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2017 Annual Meeting Agenda
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Held at the:

Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco

Hosted by:
The University of California System

 

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Agenda*

Friday, March 17

Time

Session

Room

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast for repeat attendees
Crown Room, Fairmont Hotel
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

New Attendees' Orientation Breakfast

Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Grand Ballroom Lobby, Fairmont Hotel
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Press
Garden Room, Fairmont Hotel
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Opening Session
Distinguished Service Award (DSA) presentation
Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

Terrace Room, Fairmont Hotel
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: There and Back Again: Ph.D. Career Navigation in the 21st Century

Peter Fiske, Ph.D.

Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Networking Break Terrace Room, Fairmont Hotel
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch
With University of California, San Francisco chancellor, Sam Hawgood, M.B.B.S.

Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Session I: A Culture of Accessibility in STEM Fountain Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session I: Career Development: Learning from the NIGMS IRACDA Program French Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session I: Elective Modules to Broaden Training Experiences for Postdoctoral Scientists Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel 
Concurrent Session IManaging Professional Networks in a Global Scientific Community

Crystal Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session I: Pregnancy, Parenting, and Postdocs Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Networking Break

Sponsored by Regeneron

Fairmont Hotel
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Career Connections
Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

myPDO session: Demystifying the Postdoctoral Experience: A 360° Analysis
Pavilion Room, Fairmont Hotel
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Moffitt Cancer Center

Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel

 

Saturday, March 18

Time

Session

Room

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

Breakfast

Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  NPA committee meetings Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration
Grand Ballroom Lobby, Fairmont Hotel
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Press
Garden Room, Fairmont Hotel
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Session II: The Academic Career Readiness Assessment (ACRA) Rubric: Helping Biomedical Postdoctoral Scholars Explore, Prepare for and Apply to Faculty Careers Crystal Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session II: Communicating Science to Nonscientists - Conversing with Etiquette! INNOVATION IN ACTION French Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session II: Developing Work/Life Resilience Intersect Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session IIDiscover National Science Foundation Resources that Advance Your STEM Career Diplomat Room, Fairmont Hotel
 

Concurrent Session II: Next Gen Ph.D.s: Where Ph.D.s Land and What the Data Say

Sponsored by GenScript

Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel 
 

Concurrent Session II: Successful Training for Industry Careers

Sponsored by Regeneron

Fountain Room, Fairmont Hotel
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

Terrace Room, Fairmont Hotel
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Plenary Session I: Organizational Culture & Its Consequences

2017 NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award presentation
Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch-around: How to Use Social Media to Your Advantage – Networking and Job Hunting

Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Lunch-around: How to Network Effectively in Professional Societies/Associations Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Lunch-around: Job Hunting Tips – Academia Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Lunch-around: Job Hunting Tips – Outside of the United States Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Lunch-around: Job Hunting Tips – Outside of Academia  Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Lunch-around: Fundraising Tips for Your PDA Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Lunch-around: Awardee Lunch Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Lunch-around: NPA Committee Recruitment Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Session III: A Strong CV Is Not Enough: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Crystal Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session III: Enhancing the Connections Between Institutions and Professional Societies in Advancing Postdoctoral Training Diplomat Room, Fairmont Hotel  
  Concurrent Session III: How to Use Your Total Research Experiences to Make You Business-Ready and Most Qualified for Your First Professional Job French Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session III: Immigration, Visas and Other Issues Affecting International Postdocs Intersect Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session III: Practical Tools for Navigating Your Career Path Evolution Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel 
  Concurrent Session III: Science Sketches: How to Make Videos for Fast, Fun and Accessible Communication of your Research INNOVATION IN ACTION Fountain Room, Fairmont Hotel  
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Plenary Session II: Data Driven Approaches to Tracking Postdocs Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Poster Session & Networking Break

Sponsored by GenScript

Terrace Room, Fairmont Hotel

 

Sunday, March 19

Time

Session

Room

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Themed Breakfast Conversations
Gold Room, Fairmont Hotel
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration
Grand Ballroom Lobby, Fairmont Hotel
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Press
Garden Room, Fairmont Hotel
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session IV: The Enjoyment of Employment: Finding the Right Organizational Culture Crystal Room, Fairmont Hotel
 

Concurrent Session IV: Finding Your Voice: Communicating the Critical Role of Postdocs Across Communities INNOVATION IN ACTION

Sponsored by Moffitt Cancer Center

French Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session IV: Postdocs, PDAs and PDOs: Discover the Art of Stretching Your Dollars and Brag About it on Your CV or Your Annual Evaluation Intersect Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session IV: Professional Development Re-imagined: Designing Active Learning Workshops for Postdocs INNOVATION IN ACTION Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session IV: Personal Branding for Scientists INNOVATION IN ACTION Diplomat Room, Fairmont Hotel
  Concurrent Session IV: Welcoming International Scholars: Programs to Aid in the Transition to Postdoctoral Studies in the U.S. Fountain Room, Fairmont Hotel
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

Terrace Room, Fairmont Hotel
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Town Hall
Presentation of poster awards/prizes

Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel

 

*Agenda is subject to change.

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