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Teaching Institute: Supporting Experiment Design and Rigor in Graduate Training

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

Joey Barnett Program DPE Web TrackSponsored by the Division for Pharmacology Education (DPE)
Co-sponsored by the Divisions for Behavioral Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Drug Discovery and Development, Drug Metabolism, Molecular Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology, and Toxicology 

Joey V. Barnett - Vanderbilt Univ.
Richard T. Okita - National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Richard Okita ProgramConcerns around scientific reproducibility have resulted in the development of Principles and Guidelines for Reporting Preclinical Research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that speak to rigorous statistical analysis, transparency in reporting, data and materials sharing, consideration of refutations, and the consideration of the development of best practice guidelines. Several mechanisms, including administrative supplements to NIH training grants, are funding the development of approaches to address these concerns. Here we present a survey of ongoing efforts that are delivering training in scientific reproducibility to predoctoral trainees. Our goal is provide the tools to address training in scientific reproducibility.

Why We Care About Rigor and Reproducibility
Richard T. Okita - National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Experimental Design and Best Practices in Laboratory Management
Bruce Damon - Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr.

Computational and Professional Skills for Biomedical Trainees
David E. Golan - Harvard Medical School

Enhancing Data Reproducibility through Cell Authentication Training
Vivian Siegel - Global Biological Standards Institute

Panel Discussion  

IPE: Educating a New Generation of Healthcare Professionals

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

DPE Web TrackSponsored by the Division for Pharmacology Education (DPE)
Co-sponsored by all ASPET divisions 

 Ashley McFalls Program CroppedChair:
Ashley J. McFalls - Pennsylvania State Univ. Col. of Med.

Participants will experience the four interprofessional education (IPE) competencies through interactive learning modalities that bring the concepts "alive".  Principles of curriculum development and frameworks for effecting organizational change will be introduced using theoretical models that can be applied to IPE. Successful pharmacology-related IPE endeavors and data supporting these initiatives will be presented. Finally, the session will conclude with participants developing action plans for implementing IPE at their own institutions.

Ashley J. McFalls - Pennsylvania State Univ. Col. of Med.

IPE: A Bridge to Link Drug Facts with Clinical Application
Kelly Karpa - Pennsylvania State Univ. Col. of Med.

What is IPE?
Group Activities

Welcome Back Kotter: Applying Educational and Change Frameworks to IPE
Mayumi Willgerodt - Univ. of Washington Bothell

Bringing It Home: Application to your Institution
Group Activities

Question and Answer Period 

Graduate Student - Postdoctoral Colloquium: Effective Science Communication

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm  

Sponsored by the ASPET Mentoring and Career Development Committee  

Lakshmi A. Devi - Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Designing Effective Science Presentations
Matt E. Carter - Williams College

Common Mistakes in Science Writing – The Grammar Hammer’s Top Ten List
Myron L. Toews - University of Nebraska Medical Center

Interviewing Skills
Scott Morgan – The Morgan Group

ASPET Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm  

Hear updates on Society activities and initiatives. Join us in recognizing excellence in pharmacology as we present the ASPET 2017 Scientific Achievement Awards, Travel Awards, and PhRMA Foundation Awards.

EB Welcome Reception

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Join all Experimental Biology attendees in a conference-wide reception to kick-off EB2017.

Last updated: February 15, 2017

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