MINI-WORKSHOPS IN TISSUE BIOREPOSITORIES
The MINI-WORKSHOPS IN TISSUE BIOREPOSITORIES, co-sponsored by the UAB CCTS and the UAB Department of Pathology’s Special Pathology Seminar, focus primarily on the use of human tissues in research. The purpose of the workshops is to aid investigators considering utilizing any type of human and other tissues and/or bodily fluids in their research, as well as those who may want to understand issues as to tissue related variables which may affect or influence research results (e.g. bias). The basics of biorepository operations will be explored so that the development of small tissue collections by investigators may be optimized and their success ensured. Additional topics include how to optimally utilize the current UAB infrastructure in tissue resources and how to access tissue resources available outside UAB (e.g. at NIH Institutes). Workshops are held in the Finley Conference Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; lunch is provided.
The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
The mission of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is to reduce disparities in diseases disproportionately represented within the Deep South as we accelerate discovery to improve human health. In synergy with the resource strengths available at the Hub, the CCTS has established Institutional Partnerships to catalyze translational research, workforce development and community engagement toward a shared vision of improved human health and healthcare delivery. Partners include UAB (Hub), Southern Research, Auburn, South Alabama, HudsonAlpha, LSU, University of Mississippi Medical Ctr., Pennington Biomedical Research Ctr., Tulane, UA Tuscaloosa and Tuskegee. See http://www.uab.edu/ccts/partners
The CCTS and its Partner Network are committed to increasing research capacity, accelerating research processes, developing and supporting excellence in the research workforce and providing creative, innovative approaches to major health and healthcare delivery challenges. The CCTS Partner Network is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number UL1TR001417.