SEMSS: 2019 Symposium Program Overview

October 12-13, 2019

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL 

All room assignments are in Volker Hall (1670 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL)

**All times and sessions subject to adjustment**


Saturday, October 12th:

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Symposium Registration

1:00pm – 1:25pm: Opening Remarks UAB SEMSS Committee and APSA Representative

 1:30pm – 2:25pm: Keynote #1: Robin Lorenz, MD, PhD Senior Director of the Pathology Department, Genentech, Inc.

 2:30pm – 3:25pm: Breakout Session #1:

1A: “Medical School Admissions Panel”

1B: “Creating an Online Research Presence”

1C: “Small Group Discussions with Residents/Residency Directors” Is the residency application process on your mind? Take advantage of this great opportunity to network with various residents and residency directors to help you put your best foot forward

3:30pm – 4:25pm: Poster Session #1

4:30pm – 5:25pm: Breakout Session #2:

2A: “A Closer Look at the Medical School Application Process and Coursework” Come learn more about interviewing for medical school by watching an admissions committee member simulate an interview with an applicant. Additionally, come interact with a panel of current students to learn everything about medical school, from applications to coursework.

2B: “Creating a 5-year Plan”

2C: “Applying for Funding as a Young Investigator”

5:30pm – 6:25pm: Keynote #2: Duane Wesemann, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

6:30pm – 7:25pm: Poster Session #2

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Reception at Hilton Birmingham at UAB


Sunday, October 13th:

9:00am – 9:55am: Oral Presentations

10:00am – 10:55am: Breakout Session #3:

3A: “Productivity and Time Management: The Key to Success” Perhaps the most critical skills for a successful physician scientist to master is time and productivity management. Join us for a discussion on techniques you can adopt and put into practice today led by a panel of productivity experts.

3B: “Diversity in Science” Join us as we offer a range of perspectives discussing how diversity has both benefitted and challenged different leaders in academic medicine and how it has fostered work on both personal and peer-to-peer advocacy.

3C: “Work/Life Integration” Medical school and a career as a physician scientist can be difficult and stressful, but it’s also rewarding and enjoyable. Join our panel to learn how to indulge in hobbies, explore your interests, and cultivate relationships while in school and beyond!

11:00am – 11:55am: Keynote #3: Karin Hardiman, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham

12:00pm – 12:25pm: Awards & Closing Remarks