NRCDP’s Retreat

The Retreat is the thought-provoking and informative cornerstone of the Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program. It provides an opportunity for junior faculty to interact directly with the NRCDP national advisory committee members, senior neurosurgery faculty, and NIH/NINDS career development leaders in a small-group interactive format that allows for individual mentoring and career development advice.

This year’s Retreat will be held from October 22-23, 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the meeting may be held virtually.

Our 2020 Agenda

Please note that this agenda changes yearly.

Friday, November 6, 2020
9:30 am – 9:45 am est “Introduction of NRCDP” – Dr. Emad Eskandar
9:45 am – 10:00 am est “Navigating Neurosurgeon-Scientist Career” – Dr. Jeff Ojemann
10:00 am – 10:05 am est “Goal for Program” – Dr. Steve Korn
10:05 am – 10:20 am est “Developing Junior Faculty Members” – Dr. Gregory Zipfel
10:20 am – 10:45am est “Where do grant applications go wrong?” – Dr. Stephen Korn
10:45 am – 11:00 am est Break
11:00 am – 5:30 pm est Applicant Interviews and Scholar Mentoring Activities
Saturday, November 7, 2020
9:30am am – 11:15 am est Scholar Presentations
11:15 am – 12:00 pm est Break
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm est Specific Aims
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm est Break
2:00 pm – 4:15 pm “Design of a Successful Proposal” by Dr. Tanya Dragic
4:30 pm – 6:45 pm est “Experimental Design, Rigor and Reproducibility” by Dr. Tanya Dragic

Contact us today to secure a place at the NRCDP’s retreat and complete every requirement for a grant application. We proudly serve individuals from across the nation.