The following Career Development sessions and workshops are part of Career Central and are taking place in the assigned meeting rooms. These interdisciplinary sessions are designed to take a deeper dive into the topic areas to help you meet your career objectives.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Medical Physiology Refresher Course: Sleep Physiology and Sleep Disorders
8 a.m.-12 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 20A

The purpose of this refresher course is to provide content updates on sleep physiology and sleep disorders. Lectures will provide a brief review of genetics, genomics, metabolism, the autonomic nervous system, and the respiratory system. Lectures will focus on how disruption of sleep and circadian rhythms can alter health from the chemical through organismal levels. Our experts will also cover therapeutic strategies for sleep disruption and sleep disorders.

Harassment – Power Dynamics, Self-Reflection and Action:  Understanding is Necessary for Biological and Societal Health
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 9

This symposium will discuss harassment from several legal and ethical perspectives, and provide attendees with skills to expand their own understanding and to intervene in their own and others’ behavior to improve the environment for science.  We will provide an introductory framework, starting with etymology of the term, harass, which means to exhaust, fatigue, or to annoy persistently.  We will contrast harassment from bullying, which may be persistent, but always involves a power differential.  According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.  Harassment becomes unlawful where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or 2) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.”  We will carry the audience on a journey of harassment -- from an understanding of “power” and its relationship to harassment, to the lived experiences of often-marginalized persons, to the national calls for societal and organizational change, providing specific and actionable items for participants to improve science culture.

Teaching Institute: Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists to be Best Practice Educators
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 14B

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.

ASIP Highlights Session: I Am an ASIP Member and This is My Science
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marina Ballroom Salon G

As a Society, we cannot escape the identity crisis we have confronted in the past - what is pathology and how do pathologists fit into the basic framework of biomedical science? This is an ongoing challenge that requires our members to educate others regarding the nature of the discipline of experimental pathology and how our research describes and investigates the pathology, pathogenesis, and pathophysiology of specific diseases at the molecular, cellular, organ, and organismal level. Overcoming this identity crisis requires effort on the part of each ASIP member and our success will be evident as we continue to attract bright and enthusiastic young investigators into the diverse field of experimental pathobiology.  The American Society for Investigative Pathology presents I Am An ASIP Member and This Is My Science a dynamic and  inspiring session  featuring ASIP Scientists on the Cutting Edge of Discovery briefly, present their research, accomplishments, career journeys, and service to ASIP. This session highlights the diversity among our membership, and provides trainees, young scientists, pathologists, and the members of the larger scientific community the opportunity to become inspired by Trailblazers in the field of investigative pathology.

Addressing the Increasing Threat of Animal Rights Activism to Research
1-2:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 23C

Animal rights activism has evolved over the last decade. Organizations such as PETA are still active, and new groups have emerged. Many of these groups are deploying more sophisticated tactics to undermine the legitimacy of research. They have become more effective in carrying out laboratory infiltrations and are mounting shrewd efforts to pass legislative restrictions on research in Congress and a number of states. The use of social media has also amplified activists’ impact. The first speaker will describe recent developments in animal rights tactics. The second talk will be given by a researcher from an institution that was infiltrated. This individual will share lessons from that experience, including current laboratory infiltration tactics; what can be done to avoid infiltrations; and how to respond if one occurs. The third speaker will discuss new approaches to advocacy that investigators can use both within their institutions and their communities to advance understanding of the benefits and necessity of animal research for human and animal welfare.

Student/Postdoctoral Colloquium: Strategies for Dealing with Conflict and Difficult Conversations
2-4 p.m. | San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego Ballroom

Whether we like it or not, conflict is inevitable – in our work and in our lives. In this workshop we will reflect on our communication and conflict styles and explore how our styles may differ from the styles of others. We will also discuss a framework for conflict management and work through specific case studies relevant to research groups. Finally, we will touch briefly on wellness strategies to enhance our ability to deal with the inevitable stress that comes with conflict and difficult conversations.

Women in Pathology Social and Networking Event
5-7 p.m. | San Diego Convention Cente, Room 4

Women in Pathology is a new community within the membership of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) that is focused on issues that face women in science, and is committed to recognizing women’s scientific achievements and fostering their career development and advancement in pathobiology research. Women in Pathology will address challenges for women in science at every stage of career and life – as trainees, as active biomedical researchers, during transitions into career breaks required for family life, during transitions back into professional life as a mother, and as advanced investigators. Women in Pathology will provide innovative opportunities for engagement by women in science to participate in productive networking, development of meaningful professional partnerships, and mentoring.
 


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Your New Job: Finding One, Negotiating and Navigating Issues I
7-8 a.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 25A

Navigating the job market and the first months/years of a new job can be a complicated and intimidating process. The goal of these three linked symposium sessions is to provide participants with a brief overview of important tips and considerations on the following topics: (1) Day 1 - Finding A Job: When, Where and What (2) Day 2 - Negotiating for a Position: Offer Letters (3) Day 3 –  Navigating Issues: What is available and Who do you go to?. Each session will include a presentation by a speaker with direct knowledge of the topic, followed by a panel discussion of individuals who can offer a variety of perspectives on the day’s topic.

Utilizing Educational Tools to Enhance Student Learning in the Health Sciences
8-10 a.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 17A

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.

Planning for Success: Navigating Your First Faculty Position
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Room Carlsbad Cardiff

Feeling overwhelmed as you wrangle your first faculty position? Come hear from our experienced faculty as they impart valuable advice and tactics on successfully planning, transitioning into, adapting, (and surviving!) your first years as a faculty member.

What to Know When You're Learning As You Go: Post-Graduate Skill Building in Anatomy
1-2:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 11A

As more faculty without traditional anatomy training are called upon to teach in the anatomical sciences, this symposium will highlight available resources for building these skills and providing support for these faculty. The speakers will describe their unique career trajectories and emphasize the need for continuing education in anatomy education.

Journals Workshop: An Interactive Guide to Publishing, Reviewing, and Ethics Issues
3-5 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 14B

The editors of ASPET's journals will lead an interactive workshop to address issues such as manuscript preparation, the review process, what makes a good reviewer, publishing ethics, and copyright issues. Following brief presentations, participants will work with associate editors in small groups to answer questions and work through scenarios addressed by the speakers. Additional questions from participants are encouraged. The workshop is appropriate for students at all levels, postbacs/postdocs, and scientists who might have an interest in taking on editorial roles in the journals.

Mentoring from Both Sides: How to Find, Be and Utilize a Great Mentor
6-7 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 29CD

Mentoring should not be a scary or imposing concept - it's really just about getting and giving advice, support and encouragement for ongoing learning. This workshop is intended for everyone: trainees and faculty ready to learn practical tactics in identifying mentors, making the "ask" for mentoring support and how to take the best advantage of mentoring relationships--from both sides.

Storytelling and the Art of Giving a Great Presentation
6-7:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 6D

Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) Interactive Poster Discussions, Networking Sessions, Award Presentations, and Reception
6-8 p.m. | San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Interactive discussions of invited posters representing the Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) of the ASIP.

Club Hepatomania™ - Meet the Liver Experts
7-8 p.m. | San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina


Monday, April 6, 2020

Mentoring Symposium: Imposters, Promoters, Leaders: The Scientific Struggles II
7-8 a.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 25C

In this symposium titled “Imposters, Promoters, Leaders - The Scientific Struggles” sponsored by the Women in Physiology Committee, we will focus on a variety of topics. Topics to be covered include: 1) recognizing and understanding imposter syndrome and how to resolve issues surrounding it; 2) how to successfully track and provide documentation to promote yourself and/or your mentee; 3) what keeps scientists from rising to the highest ranks of leadership and what are the skills that need to be acquired during training and early career. We will have three speakers. Our first speaker will be Dr. Laura Hunter, PhD from the University of Arizona, and she will focus on addressing the issues related to imposter syndrome. The idea of recognizing imposter syndrome is alien amongst scientists and thus a psychological perspective will be provided by Dr. Hunter in this regard. The second speaker will be Dr. Pamela Carmines from University of Nebraska Medical Center, and she will focus on successfully tracking and documenting achievements for promotion/tenure. She will also address the aspects related to importance of documenting teaching and other activities for appropriate promotional. Our last speaker will be Dr. Virginia Miller from Mayo Clinic, and she will focus on how to effectively consider the skills needed for leadership roles. The goal of this symposium is to educate the audience about how to successfully help your career or of your mentee, tips on how to self-promote and achieve leadership roles.

Next Generation Scientist III
7-8 a.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 25B

What does it take to become successful in the academic and non-academic world nowadays? We, scientists are currently living in a globalized world that changes constantly and requires quick adaptation. Our scientific careers (grad school, post-doctoral training, tenure track or industry) demand more than just being at the bench and performing/reporting good science. A need for clear and effective communication, service for the professional organizations, professional development and networking have led young scientist to acquire additional skills in order to be competitive for future career positions. A primary role of the American Physiological Society’s Trainee Advisory Committee (APS TAC) is to provide young trainees with the necessary tools to succeed in their next professional career stage, especially tools and skillsets that the next generation of scientists can use in the modern world. For this the APS TAC has invited experienced speakers to address important career development topics in a 3-day symposium. The topics covered for the “Next Generation Scientist” are: 1) Communication, 2) Identity, and 3) Engagement and Outreach. Each day, two speakers will have an interactive presentation with the audience for around 40 min (20 min each) followed by a 15 minute Q andA session facilitated by the chairs. At the end of the symposium, we expect young trainees to receive essential information that can be added into their professional profiles (CV/resume/LinkedIn) that will help them become successful scientists.

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, Room 16B

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.

XXth Annual Workshop in Graduate Education in Pathology: Training and Fellowship Grants
8-10 a.m. | San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marina Ballroom Salon D

Scientific Sleuthing of Human Disease for Undergraduate Students and High School Teachers and Students
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marina Ballroom Salan G

Lunch and Learn: The ABCs of the IDP, A Mentoring Workshop
11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. | San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marriott Grand Ballroom 1-2

Teaching Blitz
2-3 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 17A

This session will showcase innovative strategies and methods for the teaching of pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, and other biomedical science concepts. Selected speakers will present their inventive teaching practices or laboratory activities in brief interactive demonstrations followed by audience discussion. Participants will not only gain new teaching ideas but also guidance in how to implement these activities.
    
It Takes Two to Tango: Creating Successful Trainee-Advisor Mentoring Relationships
3-4:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 11B

The Journey from Academia, to Industry, to Entrepreneurship: How to find a job, build a career and/or a company, outside of the Ivory Tower
5:45-7:15 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 30ABC

The goal of this workshop is to ensure that the audience gets at least several good take-home ideas for the further development of their industry careers, whether it is to land a first job interviewing/networking skills) or to progress on in a company career or become an entrepreneur. Panelists will tell their own, unique stories of how they’ve moved from Academic Scientist to Industry Scientist – and company founders! This workshop will benefit graduate students, postdocs, or any job seeker interested in the furtherance of their career outside of academia.   Dave Jensen, “Tooling Up” Columnist for AAAS ScienceCareers.org website for over 20 years and Founder and CEO for CareerTrax Inc.  Dr. Ryan Raver, Managing Director, CTI Executive Search Dr. Chorom Pak, CEO and Founder of Lynx Biosciences  Dr. Jerry Feitelson, CEO and co-Founder of Agribody Technologies Inc.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Mentoring Symposium: Imposters, Promoters, Leaders: The Scientific Struggles III
7-8:00 a.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 25C

In this symposium titled “Imposters, Promoters, Leaders - The Scientific Struggles” sponsored by the Women in Physiology Committee, we will focus on a variety of topics. Topics to be covered include: 1) recognizing and understanding imposter syndrome and how to resolve issues surrounding it; 2) how to successfully track and provide documentation to promote yourself and/or your mentee; 3) what keeps scientists from rising to the highest ranks of leadership and what are the skills that need to be acquired during training and early career. We will have three speakers. Our first speaker will be Dr. Laura Hunter, PhD from the University of Arizona, and she will focus on addressing the issues related to imposter syndrome. The idea of recognizing imposter syndrome is alien amongst scientists and thus a psychological perspective will be provided by Dr. Hunter in this regard. The second speaker will be Dr. Pamela Carmines from University of Nebraska Medical Center, and she will focus on successfully tracking and documenting achievements for promotion/tenure. She will also address the aspects related to importance of documenting teaching and other activities for appropriate promotional. Our last speaker will be Dr. Virginia Miller from Mayo Clinic, and she will focus on how to effectively consider the skills needed for leadership roles. The goal of this symposium is to educate the audience about how to successfully help your career or of your mentee, tips on how to self-promote and achieve leadership roles.

Next Generation Scientist III
7-8 a.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 25 B

What does it take to become successful in the academic and non-academic world nowadays? We, scientists are currently living in a globalized world that changes constantly and requires quick adaptation. Our scientific careers (grad school, post-doctoral training, tenure track or industry) demand more than just being at the bench and performing/reporting good science. A need for clear and effective communication, service for the professional organizations, professional development and networking have led young scientist to acquire additional skills in order to be competitive for future career positions. A primary role of the American Physiological Society’s Trainee Advisory Committee (APS TAC) is to provide young trainees with the necessary tools to succeed in their next professional career stage, especially tools and skillsets that the next generation of scientists can use in the modern world. For this the APS TAC has invited experienced speakers to address important career development topics in a 3-day symposium. The topics covered for the “Next Generation Scientist” are: 1) Communication, 2) Identity, and 3) Engagement and Outreach. Each day, two speakers will have an interactive presentation with the audience for around 40 min (20 min each) followed by a 15 minute Q andA session facilitated by the chairs. At the end of the symposium, we expect young trainees to receive essential information that can be added into their professional profiles (CV/resume/LinkedIn) that will help them become successful scientists.

Your New Job: Finding One, Negotiating and Navigating Issues III
7-8 a.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 25A

Navigating the job market and the first months/years of a new job can be a complicated and intimidating process. The goal of these three linked symposium sessions is to provide participants with a brief overview of important tips and considerations on the following topics: (1) Day 1 - Finding A Job: When, Where and What (2) Day 2 - Negotiating for a Position: Offer Letters (3) Day 3 – Navigating Issues: What is available and Who do you go to?. Each session will include a presentation by a speaker with direct knowledge of the topic, followed by a panel discussion of individuals who can offer a variety of perspectives on the day’s topic.

#DiversiSci
2-3:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 17A

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.

So You Want to Get Published? Writing the Manuscript, Navigating the Peer Review Process & Playing Nice with Reviewers
3-4:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 11A
    
Methodologies for Integrating Basic and Clinical Sciences in Pharmacology Education
4-5:30 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center, Room 17A

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.