ID Research Careers Meeting Registration
Registration will open on Thursday, Feb. 7 for the 8th Annual Infectious Diseases (ID) Research Careers Meeting, cosponsored by IDSA and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
If you are an ID fellow, resident, or medical student interested in pursuing a career in ID research, you are encouraged to apply to attend the meeting here. Lodging and travel costs are provided for by IDSA for all approved applicants (please note that at this time attendance to this meeting is limited to U.S. fellows, residents, and medical students).
A complete application will include the following: 1) your current CV; 2) a short personal statement regarding your interest in ID research; and 3) a short recommendation from your training program director, mentor, or other faculty member.
The meeting begins Thursday evening with a welcome reception and registration, followed by a keynote address from NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, FIDSA. A buffet dinner follows where you will be able to mingle and network with other attendees and interact in an informal setting with faculty members.
The following day begins with breakfast and presentations by visiting faculty highlighting their personal journey from medical school to their current research projects. After lunch, you will have an opportunity to tour the nearby National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus and hear from NIH researchers about their current projects. Previous topics have included: the 2014 Ebola outbreak; influenza research; malaria research; and genomic sequencing of nosocomial pathogens. A busy Friday concludes with dinner and an opportunity to showcase your research to your colleagues and faculty members during an optional poster session.
Saturday morning is dedicated to panels on various career development topics, including: grant-writing and publishing; finding a mentor; balancing research, clinical practice, and personal life; and tips on the job search. More information regarding the meeting can be found at www.idresearchcareers.org.