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A successful annual symposium!

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

The 2022 BAAC Annual Research Symposium was a huge success! It was held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at Stanford University's Li Ka Shing Center and the Center for Academic Medicine. In total, we had ~80 attendees, who were a mix of researchers, clinicians, trainees, and community members.


In the morning, we heard from our keynote speaker, Dr. Ruth O'Hara, and from our featured faculty speakers, Dr. Philippe Mourrain, and Dr. Vikaas Sohal (top to bottom, left to right).


At noon, our attendees took a stroll through the Arizona Cactus Garden and engaged in a poster session with over 20 posters, while enjoying catered lunch.


Taylor Odom and Abbey Robbins won the prizes for best poster, as chosen by popular vote. Check out Taylor's poster here and Abbey's poster here (left to right).


In the afternoon, we heard from our other featured faculty speakers, Dr. Elliott Sherr and Dr. Jennifer Ames (left to right).


We also heard from our selected oral presenters, Dr. Gabrielle Devienne, Dr. Hannah Monday, Rachel Powers, Dr. Mirko Uljarević (on behalf of Emily Spackman), Alicia Geng, and Dr. Janette Dinishak (not pictured) (top to bottom, left to right).


The last portion of the symposium was focused on community-based participatory research (CBPR). The BAAC President, Dr. Lawrence Fung, gave a presentation on CBPR, and attendees subsequently broke off into eight small groups for discussions about CBPR. Attendees engaged intimately with these discussions and upon reconvening, reported back on what had been discussed (top to bottom, left to right).


For a detailed view of the schedule and the abstracts, please check out the program here.


We are so grateful for everyone who joined us and hope that if you weren't able to, that you will next year! Please keep in touch and reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback!


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