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ITMAT in Edinburgh

Supported by the British Pharmacological Society & Royal Society of Edinburgh

17 Mar 2017

Abstracts deadline: 31 Jan 2017

Registration deadline: 10 Mar 2017

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  • Overview
  • Event programme
  • Registration & Bursaries
  • Accommodation & Networking
  • Venue & directions
  • Abstract submissions

For the first time, the Institute for Translational Medicine & Therapeutics (ITMAT) Meeting will be held in Europe at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh conference centre on Friday, 17 March 2017.

The theme of the meeting is ‘Big Data & the Development of New Medicines’. The organisers look forward to welcoming attendees from the UK and Europe, both early and established researchers, from across science and medicine. The one-day programme will bring together a faculty of internationally-recognised speakers, thanks to support from the British Pharmacological Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

ITMAT is based at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, is directed by Professor Garret FitzGeralnd. ITMAT was the first institute for translational medicine in the world. It supports work at the interface of basic and clinical research, focusing on developing new and safer medicines.


This meeting aims to address topics directly relevant to translational science and the use of big data in the development of new medicines.


  • To understand the role of infrastructure in the utilisation of big data

  • Appreciate the role of proteomics in the development of new medicines

  • Understand the role of biobanks as tools in genetic-epidemiological research

  • To discuss translational science in an academic medical centre and in a company

  • Understand the role of immunomodulation in cardiovascular disease and cancer 

  • Appreciate the roles of the environment, diet and the microbiome in health & disease

For more information, please contact the Meetings Team on or +44 (0)20 7239 0176.

Supported by the British Pharmacological Society & Royal Society of Edinburgh

Online registration is now closed. If you wish to attend the meeting please contact the BPS Office at 


For more information, please contact the Meetings Team on or +44 (0)20 7239 0176.

Bursaries are available to Society members. Apply for a bursary
The bursary submission deadline is 7 February 2017.


We recommend booking your accommodation as far in advance as possible to make use of discounted rates.

Accommodation information can be found on Marketing Edinburgh's website.


There will be a number of networking opportunities available during the conference. In addition there will also be a conference dinner on Friday 17 March 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. Tickets cost £45 and can be bought when registering online. Please note that places are limited for the conference dinner.

Meeting venue

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Tel: +44(0) 131 225 7324

Journey Planner

Arriving from Waverley Station

  • Arrive at Waverley Station

  • Head west on Princes Street toward Waverley Steps and slightly turn right to stay on Princes Street

  • Turn right onto St David Street and continue straight onto St Andrew Square

  • Then continue onto St David Street and turn left at Queen Street

  • RCPE is 9 minutes walk away

  • Map link for direction from Waverley Station
‚ÄčBy air
Edinburgh International Airport is eight miles (12km) west of the city centre. The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en route. Journey time is about 25 minutes and tickets cost £3.50 single and £6.00 return. For further information visit Airlink 100.
By car
There is on street parking available, (metered) or at the NCP multi-storey car park, seven minutes walk from the college. This is accessed from York Place. Drive east along Queen Street, this road changes into York Place. The car park is signed off to the right.
For more information on Transport for Edinburgh, please visit their website.
Tourist information office
3 Princes Street
Tel: +44 (8452) 255121
For tourist information in Edinburgh, please visit their website.


Abstract submission

Abstract submissions are now open for ITMAT 2017. Please complete the 'Abstract submission form' (download available below) and sent the completed form to FAO Erin Louise Whyte.

Abstract submission form
Instructions for completing the abstract submission form
Abstract submission guidelines
Poster preperation guidelines

Abstract submission deadline is Tuesday 31 January 2017.