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Agenda*

Thursday, April 5

Time

Session

Room

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration
Grand Assembly, Renaissance Hotel

 

Friday, April 6

Time

Session

Room

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.  Exercise Garfield Room
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast for repeat attendees
Gold/Whitehall Rooms
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

New Attendees' Orientation Breakfast

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

Registration

Grand Assembly
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Press
Wade Room
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Quiet room Stouffer Room
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Opening Session

Grand Ballroom A
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session I

Collaboration and Cooperation: A Holistic Approach to Postdoctoral Training

Developing and Implementing an Online Standardized Postdoc Appointment Management System Sponsored by Moffitt Cancer Center

Diversity 101: Why Should we Care, the Role of Implicit Bias and Privilege, and What are Some of the Solutions

Getting Involved in National Associations and How It Can Help You and Your Institute

Industry Postdoctoral Council

 

Grand Ballroom A

 

Severance Room

 

 

Grand Ballroom B

 

George Bush Room

 

Wade Room

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break Exhibit Hall
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Plenary Session I: Transitioning from the Bench to Institutional Leadership through Mentoring and Shared Governance in Higher Education

Sponsored by The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

 

Distinguished Service Award (DSA) presentation

Grand Ballroom A
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch

Gold/Whitehall Rooms

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session II

Building Startups: You Too Can be an Entrepreneur

Careers, Funding, and Mobility in a Global Research Landscape

Marketing Yourself Online in Today's Employment Market & Job Search

Supporting the Needs of Postdocs: Highlights and Best Practices from 2017 NPA Institutional Policy Report

Why and How to Tell Your Science Story

 

George Bush Room

Grand Ballroom A

Van Aken Room

 

Grand Ballroom B

 

Severance Room

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Networking Break

Exhibit Hall
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Postdoc Session: Conversations That Result in People Wanting to Build Professional Relationships With You - A Musical Fairytale of How a Postdoc “Networks” to Achieve the Perfect Job
Grand Ballroom A
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

myPDO session: Career Planning for Us
Grand Ballroom B
6:30 p.m. Meet for Friday night event Hotel Lobby
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame event

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1100 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114)

 

Saturday, April 7

Time

Session

Room

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.  Exercise Garfield Room
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Gold/Whitehall Rooms
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration
Grand Assembly
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Press
Wade Room
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Quiet Room Stouffer Room
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session III

A Data-Driven Approach to Understanding U.S. Postdocs Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Building Stronger Partnerships Between Career Services & Postdoc Associations

Engaging Faculty to Advance Postdoctoral Career Success

Exploring and Planning Your Humanities or Social Sciences Career Path Using ImaginePhD

Multiple Approaches to Mentoring and their Value to Trainees

 

Grand Ballroom A

 

Severance Room

 

Van Aken Room

Grand Ballroom B

 

George Bush Room

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

Keynote Address: Intersections of Science, Business, and Diversity

Sponsored by Moffitt Cancer Center

 

2018 NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award presentation

Grand Ballroom A
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Gold/Whitehall Rooms
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session IV

Essential Business Strategy Skills & Concepts for Postdocs Leaving Academia

Examining Sexual Harassment in the Postdoctoral Community: NPA 2017 Survey Results

Recruitment Strategies for Strengthening and Diversifying Postdoctoral Training: Three Institutional Experiences and Perspectives

Think Beyond Your Skill Set and Identify Your Unique Value

Using Design Thinking to Illuminate Your Next Career Steps

 

Grand Ballroom A

 

Grand Ballroom B

 

Van Aken Room

 

Severance Room

George Bush Room

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session V

Becoming the Boss of your Career

Meeting the Challenge of Being an International Scholar in the U.S. Sponsored by The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs – Investing in the Future of Researchers

Spouse and Partner Support for the Postdoctoral Community

Strategies for Increasing Participation in PDA Leadership and Events

 

Grand Ballroom A

Severance Room

 

 

Van Aken Room

George Bush Room Grand Ballroom B

4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Poster Session & Reception

Exhibit Hall
6:30 p.m. Meet for dine-arounds Hotel Lobby
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. Dine-arounds  

 

Sunday, April 8

Time

Session

Room

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.  Exercise Garfield Room
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Gold/Whitehall Rooms
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration
Grand Assembly
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Press
Wade Room
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Quiet Room Stouffer Room
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session II: Catalyzing Change in Biomedical Research Training
Grand Ballroom A
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

Exhibit Hall
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Town Hall
Presentation of poster awards/prizes

Grand Ballroom A

 

*Agenda is subject to change.

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