The DDC seminar program, the weekly GI Research Forum, is designed to encourage interactions among basic and clinical investigators. DDC members may present research results, clinical studies, and work-in-progress in an informal setting that will be conducive to discussion and information exchange. As part of this program, national leaders in GI research are often invited to speak to the group. Any member of the DDC may suggest seminar speakers and act as faculty host, after approval by the Internal Advisory Committee of the DDC. Occasionally, a reception after the seminar may give DDC members the opportunity to discuss research topics in more detail with the invited speaker.
The DDC-sponsored seminar series aims to be an important mechanism for drawing GI investigators together with a rich and varied list of speakers who are highly beneficial to GI trainees and researchers in the Medical Center area of Texas. By the judicious selection of speakers, a breadth of GI-related basic and clinical topics is covered.
Occasionally, the DDC may also co-sponsor a program at UTHSC in conjunction with other on-going or special seminar series at these institutions. Such sponsorship serves the purpose of informing investigators about the Center and it’s activities. The GI Research Forum takes places every Thursday at 4:00pm at Baylor College of Medicine’s DeBakey building, room M112.
This annual event has now become an important venue for interactions
among GI researchers in the entire Greater Medical Center area.
The all-day program includes brief talks by selected clinicians,
basic scientists, established investigators, and current or
recent recipients of Pilot/Feasibility funding from the DDC.
Participants are encouraged to present posters of their current
work and ample time for informal discussion is allowed both
during the symposium and afterwards.