Trainee Workshop

‘Build’ - Dyspnea Society Trainees day


Marie T Williams & Hayley Lewthwaite (University of South Australia)

Dennis Jensen & Sara Abdallah (McGill University)

Bob Banzett (Harvard University)

Where?  McGill University, 475 Pine Avenue West, Currie Memorial Gymnasium, Adriano Tassone Teaching Laboratory, Room 304, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2W 1S4 

When?  Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Dyspnea Society is an international multidisciplinary community that promotes collegial exchange amongst scientific and clinical professionals. Our aim is to advance scientific knowledge of dyspnea and its translation to clinical practice. We are committed to encouraging and mentoring the next generation of dyspnea-thinkers-and-doers.  

Target audience:  People undertaking training programs with the end goal of a career in dyspnea research, clinical practice or translation. These training programs include but are not limited to: higher degrees (Masters, PhD), discipline specific qualifications (specialization training), new researchers embarking on research projects, and undergraduates regardless of professional discipline.

If you are a trainee interested in dyspnea, we encourage you attend this workshop (and to bring your phone).  

This workshop aims to Build your:

  1. Understanding of career opportunities beyond your current training program
  2. Network beyond your research group and local geographic area
  3. Research skill set beyond your project 
8:00-8:45 Coffee (walk and talk) Coffee shop meeting point. Milton B - Cafeteria Urbane: 3498 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 2H5.
8:45-9:15 Introduction and plan for the day Building dyspnea networks and mutually beneficial collaborations.
9:15-10:00 Where are we going? How do we get there? Post docs/PhD scholarships/travel grants? National/International opportunities. How to progress in the absence of financial support?
10:10-10:45 Research track records - yes, we know they are important: opportunities beyond your own research program? Facilitated Group work session - What are you planning to publish from your research program? Planning a systematic/narrative review? Secondary analysis of data? Is there someone in your group doing something similar? Is there a paper you could write together as a group?
10:45-11:15 Coffee  
11:15-12:30 Spin or bad science? Increasing criticism of researchers 'spinning' non-significant results as 'significant'. What does this look like? How to identify and avoid it?
12:30-1:15 Lunch  
1:15-2:15 The 2-minute research pitch

Short pitch competitions and presentations are become frequent.

Facilitated group work - each participant to script a 2-minute (max) pitch of their research (current/proposed). Why not film your 2-minute pitch (phones)?

2:15-3:30 Twitterland - building your profile and an active profile for dyspnea research

Why altmetrics are increasingly important to your career and how to avoid 'Gaming'.

Twitter basics + increasing your research. 

3:30-4:00 Closing Summary of ongoing actions. Feedback. 

*** Trainees registering for this event will be sent a short questionnaire to collect information about each registrant’s current training program, research interests, publication/presentation experience, degree of involvement in social media and willingness/interest in collaborative research work. 

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