Translational Science Panel: Research Insights and Best Practice for Clinical Relevance

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In this webinar, Aaron Phillips, PhD, Fiona McBryde, PhD, and Kevin O’Gallagher, PhD, discuss planning for success when translating preclinical research and the importance of building relationships with their clinical colleagues.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Experimental Concepts & Design: Planning basic science protocols for translational and clinical relevance
  • Translational Measurements & Techniques: Bridging the gap between pre-clinical and clinical parameters
  • Clinical Engagement & "Reverse Translation": The importance of relationship building and connecting with the right clinical researchers
  • Understanding the System: Grant funding, commercialization, and navigating ethical considerations

The American Physiological Society (APS), InsideScientific, and ADInstruments are proud to present this 1-hour Translational Science Panel. Join our international panelists as they provide insight into their preclinical research journey and an overview of their research and collaboration successes. This webinar includes presentations about the preclinical research of each panelist, discussions surrounding their approaches towards collaborating with clinicians, and a Q&A session from the audience.

Get a brief view into each of their projects: 

  • Bioimplantable spinal cord stimulators for blood pressure control in spinal cord injury patients
  • Telemetry for long-term monitoring of animal models of hypertension, ischemic stroke, and diabetes
  • Invasive and noninvasive interventions to increase nitric-oxide bioavailability in heart failure syndromes

Our panelists discuss their advice for researchers beginning their translational research journey or looking to progress their pre-clinical research models into the translational and clinical sectors. They discuss keeping up with the right tools and identifying the correct measurements for translational research. Finally, they discuss how to reach out to clinical colleagues, where to find the right audience for your research, and how to get funding.

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About the Speakers:

Aaron Phillips Translational Science Panel

Aaron Phillips, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
University of Calgary
Dr. Aaron Phillips trained in biosciences and mathematics. Driven by his passion for the complex interactions between the nervous and cardiovascular systems, including anomalous interactions contributing to clinical disorders, Aaron's research focuses on developing novel therapeutics for people with neurological health issues.


Fiona McBryde Translational Science Panel

Fiona McBryde, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Physiology
University of Auckland
Dr. Fiona McBryde is an integrative cardiovascular physiologist focusing on the relationship between autonomic activity, blood pressure, and organ blood flow. Fiona's recent research explores human and animal models of hypertension and stroke, static and dynamic pressure-flow relationships in the brain, and the regulation of venous tone and compliance.


Kevin O'Gallagher Translational Science Panel

Kevin O'Gallagher, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Fellow and Interventional Cardiologist Registrar, School of Cardiovascular Medicine
King's College London
Dr. Kevin O'Gallagher is a cardiologist and clinical researcher, graduating from the University of Oxford and Imperial College, London. Kevin recently finished his Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Medicine, focusing on nitric oxide signaling in the cardiovascular system, and is regularly involved in clinical research.