Workshop Chair: Roger Cornwall, MD Workshop Co-Chair: Nadeen Chahine, PhD
Part II of our popular LearnORS Art of Grant Writing online course is the interactive portion of the course, occurring at the Annual Meeting. Participants will be paired with experienced mentors to go over their proposals and provide valuable feedback on the art of grant writing. The interactive day-long course includes a Specific Page Aims Lab providing participants with the opportunity to prepare and revise a specific aims page, the most important page of the grant application. In addition, a subset of full grants submitted by registrants will be reviewed during a LIVE Mock NIH Study Section. Additional didactics highlight important concepts to supplement the Part I LearnORS materials. The day ends with a networking reception. Don’t miss out on the networking and mentoring opportunities and the real time feedback you will receive from faculty and NIH officers.
We encourage you to take Part I (online lectures) prior to participating in the Part II to ensure maximum success! Full grant proposals will be accepted for review only from registrants who have participated in Part I of this course.
*Part II requires separate registration upon registering for the Annual Meeting.
Attendees may submit Specific Aims or Full Grant Proposals for review HERE.
PDF Uploads required for Specific Aims Page is just the Specific Aims Page.
PDF Uploads for full grant proposals include: Specific Aims Page, Research Strategy, Biosketches of all Investigators (single PDF), and budget.
Securing funding plays a vital role in the progression of scientific endeavors. Towards this goal of supporting your scientific pursuits, Program Officers serve as crucial intermediaries between you as an applicant, funding institutions, and scientific review panels. This session aims to orthopedic researchers at different stages of training, including trainees, early-career, mid-career, and established investigators and offers one-on-one and small group networking and discussions with program officers and other officials from funding agencies.
Bullying and harassment are endemic in academia, an environment that is built on well-defined hierarchies, power differentials, and competition. How can we productively communicate with our colleagues, trainees, and staff in uncomfortable situations when we perceive red flags, yet might face consequences for speaking out? Given that this is something we all experience in one way or another, more effective strategies for conflict recognition and resolution are always worth developing no matter the career stage. The purpose of this interactive workshop is to enhance participants’ conflict resolution skills and increase their comfort levels with approaching conflict in an academic research setting. Participants will be encouraged to discover how their default conflict style shows up in their work and how it aids or limits their ability to be a healthy bystander. We will practice how to identify and intervene in scenarios where others are at risk of bullying and harassment, specifically addressing how power dynamics and institutional policies may limit our choices and decisions. We will also examine how bullying and harassment specifically affect musculoskeletal researchers in the ORS community, in collaboration with the Spine Section.
Strategies for conflict resolution and active bystanders
Molly Grisham, Co-Founder and CEO Influence LLC
Bullying, harassment, and discrimination of musculoskeletal researchers and the impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic John Martin, PhD, Rush University
Organizers: Jason Chang Marvin, Claire Brockett, Thomas Leahy
Government policy decisions have drastic impacts on research funding as well as patient healthcare. These policies are often made by non-scientist government officials with little input from the scientific community. Therefore, there is a substantial societal need for increased science advocacy to inform governmental decision making. Exacerbating this issue, current scientific training includes little education on tangible, actionable practices for impactful science advocacy.
The purpose of this session is to (1) introduce science advocacy concepts, (2) inform attendees about what policy decisions governments make that impact research funding and patient healthcare, and (3) encourage attendees to adopt and consider best practices in how they engage advocacy, outreach, and communication efforts. A specific focus of the session will include the dissemination of actionable steps that can be taken by attendees to increase their advocacy footprint.
Overview of the ORS Public Outreach Committee, How to Get Involved, and Ongoing/Future Advocacy Efforts Jason Chang Marvin, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Science Communication through Science Journalism Stephanie DeMarco, PhD, Drug Discovery News
The Future Faculty Poster Session will showcase senior post-docs, residents, and fellows that are planning to apply for their first independent research faculty position in the upcoming year. The primary goal of this session is to provide an opportunity for these candidates to present the goals of their proposed independent research laboratory, and to showcase their past, present, and future research for Department Chairs, search committee chairs/members and senior faculty, in order to facilitate identification of strong candidates for research faculty positions. By gathering a critical mass of potential candidates, we anticipate an enthusiastic response from Department Chairs, search committee chairs, and senior faculty that are planning to recruit new junior faculty. Future Faculty will present a poster based on their vision for their independent research program.
Researchers must navigate transitions throughout their career. In post graduate years, junior researchers are faced with developing the skills to become successfully funded principal investigators. Mid-career researchers may be faced with expanding their responsibilities in programmatic oversight and as mentors. As researchers face retirement, they must consider a succession plan. Transitional points across a researcher’s career can be challenging. This session will include panelists at various stages in their career who will share pearls from their experiences navigating career transitions and engage in Q&A with session participants.
For researchers, public speaking and presentation skills are critically important to how you convey ideas and findings to colleagues, the medical community, and the public. The skills we will build during this session are crucial for effective communication of science and medicine, for the scientist and physician alike. We will present methods of actively engaging your audience, guidance on how to organize your presentation, speaking and body language techniques to allow projection of one’s voice and emphasis of key points, how to field and respond to questions, and how to effectively conclude a presentation by highlighting takeaways for your audience. The session will include two brief presentations, one on the importance of public speaking in one’s career and another to introduction of the skills to be applied during the workshop portion of the session. Finally, we will regather to share takeaway points, review the presentation skills built during the session, and introduce a take-home assignment to continue practicing your presentation skills.
The Importance of Public Speaking in Science, Medicine, and One’s Career Peter Amadio, MD, Mayo Clinic
Presentation of Skills to be Cultivated During the Group Workshop Session Dennis L. Caruana, MD, Yale School of Medicine
ORS Career Development Committee and ORS Women’s Leadership Forum
Monday, February 5 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Organizers: Hannah Lundberg, Fei Fang
The Postdoctoral Fellow Match Poster Session will showcase posters from senior graduate students and other trainees planning to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the upcoming year. The primary goal of this session is to provide an opportunity for these candidates to showcase their past, present, and future research plans for faculty, T32 directors/members, and others looking for postdoctoral fellows, to facilitate the identification of strong candidates for postdoctoral fellowship positions. By gathering a critical mass of potential candidates, we anticipate an enthusiastic response from faculty that are planning to recruit new postdoctoral fellows. Postdocs will present a poster based on their research performed to date.
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