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The Biophysical Society provides a unique opportunity at the Annual Meeting to attend various sessions focused on finding and securing careers, grants, and publishing papers within the biophysics realm. 

Registration is required for the following event: 
Postdoc to Faculty Q & A: Transitions Forum and Luncheon

Registration not required for the following events:
Postdoctoral Breakfast
Scientists and Congress: Making Connections
Grant Writing Workshop: How (Not) to Write Your NIH Grant Proposal
US Science Education in Global Context
How to Get Your Scientific Paper Published
Industry & Agency Fair
Conversation with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch
Networking with Minority Biophysicists: Resources and Opportunities


Registration for some sessions is recommended due to space limitations.

 

Postdoctoral Breakfast

Sunday, February 8, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM 
Supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

This breakfast presents an opportunity for postdoctoral members of the Society to meet and discuss the issues they face in their current career stage. Members of the Early Careers Committee will be available to answer questions about how the Committee serves postdocs in the biophysical community. Limited to the first 100 attendees.


 

Scientists and Congress: Making Connections

Sunday, February 8, 2:30-4:00 PM

The speakers of this session will discuss how scientists can most effectively communicate their message to Congress in the current political climate. You spoke at the Society’s meeting in 1999 when you first took office. The speakers will provide viewpoints from both sides of the aisle, as well as viewpoints from inside and outside of Congress.



Grant Writing Workshop: How (Not) to Write Your NIH Grant Proposal

Monday, February 9, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Through mock study sections and discussions, veteran NIH officials will demonstrate what review panels look for when they read and assess proposals. They will also answer questions about peer review, avoiding application pitfalls and responding to review concerns. This session is sponsored by the Public Affairs Committee and is appropriate for both experienced principal investigators and those applying for their first grant.



US Science Education in a Global Context

Monday, February 9, 2:30-4:00 PM

Why do students in other countries out-perform US students in science? As other countries are increasing their investment in scientific research and creating new opportunities for higher education and work, who will fill the seats in tomorrow’s university science classrooms? Panelists in this session will discuss what other countries are doing differently than the US in science education and the role of the next generation science standards in US education.


How to Get Your Scientific Paper Published

Monday, February 9, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

This panel discussion, sponsored by the Publications Committee, will focus on the practical issues involved in publishing a scientific paper. The panelists have extensive experience in writing, reviewing, and editing papers, and will provide information on the 'dos and don'ts of submitting research manuscripts.  Discussions will likely focus on strategies to avoid common pitfalls, how to prevent and fix problems before submission, and how to respond to critiques and even rejection of a paper. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during the session.

Postdoc to Faculty Q & A: Transitions Forum and Luncheon 

Tuesday, February 10, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

This question-and-answer luncheon, sponsored by the Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women (CPOW), is designed for postdocs finishing and actively applying for academic faculty positions. New faculty and recently tenured faculty in basic science and/or medical school departments will lead the discussion, as well as experienced senior-level faculty who have served as department chairs and/or part of faculty search committees. Topics for discussion include how to prepare the curriculum vitae, the interview process, networking, how to negotiate the job offer, and advice for new faculty as they balance research with their department obligations. Pre-registration is suggested and the fee includes a box lunch. Click here for the registration form.  


Industry & Agency Fair

Tuesday, February 10, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Conversation with NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch

Tuesday, February 10, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking with Minority Biophysicists: Resources and Opportunities

Tuesday, February 10, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This networking event, sponsored by the Minority Affairs Committee, will provide minority students and scientists the opportunity to network and discuss challenges and resources with other minority biophysicists.