Recently, the UW SRP hosted the 2019 annual SRP meeting in Seattle on the theme of "Data to Knowledge to Action." From November 18th-20th, 408 attendees convened at the downtown Hyatt Regency to hear talks, peruse posters, attend special sessions, and interact face-to-face with colleagues from across the country.
Twenty SRP centers funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) were represented by 24 directors, 24 administrators, 72 research translation and community engagement (RT/CE) staff, and 167 trainees, among others. Nineteen government representatives also attended the meeting as well as two industry representatives and two local science writers.
The meeting's main session kicked off with a welcome from UW SRP Director Evan Gallagher followed by a blessing from Ken Workman, a member of the Duwamish Tribe and direct descendant of the man we know as "Chief Seattle." Keynote addresses were delivered by Julia Cui of UW and Andrew Whitehead of University of California-Davis. Other presentations were given by trainees. The 2019 Wetterhahn Award went to Elana Elkin of the PROTECT SRP.
After all the talks had been given, posters presented, and meals enjoyed together, poster award announcement and closing remarks were made by William Suk, Director of NIEHS. We look forward to getting together again next year hosted by the Texas A & M SRP.
Photos of the event can be seen on twitter under the hashtag #NIEHS19.