2021 Virtual CTSA Program Annual Meeting


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The two meetings held each year provide an opportunity to achieve the CTSA Program Goals and bring key consortium stakeholders together. The CTSA Program Annual Meeting is held in the fall, focusing on priority areas and offering opportunities for the consortium members to come together to share best practices. The agenda for this meeting is planned by the CTSA Program Steering Committee with input received from prior meeting evaluations and additional input solicited from the consortium. The meeting of the Administrators Group is also supported during the fall. Secondly, the Spring Group Meetings convene to support the goals of the Enterprise Committees (EC) and Consortium groups. Team leads and group memberships collaborate to plan the group agendas.

Meeting Theme:  Intentional Disruption and Innovation: The Future of Translational Research

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Who is Eligible to Attend:

Personnel from CTSA Program hubs with active grants are encouraged to attend.

  • A CTSAProgram hub is defined as a “UL1 award with a linked KL2 award and an optional TL1 award”. CTSA Program hubs can consist of a single institution, with the possibility of one or more participating partner institutions.
  • Hubs in “no cost extension” status are eligible to attend.
  • Participation in the CTSA Program meetings by personnel from partnering institutions is encouraged.

Refer to the NCATS CTSA Program Funding Information and/or the Notice of Grant Award to determine eligibility. Prior approval through NCATS is required for attendance of participants outside of an eligible CTSA Program hub.

Please note: on occasion, meals may be provided during an in-person program by CLIC as justified in their grant as an integral and necessary part of a conference (i.e., a working meal where business is transacted). If this occurs, hub participants who partake of the meal(s) and receive travel expenses from their hub award may not request or receive reimbursement from the hub for meals as part of their per diem.

Consent Clause:

Registration and participation in the 2021 CTSA Program Annual Meeting and associated activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the participant’s image or voice in recordings, both live and on-demand, in electronic reproductions of such events and activities by the CTSA Program Steering Committee and/or the CTSA Program Meeting coordinating center. Participation in this event may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance, etc.

Location Type: Online



What is the scheduled date of the 2021 CTSA Program Annual Meeting?

The CTSA Program Annual Meeting will be held virtually on December 1 - 3, 2021.

Why is the meeting now taking place virtually?

The CDC recommendations regarding in-person events in this time of the waning Coronavirus pandemic came late in the planning process. NCATS and CLIC opted to make this change to ensure our participant’s safety.

Since the meeting will be held virtually, is it necessary to register in advance?

Yes, advanced registration is required. No last minute registrations will be permitted.

Will there be any networking opportunities built into the agenda?

NCATS and CLIC are working to include virtual networking opportunities into the agenda.

Do you anticipate pre-meeting reading materials?

This will be decided as the agenda is developed.


When does Registration Open?

Registration will open on Friday, August 13th.

When does Registration close?

Registration will close Monday, November 8th.

Do I need a CLIC website account to register for the Program Meeting?

Yes, an account on the CLIC website is necessary to access the meeting information. It is a simple process. Once on the clic-ctsa.org website, select "Log in" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Login and Account Creation use the same process. Please be sure to complete your account profile.

Can someone else register me on my behalf?

Yes, this option is built into the registration form.

How do I cancel my registration?

If you must cancel your registration, please email the CLIC meeting planning team at: program_meetings@clic-ctsa.org.

What happens after I register?

Directly following your registration, a confirmation message will be sent that will:

  • Outline the information provided at during registration
  • Include links to important information

As the meeting dates get closer, a final confirmation email will be sent to each registrant. That message will include a dedicated log-in to join the platform, some technology information to ensure the best meeting experience and tips to navigate the new platform.


Are there any device specifics suggested to provide the best virtual meeting experience?

Yes, although all web browsers work, Google Chrome (latest version) will offer the best meeting experience.

It is also recommended that the VPN is logged off.


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