ACTS membership benefits

If you’re reading this, it means that you — yes, YOU — are a member of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS).

That’s because the CTSI recently purchased an institutional ACTS membership, meaning that all faculty, post-docs, fellows, and students in the University of Rochester can access the association’s member benefits. Read more about those benefits below:

Translational Science 2015

ACTS’s annual conference, Translational Science, takes place April 16-18 in Washington D.C. and membership includes a registration discount. The conference is rife with useful presentations for young investigators and trainees — such as how to write R, K, and F grants — but this year, ACTS is making a push to broaden the conference to more seasoned investigators, and highlighting more topics across the field of translational science.

“This year’s meeting provides a program geared toward all investigators. Everyone should walk away from the meeting having networked with colleagues and with thoughts of new ideas and plans,” said Bushra Rehman, executive director of ACTS.

View the full schedule of presentations.


ACTS publishes a newsletter called ACTS Connection that highlights translational science news, advocacy news, grant opportunities, and other relevant information. Going forward, the plan is for the newsletter to be published biweekly, with alternating content in each edition, said Rehman. One edition would summarize the goings-on at ACTS — meetings, work sessions and so forth — and the next would feature news from ACTS membership institutions. Look for content from the CTSI to show up from time to time!

If you’d like to receive it in your inbox, visit the association’s website and click on the “register” link in the upper right hand corner. Select member type “ACTS Individual from Institutional Member.” Registration will also enable you to access the members-only sections of the site.

Special Interest Groups, CTS Journal and Advocacy

Members are allowed to join certain Special Interest Groups, which are currently being developed. Investigators receive a reduced rate for publishing their articles in CTS, the official journal of ACTS. And finally, the university’s institutional membership also supports advocacy on behalf of translational science, and helps to fund a lobbying effort to ensure that the CTSAs remain healthy going forward.

For more information on ACTS membership, visit the association’s homepage.

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