Opportunities for trainees: Canadian GE3LS and Health Services & Policy Research Conference, Vancouver

Canadian GE3LS and Health Services & Policy Research Conference

Integrated Approaches to Opportunities and Challenges in the Genomics Era April 18-21, 2015 (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Opportunities for trainees

In addition to hearing from leading researchers and other stakeholders in the scientific sessions, take advantage of opportunities to network, showcase your own work, and receive career inspiration and mentoring! Here are some specific events that have been designed to ensure a valuable experience for trainees:

Abstract competition

Submit an abstract for a chance to be selected for an oral presentation and to participate in a poster competition with two $500 prizes (sponsored by Réseau de Recherche en Santé des Populations du Québec).
Deadline for abstract submission: March 16, 2015

Student Career Workshop

This session explores some surprising opportunities and challenges that may arise following graduate training in genomics, GE3LS or HSPR. Since not all academic roads lead to research in the lab or to a university position, four leading scientists working in various spheres are invited to share their atypical, yet inspiring, stories of career development and discuss how they structured their career paths based on personal interests and competencies to become leaders in their fields (e.g., research funding, health policy, biotech industries).

Mentor/Trainee Networking Breakfasts

Held on April 20 and 21, 2015, these breakfast events will allow you to socialize in an informal atmosphere and discuss your research and career interests with a leading researcher in your field. Please sign up in advance to sit at a table with your selected mentor.