October 1, 2021
Another season of abstract submission has kicked off, and we can’t wait to see what you have been working on the last few months. The submission period will be open until October 15th at 11:59pm Central Time. An abstract submission for the 2022 Annual Meeting means you will be eligible for poster or oral presentations, as well as various awards offered by SRI.
Outside of the Annual Meeting, we have several virtual events that are taking place. We just wrapped the first Virtual Connection Corners, and next week on October 7th we will host our virtual Mini-Career Development Day. There are two separate sessions, which are being offered at no cost! The first session will be focused toward Early Career attendees, and the invited speakers will be focusing on breaking away from your mentor, and how to do so in a peaceful way. Mentor/mentee pairings will be joining to discuss their personal experience with separating their science, and how they kept those relationships healthy. Immediately after this event, there will be another event organized for mid-career attendees. This virtual session will be focused on finding the leadership position that fits your time, talents and interests. Register for one, or both and spend a couple of hours with some of the best in our field!
Additionally, in the coming weeks, we will be starting our pilot Visiting Lecturer Program! The program allows participating institutions to nominate early career individuals to give a lecture at a different institution. Individuals will be matched according to their research interests, giving them an excellent opportunity and something to add to their CV. We thank the institutions participating in this first year, and look forward to watching the program grow and support this important group of SRI Members!
Nanette Santoro, MD
SRI President, 2021-2022