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 24-27, 2019, at the Lodges in Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah. Applicants and scholars should arrive on October 24 and will be able to leave early on the morning of October 27.

Our 2018 Agenda

Please note that this agenda changes yearly.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception for all faculty, scholars, and applicants
Friday, November 2, 2018
7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:20 am “Introduction of NRCDP” – Dr. Emad Eskandar
8:20 am – 8:30 am “Goals for Program” – Dr. Stephen Korn
8:30 am – 9:00 am Keynote Address – Dr. Russ Lonser
9:00 am – 9:45 am “Navigating a Neurosurgeon Research Career – A Chairman’s Perspective
9:45 am – 10:00 am Break
10:00 am – 10:30 am “Constructing Winning Specific Aims” – Dr. Mary Heinricher
10:30 am – 11:00 am “Scientific Rigor” – Dr. Ed Dudek
11:00 am – 12:00 pm “Funding – NIH; other federal agencies; industry; foundations;” Moderated Panel
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Applicant Interviews and Scholar Mentoring Activities
Saturday, November 3, 2018
7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Scholar Presentations
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm “Response to Prior Critiques” – Drs. Melanie Hayden Gephart and Clark Chen
7:00 pm Program Dinner
Sunday, November 4, 2018
7:30 am to 8:30 am Breakfast

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.