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 21-24, 2021 at Deer Valley Resort located at 2880 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, UT 84060.

2021 Agenda

Please note that this agenda changes yearly.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Friday, October 22, 2021
8:00 am – 8:20 am “Introduction of NRCDP” – Dr. Emad Eskandar
8:20 am – 8:40 am “Goals for Program” – Dr. Steve Korn
8:40 am – 9:10 am “Importance of Rigor – Doing it Right the First Time” – Jeff Ojemann
9:30 am – 11:00 am “Philosophy of Science & Values” – Dr. Joyce Havstad
11:15 am – 12:30 pm “Panel Discussion” – Drs. Stephen Korn and Mary Heinricher
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Applicant Interviews and Scholar Mentoring Activities
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dr. Korn’s Happy Hour/Dr. Zipfel’s Emerging Investigator Meeting
Saturday, October 23, 2021
8:00 am – 8:15 am “Academy Emerging Investigators” – Dr. Greg Zipfel
8:15 am – 10:40 am Scholar Presentations
11:00 am – 12:30 pm “Mentoring, Collaboration, Rigor and Reproducibility” – Dr. Joyce Havstad
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Committee Review Session and Guest Presentation
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Group Dinner
Sunday, October 24, 2021
7:00 am – 11:00 am Specific Aims

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