Dec2017ForumFlyer FinalDownload PDF to help promote the latest CCTS Forum.On the first Wednesday of most months, we host an informal gathering known as the CCTS Forum, which offers colleagues an opportunity to learn the latest on a variety of clinical and translational science topics. The focus changes each month to help foster creative and unbridled discussion among a wide range of people from across UAB as well as the broader CCTS Partner Network.

The CCTS Forum takes place at the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS), which is situated in the heart of the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. 

  • Please join us for light refreshments 
  • at our next event on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • 4:00-5:30 PM

Moving the Needle with i2b2: A Translational Research Tool for Accessing Clinical Data

Join us as we hear from three investigative teams who struck “research gold” by using i2b2 to search the clinical data in UAB’s electronic health record system. Encompassing measurements to medications, problems to procedures, i2b2 enables those trained to use it to explore the de-identified data of more than 1 million patients and 140 million lab results. Discover the inspiring results when smart people use the right tool to ask the right questions of Big Clinical Data. These novel studies underscore the promise of translational research conducted with i2b2: to open up new avenues of inquiry and improve care for at-risk populations. 

Speakers and Topics

Abdullah M. Alanazi, MSc, RRT-NPS, CTTS
Rehabilitation Science Program, UAB School of Health Profession
Substance Abuse and Smoking Choices: A Comparison Between Electronic-Cigarettes Users and Tobacco Smokers

Wolfgang Muhlhofer, MD
Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Neurology and Epilepsy Center
Duration of Therapeutic Coma and Outcome of Refractory Status Epilepticus

Morgan Dew, RN, BSN
Nurse Clinician Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s of Alabama
Pregnancies in Adults with Spina Bifida—Single Institution Overview

You can join the CCTS Forum from your computer, tablet or smartphone: You can also dial in using your phone: US +1 872-240-3412 
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 Previous CCTS Forum Events

February 14, 2018
Speakers: Joy Deupree, PhD, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, C. Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN, Daniel I. Chu, MD, and Samantha Baker, MD
Moderator: Robin Gaines Lanzi, PhD, MPH
Slide Decks: Dr. Deupree, Dr. Gakumo, Dr. Chu, and Dr. Baker
Video Recording
CCTS Digest News Brief

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