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2019 WVCTSI Annual Meeting

When: April 2-3, 2019 


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The Greenbrier


White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Oral Presentation Winners

Xuefang Sophie Ren, MD: "Whole Blood Replacement Treatment Rescues Brain from Damage after Ischemic Stroke"

Ruchi Bhandari, PhD: "Clinical Outcomes and Screening Rates of Infants Born to Women with Active Hepatitis C Infection"

Poster Session Winners

Student/Resident/Fellow Category

Emily Minor: "Increased expression of non-heme iron transporters and increased iron absorption in ulcerative colitis human colon"

Faculty Category:

Matthew J. Dietz, MD: "Spatial Characterization of Inflammatory Cytokines in Septic vs. Aseptic Revision Knee Arthroplasty" 

People's Choice:

Eiman Aboaziza, MD: "Vaping during pregnancy impairs central and peripheral vascular reactivity in offspring"


Thank you for joining us for the 2019 West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute Annual Meeting. We are thrilled that you could join us! One of the best things about this annual gathering is the opportunity to connect with others who share a passion for improving health outcomes in West Virginia. In our own ways, everyone in attendance has made a difference for the people of West Virginia. Some have led studies in their hometown clinics, others have spent time mentoring future clinician scientists. Some have grown collaborations across institutions to maximize strengths, and still others have spent countless hours in the lab seeking solutions to complex research questions. Your work each day has raised the bar for research in West Virginia.  Together, we are reaching impactful research heights. Thank you for all that you do.


Join fellow West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute leadership and members from across the state to discuss exciting new efforts and initiatives in clinical and translational science in the Mountain State. This day-and-a-half event will feature:

  • WVCTSI progress and highlights
  • Research roundtable discussions
  • Presentations from addiction researchers
  • Poster presentations from exciting work across the CTS spectrum
  • Updates on available resources and services for members
  • Breakout sessions on key topics and trends

Logistical considerations:

Event WiFi Network: gbr3045361110. No password required.

Poster Session & Reception

Those who are presenting posters may hang them up on their assigned boards in the Cameo Ballroom from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Posters must be removed immediately following the poster session.

A listing of abstract titles is included in the meeting packet. Full abstracts are available on the WVCTSI website at: Full Poster Abstracts.

Judges should check in at the judges table in the Cameo Ballroom to pick up their judging forms and rubrics between 4 and 5 p.m. on April 2.

Dietary Restrictions/Allergies

Those attendees who indicated a dietary restriction on their event registration have been provided special dietary restriction cards upon check in. For plated meals, please present those cards to your server to ensure your needs are met.

Hotel Check Out Time

For those staying overnight at the Greenbrier, check out time is 11 a.m.



A full agenda can be found here. The meeting will kick off at 10:00 a.m. on April 2 and run though noon on April 3. Day one will include keynote presentations, scientific highlights, poster session and dinner. Day two will include informative and educational workshops along with key group meetings.

An optional visit to Montwell Commons will take place on the afternoon of April 3, which will be an informative excursion to learn more about community-engagement work taking place in Greenbrier County and at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Sign up for this optional activity on the event registration form.

*Registration Closes February 28*

Abstract Submission is now closed

Travel Expense Guidelines


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