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JANUARY 17 - MAY 2, 2017
Lectures on Informatics: An Introduction to Microbial Community Sequencing and Analysis

Time: Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30pm
Location:

LSUHSC Human Development Center, Room 133 or remotely (past & present lectures)

Details: This lecture series will provide an introduction to the sequencing and analysis of microbial communities. We will introduce various sequencing approaches to studying the microbiota in humans, model organisms, and environmental samples with an emphasis on 16S rDNA sequencing. We will cover common sequencing file formats and approaches to performing primary and secondary analysis on them with a focus on the Illumina MiSeq platform. A research data set will be used to provide hands on exercises applying the techniques covered in lectures. We will also discuss approaches to broader assessments of the metagenomics of microbial communities. More info...
Hosted By: LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, Dr. Christopher Taylor
Questions: ctay15@lsuhsc.edu

MARCH 16, 2017
Xavier University 10th Anniversary Health Disparities Conference

Location:

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

Open to: clinicians (pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals), health policy makers, researchers, health educators, public and community health leaders, and students whose work incorporates the use of multidisciplinary partnerships that build collaborations to eliminate health disparities, achieve health equity, and create healthier communities.
Registration & more info: http://xula.the1joshuagroup.com

MARCH 20, 2017
REACHnet Pilot Project Applications Due

MARCH 22, 2017
LA CaTS Center Breast Health and Cancer Symposium

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
C.B. Pennington, Jr. Building

Details: Registration
Hosted By: LA CaTS Biomedical Informatics Core
Questions: biomedinformatics@LACaTS.org

MARCH 22, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

MARCH 23, 2017
UAB Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) Bioethics Forum

Topic: Topic: Bioethical Dialogue on Ethical Considerations in Population Health Research with Genomics Overlay: Critical Focus on Humility, Equitable Inclusion, and “Phronesis” (practical wisdom) in Research Partnerships
Time: 10:00am-3:30pm
Location:

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa
26 North Royal Street,
Mobile, AL 36602
(Videoconferencing available)

Open to: All LA CaTS Center member institutions
Details: This interactive forum provides an opportunity for attendees to develop a more robust understanding of the ethical considerations in population health research that are genomics-based, big data-driven, and directed at the goals of precision medicine. Using some cautionary tales, the planned dialogue may uncover gaps in thinking and reveal strategies for navigating the community concerns and reducing missteps. The forum is designed to aid attendees in enhancing their sensitivity to identifying, articulating and attending to the ethical issues beyond individual choice and individuals’ moral interests when engaging participants in our communities as research partners.
Questions: David D. Chaplin, MD, PhD
Center for Clinical and Translational Science
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Tel: (205) 934-3917
Email: dchaplin@uab.edu 

APRIL 7, 2017
LA CaTS Education Core Annual Retreat & Plenary Talk on “Diversity in Translational Research” by Dr. Mona Fouad (UAB)

Times: Annual Retreat 9:00am-5:30pm
Lunch & Plenary Talk: 11:30am-1:30pm
Location:

Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium
First Floor Conference Room
1700 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

Details:

The LA CaTS Professional Development KCA’s Annual Retreat is scheduled for Friday, April 7th, 2017 at the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium in New Orleans. This will be a full day event. This year the Retreat is planned around the theme ‘Diversity in Translational Research” and will feature Dr. Mona Fouad, Director of the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center as our guest speaker. Dr. Fouad will meet with the LA CaTS and CCTS Steering Committee, KCA leaders, Scholars and Mentors in the morning for a “brainstorming” session to discuss how to focus on Health Disparities in their current research. After a break for lunch Dr. Fouad will present her plenary talk at noon, which is open to the entire New Orleans academic community and LA CaTS partner institutions. Later in the day, current Roadmap and Meritorious LA CaTS scholars will present updates on their research. This will serve as their quarterly update.

Registration: Register by March 15th at http://tulane.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b9tkerIDszVymeF
Questions: Meaghan Hendricks
504-988-6061
adcr@tulane.edu

APRIL 7, 2017
Precision Medicine Conference & CME Activity: "Integrating Genetics and Genomics into the Clinic"

Times: 8:00am-2:00pm
Location:

LSUHSC School of Medicine Student Learning Center
2020 Gravier St., Ste. 602, New Orleans, LA 701112

Open to: All LA CaTS Center member institutions
Registration: REQUIRED at https://www.regonline.com/lsuprecisionmed
Questions: Contact Judy Crabtree, PhD at jcrabt@lsuhsc.edu or (504) 568-6150
Brochure: Download

APRIL 13, 2017
LA CaTS Health Literacy Webinar: “The Role of Health Literacy in Improving Health Communication” and “Strategies to Make Informed Consent Truly Informed”

Time: Time: 11:30 am - 1:30pm
Access:

Link: TBA
Audio: Dial (888) 398-2342; Access Code: 1052479

Hosted By: LA CaTS Center Health Literacy Core, Dr. Terry Davis and Dr. Connie Arnold, LSUHSC-Shreveport
Who should attend: This session is aimed at all LA CaTS Center investigators, scholars, study coordinators and any other investigators or staff involved in clinical research. This is a free workshop open to all LA CaTS Center institutions.
Details & Registration:

https://lacats.pbrc.edu/events/health-literacy/

Questions: Literacy@LACaTS.org

APRIL 19-21, 2017
Translational Science 2017 (Association for Clinical and Translational Science [ACTS])

Location:

Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 13, 2017
More info and registration:

http://www.actscience.org/translationalscience

APRIL 24, 2017
LA CaTS Center Annual Planning Retreat

Time: 8:00am-3:30pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
C.B. Pennington, Jr. Building

Who should attend: All LA CaTS Center Administrative Leaders and staff, KCA Directors and Co-Directors are required to attend. Other KCA personnel are welcome to attend. This event is open to only LA CaTS Center KCAs and administration.
Hosted By: LA CaTS Center Administrative Core
Details:

This annual retreat focus will be round table discussion to plan for the 2017 External Advisory Committee site visit in May and to plan for activities in Year 1 of the renewal grant period. KCA leaders will be asked to present past progress and plans for the next year to the group.

Questions: info@LACaTS.org or 225-763-2979

APRIL 26, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

MAY 15-16, 2017
LA CaTS Annual External Advisory Committee Meeting & Site Visit

Location:

University Medical Center (UMC), New Orleans, LA

Open to: LA CaTS Center Administration and KCA Directors and Co-Directors are required to attend meetings on both days. LA CaTS Center Internal Advisory Committee members are asked to attend on May 16th but are invited to also attend on May 15th. All other LA CaTS Center staff and LA CaTS Scientific Review Board members are invited to attend both days. Pilot Investigators and Education Scholars are only required to attend the Poster Session (more details TBA).
Details:

Registration & more information to come.

Hosted By: LSUHSC-New Orleans, LA CaTS Administrative Core
Questions: info@LACaTS.org

MAY 24, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

JUNE 28, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

JULY 26, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

AUGUST 23, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

OCTOBER 25, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

NOVEMBER 15, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

DECEMBER 13, 2017
LA CaTS Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board Meeting

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:

Pennington Biomedical, Administration Bldg
2nd Floor Presentation Room
Baton Rouge, LA

Open to: Community Advisory Board Members & CEOR Members
Hosted By: LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Resource
Questions: Community@LACaTS.org

To add an event to the calendar, contact info@lacats.org.

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