15th Annual Spring Conference

2020: Our Environment, Our Health

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lexington Convention Center

Join nearly a thousand researchers, clinicians, students, and community members as we explore the relationship between the environment, our health, and how we live. You'll see citizen science in action, experience hands-on demonstrations, and hear from experts in the field. 

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Full agenda coming soon! Make sure you're a CCTS Member in order to receive conference updates. 

Special thanks to our 2020 Conference Chairs, Erin N. Haynes, Dr.PH, M.S, and Bernhard Hennig, Ph.D. 


Gwen Collman, PhD

We are pleased to welcome as this year's keynote speaker Gwen W. Collman, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Director and Associate Director for Extramural Research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, who will discuss “Advancing Environmental Health Sciences, Improving Health”.




The 2020 CCTS Spring Conference is held in conjunction with the following program- and college-specific research days. Please note that all sessions are open to all conference participants. 

  • 36th Annual BGSFN Spring Neuroscience Day
  • College of Dentistry Research Day 
  • College of Engineering Biomedical Research Day 
  • College of Nursing Scholarship Showcase 
  • College of Public Health Research Day 
  • University of Kentucky MD/PhD Program Research Day

See previous CCTS Conferences here. »

Accessibility Information

The Convention Center meets all public facility structural and service requirements as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides convenient accessible parking areas. All levels of the Center are accessible by elevator. Entrances are equipped with ramps and automatic doors and all restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Service Animals are permitted and welcome at the Center. The Americans with Disabilities Act-Title 1.1 Section 36.302 states that the term service animal encompasses any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including but not limited to guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items. These are the only animals allowed in the Center.

We encourage visitors requiring special assistance to call ahead so that we may better serve your needs. For more information about our services for persons with disabilities, please call (859) 233-4567.


Questions about the conference? Please contact Michelle Jones, Workforce Development Program Manager, at michelle.jones2@uky.edu or 859.323.8545.