Early Career Events

Updated:Feb 24,2014

Early Career Events at EPI/NPAM 2014

This year’s Early career events will focus on the theme of  “Finding Shelter From the Storm: Strategies for Surviving These Challenging Funding Times”
 
Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Annual Business Meeting & Networking Luncheon (Wednesday, March 19 at Noon). A great opportunity to get caught up on activities related to Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health's significant mission, and to meet some key leaders in the NPAM Council. The Lifestyle Early Career Committee is pleased to host a special presentation: "Controlling the Destiny of Mentorship: Mentor and Mentee Strategies for Developing Productive Collaborations”. Networking event to include panel of experienced mentors and early career mentees that will discuss habits and characteristics of effective mentors and mentees. Common obstacles that can impede productivity will also be raised. Example scenarios for discussion will be solicited from the panel and audience so many issues are sure to be addressed
Ticket may be obtained when registering
 
Annual Fun Walk/Run (6:30 a.m., Thursday, March 20) Join us for the fourth annual 5K fun walk/run open to all attendees regardless of fitness level. Walkers are welcome!
 
Connection Corner Every year we are pleased to offer Connection Corner (CC) during morning and afternoon breaks on Thursday and Friday. Connection Corner is an excellent networking opportunity for conference attendees (especially first-time attendees and junior investigators) to meet each other, senior investigators, and others. 
 
Early Career Special Presentations and Roundtables
 
Using eCohorts to Study Cardiovascular Disease: Opportunities and Challenges (Thursday, March 20, 12 Noon – 1:30 PM) Presented by Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Boxed lunches will be available. Attendance is limited
 
Funding-Focused Roundtable Discussions
(Thursday, March 20, 12 Noon – 1:30 PM) Representatives from the NIH, AHA and other major organizations that support scientific research will be available to answer your questions about both new and old mechanisms for getting your projects funded
Boxed lunches will be available. Attendance is limited
 
Thursday Sessions supported by  EPI/NPAM 2014 Voices Logo
 
Deciding What Type of Faculty Position is Right For You: Early Career Experiences from the Trenches of Soft Money, Hard Money and Clinical Responsibilities” (Friday, March 21 7:30 – 8:30 AM). When looking for your first faculty position, there is a wide variety of job types to choose from. Each type of position is unique and comes with its own benefits and challenges. Knowing what type of position is right for you is essential for making decisions on where to apply and on what types of positions to focus your job search. In this morning session, three early career individuals – each holding a different type of position – will discuss the common environments and expected responsibilities junior faculty often face when beginning faculty research positions with clinical responsibilities, faculty research positions primarily externally funded through investigator initiated mechanisms, and faculty research positions that require both internal responsibilities and obtaining external funding through investigator initiated mechanisms. Although focused on the early career audience, this session is sure to provide practical information and tips for research scientist at all stages of their career.
 
Professional Development Roundtables: Held Friday from 12 noon to 1:30 PM, these are an excellent opportunity for young investigators. We have asked a variety of investigators from several major studies to identify opportunities for data sharing, collaboration and mentorship. We will be using a “speed dating” format to allow attendees about 20 minutes with up to three study investigators.
Boxed lunches will be available but attendance is limited.