Kimberly Beatty and Michael Pluth (UO) co-organized the first-ever Oregon Translational Chemical Biology (OCTB) symposium at OHSU on October 30. Over 150 people attended this event, which was open to OHSU and UO. The event was designed to bring together chemical tool "makers" and tool "users". A day of great talks was followed by a poster session and reception. Speakers included Darren Johnson, Carsten Schultz, Brian Druker, Gordon Mills, Summer Gibbs, Francis Valiyaveetil, and others.