SOT Annual Meeting Poster Tours for Trainees: Sign Up Reminder


By Eugene Gibbs-Flournoy posted 02-25-2016 13:38


Submitted by Eugene Gibbs-Flournoy, PhD, Councilor, Postdoctoral Assembly

There are many Student and Postdoctoral Scholar events held in conjunction with the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 2016 Annual Meeting. Among these activities are the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) Poster Tours for Trainees.  

Sign up is still open for the 5th Annual Poster Tours for Trainees event at the 2016 SOT Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

This is a great opportunity for trainees to participate in an one-hour guided Poster Tour with an expert toxicologist to explore topics related to your specific interests. Join your guide to take part in critical evaluation of cutting-edge toxicological methods and research findings.  Additionally, you will have a unique opportunity to network with your guide, their colleagues, and fellow trainees. Interested graduate students and postdoctoral scientists can sign up through Friday, February 26 by selecting your scientific topics and sectors (academia/industry/government) of interest.

You will be contacted by a member of the PDA once your group assignment has been made. Poster tour groups will meet at their designated start time at the Poster Tour Board to be located in Lobby A near the ToxExpo entrance.

On your Poster Tour, your group will join your guide to:

  • Visit 3–6 posters chosen by your guide.
  • Have an interactive discussion on the topic of interest and choice of posters.
  • Identify the outstanding features of the work, as well as, the "next steps" in that body of research with the tour group and the presenter.
  • Network with your guide and tour group.

Both Guides and Trainees from previous years report very positive outcomes—sharing expertise, networking with the expert and colleagues, and obtaining advice on research and careers. Sign up now to secure a spot as there are a limited number of slots!

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!