Florida Biomedical Career Symposium Details

Florida Biomedical Career Symposium – Tentative Agenda

8:00am                       Breakfast

8:30a – 9:30a             Keynote Address

“The Global Educational Outreach for Science, Engineering and Technology (GEOSET) ProjectPioneered from Florida State University”

Speaker: Sir Harold Koto 

9:40a – 11:00a           Concurrent Session 1

  1. Principal Investigator Careers in Academia, Industry, and Government
    Speakers: Mark Sundrud, Ph.D. – The Scripps Research Institute
                    Christoph Rader, Ph.D. – The Scripps Research Institute

  2. Careers in Academic Teaching and Education Administration

    Speakers: Crystal Young-Erdos, Ph.D. – Eckerd College
                    Brenda Claiborne, Ph.D. – Florida Atlantic University

  3. Careers in Scientific and Pharmaceutical Operations
    Speakers: Alan Palkowitz, Ph.D. – Eli Lilly
                    Matthias Haury, Ph.D – Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

11:00a – 11:15a         Morning Break

11:15a – 12:35p         Concurrent Session 2

  1. Navigating the way to your first Postdoc or Professorship

    Speakers: William Roush, Ph.D. – The Scripps Research Institute
                    Matthew Pipkin, Ph.D. – The Scripps Research Institute

  2. Careers in Science Policy, Public Affairs, and Science Communication
    Speakers: Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ph.D. – National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
                   Nicole Kresge, Ph.D. – Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  3. Careers in Patent Law, Management Consulting, and Medical Science Liaison
    Speakers: Richard Gustin, Ph.D. – Orexo, US
                    Michael J. Keller, J.D. – Keller Life Science Law
                    Shirley Masand, Ph.D. – Accenture
                    Nicholas Zachariades, Ph.D. – McHale-Slavin, P.A.     

12:40 – 1:40p           Charting a Successful Career with a Ph.D. – Lunch Concurrent
Making informed decisions to choose the career path that is correct for you.

Speaker: Michael Matrone, Ph.D. – The Scripps Research Institute 

1:45p – 2:45p             Concurrent Session 3

  1. Interviewing in Academia – Crafting your Job Talk and Chalk Talk
  2. Interviewing outside Academia

2:45p – 3:00p             Afternoon Break

3:00p – 4:00p             Concurrent Session 4

  1. Scientific Marketing in Academia – The Art of Grant Writing

    Speaker: Anita Corbett, Ph.D. – Emory University 

  2. Scientific Marketing in Industry and Biotech – From Concept to Creation

    Speakers: Laura Bohn, Ph.D. – The Scripps Research Institute
    Todd Huffman, Ph.D. – The Scripps Research Institute
    Steven Hall, Ph.D. – Eli Lilly  

  3. Scientific Marketing to the Public – Promoting Scientific Literacy in the Community
    Speakers: Sir Harold Kroto – Florida State University
                   Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ph.D. – National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
                   Nicole Kresge, Ph.D. – Howard Hughes Medical Institute

4:10p – 5:20p             The Importance of Joining Professional Organizations
Speaker: Benjamin Corb – American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

5:30p – 6:30p             Reception

  

Local Hotels
Attendees should ask for the “Scripps Florida Rate” at each hotel, though the rate is subject to availability.

Courtyard by Marriott/Jupiter
 4800 Main Street
 Jupiter, Florida 33458
 561-776-2700

DoubleTree by Hilton – Palm Beach Gardens
 4431 PGA Boulevard
 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
 561-622-2260

Embassy Suites – Palm Beach Gardens
 4350 PGA Boulevard
 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
 561-691-3161

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Palm Beach Gardens
 4700 Donald Ross Road
 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
 561-622-7799

Palm Beach Garden Marriott
 4000 RCA Boulevard
 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
 561-622-8888 x6087