Annual CFAR Fall Retreat

CFAR Fall Retreat Collage

2023 Annual CFAR Fall Retreat

September 14, 2023
Great Hall of the Trent-Semans Center
9:00am – 4:00pm
CFAR Directors

The 2023 CFAR Fall Scientific Retreat was held on Thursday, September 14th in the Great Hall of the Trent-Semans Center

Select talks have been posted internally (Duke ID required) and on YouTube.

Poster Showcase

Poster Session -- Call for Abstracts

Call For Abstracts - PDF

Abstract Submissions Closed

To ensure uniformity, all abstracts will be submitted in a Qualtrics form. Each submitted abstract should be written for a multi-disciplinary audience, including community members, and will be presented in the following format: Background, Methods, Results, Impact, and Conclusion. See a copy of the form HERE.

Abstracts selected for TED-style presentations at the Retreat will be announced by August 17, 2023

Chosen Abstract

Presentation Resources

See the Fall Retreat Resources Page for useful information on Poster and Infographic design or to schedule a free consultation.

Crowd and Agenda


Click here to view the draft agenda!

Directors Award

Previous CFAR Retreat Award Winners

Each year, the Director's Award is given to a Duke CFAR member who has significantly contributed "value added" to the CFAR in the past year. This year's winner was Justin Pollara, PhD. Dr. Pollara is an Associate Professor in Surgery and is an Associate Director of the Developmental Core. Dr. Georgia Tomaras noted Dr. Pollara's research excellence and outstanding dedication that embodies the true spirit of the CFAR. Congratulations, Dr. Pollara!

Plenary Speaker

Previous CFAR Fall Scientific Retreats

Information on previous retreats can be found here.

This includes video, photos, and various retreat documentation.