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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
April 22–26, 2020 | Metro Washington, DC

Important Dates

October 2019
Registration Opens
Abstract Submission Opens
December 5, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline
Early Registration Deadline
April 1, 2020
Hotel Reservation Deadline
April 17, 2020
Advance Registration Deadline

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TAGC Home      PROGRAM: Professional Development

Professional Development

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Student and postdoc member benefit: Invite poster viewers

Amplify your work and seek expert feedback by inviting specific scientists to attend your poster presentation! Undergraduate student, graduate student, and postdoctoral GSA members may invite up to three scientists to attend their poster. GSA will reach out to these scientists and invite them to visit your presentation.

GENETICS Peer Review Training Workshop

This workshop will provide an introduction to peer reviewing for early career researchers, including graduate students. Becoming a better reviewer will help you to become a better author and to hone some of the skills central to scientific success, including critical thinking, evaluating research, providing helpful feedback, and understanding the mindset and expectations of peer reviewers and editors.

Publishing Q&A

Lost in publication? Not ready to publish yet, but curious about the peer-review process? Students and postdocs are invited to join journal editors, including editors and editorial staff from the GSA journals GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, to discuss the ins-and-outs of getting your articles published. All questions welcome!

New Faculty Forum

Your first faculty appointment can bring many new challenges, including lab management, budgeting, mentoring, teaching, and grant writing. Network, learn, and find support at the New Faculty Forum, a one-day workshop designed for new faculty (those within the first five years of their appointment) and advanced postdocs.

Science Communication Meetup

Are you passionate about scicomm? Looking for ideas on how to become a better science communicator? Interested in hearing how your peers approach the subject? Stop by the Meetup to talk with other TAGC attendees dedicated to effectively communicating science in a variety of ways. Don’t miss this chance to make meaningful connections with other communicators.

Poster Awards

Undergraduate and graduate student GSA members are eligible for GSA Poster Awards. Postdocs can volunteer serve as poster judges, helping to select outstanding presentations from the next generation of scientists.

Other events and programs with details to come:

  • Scientific Writing Workshop
  • Grant Writing Workshop
  • Community & Connections Lunch
  • Industry Careers
  • Job Application Document Review
  • Advocacy on the Hill