Early-Career Investigators Workshop (2019)

Linthicum, MD US
October 3, 2019 to October 5, 2019

The Early-Career Investigators Workshop (ECIW) is held annually to foster career development in urologic research by providing participants with a solid foundation for successful grant writing. Activities include one-on-one mentoring sessions with scientific advisors; presentations on navigating federally-funded grant programs and opportunities to directly interact with funding agency program officers; mock peer review session; presentations on developing a fundable research program; and career development presentations. Approximately 30 nominees are selected to participate in the workshop. 

Course Registration Fees

CategoryFee
AUA Member$400
Non-Member$500

Target Audience

  • By invitation-only following a nomination and review process
  • MD or MD, PhD urology researchers preparing to submit a major grant application
  • PhD urology researchers preparing to submit a major grant application

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop, participating early career investigators 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: 
  • 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.25 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
06/20/2019
Course expires: 
10/05/2022
Event starts: 
10/03/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
10/05/2019 - 2:30pm
Price:
$500.00
Rating: 
0

*subject to change

Thursday, October 3, 2019

12:00 PMAttendee arrival (light lunch and snacks available)
1:00 PMWelcome, introductions and program overview

Carolyn Best, PhD
Director of Research
American Urological Association

 

Aria Olumi, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and
Harvard Medical School, AUA Research Chair

1:20 PMNIDDK Grant Mechanisms

Tracy Rankin, PhD, MPH
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease

1:45 PMNCI Career Development Grant Mechanisms

Susan Lim, PhD
National Cancer Institute

2:10 PMVA Research Funding Opportunities

Kenute A. Myrie, PhD
US Department of Veterans Affairs

2:35 PMNIA Urologic Research Portfolio

Candace L. Kerr, PhD
National Institute on Aging

3:00 PMBreak 
3:20 PMDoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs: Funding Opportunities and Application Review

Theresa Miller, PhD
DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

3:45 PMAmerican Cancer Society Research Programs

Ellie Daniels, MD, MPH
American Cancer Society

4:10 PMAUA, Urology Care Foundation, and Other Grant Mechanisms

Krystal Brinson, PhD
American Urological Association

4:35 PMIdentifying & Composing the Pieces of a Successful Research Grant Proposal

Erika Wolff, PhD
University of Washington

5:15 PMNetworking Reception and Tour of the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History Museum

Tupper Stevens
AUA Museum and Archives Manager

6:00 PMDinner 
7:00 PMAdjourn for the evening 

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:30 AMAttendee Arrival (continental breakfast available)
8:00 AMWelcome, faculty and participant introductions, and goals for the day

Carolyn Best, PhD
American Urological Association

8:30 AMSetting the Stage: An Overview of the State of Urology Research and Funding

Carolyn Best, PhD
American Urological Association

8:40 AMSpecific Aims Workshop

Erika Wolff, PhD
University of Washington

9:40 AMCommon Pitfalls

Dolores J. Lamb, PhD, HCLD (ABB)
Weill Cornell Medical College

10:00 AMBreak 
10:10 AMPeer Review/Center for Scientific Review

Julia Barthold, MD
Scientific Review Officer
NIH Center for Scientific Review

10:40 AMMock Peer Review Study Section

Faculty Panel
Chair: TBD

12:30 PMLunch (assigned seating by research interest with faculty)

See sticker on back of name tag for table assignment

1:30 PMTransition to breakout groups 
1:45 PMConcurrent Training Tracks - Session One 
Advanced Grant Development Group: Individual meetings with faculty mentors3rd Floor Executive Boardroom
Early Grant Development Group: TalksAuditorium
    1:45 PM

Project Management Techniques for Research

Erika Wolff, PhD
University of Washington
    2:15 PM

How to Start a Lab as a Junior Faculty

Magda Grabowska, PhD
Case Western University
    2:45 PM

Establishing Effective Career Development Goals and Translation to your Training Program

Douglas Strand, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern
3:15 PMBreak and transition time 
3:30 PMConcurrent Training Tracks - Session Two 
 Advanced Grant Development Group: Independent work time (proposal writing and editing)3rd Floor Executive Boardroom and 1st Floor Conference Room
 Early Grant Development Group: Small group meetings with faculty mentorsAuditorium
5:00 PMIndependent work time for Early and Advanced Groups (Specific Aims writing and editing)All faculty available
Auditorium
5:45 PMNetworking dinnerAuditorium
7:00 PMAdjourn for the day 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

7:30 AMAttendee arrival (continental breakfast available)
8:00 AMWelcome and Goals for the Day

Carolyn Best, PhD
American Urological Association

8:10 AMSelling Yourself Through Your NIH Biosketch

J. Todd Purves, MD, PhD
Duke University

8:35 AMTech/Software for Grant Writing

Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD
Biomedical Research Institute, George Washington University, and Children's National Medical Center

9:00 AMYoung Investigators Training Young Investigators: Success in Give and Take

Trinity Bivalacqua, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

9:25 AMNegotiating the Unique Challenges of MD vs PhD Research Careers

Peter Clark, MD
Carolinas HealthCare System

 

Magda Grabowska, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

10:05 AMBreak 
10:20 AMTransitioning from a K to an R

Aria Olumi, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

10:45 AMLife Beyond the Lab: Strategies to Build Resilience and Beat Burnout

Rosemary Hanrahan, PhD, MPH, ACC
Beyond Words Wellness Resources

11:45 AMLunch and Workshop/Writing TimeAll available faculty

 

1:00 PMAdvanced Grant Development Group: Presentation of Research Proposals (five minutes per presentation) 
1:45 PMFaculty Feedback, Lessons Learned, Q&A, Closing Remarks

All faculty

2:30 PMAdjournShuttles available to BWI Airport and Amtrak Train Station
AUA Headquarters
1000 Corporate Blvd
Linthicum, MD 21090
United States

Travel

The AUA will assist in booking your travel and hotel accommodations, and will cover expenses for airfare, ground transportation, hotel, and meals for the meeting within the AUA travel guidelines. AUA staff will contact you in mid-late June with information about how to book your travel. Please do not make any travel or hotel arrangements on your own before you receive this information. Any questions should be directed to Julia Gumminger (jgumminger@auanet.org) and Shira Rubin (srubin@auanet.org).

Hotel Information          

Hilton Garden Inn BWI
1516 Aero Drive
Linthicum, MD 21090
(410) 691-0500

Speakers

Julia Barthold, MD
Scientific Review Officer, NIH Center for Scientific Review

Carolyn Best, PhD
Director of Research, American Urological Association

Krystal Brinson, PhD
American Urological Association

Ellie Daniels, MD, MPH
American Cancer Society

Rosemary Hanrahan, MD, MPH, ACC
Beyond Words Wellness Resources

Candace L. Kerr, PhD
National Institute on Aging

Theresa Miller, PhD
DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Kenute A. Myrie, PhD
US Department of Veterans Affairs

Tracy Rankin, PhD, MPH
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Susan Lim, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Faculty Mentors

Rosalyn Adam, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital

Trinity Bivalacqua, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Benjamin Canales, MD, MPH
University of Florida

Peter Clark, MD
Carolinas HealthCare System

Stephen Freedland, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

John Gore, MD, MS
University of Washington

Magda Grabowska, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD
Biomedical Research Institute, George Washington University, and Children's National Medical Center

Dolores J. Lamb, PhD, HCLD (ABB)
Weill Cornell Medical College

Aria Olumi, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Siam Oottamasathien, MD
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

J. Todd Purves, MD, PhD
Duke University

Douglas Strand, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern

Erika Wolff, PhD
University of Washington

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 17.25 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 Credit™.

EVIDENCE BASED CONTENT:

It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

AUA DISCLOSURE POLICY:

All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.

RESOLUTION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Conflict of Interest Review Work Group or its subgroup.
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • 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.

AUA PARTICIPANT INFORMATION & POLICIES

DISCLAIMER: 

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.

CONSENT TO USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES: 

Attendance at or participation in AUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs and electronic reproductions of such meetings and activities.

AUDIO, VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT: 

The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.

REPRODUCTION PERMISSION: 

Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE/DIETARY NEEDS:

The AUA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the registration desk.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/20/2019
Course expires: 
10/05/2022

Price

Price:
$500.00
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Course Registration Fees

CategoryFee
AUA Member$400
Non-Member$500

 

Cancellation Policy

Because of the investment in planning, logistics and the commitments of the faculty advisers that will be contributed before the meeting, cancellations will only be considered in extreme cases and are solely at the discretion of the AUA Director of Research. Please contact jgumminger@auanet.org with any questions.