|2011 Annual Meeting Agenda|
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Sunday, March 27, 10:45 a.m.
Kei Koizumi is Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Koizumi joined OSTP in February 2009 after having served on the Obama transition team as part of the Technology, Innovation & Government Reform Policy Working Group.
Before joining OSTP, Koizumi served as the longtime Director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is known as a leading authority on federal science and technology funding and budget issues and is a frequent speaker to public groups and to the press.
Koizumi received his M.A. from the Center for International Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at George Washington University, and received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Boston University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Friday Plenary: The Future of Postdoctoral Training
Friday, March 25, 3 p.m.
As the NPA approaches its 10-year anniversary in 2012, we are increasingly looking toward the future for new and emerging trends related to postdoctoral fellowships. What can postdocs, mentors and administrators expect 5, 10 or 15 years down the line? How will this change the way we work, live and grow in our careers?
Saturday Plenary: The NPA Core Competencies
Saturday, March 26, 1:15 p.m.
Curious about the NPA Core Competencies? Have you or your institution used them to facilitate professional development?
Two years in the making, the NPA Core Competencies were designed to provide guidance for postdoctoral researchers seeking professional development opportunities and for the institutions providing these opportunities. Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D., Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Chicago, will serve as moderator and be joined for this discussion by Keith Micoli, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Program Manager, NYU School of Medicine, Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and Jennifer Hobin, Ph.D., Senior Science Policy Analyst, Office of Public Affairs, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, who developed an online toolkit on the competencies for FASEB members.
After a review of the competencies and a short panel discussion, audience members will be invited to talk about ways in which they have made use of the competencies, to ask questions, and to share other comments.
You shared your comments on the 2010 Annual Meeting, and we've listened. This year's slate of workshops offers sessions for postdocs, postdoc offices, postdoc associations, and "all." The workshops are organized by recommended audience, but attendees should feel free to attend any of the workshops. (This list is subject to change.)
Advocacy: A Tool for Change (also for PDAs)