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October 14, 2016, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Are you a graduate student or fellow in the field of transplantation?
Do you want to understand how to establish your career as a transplant professional?
Then Research FITS is for you!
The Research FITS session is aimed at trainees who are planning a career in transplantation. It includes talks from clinicians and scientists working in transplant in Canada and gives insights in starting your academic career as a scientist or clinician-scientist.
This session will cover key topics for those trainees planning a career in transplant:
This year’s session will feature a “Dragons' Den” that will give trainees a chance to show off their competitive chops in a fun and interactive setting! There will also be time for conversation and networking with other members of the scientific community.
The Research FITS session will take place during the CST Annual Scientific Meeting and is open to all trainees (MD, MSc, PhD and others) attending the conference.
Location: Hilton Quebec, Quebec City
FEE: There is no cost to attend this session, but registration is separate. (Note: You must complete the checkout process during registration in order to be considered registered for this event.)
Transplant Dragons' Den
The Transplant Dragons’ Den is your opportunity prove your skills, pitch your best idea, and convince the CNTRP/CST Dragons that they need to invest in you! As a new researcher, you will regularly be called upon to pitch your research ideas and create a compelling story for why the project is warranted. The Dragon’s Den gives you a chance to further develop those skills in a fun setting while getting to know other trainees.
What is Transplant Dragons’ Den all about?
At the end of the session, the CNTRP/CST Dragons will vote on the best pitches and invest up to $1,000 in real cash to be divided up as an award between the best and most convincing pitches (for example, top team could receive $600 and next best two pitches could receive $200 each).
The deadline to register to participate in this event is October 3, 2016. To sign up, either as an individual or a team, please email Karen Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Trainees not involved in pitching an idea will participate in the session by cheering on their colleagues and showing their support for the best ideas!