Description: The Gained in Translation Symposium is a meeting of clinicians and vision scientists from University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Oregon Health Sciences University.  Presentations focus on bridging the gap between disease treatment and the latest advances in translational and basic research.  Areas of synergy are identified for future collaboration between these institutions. Clinical and research faculty, community colleagues, residents, fellows, and students are welcome to attend. Trainees and students are encouraged to present posters.

Location: Orin Smith Auditorium, UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Hotels: Some hotels in the area that are within walking distance to the conference are Pan Pacific Hotel ( ) and Marriott Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union (

Parking: Free in the garage located underneath the building. The entrance is located on Republican Street.

Date:  Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 8:00 am to 3:45 pm with wine and cheese reception to follow

Agenda/ Registration:

Meeting Organizers:  Jennifer Chao, MD, PhD (UW), Michael F. Chiang, MD (OHSU), Miriam Spering, PhD (UBC), Claire Sheldon, MD, PhD (UBC)

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee Disclosures: Program Chair Dr. Jennifer Chao, MD, PhD, has no relevant commercial interests to disclose. Committee member Dr. Michael Chiang, MD, has disclosed that he is a Major Stock Shareholder with Inteleretina; Consulting, Speaking & Teaching with Novartis as a Consultant; Grant/Research Support with the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation; Advisory Committees or Review Panels with Clarity Medical Systems.Committee member Dr. Claire Sheldon, MD, PhD has no relevant commercial intereststo disclose.  Committee member Dr. Miriam Spering, PhD, has no relevant commercial interests to disclose.