AGA-AASLD Academic Skills Workshop
March 22 & 23, 2014
Hotel Del Coronado
San Diego, CA
Applications are no longer being accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by Jan. 6, 2014.
The Academic Skills Workshop, jointly sponsored by the AGA Institute and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, is designed to equip junior faculty and fellows with essential information to help them navigate and succeed in the highly competitive field of medical academia.
By providing an enriching learning opportunity and career/life guidance via mentor-mentee pairings, the workshop specifically targets building the skills necessary for a productive career in basic science or clinical research related to gastroenterology and hepatology.
Forty candidates will be selected to participate in the workshop. Ten of the forty spots are reserved for underrepresented minorities. Full travel grants, covering the cost of accommodations, airfare and some meals on site, will be provided to all participants.
Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, DSc, AGAF
Washington University School
of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, AGAF
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF
University of Washington School
of Medicine, Seattle
Keith D. Lindor, MD, AGAF
Arizona State University, Phoenix
Young scientists, MDs, MD-PhDs or PhDs with outstanding potential for careers in independent or translational science, clinical investigational research or training and education related to academic gastroenterology or hepatology will be accepted.
Candidates must be:
- An AGA or AASLD member
- A gastroenterology or hepatology fellow or junior faculty member within four years of starting his/her first faculty appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level in a clinical or basic science department. Junior faculty members who have yet to start their first position will need to submit a letter from an academic institution verifying that they have accepted a faculty position.
- Working at an accredited institution in the U.S.
Candidates must apply to attend. A limited number of candidates will be accepted. Candidates may not hold grants earmarked for independent investigators (i.e. R01, R-21); but may be recipients of career development awards from the government (e.g. K awards) or medical specialty organizations.
Forty travel grants, covering the cost of accommodations, airfare and some meals on site, are available for all participants.
Ten travel grants are designated for participants who are underrepresented minorities (defined as Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, Alaska Natives and Natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands). The grants for underrepresented minorities are supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R25DK096968).
No special application is required for travel grants; simply apply for the workshop and note your ethnicity on the form to be considered.
Applications are no longer being accepted.
Apply online and submit the application with all requested supporting documents. Applications that do not contain all of the requested materials WILL NOT be considered.
Selection Criteria & Review Process
Candidates will receive notice of their status by Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
Participants will be selected based on his/her quality of training, research experience, plans for an academic career and the letter of recommendation from his/her division chief and/or career mentor. Applications will be reviewed and selected by the workshop directors and faculty.
Accommodations have been arranged for workshop participants at Hotel Del Coronado. Hotel fees for participants of the workshop will be fully covered by workshop organizers.
Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
San Diego, CA 92118
The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AGA Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
If you have more detailed questions, contact Lee Krinzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-941-9784.