Meeting Updates

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Late Abstract Deadline

Miss the October 2 abstract deadline? You can still present your science at the Annual Meeting by submitting a late abstract by January 8.

Early Registration

Don’t waste money and time waiting in line to register onsite. Register by January 8 for lower early registration rates. Renew your membership
and get even lower registration rates.

Hotel Accommodations

San Diego hotels offer special rates to BPS Annual Meeting attendees. Secure your space in the BPS room block by January 27.

Shared Housing

Want to save some money? Cut your hotel expenses by sharing your room. To sign up for a roommate, visit

Career Programming

The Biophysical Society Annual Meeting is filled with sessions geared toward helping researchers in early stages of their career advance.

Postdoctoral Breakfast

Supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Early Career attendees can meet with peers and members of the Early Careers Committee over breakfast to discuss issues pertinent to postdocs.

Career Roundtable Luncheon

This informal forum will focus on topics affecting mid-career scientists, from finding funding and collaborations to selling yourself and getting

Moving on from Your Postdoc Position: Negotiating the Transition

Newly tenured assistant professors will give advice on how to find a permanent position after postdoctoral training.

How to Get Your Scientific Paper Published

This panel discussion will focus on practical issues involved in publishing a scientific paper, including strategies to avoid common pitfalls
and how to respond when a paper is rejected.

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

Veteran NIH officials will discuss what review panels look for when they read and assess proposals, and answer questions about the latest NIH changes and communicating with funding agencies throughout the grant application process.

Getting Started in Start-Ups

Biophysicists with a broad array of experiences in start-up companies will share their perspectives and take questions from the audience.

Postdoc to Faculty Q & A: Transitions Forum and Luncheon

Those finishing their postdoctoral appointment and actively applying for academic faculty positions can openly discuss topics such as how to prepare the CV and negotiate the job offer, while new faculty get advice on balancing research with their departmental obligations. Pre-registration is required; to pre-register, visit

MAC Networking Event

Join members of the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) for coffee, cookies, and mingling with minority students and scientists.

Transitioning from Academia to Industry

Panelists from the industrial sector will discuss the process of finding an industry job for those with an academic background.

Faculty Positions at PUIs: Finding a Job and Finding Success

Panelists will discuss what it’s like being a faculty member at an undergraduate institution, sharing tips with graduate students and postdocs
looking for jobs, and giving helpful advice to new faculty at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs).

Job Board

Looking for a new position? Have a position to fill? Post your resume or job opening before the Annual Meeting for the best results. Candidates can post CVs at no charge and apply for job openings. Employers who have job opportunities to advertise can do so—2012 BPS members qualify for a reduced posting fee starting February 1.

Career Center

The Career Center hosts an abundance of resources for your use. Career development workshops, personal resume critiques, and an interactive
Job Board are available to all attendees from Saturday, February 25, through Wednesday, February 29. Resume critiques and workshops will be led by career consultants Monica J. Weil and Joseph Tringali.

Career Center Workshops

  • NEW! Ageism in the Workplace: Myths and Realities for Older Workers
  • NEW! The Cultural Challenge: How to Navigate the Nuances
  • NEW! Beyond the Bench: Preparing for Your Career Transition in the Life Sciences
  • NEW! Selling Yourself to the Life Sciences Industry
  • NEW! Job Search Economics: Considerations Well Beyond Salary
  • NEW! Networking for Those Who Hate to Network
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Self-Reflection as a Career Tool














November 2011 Table of Contents