Overview of Understanding Biomarker Science (UBS) 2016
The UBS course was developed to prepare clinical and translational investigators who conduct, or who are planning to conduct, basic, translational, or clinical biomarker research. The course includes:
- 30 sessions divided into seven blocks, covering a range of topics from biomarker discovery to validation and entrepreneurship
- Hands-on workshops to learn statistical analysis for biomarker evaluation
- Interactive case study that addresses the use of biomarkers in pre-clinical and clinical studies
- Consortia and bio-banks for biomarker research
- Career guidance in biomarker science
- Networking with over 100 attendees and speakers
Testimonial from a past course participant:
"This was one of the best programs I have ever attended in terms of structure, content, and schedule. I thank you for the opportunity.
- Block 1
- Fundamental Concepts in Biomarker Research (3 lectures)
- Block 2
- How To Advance Biomarker Research (2 workshops + 3 lectures)
- Block 3
- Technologies in Biomarker Discovery (4 lectures)
- Block 4
- Types of Biomarkers (5 lectures)
- Block 5
- Examples of Biomarkers in Health and Disease (5 lectures + 1 case study)
- Block 6
- Bedside Technologies in Biomarker Quantitation (3 lectures)
- Block 7
- Biomarker Patenting and Marketplace (5 lectures + career panel)
- Course Schedule [PDF]
All course materials, including presentations by the faculty and recommended resources, will be made available to attendees after course completion.
Upon completion, participants will receive 1) a certificate of course participation, and 2) CME credit (if applicable).
The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.