How Has the Pandemic Changed the Decision-making Process Regarding Your Early Career Goals and Outlook
Friday, 25 June | 12:00 - 13:00 EDT
These are certainly challenging times. This crisis has made it hard enough to navigate the daily routine, let alone deal with unpredictable slowdowns in research. The past year has changed the way we perceive and look at the future, leading many to reevaluate their paths. How do you make decisions about your career during a pandemic? Do you change your goals, your timeline, the order of priorities to bear in mind when making THOSE decisions? Come listen to our panelists tell the stories about how they coped or drove changes in their career during this last crazy year. Find inspiration in how to make your next move, and have your questions answered on how you can shape your choices in a turbulent moment. The Career Panel is sponsored by Notch Therapeutics.
This session is designed for ISSCR trainee members, but any registrant is welcome to attend.
Moving Forward: Regaining Momentum and Making the Most of Science Post-COVID
Thursday, 24 June | 12:00 - 13:00 EDT
The last year has left deep impacts on the scientific enterprise, with especially strong effects on Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who are in the process of building their research programs toward publication, funding, and promotion. Join the Early Career Scientist Committee for a panel discussion about strategies to regain momentum, renew collaborations, and build a strong research community. Expect an interactive experience where participants can contribute questions through live Q&A and chat discussion with other early career group leaders. The Early Career Group Leader Panel is sponsored by Synthego.
Wednesday, 23 June | 11:00 - 11: 45 EDT
The ISSCR is dedicated to improving human health worldwide by advancing stem cell research and regenerative medicine. We are committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and promoting our entire community, which will accelerate scientific advancement and allow all people to realize the benefits of stem cell research. During this panel discussion, leading scientists will discuss how to promote equity in STEM, how to support scientists from historically underrepresented groups, and explore how to support our community at all stages of the research pipeline to encourage the success of all stem cell researchers. The Promoting Equity in Stem Cell Science Panel is sponsored by Synthego.
Wednesday, 23 June | 12:00 - 13:00 EDT
Scientists are often asked to explain their work to non-scientific audiences, making effective communication skills essential, particularly when translating complex concepts into lay-friendly language. Researchers need to employ a variety of tactics to build support for evidence-based science, describe progress in the field, and highlight the impact of scientific discovery worldwide. Speakers in this seminar will discuss messages that resonate with policymakers, journalists, and the public, and share insights on how to convey the value of science with less technical audiences.
Friday, 25 June | 11:00 - 11:45 EDT
Women in STEM fields face unique challenges and are often acutely aware of the role their gender plays as they progress both personally and professionally through their careers. The third annual Women in Science Panel Discussion will be focused on transitioning to a leadership position. Hear diverse perspectives from an esteemed panel of successful female researchers who will share how they forged their own scientific path as principal investigator or company co-founder.
Recognizing that it takes more than the efforts of women to achieve gender equity in the workplace, we would like to have a conversation with the entire ISSCR community. We welcome all voices to join us for this important discussion. This panel is sponsored by T-CiRA.