Professional Development at SfN 2017

Nov 07 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

The following professional development events at Neuroscience 2017 provide exceptional learning and networking opportunities for neuroscientists at all career stages. Add one or more of these events to your itinerary when browsing the Neuroscience Meeting Planner or mobile app.

  • Career Development Topics: A Networking Eventwill be held Saturday, November 11 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall E. The event features 26 tables dedicated to topics such as “Choosing a Postdoctoral Position,” “Publishing a Peer-Reviewed Article,” and “Applying for Career Development Awards (e.g., K Grants),” among others. Two experts will be stationed at each table to answer questions. For a full list of table topics and participating experts, view the Career Development Topics program.
  • Professional Development Workshopswill be offered between Saturday, November 11 and Monday, November 13 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Rooms 207A and 207B. Workshops are organized into Career Paths, Career Skills, Funding, and Teaching and Program Development tracks. Topics include:
    • Careers in Translational Drug Discovery
    • Global Approaches for Collaboration & Networking
    • Incorporating Public Engagement Into Your Professional Portfolio: A Practical Guide
    • News You Can Use in Writing Grant Application: Updates from NIH
    • How to Be Successful in a Career in Academia
    • Research Mentor Training for Neuroscience Faculty (Advanced registration required at
    • Navigating Career Transitions in Neuroscience
    • FAIR Data, Metadata, and Data Sharing in Neurotrauma
    • Funding Opportunities to Build Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research for the Future
    • A Practical Guide to Science Communication
    • Addressing Issues Facing Women in the Early Stages of Their Scientific Career
    • Neuroscience Departments and Programs Workshop: Trends in Neuroscience Training: A Discussion of the SfN NDP Survey Results
    • Evidence-Based Approaches to Teaching Neuroscience
    • The Power of Effective Storytelling: Communicating the Value of Brain Research
    • Improving Your Science: Sample-Size Planning, Pre-Registration, and Reproducible Data Analysis

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