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The Postdoc Network invites you to attend the second national Postdoc Network meeting " Implementation 2002: Opportunities for Collaboration" on 20 April 2002 in Washington, D.C.
Following the success of the first national Postdoc Network meeting and the National Academies' COSEPUP Convocation on Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers, Opportunities for Collaboration promises to build and sustain momentum for efforts aimed at improving the postdoctoral experience. The emphasis of the meeting will be on seeking and creating opportunities for collaboration between and among the many parties who share this common goal.
Opportunities for Collaboration is being organized to accommodate and encourage small-group interactions, including optional evening dinner discussions, breakout sessions, and lunch table topics. Representatives from a wide range of disciplines--from microbiology to mathematics--will be participating. Our goal is to facilitate the exchange of promising practices by providing a forum for sharing the continuing challenges and opportunities facing those working to enhance the postdoctoral experience. To this end, representatives of all the interested constituencies will host sessions: postdocs, administrators, disciplinary societies, and funding agencies.
John H. Marburger, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, will deliver the keynote address.
Implementation 2002: Opportunities for Collaboration
Saturday, 20 April 2002
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Opening Plenary: Building Bridges
- Moderator: Jean Parr, Head, Career Services, American Chemical Society
Professional Development Programs of Disciplinary Societies
-Lorna Kent, American Society for Microbiology
Lessons Learned in Maintaining a Postdoc Association
-Audrey Ettinger, Stanford University Postdoc Association
Melding the Needs of Postdocs with Departmental Support Services
-Sharon Milgram, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Breakout Sessions: Developing Successful Strategies
Focus on postdocs
Moderator: Lisa Koslowski, Program Director, Science's Next Wave
-Daniel Besser, Rockefeller University
-Claudina Aleman, National Cancer Institute
-Kim Paul, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
-Avi Spier, The Scripps Research Institute
Moderator: Jonathan LeViathan, Postdoctoral Fellows Advisor, The J. David Gladstone Institutes
-Sadis Matalon, Assoc. Dean for Postdoctoral Education, Univ. Alabama at Birmingham
-Jonathan Wiest, Assoc. Director for Training and Education, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
-Mary Anne With, Institutional Oversight, Postdoctoral Program, Los Alamos National Labs
Focus on disciplinary societies
Moderator: Ric Weibl, US Editor, Science's Next Wave
-Patricia Clark, Chair, Early Careers Committee, Biophysics Society
-Patrick Mulvey, American Institute of Physics
-Thomas Sweitzer, Coordinator, Interim ad hoc Sub-Committee on Postdoctoral Training, American Society for Cell Biology
Lunch with optional table topics
John H. Marburger, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
What is a Postdoc Anyway?
Moderator: Sam Castañeda
Coordinator, Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program University of California at Berkeley
John Vaughn, (invited) Executive Vice President, AAU
Sam Castañeda, Coordinator, VSPA, UC Berkeley
Tom Peavy, Chair, UC Davis Postdoc Association; and Chair, UC Council of Postdoctoral Scholars
Moderator: Timothy Coetzee
Director, Research Training Programs National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Jerry Bryant, Program Director, United Negro College Fund
Richard Harshman, Associate Director, Associateship Programs, National Academies of Science
Marc Hurlbert, Associate Director of Research, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
T. J. Koerner, Director of Research Information Management, American Cancer Society
Vic McGovern, Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Walter Schaffer, Research Training Officer, NIH
Michael Teitelbaum, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Moderators: Elizabeth Haswell and Helen McBride
Postdocs, Division of Biology California Institute of Technology
Catherine Didion, Executive Director, AWIS
Mary Kirckhoff, American Chemical Society
Barbara Lazarus, Associate Provost and Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Marilyn Suiter, National Science Foundation
Zena Werb, Professor, UC San Francisco
Reaching Out to International Postdocs
Moderator: L. D. Newman
Director/Immigration Counsel International and Postdoctoral Services Office Medical College of Georgia
Sharon Hrynkow, Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center, NIH
Philip Chen, Acting Chief, International Services Branch, NIH
David Eagleman, Chair, Postdoc Association, The Salk Institute
L. D. Newman, Director, IPSO, Medical College of Georgia
We are also planning optional activities for those staying over Friday and/or Saturday evening.