Student Workshops and Seminars

Join us on Tuesday, May 17 as we have dedicated this day to you, young students and researchers!

In the morning, join us for a workshop of how to chose the career path that is right for you, and learn negotiation skills.

In the afternoon, participate in the Young Scientists Forum, where presenters will share with the audience writing strategies for maneuvering the ever challenging funding applications such as fellowships and grants that are vital stepping stones for successful careers. The art and science of establishing international collaborations will be presented.


WS 4 – NSERC CREATE Workshop for Young Researchers (09:00-12:00)

Chairs:
Gaetan Laroche PhD, University of Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada
Jennifer Logie, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Participants:
Bill Smalley, President, Route Five International Inc., Oakville, ON, Canada
The Joy of Negotiating
Robert Tousignant, President, Trybec Managemement Services, Inc., Montreal, QC, Canada
Career Planning

The CREATE network is hosting a workshop for young researchers (limited to ~150 attendees). The workshop will feature interactive sessions to develop skills that young researchers will find useful in their current roles, and in the transition from graduate school to academia or industry. Following a brief introduction, workshop session will lead a discussion on negotiation process geared towards trainees in the fields of science and engineering. This will be followed by guiding trainees through the process of career planning, using worksheets to allow trainees to follow along directly. Invited guests from the academic and industrial sides of the biomaterials engineering field will join trainees for lunch at the end of the session. The guests will lead discussions and answer questions in an informal setting with small groups of 8-10 participants per guest.


Common Lunch NSERC CREATE YSF (12:00-13:10)

Title: An ideal training: myths and success

Registration is complimentary. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by NSERC CREATE groups. Maximum 250 participants.

Objective: Table discussion around the ideal training for industrial versus academic career.

Setting: round tables, divided into two groups (academia/industry), each table led by an academic or an industrial guest. Students mixed with PDF and Young Scientists.

Chair:
Sophie Lerouge PhD, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, QC, Canada


WS 5 – Young Scientist Forum - YSF (13:15-17:00)

Registration is complimentary. Pre-registration is required. Maximum 350 participants.

Chair:
Sophie Lerouge PhD, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, QC, Canada
Sandra Van Vlierberghe PhD, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Participants:
Gabriela Voskerician, Optima Integrated Health, San Francisco, CA, USA
It is not about YOU, it is about the Review Panel
Xinquan Jiang, JiaoTong University, Shanghai, China
How to realize multidisciplinary and international networking in translational research: The key to success
Laura Poole-Warren, University New South Wales, Australia
Communicating your research with maximum impact: From networking to presenting
Laura Rose, FDA, Silver Springs, MD, USA
Regulatory issues: challenges and opportunities for young scientists
C. James Kirkpatrick, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
The biomaterial scientist in the 21st century

Coffee Break Highlight:
Christopher Gehrmann, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA Joshua Herwig, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

Teaching and Assessing High School Students in Biomaterials Topics: We will discuss methods to introduce biomaterials topics to high school students using hands-on activities and teaching assessment tools which improve the efficiency and effectiveness of communicating these topics.

Description of the YSF program:
The Young Scientist Forum (YSF) initiatives worldwide are joining forces to host a workshop for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows covering an exciting range of topics for attendees to implement in their current and/or future (academic) careers. Well renowned experts representing different worldwide regions will share fascinating thoughts and first-hand insights with the attendees. Topics to be covered include (i) writing strategies for maneuvering the ever-challenging funding applications such as fellowships and grants that are vital stepping stones for successful careers, (ii) the art and science of establishing international collaborations, emphasizing challenges in establishing and maintaining an international network of collaborators, as well as rewards for such an endeavor, and (iii) importance of scientific communication and information dissemination to reach the maximal audience as well as the specialists to extend the impact of research activity. In a final part, a round panel discussion will be organized during which all speakers will be available to provide feedback related to comments and questions from the workshop delegates during an interactive session.


 

Other Congress activities of interest to students and trainees

Other Congress activities of interest to students and trainees include the Lunch and Learn sessions where you get to meet and discuss with renowned leaders, and the Round Table Panel Discussions RT 3 - Life-long learning and RT 4 - Avenues of Dissemination.

Leader Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Share this page

 
 
 

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

IS Event Solutions

607 Notre-Dame, St-Lambert, QC J4P 2K8
Phone: 450-550-3488
Fax: 514-227-5083
email

IMPORTANT DATES

01 Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015 (now closed)
02 Extended Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2015 (now closed)
03 Notification Letters: December 10, 2015 (sent)
04 Early-bird Registration: January 21, 2016 (now closed)
05 Regular Registration: March 21, 2016
Concept + Integration: sensov/ event marketing