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 November 6-7, 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the meeting may be held virtually.

Our 2019 Agenda

Please note that this agenda changes yearly.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception for all faculty, scholars, and applicants
Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:20 am “Introduction of NRCDP” – Dr. Emad Eskandar
8:20 am – 8:35 am “Goals for Program” – Dr. Stephen Korn
8:35 am – 9:20 am “Navigating a neurosurgeon research career” – Dr. Jeff Ojemann
9:30 am – 11:00 am “Rigor and transparency in biomedical research” – Dr. Shai Silberberg
11:10 am – 12:00 pm “Where do grant applications go wrong?” – Dr. Stephen Korn
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Applicant Interviews and Scholar Mentoring Activities
Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:15 am Scholar Presentations
10:30 am – 11:30 am Moderated Panel: Chair Perspective
11:30 am – 12:00 pm “My path to a faculty position, launching a research program” – Dr. Dario Englot
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm “My path to an R01” – Dr. Bobby Starke
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm “Getting study design right: implications for statistics, analysis, outcomes and potential future impact” – Chris Butson and Shai Silberberg
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm Applicant review and scholar selection
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Program Dinner
Sunday, October 27, 2019
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.