Student and Early Career Events

Breakfast Roundtables

Senior colleagues will lead small discussion groups with early career epidemiologists over breakfast. These sessions will provide an excellent opportunity to meet your epidemiology ‘heroes’ and get their insights on epidemiologic methods and/or career development. Registration is required. Check back for registration details.

Time:
June 22, 2016
7:00 – 7:45am

To register, click on the name of the roundtable presenter you wish to attend:

Tomi Akinyemiju
Nancy Krieger
Jaime Miranda
Ari Nandi
Ed Trapido
Martha Werler

Roundtable session: Social Media in Epidemiology

This informal session will feature discussion on various ways that researchers can use social media such as Twitter in their academic lives – to recruit participants, to engage students, to connect with other researchers, to share their own work, and to advocate for public health. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges of using a personal social media account in the professional world. Researchers of all stages are invited!

Time:
June 24, 2016
7:00 – 7:45am

Pre-registration is now closed. Check the registration desk to see if there is additional space on site.

Epidemiology in Transition

Panelists will discuss career transitions frequently experienced by students and postdocs in epidemiology. Specifically, this interactive session will provide insights into early-career transitions (landing a faculty position, moving into government or industry), and later-career transitions, including tenure/promotion as well as moves in and out of academia. (Bring your own lunch!)

Time:
June 22, 2016
12:00 – 1:00pm

Moderators: Galit Dunietz and Tekeda Ferguson

Panelists: Diana Bensyl, Brad Pollock, Gregorio Millett

Pre-registration is now closed. Check the registration desk to see if there is additional space on site.

Happy Hour

Come meet your fellow student and early career epidemiologists for happy hour next door! We will meet at Area 31at the EPIC Hotel (walking distance from the Hyatt Regency). This will be an informal gathering and a great chance to network in a relaxed atmosphere.

Time: 
June 21, 2016
5:00 – 6:30pm

Registration is not required for this event.

International/Alternative Career Paths

This session will be a platform for early career professionals to gain exposure to the diverse career opportunities open to epidemiologists—in the Americas and beyond. Participants will gain an overview of the responsibilities, skills, work setting, and cultures of various settings and employers. (Bring your own lunch!)

Time: 
June 24, 2016
12:00 – 1:00pm

Moderators: Lynn Zhu and Ekaterina Maslova

Panelist: Matias Irarrazaval, Jessica Chubak, Dimitry Kissin, Sandy Sulsky

Registration is not required for this event.

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Meet the Editors

A panel of editorial board members from leading journals will discuss the ins and outs of publishing manuscripts, the review process, and their editorial duties. (Bring your own lunch!)

Time:
June 23, 2016
12:00 – 1:00pm

Moderator: Martha Werler

Panelist:
Moyses Szklo – American Journal of Epidemiology
Marcia Furquim de Almeida – Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
Electra Paskett – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Timothy Lash – Epidemiology
Albert Hofman – European Journal of Epidemiology

Pre-registration is now closed. Check the registration desk to see if there is additional space on site.

Poster Chats

The Mentored Poster Chats pair a senior mentor with 5-7 students/trainees based on areas of research interest specific to the content of the poster session. Mentors will guide their mentees around the poster sessions (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening) to foster discussion of interesting posters and their own research. We have an exciting and diverse group of poster chat mentors lined up this year!
 
Time:
June 21, 2016
7:00 – 7:30pm

June 22, 2016
5:00 – 5:30pm

June 23, 2016
5:45 – 6:15pm

To sign up for a poster chat, please submit your name, program/position and institution, and email address through the Google form here: http://goo.gl/forms/ll0HRFD9Tu. Attendance is limited to 1 Poster Chat per student/post-doc.

Plenary Session Debriefing

After each plenary session, early career epidemiologists will get a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the presented work, complete with a question-and-answer session with the presenters.

Time:
June 22, 2016
9:30 – 9:50am

June 23, 2016
9:30 – 9:50am

June 24, 2016
9:30 – 9:50am

Registration is not required for this event.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Scientific Manuscript Writing, Dr. Moyses Szklo

This is a hands-on workshop on writing epidemiologic papers. In the didactic portion, participants will learn about best practices, journal considerations and reporting guidelines. In the participatory portion, mentors will guide small group discussions of selected manuscripts to provide suggestions for improvement.

Time: June 21, 2016
8:30 – 12:30 or 1:00 – 5:00pm

Registration is now full for these workshops.

Speed Networking Breakfast

Students and postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to briefly meet one-on-one with seasoned and mid-career epidemiologists. This will be an opportunity to network, learn about career trajectories, and receive feedback on professional development.

Faculty: Oscar Alleyne, Pam Factor-Litvak, Matthew Fox, Maria Glymour, Sherman James, Ichiro Kawachi, Kerry Keyes, Mahasin Mujahid, Theresa Osypuk, Tamara James Todd, Jesse Jones-Smith, Daniel Westreich, Edwing Yeung

Time:
June 23, 2016
7:00 – 7:45am

Pre-registration is now closed. Check the registration desk to see if there is additional space on site.