Launching and Navigating a Successful Career as a Clinician-Scholar

Sunday, March 19
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Clinician-scientists are uniquely poised to identify unsolved problems, work through the scientific approaches to address those problems while maintaining clinical relevance, and then translate scientific breakthroughs into therapies with game-changing public health potential. This session will discuss the challenges, benefits, opportunities and logistics of planning, launching and sustaining a career as a clinician-scientist.  Experienced clinician-scientists will address these issues in brief talks and answer questions in open discussions.

Commercializing Your Idea: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 218
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Sponsored by the ORS Industry Engagement Committee and ORS Women’s Leadership Forum

You are developing a novel new orthopaedic technology; the science is solid, but is the business?  As researchers and engineers we aim to innovate and develop new products to help improve patients’ lives.  Achieving this requires a product that is technologically robust but also requires the PI to have an understanding of how to commercialize their idea.  It is useful to have an understanding of the latter early on in the development process to ensure the product is meeting market needs.  In this session participants will better understand the process through the review of three important facets of commercializing your idea:

1) Obtaining Intellectual Property for your orthopaedic technology
2) Creating a start-up company
3) Collaborating with industry

This Professional Advancement Session does not qualify for CME.

Networking Across Global Boundaries

Monday, March 20
12:15 PM – 1:15PM

Sponsored by New Investigator Mentoring Committee

ORS is the leading global organization representing a diverse membership which is a potent strength in our field.  Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with colleagues over lunch to increase creativity in research thinking, collaboration, and the overall strength of our organization. This is a great way for the early career investigator who is forming their research questions, seeking connections with mentors and strong collaborations.  This will be a roundtable “speed dating” style designed to generate engaging and exciting conversation and interactions!

Lunch is provided to all ORS meeting registrants in the Exhibit Hall.  Please plan to pick up your lunch and join us in the West Terrace! 

A Conversation with the FDA

Monday, March 20
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Sponsored by the Industry Engagement Committee

Successful development of new medical technology requires a detailed understanding of the possible regulatory pathways and the current standards and regulations necessary to market innovative medical devices that are safe and effective for their intended use. This session will provide a continuation of the discussion initiated at last year’s Industry Connect, including presentations from the FDA and from industry, and discussion of timely regulatory topics relevant to orthopaedic product development. Participants will gain a better understanding of the most recent regulations and hot topics and have an opportunity to network with various ORS members from government, industry, and academia.

Negotiating for Success

Tuesday, March 21
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Sponsored by the ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee and ORS Women’s Leadership Forum

Negotiation is a crucial skill for professional success; however academic training does not typically prepare us to negotiate successfully. Negotiation can be regarded as an interactive communication process that has significant impact on career development and advancement. Many scientists believe they are unable to negotiate their position, and as a result, they do not negotiate to improve their professional circumstances. This program will focus on useful techniques and strategies for negotiating in the workplace based on ORS members’ own experiences and will include an introduction, short talks and negotiation-based exercises to model negotiating strategies.

Understanding the NIH – Opportunities and Collaboration

Tuesday, March 21
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Sponsored by the New Investigator Mentoring Committee

Join us for a casual luncheon and take advantage of this opportunity to meet with representatives from the National Institutes of Health. This will be an excellent opportunity to find out about NIH grant opportunities, ask questions, and participate in small group discussion.

Pre-registration is required.
Fee: $25.00 per person, includes a box lunch

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Connecting for Collaboration – A Networking Event for Early Career Investigators

Tuesday, March 21
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sponsored by the Associate Member Forum

ORS will host this popular event for early career investigators providing the opportunity to meet colleagues, engage in conversation, and learn more about the ORS research community. As part of this program we will encourage new collaborations which will open the door to new discoveries and opportunities in your career as a musculoskeletal investigator.

Open only to ORS Associate Members.  Non-Member students, residents, fellows, and PhD candidates may attend, but must register.  Not an ORS Associate Member?  Apply for Associate Member status ($50) when registering for the ORS Annual Meeting.

Associate Members – included in ORS registration
Non-Members – $25

Writing Your High-Impact NIH Biosketch

Wednesday, March 22
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Sponsored by the ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee and ORS Women’s Leadership Forum

Your Biosketch is a window into who you are as a scientist, so you need to make sure that it is telling the best story possible.  This program will explore and examine the key aspects of a Biosketch, with great tips and pointers on what to do and not to do when preparing this document.   Learn how to write a compelling personal statement, “contributions to science” section, and what details can be most effective in communicating your expertise to reviewers as a new investigator.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the experts how to improve their individual Biosketches.  This program is ideal for the early career investigator as well as those who need to transition to the new NIH format.

Pre-registration is required to guarantee a seat.

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