STaR Conference to be held in Athens September 24-25, 2015

The University of Georgia will host a regional scientific conference for faculty, students, residents and fellows that focuses on the latest advances in translational research for improving human health. The sixth annual Southern Translational Education and Research (STaR) Conference will take place September 24-25, 2015 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on the UGA Campus.

This conference is sponsored by numerous partners at UGA and Augusta University (AU), including the UGA College of Pharmacy, the Medical College of Georgia Center for Pharmacy and Experimental Therapeutics, the AU Vice President for Research, the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, the UGA Center for Drug Discovery, and the UGA Health Sciences Institute.

The conference will include state-of-the-art topics in clinical and translational research and offer valuable opportunities for trainees and faculty to showcase their research and network with others to develop new scientific collaborations. The theme for this year’s STaR conference will be “Inflammation in Health and Disease”, but translational research in other areas will also be presented.

Highlights of the conference will include keynote addresses by two prominent scientists whose work is highly respected throughout the international scientific community: Dr. Richard Meagher, Distinguished Research Professor in Genetics at UGA, and Dr. Kathy Griendling, R. Wayne Alexander Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Research at Emory University School of Medicine.

All participants are encouraged to submit abstracts of their work for presentation at the conference. Excellence in clinical and translational research will be recognized through the following awards:

STaR Graduate Student Award

STaR Post-Doctoral Fellow Award

STaR Young Investigator Award

STaR Travel Awards

The conference will provide 4 hours of continuing pharmacy education. For more information or to register for the conference and to submit an abstract, please visit

The deadline for abstract submission is August 28, 2015, and the deadline for reduced-rate early bird registration is September 1, 2015.

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