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 2-4, 2018, at the Silver Baron Lodge in Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah and will be held in conjunction with the Retreat for the Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program K12. Applicants and scholars should arrive on November 1 and will be able to leave early on the morning of November 4.

Our 2017 Agenda

Please note that this agenda changes yearly.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Welcome Reception & Business Meeting with Faculty
Friday, October 27, 2017
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:20 am Introduction of NRCDP
8:20 am – 8:30 am Goals for Program
8:30 am – 9:15 am Keynote Address,
9:15 am – 9:30 am Break
9:30 am – 10:45 am “Navigating a Neurosurgeon Research Career”
10:45 am – 11:45 am “Writing a successful Grant (and avoiding avoidable mistakes)”
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 1:50 pm “Grabbing the reviewer with your specific aims” or “How to screw up your aims page”
Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:30 am to 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 11:30 am Interviews with Applicants & Faculty
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interviews with Applicants & Faculty
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Discussion Among Awardees & Other Applicants
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Presentations from Prior Awardees
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Moderated Open Discussion Related to Negotiating Career
7:00 pm Program Dinner
Sunday, October 29, 2017
7:30 am to 8:00 am Breakfast
Faculty Only
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Discussion of Applications
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Summary and Any Additional Discussion

 

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