Along with the myriad scientific speeches, talks, and Symposia offered at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December, the meeting provides attendees with more than three dozen career enhancement and special interest learning sessions. These sessions cover a broad array of topics to interest the entire scientific community. Program themes range from success in graduate school, to landing that first faculty job, to running a lab, to diversity and gender concerns, to working across cultural and national boundaries. Along with the myriad scientific speeches, talks, and Symposia offered at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December, the meeting provides attendees with more than three dozen career enhancement and special interest learning sessions. These sessions cover a broad array of topics to interest the entire scientific community. Program themes range from success in graduate school, to landing that first faculty job, to running a lab, to diversity and gender concerns, to working across cultural and national boundaries. 

“The Annual Meeting is known for its scientific excellence, but many attendees also take advantage of our career enhancement and special interest learning sessions that are offered in order to round out their experience,” said Erika Shugart, ASCB Chief Executive Officer. “It is a great chance for early career scientists to get a boost for their careers and for attendees at all career levels to learn and network around topics such as science policy, open science, and science outreach.”

Shugart pointed out that the programming ideas come from ASCB members themselves. “Our career enhancement and special interest sessions are a great chance for attendees to share their expertise in the profession, since these sessions were generated during an open call earlier this year. It is truly programming by attendees for attendees,” she added.Below are titles of the sessions being offered, grouped by theme. Please note that the date, time, and location for each session will be provided in the ASCB|EMBO 2017 Meeting Program and app, available at a later date.

Success in Graduate School
Getting into Graduate School: the Do’s and the Don’ts and the What If’s
Resources to Address Challenges for International Graduate Students and Postdocs
Hit the Ground Running: Early Success in Graduate School
Getting  the Most out of Your Thesis Committee
Planning Your Exit from Graduate School
The Next Step: Transition from Graduate School to a Postdoctoral Position
MD-PhD, Is It Right for Me?

Career Success for PhDs

Career Coaching
Networking: the Most Effective Job Search Tool Careers in Industry Panel
Careers in Entrepreneurship/ConsultingCareers in Science Policy
Careers in Science Writing, Editing, and Communication An Advanced Cell Biology Course in Brazil, promoted by IAC-ASCB-EMBO-FAPESP

Success in Academia

Navigating the Faculty Job Search
How to Deliver an Effective Chalk Talk
Preparing Grant Budgets
NIH Grant Process Panel: Insights from the Early Career Reviewer Program
What’s New in Peer Review (of Grant Applications)?Starting Your Lab at an R1 Institute
Starting Your Lab at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution
Lab Leadership—Teamwork and Conflict in the Lab
Lab Leadership—Roles, Values, and Expectations
Lab Leadership—Communication and Feedback
Taking an Idea to a Company
Science Learning for All: Inclusive Teaching Strategies
Foundational Cell Biology Workshop: Assessment in Real-Time—It’s Not All about the Final Exam
Navigating Your Mentoring Relationships with a MAP (Mentoring Action Plan) as a Mentee

Success in Research and Publishing

New Opportunities for Researchers—Open Access to Transnational Research Infrastructures in Imaging, Structural Biology, and Compound Screening
Cell Biology in France: Tips and Opportunities for Research Positions
Meeting NIH’s Rigor & Reproducibility Training Requirement for Key Biological Resources with Cell Authentication Training
Researcher and Institutional Roles in Ensuring Reliable Research Navigating Publishing in Scientific Journals
The Road toward Open Science
Successful Science Communication, Outreach, and Advocacy
Advocacy Toolbox: the Two-Minute Speech
COMPASS Presents: Science Communication Workshop Using Improvisation
Communicating Science through Visual Media
Broader Impacts: Engaging the Community in STEM
Politician’s Don’t Bite

Special Interest

Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case
LGBTQ+ Diversity Session
Resilience in Science: A Panel and Networking Reception
Fast-Growing Cell Biology Society in China
NIH Update (Workforce, Funding Trends, and Policy)
First Timer? Making the Most of the Annual Meeting

Special Events
Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education
2017 ASCB MAC Mentoring Keynote
Judged Poster Session
WICB Awards and Mentoring Theater
Career and Mentoring Roundtables
E.E. Just Award Lecture
Ask a Scientist Bar Night
2017 Celldance Video Premiere and Elevator Speech Awards
International Exchange and Training Fair

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Mary Spiro

Mary Spiro is ASCB's Science Writer and Social Media Manager. She has a master's degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and bachelor's degrees in both Agronomy and Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. She can be reached at mspiro@ascb.org