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C6 - Early Career Research Training Symposium: A Roadmap to Academic Success for Residents and Fellows

Event Time: Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Topic(s): Research Methodology, Education, and History
Director(s): Myla Goldman MD, MSC, Peter Todd MD, PhD
Description: This program will provide information to early-stage neurologists (senior residents, fellows, instructors, and junior faculty in their first two years) who are embarking on an academic career in neurologic research (clinical, basic, or translational) with a focus on acquiring a career development award. Didactic lectures and small group sessions will focus on preparing for competitive grant submissions to the NIH, major foundations, and the American Brain Foundation, as well as core principles of publishing impactful reports, academic career development, and productive mentor-mentee relationships. Attendees will receive information critical to their transition from residency, fellowship, and early faculty to investigative independence in academic neurology. In order to facilitate the mentoring sessions, attendees are asked to identify their interest in basic or clinical research and their specific area of interests for research.
Completion Message: Participants should gain essential information about the core components of a successful K award application and other mentored career development grants, developing and maintaining productive mentor-mentee relationships, guidelines for development of a successful research career (finding the right question), strategies for successful scientific writing, and suggestions for addressing the competing demands that are common at the start of an academic career. This also serves as a valuable networking opportunity with fellow junior academic neurologists and leaders in the field.
CME Credits: 7.5
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge

Program Speakers - Tentative

Start/End Time Title Faculty
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Introduction Myla D. Goldman MD, MSC, Peter K. Todd MD, PhD 
8:10 AM - 8:45 AM Keynote Talk: Keys to Success in Academic Neurology Merit E. Cudkowicz MD, MSC 
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM A K-23 Success Story Brian Edlow MD 
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM A K-08 Success Story Audrey C. Brumback MD, PhD 
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM A Non-K Pathway Success Story Vikram Khurana MD, PhD 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM K Awardee Panel Discussion Audrey C. Brumback MD, PhD, Kathryn A. Davis MD, Brian Edlow MD, Vikram Khurana MD, PhD 
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break and Networking Faculty 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM NIH Research in Neurology: The Benefit for Our Patients and For a Fulfilling Career Walter J. Koroshetz MD, FAAN 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Grant Application Kisses of Death Gregory K. Bergey MD, FAAN 
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Questions and Answers Faculty 
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Working Lunch: Keys to Successful Publishing in Academic Neurology Journals Robert A. Gross MD, PhD, FAAN, Clifford B. Saper MD, PhD, FAAN 
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM How to Work Successfully with Your Chair David J. Fink MD, FAAN 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Chair Panel Discussion Allison Brashear MD, MBA, FAAN, Merit E. Cudkowicz MD, MSC, David J. Fink MD, FAAN, Clifford B. Saper MD, PhD, FAAN 
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Breakout Session Introduction Jaishri Blakeley MD, Conrad Weihl MD, PhD 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Breakout Session #1 Faculty 
2:30 PM - 3:40 PM Break and Networking Faculty 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Breakout Session #1 Faculty 
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM Breakout Session #2 Faculty 
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM Breakout Session #2 Faculty 
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks Myla D. Goldman MD, MSC, Peter K. Todd MD, PhD 

Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure
Gregory K. Bergey, MD, FAAN Dr. Bergey has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for Neurotherapeutics.

Jaishri Blakeley, MD Dr. Blakeley has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with Abbvie.

Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, FAAN Dr. Brashear has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with Ipsen, Revance, and WorldMeds. Dr. Brashear has received research support from Ipsen, Merz, Allergan, and Revance.

Audrey C. Brumback, MD, PhD Dr. Brumback owns stock and/or stock options in Amgen, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer.

Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSC Dr. Cudkowicz has nothing to disclose.

Kathryn A. Davis, MD Dr. Davis has nothing to disclose.

Brian Edlow, MD Dr. Edlow has nothing to disclose.

David J. Fink, MD, FAAN Dr. Fink has nothing to disclose.

Myla D. Goldman, MD, MSC Dr. Goldman has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with ADAMAS, EMD Serono, Sanofi Genzyme, Novartis Pharmaceutical, and Teva Neuroscience. Dr. Goldman has received research support from Biogen Idec, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, NIH, and National MS Society.

Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN Dr. Gross has received personal compensation for activities with Blackwell/Wiley for book royalties. Dr. Gross has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for Neurology.

Vikram Khurana, MD, PhD Dr. Khurana has received personal compensation for activities with Yumanity Therapeutics as an employee. Dr. Khurana holds stock and/or stock options in Yumanity Therapeutics.

Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, FAAN Dr. Koroshetz has nothing to disclose.

Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD, FAAN Dr. Saper has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for Annals of Neurology and the Journal of Comparative Neurology

Peter K. Todd, MD, PhD Dr. Todd has received personal compensation for activities with Denali Therapeutics as a consultant. Dr. Todd has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for UpToDate. Dr. Todd has received license fee payments from Abcam and Denali Therapeutics.

Conrad Weihl, MD, PhD Dr. Weihl has nothing to disclose.

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