SPC President Message

website builder Hello Students & Postdocs! Happy Spring and welcome to the home stretch before the Annual Meeting in June! By now you should have heard back about your regular submission abstracts. If not, please reach out for clarification. Note you may not hear back about latebreaker abstracts until May 1. Whether you had an abstract accepted or not, there’s still a lot to get out of the Annual Meeting – networking with experts, connecting with other trainees, learning new analytic skills, and having lots of nerdy fun. The early registration deadline is May 12, after which prices go up. The conference hotel is almost full already, so talk to your cohort-members and make plans ASAP. This year, you can register to attend in-person or virtually. In-person gives you access to any session, while virtual attendants have a live-stream of the most popular sessions throughout the day. These streamed sessions are also recorded and available to all registrants. Also note there are reduced registration fees for student/postdocs, and those attending from a low- or middle-income country. In addition to the regular conference program, there are a number of specialized opportunities that require additional registration ahead of time – education workshops (including some virtual options) (https://epiresearch.org/annual-meeting/2023-meeting/2023-workshops/), the Fun Run/Walk (https://epiresearch.org/annual-meeting/2023-meeting/sersper-fun-run/), the Student/Faculty Recruitment Fair (https://epiresearch.org/annual-meeting/2023-meeting/ser-fair/), SPC’s Breakfast with the Experts (), and SPC’s Speed Networking().

Finally, April and May are packed with other educational offerings with SERexperts on April 5, April 19, April 26, and May 3. Be sure to check out the calendar (https://epiresearch.org/ser-calendar/) to stay up to date on upcoming events.

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for your SPC leaders (https://epiresearch.org/students-and-postdocs-2/spc-officers/), please please please reach out to us! We’d love to hear from you.

Sharia M Ahmed
SER SPC President