2012 International Forum
March 26-27, 2012
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC
This program, themed Advancing Clinical Translational Research, examined the role academic health centers play in transforming today's scientific discoveries into the medical applications of the future. Meeting participants heard the ideas of global thought leaders and learned about successful translational research models from around the world.
The meeting was chaired by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham PC, KBE, Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery, Imperial College London, and presenters included Victor J. Dzau, MD, Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University, President and CEO, Duke University Health System, Chairman, AAHC Board of Directors, Barry Coller, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Physician-in-Chief, David Rockefeller Professor, Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology, The Rockefeller University, N. Benjamin Fredrick, MD, Director of the PSU-COM Global Health Center, The Pennsylvania State University, Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, FAA, Director, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, McGill University, John E.L. Wong, MBBS, FAMS, FRCP, FACP, Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences, Deputy Chief Executive, The National University Health System, and Jialin Zheng, MD, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Session topics included: The Role of Academic Health Centers in Translational Research, Translational Science and Education, Education Simulation and Innovation, Models of Industry-Academic Partnerships, The Globalization of Translational Research, The Role of Funding Agencies, and panel presentations by AAHC and AAHCI members.