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.

 Limited seats to 50 people

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

10:00-10:15 Jordi Alberch – IDIBAPS, SENC President
Opening remarks
10:15-11:00 Marta Navarrete – CBMSO
Inspirations from the youth – Getting started and getting ahead
11:00-11:45 Carlos Belmonte – Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante
Inspiration from experience – Getting better and not bitter
11:45-12:15 Coffee break
12:15 -13:30 Katherine Brown – Development, Executive Editor
Behind the scenes of scientific publishing
13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-16:30 Amber Wigmore – Executive Director, Talent & Careers, IE
Personal branding and Employability.
Communication skills and Body Language
16:30-17:30 Antonio Ferrer-Montiel – Executive President Antalgenics. UMH
Entrepreneurship, moving away from academia
17:30-18:00 Coffee break
Izaskun Lacunza – International Projects, FECYT
Funding programs and scientific career
18:40-19:00 Jose A. Esteban – Coordinator SENC Mentorship Program. CBMSO
Mentoring Program SENC
19:00-19:45 Ana Bribian – Cajal Institute
Challenges and strategies for researcher women
19:45 Victor Borrell – Chair, Young Investigators Comm. Institute of Neuroscience
Closing remarks