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#35: Understanding Translational Medicine: Benefits and Innovative Approaches

Tutorial name:
#35: Understanding Translational Medicine: Benefits and Innovative Approaches

Day & Time:
June 15, 1:00PM - 4:30PM (Pacific Standard Time)

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The goal of translational medicine (TM) is to expedite the development of newly identified compounds to enhance the patient’s quality of life. TM is the synergy between epidemiology, basic research and clinical trials. In the recent past, TM has gained significant importance due to its promising role for accelerating research and development in academia and industry. TM has great potential to enhance health care and better patient care starting from prevention, diagnosis, and drug/device developments for clinical disorders. However, there are few clinician/scientists critically trained in translational research and more programs to foster their development are required. This tutorial will provide an overview of the TM field including definitions and concepts, potential benefits as well as global initiatives and programs. Case studies will be used to help professionals better understand TM.

Learning Objective(s):
At the conclusion of this tutorial, participants should be able to:
• Explain translational medicine definitions, concepts and potential benefits for industry and academia;
• Describe global translational medicine situations.

Target Audience:
This tutorial is designed for professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device fields to include medical affairs personnel, medical directors, medical advisors, clinical investigators, clinical research associates, clinical trial leaders and managers, and clinical research physicians.