Register by May 7
Join West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute leadership and members from across the state to discuss exciting new efforts and initiatives in clinical and translational science in the Mountain State.
This day-and-a-half event will feature: WVCTSI progress and highlights, research roundtable discussions, presentations from team science headliners, innovation and commercialization pitches in the WVCTSI Shark Tank, poster presentations from exciting work across the CTS spectrum, updates on available resources and services for members, and breakout sessions on key topics and trends.
This meeting will also feature a keynote address from Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health at Yale School of Public Health and professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine.
The meeting will be held May 16 – 17 at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, West Virginia. Deadline to register for this event is 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, May 7. Additional information and registration can be found on the event webpage.
Defense Health Program
The WVU Cancer Institute is applying for a Certificate of Need with the West Virginia Health Care Authority for a mobile lung cancer screening program, which will be called LUCAS. This program would increase access to screening for patients in rural areas and address the growing demand for cancer services in the state.
WVU Medicine Physician Presents at International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Conference
Christopher P. Cifarelli, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the WVU Medicine Gamma Knife program and member of the WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs, presented a talk on his team’s research during the 2018 ISIORT conference in Mannheim, Germany. Dr. Cifarelli presented two sessions: Feasibility of Dose Escalation Using Intraoperative Radiotherapy Following Resection of Large Brain Metastases Compared to Post-operative SRS and Neurosurgical Nuances of IORT for Intracranial Lesions. The work focuses on a novel use of radiation delivered to the brain at the time of surgery as a means to decrease long-term radiation doses and improve overall outcomes for patients with metastatic and primary brain tumors. The conference had about 300 specialists from over 20 nations in attendance. Dr. Cifarelli is a faculty member in the WVU Department of Neurosurgery and a member of the Radiation Oncology team at WVU Cancer Institute. This work was co-authored by Joshua Hack MS, Geraldine M. Jacobson MD, and J. Austin Vargo MD.