Focus meeting: Life Science 2020 – Career Pathways for Next Gen Scientists

NIH image gallery - Research TrainingCanadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB)

and Life Science Career Development Society (LSCDS)

Hart House, University of Toronto May 13-15, 2020

INTRODUCTION

This meeting is aimed at bringing together graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with educators, researchers, industry partners and government stakeholders with the common interest of educating the next generation of scientists for diverse careers.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

9:00– 10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00 -11:45 Keynote Panel and Interactive Discussion (Hart House Theatre)

Innovation in Undergraduate and Graduate Life Sciences Education

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Career Tables

1:30 – 3:00 Workshops on Undergraduate Education and Informational Interviews with Academic Leaders

3:00 – 4:00 Coffee and Career Booths

4:00 – 5:30 Careers in Academia Panels

5:30 ->  Free time in Toronto

 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

 

9:00-10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00 – 11:45 Keynote Panel and Interactive Discussion (Hart House Theatre)

AI and the Future of Work: Opportunities and Challenges

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Career Tables

1:30 – 3:00 Workshops on Graduate Education and Informational Interviews with Industry Leaders

3:00 – 4:00 Coffee and Career Booths

4:00 – 5:30 Careers in Industry and Entrepreneurial Panels

5:30 – 7:30 Networking Mixer

 

Friday, May 15, 2020

 

9:00 – 10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00 – 11:45 Keynote Panel and Interactive Discussion (Hart House Theatre)

Career Transitions of PhD Graduates

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Career Tables

1:30 – 3:00 Workshops on Career Transitions and Informational Interviews with Public Sector Leaders

3:00 – 4:00 Coffee and Career Booths

4:00 – 5:30 Careers in the Public and Charitable Sector Panels

5:30 ->  Free time in Toronto

 

Registration info

Students and Post-doctoral Fellows $100

CSMB members $250

Non-members $350

 

Career Booths

2-3 days $1,500 (includes 2 free non-member registrations)

1 day $1,000 (includes 1 free non-member registration)

 

Venue info

University of Toronto, Hart House

http://harthouse.ca/maps-directions/

Key dates and deadlines

Registration opens on January 1, 2020

Registration closes on April 30, 2020

Application for informational interviews and one minute thesis workshop presentations is due by April 15, 2020.

 

Hotels within 15 min Walking Distance

University of Toronto New College Residence 40 Willcocks Street (~$75)

Madison Manor Boutique Hotel 20 Madison Avenue (~$159)

Chelsea Hotel (~$189)

Marriot Bloor Yorkville Hotel 90 Bloor Street East (~$239)

Kimpton St George 280 Bloor Street west (~$298)

Intercontinental 220 Bloor Street West (~$299)