Early Career Investigators Workshop (2018)

Linthicum, MD US
October 11, 2018 to October 13, 2018

The collaborative Early-Career Investigators Workshop (ECIW) provides an opportunity for promising junior surgeon-scientists to receive individualized mentoring, insights into the scientific review process, information about independent funding sources, and grant writing guidance. The goal of the workshop is to motivate and support surgeon-scientists in the early stages of their careers by providing an outstanding program led by established, well-funded investigators (both surgeon-scientists and other investigators) in urologic research.

This 2.5-day workshop and its activities are geared for individuals planning to submit competitive research proposals to the major funders of urologic research. The workshop agenda fosters research career success by providing participants with a solid foundation for successful grant writing. The workshop and activities include interaction with senior scientific advisors in small group and individual sessions. The program consists of four major components: 1) Didactic Instruction 2)Individual Proposal Review and Critique 3)Grant Review/ Revision and 4) Mock Study Section.

Target Audience

  • Researcher
  • Urologist
  • Resident

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the cutting-edge and developing areas in basic and translational research, and identify components of their research efforts that intersect with or expand upon these; 
  2. Develop and refine a compelling, innovative, and testable hypothesis; 
  3. Develop a reasonable and ‘do-able’ experimental plan that adequately tests the stated hypothesis; 
  4. Identify potential limitations of the proposed experimental plan and alternative experimental outcomes, and develop responsive alternative experimental approaches; 
  5. Expand the initial concepts presented in the application to optimally project future directions, concepts, and studies; 
  6. Avoid common pitfalls that typically dampen the enthusiasm of grant reviewers; and 
  7. Describe the necessary administrative (nuts-and-bolts) components of NIH grant applications.
     
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.75 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
10/11/2018
Course expires: 
10/13/2021
Event starts: 
10/11/2018 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
10/13/2018 - 11:45pm
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Day One: Thursday, October 11, 2018

12:00 PM

Attendee Arrival (light lunch and snacks available)

1:00 PM

Welcome, Introductions, Program Overview

Carolyn Best, PhD

Director of Research, American Urological Association

Aria Olumi, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

1:20 PM

Research Careers from the NIH Perspective

Tamara Bavendam, MD, MS

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

 

1:45 PM

NIDDK Grant Mechanisms

Tracy Rankin, PhD, MPH

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

2:10 PM

NCI Career Development Grant Mechanisms                               

Sergei Radaev, PhD

National Cancer Institute

2:35 PM

NIA Urologic Research Portfolio

Candace L. Kerr, PhD

National Institute on Aging

3:00 PM

Break

3:20 PM

DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs:  Funding Opportunities and Application Review

Donna Kimbark, PhD

DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

3:45 PM

American Cancer Society Research Programs

Ellie Daniels, MD, MPH

American Cancer Society

4:10 PM

AUA, Urology Care Foundation, and Other Grant Mechanisms

Krystal Brinson, PhD

American Urological Association

4:35 PM

Identifying & Composing the Pieces of a Successful Research Grant Proposal

Erika Wolff, PhD

University of Washington

5:15 PM

Networking Reception and Tour of the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History Museum

Tupper Stevens
AUA Museum and Archives Manager

6:00 PM

Dinner

7:00 PM

Adjourn for the day

 

Day Two: Friday, October 12, 2018

 

7:30 AM

Attendee Arrival (continental breakfast available)

 

8:00 AM

Welcome, Faculty and Participant Introductions,
and Goals for the Day

Carolyn Best, PhD

American Urological Association

 

8:45 AM

Setting the Stage: An Overview of the State of Urology Research and Funding

Carolyn Best, PhD

American Urological Association

 

9:00 AM

Tech/Software for Grant Writing

Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD

Biomedical Research Institute,
George Washington University,
and Children's National Medical Center

 

9:20 AM

Common Grantsmanship Pitfalls

Dolores J. Lamb, PhD, HCLD (ABB)

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

9:40 AM

Specific Aims Workshop

Erika Wolff, PhD

University of Washington

 

10:20 AM

Break

 

10:30 AM

Mock Peer Review Study Section

Faculty Panel

 

12:30 PM

Lunch (assigned seating by research interest with faculty)

See sticker on back of nametag
for table assignment

 

1:20 PM

Transition to Breakout Groups

 

1:30 PM

Concurrent Training Tracks – Session One:

 

Advanced Grant Development Group: Individual Meetings with Faculty Mentors:

3rd Floor Executive Boardroom

 

Time

Mentor

Advanced Group Mentee

 

1:30

Dr. Peter Clark

Dr. Abbosh

 

1:30

Dr. Dolores Lamb

Dr. Li

 

1:30

Dr. John Wei

Dr. Garg

 

1:30

Dr. Patricia Morris

Dr. Gabrielsen

 

2:30

Dr. Peter Clark

Dr. Krane

 

2:30

Dr. Rosalyn Adam

Dr. Sundi

 

2:30

Dr. Aria Olumi

Dr. Kim

 

2:30

Dr. Michael Hsieh

Dr. Van Batavia

 

2:30

Dr. Firouz Daneshgari

Dr. Lee

 

3:30

Dr. Rosalyn Adam

Dr. Pietzak

 

3:30

Dr. Aria Olumi

Dr. Nair

 

3:30

Dr. Michael Hsieh

Dr. Sysoeva

 

3:30

Dr. Firouz Daneshgari

Dr. Mossanen

 

3:30

Dr. Todd Purves

Dr. Chu

 

1:30 PM

Early Grant Development Group (and optional for Advanced Development Group):

Auditorium

 

1:30PM

Selling Yourself Through Your NIH Biosketch

J. Todd Purves, MD, PhD

Duke University

 

1:50 PM

How to Start a Lab as a Junior Faculty

Douglas Strand, PhD

University of Texas Southwestern

Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD

Biomedical Research Institute,
George Washington University,
and Children's National Medical Center

 

2:10 PM

Establishing Effective Career

Development Goals and Translation
to Your Training Plan

Douglas Strand, PhD

University of Texas Southwestern

 

2:30 PM

Break

 

2:45 PM

Personality Poker – A Professional Development Exercise

John Wei, MD, MS

University of Michigan

 

4:15 PM

Break and Transition Time

 

4:30 PM

Concurrent Training Tracks – Session Two:

 

Advanced Grant Development Group:

Independent Work Time (proposal writing and editing)

3rd Floor Executive Boardroom and First Floor Conference Room (writing)

 

 

Early Grant Development Group: Small Group Meetings with Faculty Mentors:

Auditorium

 

Table

Mentor

Early Group Mentees

 

Table 1

Dr. Dolores Lamb, Dr. Patricia Morris

Drs. Kovac, Rotinen, and Gano

 

Table 2

Dr. John Wei and Dr. Erika Wolff

Drs. Harris, Hampson, and Gill

 

Table 3

Dr. Aria Olumi and Dr. Douglas Strand

Drs. Guerrios-Rivera and Galván-Alvarado

 

Table 4

Dr. Rosalyn Adam

Drs. Sfakianos, Scotland, and Haifler

 

Table 5

Dr. Michael Hsieh

Dr. Kelly

 

Table 6

Dr. Firouz Daneshgari

Drs. Amin, Campbell, and Gonzalez

 

Table 7

Dr. Margot Damaser and Dr. Todd Purves

Dr. Dhar

 

Table 8

Dr. Peter Clark

Drs. Mark and Sanchez

 

5:30 PM

Independent Work Time (Early and Advanced Groups) (Specific Aims writing and editing)

Auditorium

 

6:00 PM

Networking Dinner

Auditorium

 

7:00 PM

Adjourn for the day

 

          

Day Three: Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:30 AM

Attendee Arrival (continental breakfast available)

7:30 AM

Faculty Meeting – Briefing to prep for the day – All Faculty

1st Floor Conference Room

8:00 AM

Welcome and Goals for the Day

Carolyn Best, PhD

American Urological Association

8:15 AM

The Importance of Translating Research into

Clinical Impact

Margot Damaser, PhD

Cleveland Clinic

8:35 AM

Project Management Techniques for Research

Erika Wolff, PhD

University of Washington

8:55 AM

Negotiating the Unique Challenges of MD vs PhD Research Careers

Rosalyn Adam, PhD

Boston Children’s Hospital

Peter Clark, MD

Carolinas HealthCare System

9:40 AM

Transitioning from a K to an R

Aria Olumi, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Advanced Grant Development Group: Presentations
of Research Proposals (5 minutes per presentation)

10:20

Defining the role of the chloride transport channel, CLCN4, in Sertoli cell iron transport and spermatogenesis

Joseph Scott Gabrielsen, MD, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine

10:25

Reliability of estimated glomerular filtration rates in patients with spina bifida.

David I. Chu, MD, MSCE

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University

10:30

Assessment of treatment burden in older adults with superficial bladder cancer and multiple chronic conditions

Tullika Garg, MD, MPH

Geisinger Health System

10:35

Exosomes as biomarkers of aggressive disease in clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Louis Spencer Krane, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine

10:40

The relationship between prostate magnetic resonance imaging and inflammation

Eric Hwan Kim, MD

Washington University School of Medicine

10:45

Healthy father, healthy sperm? How the sperm epigenome is altered by environmental perturbations

Xin Li, PhD

University of Rochester Medical Center

10:50

Molecular determinants of response and resistance to intravesical BCG immunotherapy in “superficial” bladder cancer

Eugene Jon Pietzak, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

10:55

Modulation of natural killer and myeloid derived suppressor cells to enhance bladder cancer immunotherapy

Debasish Sundi, MD

Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

11:00

Strategies to identify and optimize predictive biomarkers of disease recurrence following immunotherapy of prostate

Sujit S. Nair, PhD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

11:05

Multicomponent approach to prehabilitation for radical cystectomy patients

Matthew Mossanen, MD, MPH

Brigham and Women's Hospital

11:10

Deciphering the role of corticotropin-releasing hormone expressing neurons in Barrington's nucleus on volitional voiding: Can social stress alterations in voiding phenotype be reversed by manipulating BN?

Jason Van Batavia, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

11:15

Contribution of antibiotic resistant uropathogens to spreading of drug resistance genes

Tatyana A. Sysoeva, PhD

University of Alabama, Huntsville

11:20

Driver mutations, immune microenvironment, and response to immune checkpoint blockade in clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Philip Abbosh, MD, PhD

Fox Chase Cancer Center

11:25

Developing predictive models for stress urinary incontinence surgery outcomes

Una Lee, MD

Virginia Mason Medical Center

11:30 AM

Faculty Feedback

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

Workshop/Writing Time

All faculty available

1:45 PM

Lessons Learned, Feedback from Mentors, Q&A

2:15 PM

Meeting Wrap up and Adjourn Workshop

Shuttles will be available to take participants to BWI Airport and Amtrak Train Station.

2:30 PM

Faculty/Steering Committee Meeting: Overview of ECIW

First Floor Conference Room

3:30 PM

Adjourn

Shuttles will be available to take faculty to BWI Airport and Amtrak Train Station.

 
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Faculty and Speaker Disclosures:

Name

Company

Role

Financial

Michael Abern, MD

Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program

Scientific Study or Trial

Yes

American Urological Association Office of Education

Consultant or Advisor

Yes

Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program

Consultant or Advisor

Yes

Rosalyn Adam, PhD

Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR)

Leadership Position

No

Peter Clark, MD

Galil Medical

Consultant or Advisor

No

Genentech

Consultant or Advisor

No

Margot Damaser, PhD

Novartis

Scientific Study or Trial

Yes

Medtronic

Scientific Study or Trial

No

Society for Pelvic Research (SPR)

Leadership Position

No

California Institute of Regenerative Medicine

Consultant or Advisor

Yes

Theratome Bio LLC

Scientific Study or Trial

No

Ellie Daniels, MD, MPH

American Cancer Society

Employee

Yes

Dolores Lamb, PhD

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Scientific Study or Trial; Other

No

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Leadership Position

No

The Society of Women in Urology (SWIU)

Leadership Position

Yes

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Scientific Study or Trial

No

Cellmatrix

Consultant or Advisor

Yes

American Board of Bioanalysts

Leadership Position

Yes

American Association of Bioanalysts

Leadership Position

Yes

Women in Endocrinology

Leadership Position

Yes

Victor Nitti, MD

Astellas

Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial

No

Allergan

Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial

No

Serentiy Pharmaceuticals

Investment Interest

Yes

Medtronic

Scientific Study or Trial

No

Aria Olumi, MD

More Health

Consultant or Advisor

Yes

John Wei, MD

Histosonics

Scientific Study or Trial

No

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Study or Trial

No

The following faculty members have no disclosures to report:

Tamara Bavendam, MD; Carolyn Best, PhD; Krystal Brinson, PhD; Firouz Daneshgari, MD; Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD;

Candace Kerr, PhD; Donna Kimbark, PhD; Patricia Morris, PhD; J. Todd Purves, MD; Sergei Radaev, PhD;

Tracy Rankin, PhD; Douglas Strand, PhD; Erika Wolff, PhD

The following speakers have no disclosures to report:

Philip Abbosh, MD, PhD; David Chu, MD; Joseph Scott Gabrielsen, MD, PhD; Tulika Garg, MD, MPH; Eric H. Kim, MD;

Louis S. Krane, MD; Una Lee, MD; Xin Li, PhD; Matthew Mossanen, MD; Sujit Nair, PhD; Eugene Pietzak III, MD;
Debasish Sundi, MD; Tatyana Sysoeva, PhD; Jason Van Batavia, MD

Accreditation: The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of ___ AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Learners: The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

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  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
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  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
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  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty

Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices: The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.


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Available Credit

  • 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.75 Non-Physician Participation

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/11/2018
Course expires: 
10/13/2021
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