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Career Development Programming

Career Development Programming

SPECIAL SESSION: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY WORKFORCE SKILLS AND NETWORKING: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW/TRAINEE CAREER PATH EXPLORATION 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
This dynamic and motivating evening session designed for young investigators/fellows will provide information about the applications of clinical pharmacology in diverse fields, and career paths in the pharmaceutical industry and governmental regulatory agencies. Important skills and attributes for career success in the various sectors will be discussed. National Institutes of Health funding opportunities for trainees considering academic careers will also be highlighted. Breakout sessions will allow time for trainees to network with junior and senior scientists employed in the various sectors (academics, industry, government), and with each other. Pre-registration for this session is required.

SPEED MENTORING
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Plan to attend the very popular and often sold-out Speed Mentoring event.  ASCPT recognizes that all members, regardless of career stage, have a unique perspective to share, and all members can benefit from peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Pre-registration for this session is required if you’d like to be a mentee; you do not need to register if you’d like to serve in the mentor role. This event is a one-off opportunity for 1:1 consultation with other members. There are no conditions to serving in either role, and both experiences are sure to be rewarding! 

If you are interested in being a mentor, please contact meetings@ascpt.org.

SPECIAL SESSION: CAREER EXPLORATION AND TRANSITION BEYOND TRADITIONAL ROLES
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Attendees will learn about underexplored, non-traditional career paths/roles and discover how to prepare for such non-traditional roles and career transitions. In addition to career transitions within sectors, there is a myriad of interesting opportunities for scientists with intensive research backgrounds that are not typically pursued. While non-traditional roles are exciting, rewarding, and accelerate growth, they are highly competitive and require meticulous planning, systematic preparation, focused skill building, and networking. This session will explore opportunities in such non-traditional roles and illuminate ways in which clinical pharmacologists and translational scientists can plan for career transitions by building relevant soft and technical skills as well as creating a network that will help with the transition. Attendees across all career stages are invited to participate.


SPECIAL SESSION: SNAKE PIT: GRANT ME THE MONEY! 
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 at 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Effective communication skills are imperative to the implementation of innovative solutions to drug development challenges, and ultimately, to patient care. Early career participants will develop skills necessary for writing a compelling grant proposal to communicate their solution to a real-life problem that will influence drug utilization decisions that impact patient care. Teams will select from a diverse range of real-life scenarios proposed by the participating funding agencies for a range of drug molecules and diverse patient populations. Participants will form multi-disciplinary teams and use necessary approaches like modeling and simulation to convince the agency about the validity of their grant proposal.

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