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Program

(all times are EST)

Thursday, Feb. 25

Day one focuses on starting your career, including tips and suggestions to create and maintain your resume/CV, fine tuning your interview skills and creating your career development plan. The strengths and challenges of making career defining decisions, balancing personal and professional obligations and building your network will also be discussed.

10 - 10:30am 

 

 

 

 

Welcome and Opening Keynote

10am         Opening remarks
                   
Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO
                   ARVO President                

10:05am    Keynote presentation 
                   
Shawn Kanungo
                   Queen & Rook Capital        

10:30 - 11:10am
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lightning Talks

10:30am    Creating and maintaining your resume/CV
                   Michelle C. Callegan, PhD
                   University of Oklahoma                   

10:40am    Advocating for yourself
                   Daisy Shu, PhD
                   Harvard Medical School

10:50am    Interview Skills
                   Julia Busik, PhD
                   Michigan State University

11:00am    Creating a career development plan
                   Jennifer Kang-Mieler, PhD, FARVO
                   Illinois Institute of Technology

11:10 - 11:20am
Break
   
11:20am - 12:20pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panels

11:20am    Decision-making time (deciding on offers, career changes)
                   Zelia Correa, MD, PhD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
                   Sarwat Salim, MD, FACS, St. Elizabeth’s Community Practice
                   Eduardo Silva, MD, PhD, FEBO, Hospital Dona Estefânia 

11:40am    Balancing personal and professional obligations
                   Adriana Solano, MD, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus surgeon                  
                   Juan Carlos Gil Muñoz, MD, Universidad CES - Medellin
                   Marco Sales-Sanz, PhD, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal                                

12:00pm    Building a network
                   Patricia D’Amore, PhD, MBA, Harvard Medical School
                   Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear 
                   William J. Brunken, PhD, Upstate Medical University

12:20 - 12:30pm
Break
   
12:30 - 1:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experts Sessions (Pre-registration required. Sign up during meeting registration)

One-hour discussion at table/topic of your choice. Each table session will be led by an expert in the following topic areas:

  • Applying to ophthalmology fellowship programs
  • Basic research in ophthalmology. Why? How?
  • Building a successful career as a clinician-scientist
  • Careers in industry
  • Conducting research with animals is not what you think: Advocating for animals and for science
  • Funding opportunities for young scientists
  • Getting published: tips on writing a paper/Effective communication: tips for presenting and publishing
  • Interaction with non-U.S. pharma
  • Juggling clinical responsibilities and science in the early years
  • Practical advice for non-US trained vision scientists practicing in the US
  • The ins and outs of ophthalmology residency
  • Work life integration
1:30 - 2:30pm
Resume review (by appointment, sign up during meeting registration)
 

 

Friday, Feb. 26

Day two dives into advancing your career through mentorship and sponsorship, developing leadership skills and addressing career transitions. Setting up and managing your lab and team as well as advocating for your science will also be discussed. 

   
8 - 9am 
Resume review (by appointment, sign up during meeting registration)
   
9 - 10am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experts Sessions (Pre-registration required. Sign up during meeting registration)

One-hour discussion at table/topic of your choice. Each table session will be led by an expert in the following topic areas:

  • Applying to ophthalmology residency programs
  • Careers in Industry
  • Combining clinical practice, clinical research and basic science - can you do it all?
  • Getting published: tips on writing a paper/Effective communication: tips for presenting and publishing
  • How to make yourself visible - learning to self advocate
  • How to secure charitable funding
  • How to secure NEI funding
  • Maximizing scientific achievement 
  • Practical advice for non-US trained clinicians practicing in the U.S.
  • Running a successful research lab
  • Taking charge of advancing your career
  • Transition to being the mentor/sponsor for trainees 
   
10:00 - 10:05am
 

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Maria 'Fernanda' Abalem, MD, MSc
University of Michigan
Co-chair, Advance Planning Committee
   
10:05 - 11:05am
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panels

10:05am    Mentorship and Sponsorship
                   Emily Chew, MD, National Eye Institute
                   Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD, University of California San Francisco
                   Lynn Gordon, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

10:25am   Developing Leadership Skills
                  Cintia de Paiva, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
                  Matilda Chan, MD, PhD, F.I. Proctor Foundation
                  Monica Alves, MD, PhD, University of Campinas

10:45am   Career Transitions
                   Ravaughn Williams, OD, MS, FAAO, Alcon
                   Sruthi Srinivasan, PhD, BSOptom, FAAO
                   Lyndon Jones, PhD, FCOptom, University of Waterloo

11:05 - 11:15am
Break
   
11:15 - 11:55am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lightning Talks

11:15am    Setting up your lab
                   Vinit Mahajan, MD, PhD
                    Stanford University

11:25am    Managing your team and your lab outside the U.S.
                   Stephanie Watson, Bsc(Med), MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO
                   The University of Sydney

11:35am    Managing your team and your lab in the U.S.
                    Machelle Pardue, PhD, FARVO, FAIMBE
                    Atlanta VA Medical Center
                    Georgia Institute of Technology
                    Emory University School of Medicine

11:45am    Incorporating advocacy into your career 
                   Jarrod Harman, PhD candidate
                   Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center   

11:55am - 12pm
Break
   
12 - 12:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Keynote and Remarks

12pm        Introduction of Closing Keynote
                  Bennie H. Jeng, MD, FARVO
                  University of Maryland, School of Medicine
                  Advance Planning Committee

12:05pm   Keynote presentation 
                  Adrienne W. Scott, MD
                  Wilmer Eye Institute

12:25pm   Closing Remarks 
                 
Malia Michelle Edwards, PhD
                  Wilmer Eye Institute
                  Advance Planning Committee

 

 

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