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We have a number of activities of interest for students and postdocs. View the entire line up of sessions and events below.

Disclaimer: Please note some information may be updated as we near the meeting date 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Give a Day of Service to Boston at EB 2015

10:00 AM–3:00 PM 

Since 2009, ASPET members attending Experimental Biology (EB) have given a day of volunteer service in the local communities  such as New Orleans, Pasadena, Washington DC, and San Diego.

Volunteer activities have ranged from home construction to painting, cleaning, stocking, food preparation, and food service. ASPET's division for behavioral pharmacology is again sponsoring a volunteer opportunity at EB 2015 in Boston.

On Friday, 27 March 2015, we will spend the day at Cradles to Crayons, helping the children of Boston. Volunteers will also be able to prepare materials prior to the volunteer day such as personalized well-wisher notes that are placed in backpacks given to children at the start of the school year.

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play.

If you want to volunteer, please contact Charles P. France at your earliest convenience.

Email: france@uthscsa.edu
Tel: 210 567 6969
Fax: 210 567 0104 

Space is limited and further details will be provided to those who volunteer.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Speed Networking for Careers Beyond the Academic Bench

Boston Convention Center
9:30 am–12:00 pm

Chairs:
Janet E. Clark—NIH/Nat’l Inst. of Mental Hlth.
Paul McGonigle—Drexel Univ. Coll. of Med.

Sponsored by the Divisions for:  

Biomedical Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Janet Clark—NIMH/NIH

Career Paths in the Biotechnology Industry and Startup Companies
Paul McGonigle—Drexel Univ. Coll. Of Med.

Pursuing a Career in Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Business Development in the Biomedical Sciences
Jane Amara—Boston Children’s Hosp.

Science Policy as a Biomedical Career Path
Meredith Fox—NIMH/NIH

The Scientific Review Officer and Program Officer Career Paths
Aaron Pawlyk—NIDDK/NIH

Graduate Student-Postdoctoral Colloquium: How to Get Started

Boston Convention Center
2:45 pm–5:15 pm

Co-Chairs: 
Ann Hanna-Mitchell—Case Western Reserve Univ.
Helmut Gottlieb—Feik Sch. of Pharmacy 

Who Owns the Data I Generated and How Do I Transition from Graduate School/Postdoctoral to an Independent Career?
Lynn Wecker—South Florida Morsani Coll. of Med.

10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Graduated
Helmut Gottlieb—Feik Sch. of Pharmacy
Uyen Chu—Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Working for America
Dale Birkle Dreer—Nat. Ctr. for Complementary and Alternative Medicine / NIH

Working with Pharmaceutical Companies: What Industry Wants from You
Lawrence P. Carter—Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Table Breakout Sessions
Representatives from academia, federal, industry, and other career disciplines

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Diversity Mentoring Breakfast

Westin Boston Waterfront
7:30 am–9:30 am
Pharmacologists: Leading the Prescription for Change in Medical Education
Keynote Speaker: Jayne Reuben—Univ. of South Carolina Greenville Sch. of Med.
By Invitation only 

Division for Pharmacology Education Programming: Active Learning—What’s up with the Flipping Classroom

Sponsored by: IAMSE
Boston Convention Center
3:00 pm–5:30 pm

Chair: John L. Szarek—Commonwealth Med. Coll.

Sponsored by the Divisions for: 

  • Pharmacology Education 
  • Translational and Clinical Pharmacology 
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology 
  • Molecular Pharmacology 
  • Behavioral Pharmacology 
  • Neuropharmacology 

Doing is Better: The Concept of Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom
William B. Jeffries—Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine

The Continuum from a Single Active Learning Technique to the Flipped Classroom: Implementation along the Continuum
John L. Szarek—Commonwealth Med. Coll.

Does it Work: Evaluating Your Flipped Classroom Experiences and Scholarship
Kathryn Huggett—Creighton Univ. School of Medicine

Facilitated Small Group Activities 

Taking it Back Home: Limitations, Myths and Misunderstandings about the Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom
Panel: William B. Jeffries, John L. Szarek, Kathryn Huggett

Student/Postdoc Best Abstract Competition

Westin Boston Waterfront
6:30 pm–8:30 pm

ASPET Student & Postdoc Mixer

Westin Boston Waterfront
8:30 pm–11:00 pm

Monday, March 30, 2015

 

Divisions for Drug Metabolism James Gillette Award and Platform Session

Boston Convention Center
3:00 pm–5:30 pm
Chairs: To be decided

Division for Molecular Pharmacology Postdoctoral Award Finalists

Boston Convention Center, Room 5B
3:00 pm–5:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey L. Benovic—Thomas Jefferson Univ.

Division for Neuropharmacology Postdoctoral Scientist Award Finalists

Boston Convention Center, Room 2
3:00 pm–5:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Brigitte Kieffer—Douglas Research Ctr., McGill Univ.

Divisions for Behavioral Pharmacology and Neuropharmacology Joint Mixer

Westin Boston Waterfront
6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Divisions for Drug Discovery and Development; Translational and Clinical Pharmacology; and Pharmacology Education Joint Mixer

Westin Boston Waterfront
6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Division for Molecular Pharmacology Mixer

Westin Boston Waterfront
6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Young Experimental Scientists Y.E.S Mixer

Westin Boston Waterfront
9:00 pm–11:30 pm

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ASPET Networking Walk

Westin Boston Waterfront
7:00 am–9:00 am
Weather permitting 

“Can We Talk?” Strategies for Collaborative Pharmacology Education

Boston Convention Center
9:30 am–12:00 pm

Chairs:
A. Laurel Gorman—Univ. of Central Florida Coll. of Med
Jayne S. Reuben—Univ. of South Carolina-Greenville Sch. of Med.
John L. Szarek—Commonwealth Med. Coll.

Sponsored by the Divisions for: 

  • Pharmacology Education 
  • Molecular Pharmacology 
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology  
  • Neuropharmacology 

Simulations as a Tool to Enhance Collaborative Pharmacology Learning in the Context of Professionalism, Interprofessional Communication, and Teamwork
John L. Szarek—Commonwealth Med. Coll.

Using Small Group Case Studies to Teach Pharmacotherapeutics for a Diverse World
Jayne S. Reuben and Peggy Wagner—Univ. of South Carolina-Greenville Sch. of Med.

Many Heads are Better Than One: It's TBL time
A. Laurel Gorman—Univ. of Central Florida Coll. of Med

Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology Trainee Showcase

Boston Convention Center
2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Chair: To be decided

Division for Translational and Clinical Pharmacology: Young Investigator Awards Platform Session

Boston Convention Center
3:00 pm–5:30 pm
Chairs: To be decided

Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology Mixer

Westin Boston Waterfront
6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Divisions for Drug Metabolism and Toxicology Joint Mixer

Westin Boston Waterfront
6:30 pm–8:00 pm

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