2020 Resources Career Central Career Development Workshops

The following Career Development Workshops will take place from Sunday, April 5 to Tuesday, April 7, in the Convention Center. Running 60 to 90 minutes, these Workshops are designed to provide attendees with diverse education, career planning, and continuing education information.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Teaching Institute: Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists to be Best Practice Educators
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center

As higher education moves toward an expectation of effective learner-centered teaching of all students, it is imperative that universities, colleges, departments, and programs offer appropriate training in and practice of evidence-based, inclusive instructional strategies for their faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students. In this symposium, participants will learn about innovative strategies and programs to theoretically and experientially develop faculty and future faculty in best practice teaching. Additionally, participants will learn how to create an educational environment in which all students feel valued and have equal access to learn.

Student/Postdoctoral Colloquium: Strategies for Dealing with Conflict and Difficult Conversations
2-4 p.m.

This colloquium is designed by the ASPET Mentoring and Career Development Committee specifically for graduate students and postdocs.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Utilizing Educational Tools to Enhance Student Learning in the Health Sciences
8-10 a.m. | San Diego Convention Center

The changing landscape of medical education results in the continuous evolution of educators beyond simply being content experts. In order to meet the needs of the new generation of learners, educators must be innovative and tech savvy. This symposium will showcase various strategies used to enhance student learning both in and outside the classroom. Speakers will present educational tools developed for the mastery of difficult pharmacology content; apps that can be used for “just-in-time teaching”; iBooks and ePubs for interactive self-study learning; and tools for interactive audience participation. Participants will experience these tools through brief interactive demonstrations.

Monday, April 6, 2020

46 Years of GPCR Pharmacology and Mentoring in the Field of Pain Research; A Tribute to G. W. Pasternak
8-10 a.m. | San Diego Convention Center

Gavril Pasternak’s 45+ years in science produced 400 papers, 14 patents and numerous well mentored students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and visiting professors. ASPET recognized Dr. Pasternak with the Julius Axelrod award in 2012 for his contributions to the discipline of pharmacology and his mentorship of pharmacologists. To honor Gavril Pasternak, this symposium highlights advances in opioid and non-opioid receptor-mediated signaling, development of novel pain and cancer therapies, and the significance of Gavril’s body of work. The symposium concludes with a panel discussion by former students, postdocs and fellows on careers in Pharma & Biotech, marketing, academia, FDA, and NIH.
“Guppy Tank” Translational Science Pitch Showcase
2-3:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center

The “Guppy Tank Translational Science Pitch Competition” is a first of its kind event at EB 2020 that will feature four outstanding finalists pitching the commercial value of their innovative research. Each finalist will receive: • Free registration to EB and up to $500 travel reimbursement • One-on-one coaching from a seasoned biotech expert to prepare for the pitch • Networking opportunity with industry leaders • Unique visibility and platform to improve their scientific communication • Opportunity to win competition awards and incentives If you are a graduate or postdoctoral trainee wanting to compete in front of a live audience at EB 2020, apply here by November 14th, 11:59PM EST.
Teaching Blitz: Faculty Creativity in Developing Interactive Pharmacology Sessions
2-3:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center

For faculty who teach pharmacology today there are unique challenges to engaging the post millennial student generation in the classroom. In this Teaching Blitz session, six educators will share their very own unique techniques developed to actively engage the Generation Z students. The short 8-10 minute interactive presentations followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers will inspire you to pursue your very own ideas for student engagement. As presenters share a sample of their teaching method you will find there is no limit to creativity that can lead to successful instruction.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

2-3:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center

This interactive session will provide evidence about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in science. The audience will be presented with case studies that help them identify language and behaviors that have an adverse impact on research productivity and student learning. In addition, this session will also provide strategies for responding appropriately to bias and microaggressions when they occur.
Methodologies for Integrating Basic and Clinical Sciences in Pharmacology Education
4-5:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center

Education in the health sciences has undergone a dramatic evolution in response to changing board exam formats. Many of these exam questions now require test takers to apply an integrated knowledge of biomedical and behavioral science to solve clinical problems. This change has necessitated the development of teaching methods that are better at guiding students toward mastery of these minimal competency expectations. This symposium will present several unique teaching methodologies used to promote cognitive integration of basic and clinical sciences. Attendees will gain first-hand experience with these pedagogies by working cases in small and large group discussions. 


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