Professional Development Session 

Organizers: Young Investigators Committee from SENC

There is a general consensus for the need of extracurricular skills to improve the competitiveness of young Spanish neuroscientists in the international arena. These may include leadership development, communication, time management or team building. In addition to a solid academic profile, these skills are increasingly demanded to participate in multinational research initiatives and get access to platforms for strategic innovation. With the aim of satisfying this pressing need, we have assembled a panel of international leaders in entrepreneurship, internationalization, scientific publishing and communication. They will employ a dynamic setup with practical exercises to encourage active participation of attendees.

How to participate

Now you have the opportunity to attend a Professional Development Session focused on science communication, leadership and professional skills.

This is specifically oriented to PhD students and young post-doctoral fellows but is open to everyone interested. There is a symbolic registration fee of 30 €.

If you are interested, send us a short CV together with your registration for the SENC meeting using the application form online below.

Registration will be limited to 50 people, to maximize active participation in practical exercises.

Professional Development Session

26th September 2017

09:00-9:15 Opening remarks
Jordi Alberch – IDIBAPS, SENC President
09:15-10:00 Inspirations from the youth – Getting started and getting ahead
Marta Navarrete – CBMSO
10:00-10:45 Inspiration from experience – Getting better and not bitter
Carlos Belmonte – Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15 -12:30 Scientific writing and publishing
Katherine Brown – Development, Executive Editor
Editorial mock review
12:30-13:30 Entrepreneurship, moving away from academia
Antonio Ferrer-Montiel – Fastbase Solutions Ldt.
13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-15:40 Funding programs and scientific career
Izaskun Lacunza – MINECO Oficina Europea
15:40-16:00 Mentoring Program SENC
Jose A. Esteban – CBMSO & Young Investigators Committee
Challenges and strategies for researcher women
Ana Bribian – Cajal Institute, Madrid
17:15-18:45 Personal branding and Employability
Communication skills and Body Language
Amber Wigmore – IE Business School, Director of Career Advertising
18:45 Closing remarks
Victor Borrell – Chair, Young Investigators Committee