Grad Student/Postdoc Colloquium
It’s never too early to start thinking about your career plans! Undergraduates are encouraged to attend this professional development event. Rick McGee, Assoc. Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Professional Development will be discussing "Mentoring Your Mentor: Key Skills for Effective Mentoring Relationships with Shared Responsibility."
ASPET Business Meeting and Awards Presentation
Hear updates about society activities and recognize excellence in pharmacology through the presentation of awards to members. Attending this meeting is a great step toward becoming a more engaged ASPET member!
ASPET Opening Reception
Immediately following the business meeting, the opening reception is an informal gathering where you can reconnect with friends and meet other ASPET members. It’s also a chance to practice the "elevator version" of your talk before more formal presentations later in the meeting.
ASPET Undergraduate Networking and Career Development Luncheon
(new for 2016—pre-registration required)
Hear about opportunities for undergraduates and network with peers and scientists at the ASPET Undergraduate Networking and Career Development Luncheon. Undergraduate students will learn about research opportunities available at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and in the San Diego area, in addition to ASPET funding for undergraduate research through the SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) program. The keynote speaker, Dr. Janet Clark, Director for Fellowship Training at the National Institute of Mental Health, will present detailed information regarding NIH programs designed specifically for undergraduates. A Q&A period will follow the presentations. Attendees will receive tips and resources detailing how to find and select a research opportunity that relates to their future career goals, enhance their basic science education, and increase the impact of their graduate and medical school applications.
Undergraduate Research: Cultivating the Next Generation of Researchers through SURF and Beyond
(new for 2016)
The 2016 symposium will highlight ASPET's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program and feature both faculty and student panelists discussing their perspectives on undergraduate research. This session will allow time for small-group discussions, and is designed to encourage conversations between students and faculty about how to maximize the benefits of participating in research.
ASPET’s Student/Postdoc Poster Competition
(new for 2016—expanded award opportunities for undergraduates include eligibility in all ASPET divisions)
Best Presentation awards are available through ASPET’s Student/Postdoc Poster Competition. Share your research, network with peers and faculty, and possibly win a cash prize or other perks as well.
ASPET’s Student/Postdoc Mixer
The mixer is a great place to meet up with friends, make some new ones, dance, and unwind after a full day!
The Young Experimental Scientists (Y. E. S.)
This mixer offers another chance to network and meet students and scientists from other EB societies.
ASPET’s Member Lounge
(new for 2016)
Meet potential mentors and learn more about the society and how it can help guide your career.
Network with others who have similar research interests.
ASPET’s Day of Service
On April 1, you can volunteer alongside other ASPET members to give back to the local community.
More Tips and Information About Attending EB2016
Check out Getting the Most Out of Academic Conferences by Uyen Chu and Members of the Mentoring and Career Development Committee from the March 2015 edition of The Pharmacologist.