Current Research and Future Careers Symposium (2017)

SYMPOSIUM ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
IS STILL OPEN! 

Note: Our abstract submission process has been updated! 
 
The ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 8th and there is a $100 PRIZE FOR THE BEST VIDEO ABSTRACT.

Further, you can now submit an abstract without a video to be considered for an oral presentation but video abstracts will continue to have priority consideration when selecting oral presentations.

SYMPOSIUM PRIZES
Awarded to both a postdoc and graduate student in the following categories

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION ($150)
BEST POSTER ($100)
RUNNER UP POSTER ($50)

 

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT OR RSVP HERE

The program at a glance:

9:45-10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions: 

  • Networking and Marketing Yourself for Careers Outside Academics;
  • Breaking into Academia

10:45 am-12:00 pm: Breaking into Biotech and Pharma (career panel) featuring:

  • Christopher Harp (Scientist, Genentech – San Francisco)
  • Jacqueline Nielsen (Scientific Director, Medical Affairs Oncology, AbbVie)
  • Catherine Stewart (Research Information Scientist, Abbvie)
  • Meg Ruesch (Vice President, Pfizer)
  • Jason Hudak (Research Scientist, Evelo Biosciences – Boston)
  • Nick Giafis (Senior Director, Medical Sciences, Pharmacyclics)
  • Janet Pavese (Principal Scientist, Bioanalysis, Astellas Pharma)

12:00-1:15 pm: Networking Roundtable Lunches with Panelists

This is a unique opportunity to network closely with people in your target career, don’t miss out! 

RSVP FOR THE NETWORKING LUNCHES

1:15-1:45 pm: Eclipse Viewing Party

1:45-2:15 pm: Student and Postdoc Short Talks

2:15-3:15 pm: Keynote Address, Meg Ruesch, Vice President, Pfizer

3:15-5:00 pm: Poster Session and Reception

WHEN
Monday, August 21, 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE
Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E Superior St, Chicago campus

If you are unable to submit an abstract for the event, you are more than welcome to attend. We would appreciate if you still RSVP’d to the event (below).
 

RSVP (without an abstract)

Supported by:

Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum, BioProfessionals Program, The Graduate School Professional Development Grant, Department of Pharmacology, Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Driskill Graduate Program,  Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery, and the Center for Reproductive Science.