Calling All Experts: Register Now for Chat with an Expert Program in San Diego!

By David Filipovic posted 12-02-2021 15:46

Chat with an Expert during the 2019 SOT Annual Meeting

The Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC) is extending an invitation to participate in the 2022 Chat with an Expert (CWAE) program. This program provides the opportunity for trainees to meet with expert toxicologists and current postdocs* during the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 27–31, 2022.

Participation in this program is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact on toxicologists in the early stages of their careers. Feedback from participants is very positive every year, and we highly encourage your engagement.

We are looking for (1) expert toxicologists (from all walks of life and career stages) to meet with postdoctoral scholars and graduate students interested in toxicology careers, and (2) postdoctoral scholars to meet with graduate students interested in pursuing a postdoctoral program.

To register as an expert, please fill out the registration form by Monday, January 10, 2022. Experts are asked to:

  1. Provide their research interests and background
  2. Choose how many trainees they would like to meet and in what setting
  3. Choose when they would be available to meet

Trainees will then be able to select matches based on research and professional interests, as well as time availability. After the matching process, experts will receive brief backgrounds and contact information of the assigned trainees. It is the responsibility of the experts to communicate with their assigned trainees and establish a specific meeting time and location, ahead of the Annual Meeting.

A typical Chat with an Expert meeting consists of a chat over coffee or a snack, or simply an informal meeting in a relatively quiet area of the Convention Center. If the meeting is scheduled during mealtimes, each person in the group is responsible for their own meal expenses.

We hope you will share your expertise! Please register by Monday, January 10, 2022.

For more information on Chat with an Expert, please visit the SOT website.

*Postdoctoral scholars also may choose to be matched with an expert. Registration for graduate student/postdoc matches will open in late January 2022.