McGowan Institute 2019 Scientific Retreat
March 11-12, 2019
Poster Abstract submission opens October 1, 2018
Poster Abstract submission deadline is November 1, 2018
New this Year!
A select number of abstracts may be chosen for oral presentation in breakout sessions
- State of the Institute Address: William R. Wagner, PhD-Director
- McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Distinguished Lecture – Speaker: To be determined
Importance of (Re)Vascularization in Tissue Regeneration
- Computational Modeling of Injury, Infection, Inflammation, and Healing
- Regenerative Rehabilitation
- Drug Delivery Strategies in the Extracellular and Intracellular Space
- Tumor Immunotherapy: Novel Research Foci and Improved Clinical Targets
- Emerging Military Threats, Combat Casualty Gaps and Opportunities for Innovation
- Liver Regeneration
- Let’s Talk Science: Communicating Your Research to Different Audiences
- I Finished Training, Now What? Establishing a Pathway to Independence
- This session will provide a multi-faceted look at how to succeed as an early-stage/new investigator in the field of regenerative medicine. Members will learn what to look for in a first position in an academic environment including resources and institutional support. Early stage funding sources (institutional grants, federal, independent non-profit, and career development awards) will be reviewed. Additionally, the session will explore how to initiate early collaborations, and who those collaborators should be, while continuing to develop a clear designation as an independent researcher. The session will conclude with a moderated discussion panel of speakers, as well as select early investigators currently in the process of making this transition.
- Pharmaceutical Quality by Design Research and Education
- The purpose of this session is to familiarize the McGowan community with extensive ongoing research and education on pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and quality by design research and education at Duquesne University. DU has been a founding member of The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology & Education (NIPTE), a collaboration of academia, industry and other stakeholders to advance pharmaceutical manufacturing science. NIPTEs vision of assuring quality, affordability and availability of pharmaceutical products aligns extremely well with the McGowan vision of advancing patient care with modern technology. DU Faculty leaders in this area will present new advances in research and education.
Additional breakout sessions and workshops are actively being planned.
Back by popular demand:
- Roundtable Lunch-Special Interest Topics *trainee focused, Organized by Garrett Coyan, MD.
- Rapid Fire Presentations *trainee focused
- Poster Competition and People’s Choice Award *trainee focused **Poster Awards sponsored by SciVelo
New this year!
Open-to-the-Public Forum: “The Hope vs. Hype of Regenerative Medicine” followed by “Meet the Researchers of the McGowan Institute” reception and poster session
2019 Program Committee:
Julie Phillippi, PhD (Chair) – University of Pittsburgh
Bryan Brown, PhD – University of Pittsburgh
Patrick Cantini – University of Pittsburgh
Garrett Coyan, MD (trainee member) – University of Pittsburgh
Andy Duncan, PhD – University of Pittsburgh
Adam Feinberg, PhD- Carnegie Mellon University
George Gittes, MD- Children’s Hospital of UPMC
Robert Kormos, MD – University of Pittsburgh
Jelena Janjic, PhD- Duquesne University