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March 4 - 6, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI

Hosted by:
Van Andel Research Institute

 

 

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Agenda*

Thursday, March 3

Time

Session

Room

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Implementing Research Mentor Training Through Your Postdoc Office 3104 & 3105, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm.
Registration Lobby, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (AGPH)

 

 

Friday, March 4

Time

Session

Room

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast for repeat attendees (on your own)
Imperial Ballroom, AGPH
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration
Cook-Hauenstein Hall, VARI
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
New Attendees' Orientation Breakfast Pantlind Ballroom, AGPH
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Press
Library, VARI
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Opening Session
Distinguished Service Award (DSA) presentation
Tomatis Auditorium, VARI
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by New York University

Cook-Hauenstein Hall, VARI
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Plenary Session I: Fostering Leadership During Your Postdoc Years & Beyond

Sponsored by Regeneron

2016 NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award presentation
Tomatis Auditorium, VARI 
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Themed Lunch-Arounds

Vendors and lunch-arounds will be in VARI. See agenda for room numbers.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Session I: Creating a National Postdoctoral Survey: A Way of Seeing an "Invisible" Population

Sessions Area, VARI

  Concurrent Session I: The Chicken or the Egg... or Catch-22 Tomatis Auditorium, VARI
 

Concurrent Session I: Design and Implementation of Individual Development Plans and Mentoring Committees for Postdoctoral Scholars

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society

Room 120/Frey Foundation Auditorium, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session I: How to Successfully Create or Revive a PDA in a University: Case Study Based on the Creation of the Yale Postdoctoral Association Room 220, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session I: Immigration Considerations for Postdocs 3104 & 3105 West/Phase 2, VARI
  Concurrent Session I: Thriving in Science: A Peer Support Model for Postdoc Communities...Because Just Surviving isn't Enough
Room 130/Steelcase Foundation Amphitheatre, Secchia Center
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Concurrent Session II: Adventure is Out There: A Simple Intervention Program to Keep Postdocs Motivated for Career Success
Sessions Area, VARI
  Concurrent Session II: Creating Peer Writing Groups for Faculty Applications Room 120/Frey Foundation Auditorium, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session II: Improving E-mail Communication

Room 220, Secchia Center

  Concurrent Session II: Postdocs as Fulbright Scholar Grantees

Room 250, Secchia Center

  Concurrent Session II: Strategies for Multi-Institutional Cooperation for Postdoctoral Career Advancement

3104 & 3105 West/Phase 2, VARI

  Concurrent Session II: You Are More Than Your CV: Presenting Yourself Outside the Lab Room 130/Steelcase Foundation Amphitheatre, Secchia Center 
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
Cook-Hauenstein Hall, VARI 
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Keynote Address: Paula Chambers, Ph.D.

Tomatis Auditorium, VARI
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Raffle

Imperial Ballroom, AGPH
6:45 p.m.
Meet for optional dine-arounds, depart at 7:00 p.m.
Lobby, AGPH

  

 

Saturday, March 5

Time

Session

Room

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania

Pantlind Ballroom, AGPH
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  NPA Committee meetings Gerald Ford Ballroom, AGPH
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration
Cook-Hauenstein Hall, VARI
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Press
Library, VARI
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session III: Consulting: Fast-track Career Opportunities for the Strategic-Minded Postdoc

Sessions Area, VARI

  Concurrent Session III: Convert your CV to a 2-page Résumé for Industry (IIA) Room 130/Steelcase Foundation Amphitheatre, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session III: Creating Policy-Focused Regional Symposia for Grassroots Advocacy (IIA)

Room 251, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session III: Developing Comprehensive Orientation Packages for the International Postdoc Community (IIA) Room 120/Frey Foundation Auditorium, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session III: Mentoring Matters: Unpacking Mentoring  Room 220, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session III: Resources for Faculty Advising PhDs Considering Nonacademic Careers 3104 & 3105 West/Phase 2, VARI
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

Cook-Hauenstein Hall, VARI
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Plenary Session II: Managing Your Postdoc: Mastering the Core Competencies

Tomatis Auditorium, VARI

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Themed Lunch-Arounds

Vendors and lunch-arounds will be in VARI. See agenda for room numbers.

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Session IV: Aligning the REAL Career Concerns of Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows with Effective Training Strategies

Room 120/Frey Foundation Auditorium, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session IV: An Open Discussion of Challenges and Opportunities for International Postdoctoral Researchers in the U.S. 

Room 130/Steelcase Foundation Amphitheatre, Secchia Center

  Concurrent Session IV: The Future Leaders in Science Education and Communication Training Program 

Sessions Area, VARI

  Concurrent Session IV: Interviewing for and Landing a Faculty Position at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI)  Room 220, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session IV: Trainees with Disabilities in the Research Enterprise: Myths, Misperceptions and Resources  3104 & 3105 West/Phase 2, VARI 
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Session V: Fostering Intra-Institutional Cooperation to Enhance Career Development for Postdocs Room 251, Secchia Center
 

Concurrent Session V: Industry Exploration in a Box: Everything You Need to Build an Industry Exploration Program in Your Institution

Sponsored by Thorlabs

3104 & 3105 West/Phase 2, VARI 
  Concurrent Session V: Knowledge is Power: Visa Options and Advocacy Approaches for International Postdocs Room 220, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session V: Networking for Scientists  Room 120/Frey Foundation Auditorium, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session V: We Have Built It, Why Don't They Come?
Room 130/Steelcase Foundation Amphitheatre, Secchia Center
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Poster Session & Networking Break

Prefunction Area, VARI
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Social Event
Tickets must be purchased in advance
Cook-Hauenstein Hall, VARI

 

 

Sunday, March 6

Time

Session

Room

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Pantlind Ballroom, AGPH
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration
Cook-Hauenstein Hall, VARI
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Press
Library, VARI
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session VI: Communicating Science to Nonscientists (IIA)

Sponsored by The Mitchell Organization

Room 120/Frey Foundation Auditorium, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session VI: Developing an Effective Advocacy Strategy for the Postdoc Community: Tools for Involvement at the Local and National Level (IIA)
Room 220, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session VI: Innovation and Discovery in Professional Development: Helping Postdocs Develop their Stories Despite Limited Resources (IIA) Room 130/Steelcase Foundation Amphitheatre, Secchia Center
  Concurrent Session VI: Managing Up:  A Practical Approach to Managing Conflict and Preparing for Difficult Conversations in the Work Place 3104 & 3105 West/Phase 2, VARI 
  Concurrent Session VI: Successful Interview Prep Strategies: A Practical Approach for Postdoc Offices  Room 251, Secchia Center 
  Concurrent Session VI: Supporting International Postdocs Linguistically and Culturally

Sessions Area, VARI

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by MedImmune

Cook-Hauenstein Hall, VARI
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Town Hall
Presentation of poster awards/prizes

Tomatis Auditorium, VARI

 

*Agenda is subject to change.

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