ANA-NINDS Career Development Symposium

by invitation only

Date/Time: Friday, October 21, 2022 - 3:30 PM – Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 5:45 PM
Track: ANA-NINDS Career Development Symposium
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Friday, October 21:

3:30 PM: Registration

4:00 PM: Welcome and Goals for the meeting - Lauren Sansing, MD, MS, FAHA

4:15 PM: Setting Yourself up for Success - Walter Koroshetz, MD

4:45 PM: Meet your Peers and Colleagues Networking Sessions -  table assignments by research focus (30 min) and clinical vs lab (30 min) (K awardees and mentors)

5:45 PM: Leadership: Lessons from Academia and Life – Nina Schor, MD, PhD

6:30 PM: Opening buffet dinner 

7:30- 9:00 PM: Chairs panel

Moderator: Argye Hillis, MD, MA, FANA


9:00 PM: Wrap up

Saturday, October 22:

7:00 - 8:00 AM: Poster setup and breakfast

8:00 AM: ANA Presidential address: Reimagining and Rescoping the Field of Neurology: Career preparation - Frances Jensen, MD, FANA

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM: K to Independence Panel- How I Did It

Moderator: Alexandra Nelson, MD, PhD


Topics for discussion:

  • Being a good mentee
  • Planning for publications
  • Establishing independence from mentor
  • Timing of the R submission
  • Dealing with setbacks 

9:15 - 10:15 AM: Building Collaborations: Developing productive relationships and conflict resolution 

Moderator: Barbara Vickrey, MD, MPH


Topics for discussion:

  • Identifying colleagues for collaborations
  • Authorship
  • Bridging specialties and expertise
  • Conflict resolution

10:15 AM: Coffee break; Head to breakout sessions

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Breakout Session

12:00 PM: Lunch

12:55 PM: Overview and transition to ANA meeting

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Challenges and Opportunities - Navigating the Path

Moderator: Jonathan Rosand, MD, MSc


Topics for discussion:

  • Negotiating for time, space, money
  • Project pitfalls and when to shift
  • Moving during the K
  • Time/family/conference travel

2:00 PM: Coffee break; head to breakout rooms

2:15 - 4:00 PM: Breakout Session

4:00 - 6:00 PM: Poster session/cocktail hour

4:00 - 5:00 PM: Moderated poster tours, groups of 6 or so with a mentor moderator, with notecards for feedback from all participants so presenters have something tangible to take away from the presentation (5 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

5:00 - 5:45 PM: Poster session continues; Cocktails and informal discussions

5:45 PM: Opening plenary session of ANA meeting