TCRC 2020

The Translational and Clinical Research (TCRC) Course is designed to further the development of early career physician-scientists interested or engaged in translational or clinical neuroscience research. Those selected to participate will walk away with practical information to support their career development as well as strategies for developing research grant proposals.

Tailor-made for trainees and junior faculty interested in pursuing a career in academic neurology, this one-day course combines engaging sessions with unique networking opportunities. Participants will have the chance to interact with senior clinician leaders and current clinician scientists who are well-placed to facilitate the success of neurology’s next generation of academic and research-focused faculty. Programming will include a mix of talks, case examples, and small group discussions allowing participants to further explore and develop specific areas of interest. Each day will also include designated time for networking with other participants and speakers. 


The American Neurological Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Schedule Subject to Change: The event’s operating hours, schedules, and speakers are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Refunds will be not issued for failure to view a live session. 

The American Neurological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registration is required for all participants.  Registration is complimentary for ANA members and is $50 for ANA non-members. 

Online registration for TCRC will be from June 15, 2020 - August 15, 2020.

After registering, you will receive a link to submit a personal statement & bio-sketch/CV

Friday, October 2

6:00 PM
Optional Virtual Welcome Reception/Happy Hour

Saturday, October 3

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Course Director, Laura J. Balcer, MD, MSCE, Professor of Neurology, Population Health and Ophthalmology; Vice Chair, Neurology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Development of Neurological Therapies:  Update from 30,000 Feet
Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
Treatments and Guidelines: Paths to Clinical Application
Jacqueline A. French, MD, Professor of Neurology; Director, Translational Research and Clinical Trials in Epilepsy, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
Conducting Translational Research in Academia
Barbara Slusher, MAS, PhD, Professor of Neurology; Director, JHU NIMH Therapeutic Core, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion and Q&A

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Coffee Break and Networking

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Innovations in Design of Clinical Investigations and Trials
E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA, David M. Levy Professor of Neurology; Director, Center for Health + Technology, University of Rochester Medical Center

12:55 PM - 1:20 PM
Starting and Developing a Successful Career as a Clinical Trialist
Aleksander Videnovic, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Division of Sleep Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director, MGH Program on Sleeep, Circadian Biology and Neurodegeneration

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
Panel Discussion and Q&A

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Lunch (Optional:  Grants Over Lunch Reviews)

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
Trial Innovation Networks and Multisite Research
Daniel F. Hanley, Jr., MD, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology/ Critical Care; Director, Division of Brain Injury Outcomes, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-Director, Johns Hopkins - Tufts Trial Innovation Center

2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
Leading and Utilizing the CTSI
Corita Grudzen, MD, MSHS, Vice Chair for Research, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

3:10 PM - 3:35 PM
Clinical and Translational Research in Stroke:  Model for Innovation and Technology in Design and Conduct
Anthony S. Kim, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology; Medical Director, UCSF Stroke Center; Director, Biostatistics & Study Design, CTSI, University of California, San Francisco

3:35 PM - 4:05 PM
Panel Discussion and Q&A

4:05 PM - 4:30 PM
The Path to Achieving K-Level Funding
Stephen Korn, PhD, Director of Training and Workforce Development, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Keys to Getting Funded Without a K
Justin C. McArthur, MBBS, MPH, Director, Department of Neurology; Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

4:55 PM - 5:20 PM
The Intramural NIH Research Experience
Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator, Cell Biology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

5:20 PM - 5:40 PM
Panel Discussion and Q&A

5:50 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Instructions for obtaining CME
  • Register for the meeting
  • Attend the sessions for which you seek credit in their entirety
  • Complete the online post-activity evaluation
  • You will receive a certificate for your files once you submit the evaluation
Financial Disclosure Statements

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relationships to disclose unless listed here

Disclosure of Commercial Support

ANA received educational grants from the following ACCME-defined Commercial Interests to support the CME aspects of this event:

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).