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CCTSI hosts its largest Summit yet

by Wendy S. Meyer

Fourth Annual CCTSI Summit
​On August 17, 2016, about 130 researchers and scientists gathered for the CCTSI CU-CSU Summit—a daylong conference on the topics of personalized medicine and omics technology along with regenerative science and stem cell biology.

“The goal of the Summit each year is to bring researchers together to encourage new collaborations and learn from one another,” said CCTSI’s Director of Operations Janine Higgins, PhD. “We felt like it was a success in terms of the mix of researchers from all four CCTSI campuses, both senior and junior investigators, and because we had more people than ever register for the event.”

Conference attendees included basic researchers who work with animal models, clinical researchers who treat patients, representatives from industry and a variety of academics. The Summit’s location in Longmont helped to draw investigators from Colorado State University (CSU), CU Anschutz, CU Denver and CU Boulder.

CCTSI Director Ron Sokol kicked off the conference with a few remarks on the CCTSI and conference goals. The audience heard from seven different speakers on a variety of topics (see agenda​) and also enjoyed two poster sessions, which included networking time.

Thank you to all of the speakers who took time out of their busy schedules to present at the Summit. The presentations, along with the work represented in the poster sessions, illustrated the cutting-edge and important research that is taking place at the CCTSI institutions.

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