”
L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, CTSA PI Duke University

“Increasing Workforce Diversity as a Shared CTSA Investment”
Mario Castro, MD, MPH, CTSA PI University of Kansas Medical Center

“Bridging Digital Divides: Approaches to Improve Data Equity and Reduce Data Biases”
Rebecca D. Jackson, MD, CTSA PI The Ohio State University
10:25–11:00amPresentation by Doug Lindsay, Rare disease advocate and personal medical consultant

“Subject or Subject Matter Expert? Just Ask Them.”

When you ask the question “When should we involve patients in the research process?” the answer is this: at every stage. Doug Lindsay will discuss how to co-design both your studies and dissemination strategies with patients to boost enrollment and impact.
11:15–12:30pmClinical Trials Panel with
Thomas Kannampallil, PhD; Doug Lindsay; Jessica Mozersky, PhD; Yi Zhang, RN, JD
Moderated by Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, ICTS Associate Director

“Increasing Diverse Representation in Clinical Trials”

Increased representation of diverse populations in research is crucial to health equity. This panel will examine challenges and solutions in the context of community engagement, informatics, recruitment, workforce diversity, and evaluation.
12:30pmBoxed lunches available.