1st Annual PCTC Meeting, Cincinnati, OH (September 25-26, 2017)

Online registration for the 1st Annual NHLBI Progenitor Cell Translational Consortium (PCTC) Meeting in Cincinnati, OH (Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26, 2017) is now CLOSED. 

Those persons who have submitted a registration are included in this online Meeting Registrants page.

Attendees MUST check in at the registration table (Location S Lobby) to complete the assurance of confidentiality form and receive your meeting packet to gain entrance to the meeting room (Research Auditorium R3381-4381).

Main Meeting Location: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), Location S
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Registration Table: Lobby of Location S

Meeting Room: Research Auditorium R3381-4381

Local Host: Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett (jeffrey.whitsett@cchmc.org)
Time: Monday, September 25th: 11:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. (followed by a poster session and evening reception)
Tuesday, September 26th: 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Please note that a “Trainees Only Session” will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM in conjunction with the main meeting. 

Trainees Only Session (TOS)
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Conference room: R3381-4381
Organizers: Daniel Swarr, MD, CCHMC (Daniel.swarr@cchmc.org); William J. Zacharias, MD, PhD, UPENN (William.Zacharias@uphs.upenn.edu)


Agenda (scroll to bottom of the page to download):
We have a full agenda and we encourage you to participate for the entire meeting which convenes at 11:30 a.m., EDT, on Monday, September 25, 2017, and 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The main meeting concludes at 4:15 p.m., EDT, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Meeting Program/Booklet:

Click on the link below and login with your PCTC user account to access a PDF copy of the 1st Annual PCTC Meeting program:


Click on the link below to access talks from the plenary session:


If you need a user account, please contact Ling Tang (litang@som.umaryland.edu) or  Andrea Lefever (alefever@som.umaryland.edu).

Meeting Registration: 
Online Registration is now open for PCTC investigators and colleagues. Registrants who attend the meeting are required to sign a confidentiality agreement. 


Call for Abstracts (Breakout Session and Trainees Only Session)
All PCTC investigators, affiliated post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in the field of heart, lung or blood stem and progenitor cell translational research are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the 1st Annual PCTC Meeting. Deadline for abstract submission is August 18, 2017.

See attached guidelines below.

Lunch Selection

If you have ordered lunch online with us, each lunch box will cost $10. A “CASH” payment for lunches will be collected at the time of registration. You will receive a receipt to redeem your lunch boxes. You are welcome to purchase lunch on your own at the campus cafeteria or nearby eateries. Campus catering does not assure Kosher or Halal preparation. We will provide water and soda free of charge for those who bring their own lunches.


Breakout Session Selection
The 1st Annual PCTC Meeting breakout session abstracts is now CLOSED for registrant selection.

A few key points to remember regarding the Breakout Session:

  • There will be a pair of talks in each Breakout Session Room. The allotted time for each talk is 30 minutes. Talks should be 15-20 minutes in length, with a 5-10 minute question/answer period. Two moderators will be the same room for both talks. Talks are usually presented in PowerPoint format.
  • In addition to giving a talk at the breakout session, presenters are REQUIRED to bring a POSTER for display at the poster session on Monday evening, September 25, 2017. Posters may be composed of the breakout session PowerPoint presented.
  • A poster board, 4' x 8', is available for your abstract poster during the Poster Session (location: S1.204), tentatively set for 5:45 pm. Presenters must bring your pre-printed poster to the meeting. They will have time during breaks to put the poster up for display.

Hotel Accommodations:
We have reserved a block of rooms at the hotel listed below for the dates of September 23rd through September 25th, 2017. Please contact the hotel to book your room. The cut-off date for the PCTC special rate is September 4, 2017, so please book early. Make reservations by calling (888) 720-1299; refer to the PCTC 1st Annual Meeting or group code PCTPCTA for reservations at our room rate.

Or use the link below to reserve your room online:
Book your group rate for the PCTC 1st Annual Meeting 

Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
151 Goodman Drive 
Cincinnati, OH 45219  

Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel's prevailing rates.
Rooms Rates at the Kingsgate Marriott: Single Occupancy - $149/night plus tax

Confidentiality Assurance
Complete the assurance of confidentiality form when you sign in at the registration desk. Completion of this form will be required to obtain meeting materials and gain entrance to the meeting. 

Onsite Registration Will Be Limited
Onsite registration for Trainees Only Session: September 25, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., EDT
Onsite registration for Main Meeting: September 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., EDT 

PCTC Translational Photo-microscopy COMPETITION - - PRIZES!!
The evening reception/entertainment on Monday night, September 25, 2017, will include a PCTC translational cell photo-microscopy COMPETITION slide show. PCTC trainees will be competing for PRIZES

You are invited to vote for your top three images via the poll below by Monday, September 25, 2017, at 4:00 PM:


Transportation to CVG Airport at the end of the meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

If you will be departing directly from the 1st Annual PCTC Meeting, please have all of your bags with you. We will have a room reserved for their safe keeping.

Shuttles will depart from Location S (main meeting building) to the CVG airport starting at 4:30 PM. 

If you will be leaving at any other time, please plan to arrange your own transportation.


Questions regarding the meeting:
Contact Andrea Lefever (alefever@som.umaryland.edu) and Ling Tang (litang@som.umaryland.edu).

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