RENASCENT 2018: Annual Training Workshop
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada
The Lung Association RENASCENT / CIHR - ICRH Workshop in partnership with the Canadian Respiratory Research Network and Canadian Thoracic Society
Respiratory research trainees at the PhD and post-doctoral levels and new investigators are invited to participate in the 4th annual RENASCENT Training Workshop. RENASCENT is a program of The Lung Association. The training workshop will be co-hosted by The Lung Association and CIHR-ICRH, in partnership with the Canadian Respiratory Research Network and the Canadian Thoracic Society.
Westin Bayshore Hotel
1601 Bayshore Dr.
Vancouver, BC, V6G 2V4V
April 11, 2018 Career Development: Critical Mentorship Needs
Welcome and Opening Remarks
The Lung Association
Dr. Stephanie Warner
Moderated Panel Session
Interactive Panelist “Speed Dating” Session
Cactus Club Café
April 12, 2018 Workshop A: Peer Review
Workshop B: Public Speaking
The Lung Association
Workshop A: Presentation and Q&A
Dr. Don Sin
Dr. Grace Parraga
Hands-on Review Sessions
Workshop B: Public Speaking
The Lung Association Brian Rowe
Lunch and CRRN Trainee Network Meeting
April 11th 1pm to 5pm Career Development: Critical Mentorship Needs
This session features an opening address by a graduate guidance counselor, as well as an 8-person panel of individuals who will discuss the diverse career paths that they have taken (e.g., industry scientists, grant writing, pharma medical liaison, career counselors). The session includes an interactive “speed dating” session during which attendees can get one-on-one Q&A time with panelists. We conclude with the social and networking event that will also be attended by the panelists and CRRN PIs.
Presentation by Dr. Stephanie Warner
The reality is that only a small percentage of PhDs end up in tenure-track faculty roles.However, graduate students and postdocs are primarily trained and evaluated for academic success. What does this mean for you? Are you ready for the next step?In this session, we will discuss how you can take stock of your skills and interests, identify your ideal industries and jobs, and employ key practices that will ensure your future career success.
Dr. Stephanie Warner’s Bio:
Stephanie Warner holds a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Experimental Medicine from the University of British Columbia.Her doctoral research focused on epithelial differentiation in asthma.In 2014, she began a postdoc at the University of Calgary, expanding her repertoire into human rhinovirus.Since 2016, she has been the PhD Career Development Specialist in Career Services at the University of Calgary, where she provides 1-on-1 coaching, workshops and events to help graduate students identify and achieve their career goals.She is also a private career consultant for high-performance athletes, and teaches an Immunology module in the Master of Biomedical Technology program.
April 11th Networking Reception 7pm to 9pm (please register here)
Come and meet the panelists from the preceding workshop session, CRRN PIs, colleagues and trainees from across Canada at an enjoyable and relaxed networking reception that will be taking place:
Location: Cactus Club Café
1085 Canada Pl,
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3
Date: Wednesday, April 11th
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
April 12th 8am to 10am Workshop A: Peer Review
This session includes presentations by a journal editor and well-published scientists who will you through the key steps in getting your work published. The session also includes small group review opportunities with established researchers as facilitators to discuss pre-selected manuscripts, and better refine understanding of the elements of good research writing.
Presentation by Dr. Don Sin
"Publish or Perish: Do's and Don'ts of Writing High Impact Papers"
We will briefly discuss the approach and strategies of manuscript writing in order to publish in higher-impact journals. We will also examine factors for successes and failures of manuscript writing.
Dr. Don Sin’s Bio:
Don Sin is the Chair of Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital, and a Professor of Medicine at University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in COPD. He has published 400+ papers on COPD. He is currently the Section Editor of COPD for the European Respiratory Journal and Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is also a special advisor to BMJ and sits on editorial boards of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Thorax and Chest. His research focus is using “omics” data to discover novel biomarkers of disease activity and new therapeutic targets to reduce hospitalization and mortality in patients with COPD.
Presentation by Dr. Grace Parraga
“Reviewing Manuscripts: More art than science”
In this invited lecture I will provide an overview of my tips and tricks for manuscript review.I review about 2 manuscripts/month for Radiology, Academic Radiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, AJRCCM and Thorax.
My lab’s work has been extensively published with more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in the last 5 years in the highest impact medical physics, imaging and respiratory/physiology journals; 15 contributions were highlighted in Editorials, Journal Covers or Editorial podcasts because of their significance and impact.My lab is currently funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Canada), Canadian Institutes of Health Research as well as the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (Canada) Discovery, Research Tools and Accelerator awards.
Dr. Grace Parraga’s Bio:
My laboratory is focused on developing a deep understanding of chronic lung disease using novel imaging methods, in patient-based research.The overarching goal of my team’s research is to discover, validate and clinically translate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) biomarkers while generating the evidence to support the clinical use of lung MRI to change asthma and COPD patient outcomes.
I completed my BSc and MSc at Western University and a PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Upon completing post-doctoral studies (funded by MRC Canada) at the University of Basel, (Switzerland), I joined F. Hoffman La Roche AG as a Scientist in Pharmaceutical Research and Development (Switzerland).In September 2004, I returned to academic research at Robarts Research Institute and Western University.
Hands-on Review Sessions:
During the working sessions, there will be round tables with a facilitator and 5-6 students at each table. The students at each table will be in 2 groups, each one reviewing a paper, either fundamental or clinical, with each student being responsible for generating their own review. The 2 papers for the session will be the same for each table, and will be sent out in advance so the students can prepare their reviews. During the round table, there will be a 30 minute discussion with the facilitator about the reviews that were prepared. Then the facilitators will change tables, providing the students with exposure to different reviewers with different reviewing styles.
April 12th 10:15am to 12:30pm Workshop B: Public Speaking
Presentation by Colleen Ayn
“Rock Your Talk - Speaking With Influence and Impact”
An innovative workshop aimed to help attendees develop effective presentation skills. Colleen brings a unique actor’s perspective to communicating with an audience. Effective communication starts with self-awareness, authenticity and passion for the message. The key is learning how to convey these elements in a manner that connects and resonates with the audience.
This workshop is highly interactive and includes movement, visualization, warm-up exercises, practice presentations and feedback. Colleen leads participants through a fascinating and insightful exploration of broad presentation principles and styles, use of body language, space, voice, and other visual aids.
Attendees receive numerous practical tips on how to handle pre-talk anxiety and more effectively communicate their messages. An excellent and unique opportunity to develop your individual presentation skills with coaching from an expert and have fun in the process!
Colleen Aynn’s Bio:
Colleen is a Professional Speaker Coach & Creator of The EPIC System. An International Actress, Singer and Director for over 30 years Colleen has taken her knowledge and experience and broken it down into easy, implementable steps, inspiring people to boldly express themselves and bring their unique voices to the world. Her interactive workshops and online courses teach others how to communicate their message with influence and confidence in life, on stage and in front of the camera.
Colleen is also the author of the International Bestselling Series Feeling Friends including Sad Sally, Mad Michael, Nervous Nelly & Happy Hannah. She believes that feelings are there to teach us about who we are and what we deeply desire in life. Having experienced firsthand the healing power of emotional expression, she designed the Feeling Friends series to empower children and adults to deal with and express their emotions in positive, healthy ways.
April 12th 12:30pm to 1:30pm CRRN Trainee Network Meeting
The CRRN Trainee Network members will host this meeting to plan strategic actions for the trainee group beyond 2018. Trainees who are affiliated with the CRRN are invited to participate.
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