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2019 Annual Conference Agenda
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17th Annual Conference

April 12 - 14, 2019
Orlando, FL

 

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Agenda*

Thursday, April 11

Time

Session

Room

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDO Mentoring Program Capstone Workshop Rosen Centre Hotel
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration
Grand Ballroom A/B
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Networking Rosen Centre Hotel

 

Friday, April 12

Time

Session

Room

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.  Exercise session I

Sponsored by The Mitchell Organization

Hospitality Suite 261
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast for repeat attendees
Grand Ballroom B
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
New attendees' orientation breakfast Grand Ballroom A
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Grand Ballroom A/B
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lactation room

Sponsored by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Hospitality Suite 262
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Quiet room

Sponsored by Columbia University

Salon 6
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibit hall Grand Ballroom C
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Opening session
Grand Ballroom A/B
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Networking break Grand Ballroom C
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent session I

Accelerate to Industry: Cross-functional Teamwork

Breaking Down the Proverbial Wall: Using Effective Networking to Maximize Working Relationships

Evolution of a Teaching Institute for Postdoctoral Fellows: Theory and Practice for Navigating the Process

Help me Help you: Providing Resources to International Postdocs to Assist With Professional (and Visa) Issues, Beyond Their Research Responsibilities

Postdoc to Faculty: How Academic Career Mentoring is Preparing and Empowering Rutgers Postdocs to Stay in Academia

Salon 1

 

Salon 3

Salon 5

 

Salon 4


Salon 2

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Networking break Grand Ballroom C
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Plenary session I: Negotiation with an Imbalance of Power

Sponsored by the University of South Florida

2019 NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award presentation

Grand Ballroom A/B
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch

Grand Ballroom A/B

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent session II

Attract Recruiters and Jump-start Networking With an “All Star” LinkedIn Profile

Building an Engaging Series with Instant Impact: A Postdoc Career Clinic Case Study

Career Guidance for Postdocs Through a Coaching Model

From Here to Independence: Design Thinking for Postdoctoral Development

Sponsored by the University of South Florida

Imposter Syndrome: Confronting the Career Development 'Monster’ Hiding Under the Bed

 

Salon 1


Salon 2


Salon 5

Salon 3


Salon 4

3:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 

Poster & networking reception

Sponsored by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Grand Ballroom C
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Exercise session II

Sponsored by The Mitchell Organization

Hospitality Suite 261
6:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Meet for dine-arounds Lobby
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dine-arounds

 

Saturday, April 13

Time

Session

Room

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. 

Exercise session III

Sponsored by The Mitchell Organization

Hospitality Suite 261
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

Grand Ballroom A/B
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lactation room

Sponsored by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Hospitality Suite 262
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Quiet room

Sponsored by Columbia University

Salon 6
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit hall Grand Ballroom C
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Grand Ballroom A/B
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Concurrent session III

Achieve Better: Understanding HOW you do WHAT you do

Sponsored by Moffitt Cancer Center

Beyond Your PhD: Skills Needed for a Transition to Industrial Research

Building Resilience and Wellness in the Postdoc Population

Improv for Life – Essential Skills for Any Career

 

Salon 1

 

Salon 4


Salon 3

Salon 2

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Networking break Grand Ballroom C
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Keynote Address: From the Bench to the Boardroom: Unlocking a World of Possibilities 

2019 Distinguished Service Award presentation

Grand Ballroom A/B
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Grand Ballroom A/B
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent session IV

Beyond Traditional Mentors: Supporting Postdoctoral Scholars as They Develop Multiple Mentors and Networks

Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Did They Really Just Say That?! Responding to Bias at Work


The Next Generation of Researcher at Your Institution - Using the National Academies Report to Implement Changes


NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: Strategies for Success


Responding to the Needs: Tailoring Programming to International Postdocs for Measurable Outcomes

 

Salon 1



Salon 3


Salon 4

 

Salon 5


Salon 2

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Networking break Grand Ballroom C
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent session V

Building a Bridge Through Faculty: Stakeholders, Strategy and Success in Postdoctoral Training and Development


Find Your Voice! Apply Negotiation Tools to Improve Communication and Address Conflict


Holistic Mentoring – Supporting the WHOLE Postdoc Experience


Non-traditional Postdoc Training Beyond the Bench: Experiences, Perspectives, and Career Transitions

Sponsored by The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital


One School, Two PDAs: Striking a Balance Between Unity and Uniqueness

 


Salon 1

 

Salon 2


Salon 3


Salon 4

 



Salon 5

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Plenary session II: Improving Mentoring at All Levels to Enhance Postdoc Career Development and the Diversification and Growth of the Scientific Workforce

Grand Ballroom A/B
6:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Meet for dine-arounds Lobby
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Exercise session IV

Sponsored by The Mitchell Organization

Hospitality Suite 261
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. Dine-arounds  

 

Sunday, April 14

Time

Session

Room

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. 

Exercise session V

Sponsored by The Mitchell Organization

Hospitality Suite 261
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
Grand Ballroom A/B
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lactation room

Sponsored by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Hospitality Suite 262
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Quiet room

Sponsored by Columbia University

Salon 6
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Exhibit hall Grand Ballroom C
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration Grand Ballroom A/B
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
PDO session: Growing our Careers
Salon 3
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Postdoc Session: Marketing Yourself Part Two: Preparing for and Acing the Interview

 

Postdoc Session: Navigating Beyond the Postdoc: Aligning Passion, Knowledge, and Skills

Salon 1

 


Salon 2

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Networking break

Grand Ballroom C
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Town Hall
Presentation of poster awards/prizes

Grand Ballroom A/B
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Career fair Signature Room 1

 

*Agenda is subject to change.