Delaware CTR ACCEL Program 5th Annual Meeting

Thank you for your interest in the ACCEL Annual Meeting. There is still time to register, but we are no longer accepting information to be printed in the meeting program, including guest contact information. Please email Suzanne Purfield for more information.

University of Delaware
Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Drive
Newark, DE 19716
May 6 and 7, 2018


Delaware CTR ACCEL Program 5th Annual Meeting

In today’s competitive research environment, collaboration, innovation, and resource sharing is more necessary than ever. The 2018 ACCEL Annual Meeting is an excellent forum for networking, building collaborations, learning about available resources and funding opportunities, and sharing ideas that can help accelerate clinical and translational research. Join us on May 6-7, 2018 to advance your own research, as well as gain insights into better ways to promote health, and address the health care needs among the diverse peoples of Delaware and South Carolina.

Keynote Speaker




Important Dates

  • April 10, 2018 Abstracts due.
  • April 27, 2018 Registration closes.



Poster Guidelines:

Please register for the conference and indicate that you intend to present a poster. Poster title and authors are needed at the time of registration.

If you do not have your abstract written when you register, please email it directly to Susanne Purfield at Abstracts must be received by April 10, 2018.

Posters are to be 36" high and 48" wide. Abstracts should be limited to 400 words. There will be display boards and push pins available at the conference. The final conference program will include all abstracts. You have an opportunity on the poster submission page to opt out of having your abstract published in the program book.


University of DE Clayton Hall

University of Delaware
Clayton Hall


From the PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT: Follow signs for I-95 South, Delaware.

From the BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON AIRPORT: Follow signs for I-95 North, Baltimore/New York.

From either north or south: Take I-95 to Exit 1 (Newark/Rt. 896 N/Univ DE). Follow Rt. 896 North through campus (approximately 4 miles). At “T” intersection you must turn left onto Main Street, stay to the far right. Main Street will split three-ways, take the right fork on to Rt. 896 N once again. Clayton Hall is on your right about .5 miles. There is an automated sign at the entrance.

PARKING: Free parking is available at the Visitors Lot at Clayton Hall. From the entrance, drive past Clayton Hall (to the right) and turn left at the Parking sign.

TELEPHONE: The Reception Desk at Clayton Hall can be reached at 302/831-1259.

Map of the University of Delaware Campus (pdf)


Discounted Hotel Room Block

Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware

The Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware is located just yards from Clayton Hall's front doors and provides superior accommodations, dining and entertainment.

Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware
400 David Hollowell Drive
Newark, DE 19716

Shuttle Service

Delaware Express Shuttle Service

Delaware Express offers regional services from the Philadelphia International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport and are the official transportation partner for the University of Delaware.

Please make a reservation at their website or call 1-800-648-5466 to make a reservation.

Nearby Airports

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is an airport serving one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Owned by the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Airport System (comprised of Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport) is operated by the Department of Commerce's Division of Aviation. The Airport consists of seven (7) terminals (A-West, A-East, B, C, D, E and F) and four runways (9R/27L - 10,500 ft.; 9L-27R - 9,500 ft.; 17/35 - 5,500 ft.; 8/26 - 5,000 ft.) Located seven (7) miles from downtown Philadelphia, the Airport is easily accessible from Interstates 76, 95, and 476.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) : Operated by the Maryland Aviation Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation. It is 1.976 million square feet (45.4 acres); 5 concourses (4 domestic, 1 international/swing); 69 jet gates, 9 gates dedicated to commuter aircraft

Driving directions

Take I-95 South to Delaware Exit 3. While on the ramp, bear right onto Rt. 273 West. Continue Rt. 273 West for approximately 3 miles. Rt. 273 West will become Main Street (a one-way street). Continue to the end of Main Street and bear right at the split onto New London Road. The hotel will be on the right after 0.25 miles. GPS Address = 200 New London Road; Newark, DE 19711

Contact Info

Suzanne Purfield
(302) 651-6709