Friday, February 19, 2010: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Marina Ballroom F (San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina)Although there has been an established training path for physician-scientists for decades, the training and career path for Ph.D. scientists who want to take their research beyond the bench is less clear. Supported, in part, by an existing grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, this workshop will address how to carve out a career in translational research, both informally and formally. It will address the issues that need to be considered, such as working with patients and establishing collaborations with physicians. The audience will hear from an expert panel of established and early-career scientists working in this field, with ample opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from panelists.
James Austin, AAAS/Science Careers