Symposium Committee

Symposium Committee

The Symposium committee is currently active and is organizing the 2015 Biomedical Postdoc Research Symposium, which is to be held Wednesday, October 7th. The symposium features biomedical research conducted by PENN postdocs in the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Medicine Nursing, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Monell Chemical Senses Center. This whole-day affair is open to the entire Philadelphia research community and has grown to more than 300 attendees. Both poster and oral presentations are scheduled throughout the symposium, and this year features Professor Erin O'Shea of Harvard University as the Keynote Lecture and a PENN postdoc (to be determined) for the Kumar Memorial Lecture. Awards for best oral and poster presentations will be presented with a cash component for use towards scientific-related activity, such as conference attendance.

The BPC Symposium committee members help the Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs Office in all aspects of planning and implementing the annual symposium. This includes choosing and scheduling the Keynote Speaker, soliciting vendor and advertisement support, selecting and scheduling submitted abstracts for poster and paper presentations, compiling the abstract book, and organizing the coffee / food breaks throughout the day.

We invite new members to join the 2015 committee! Committee members gain experience in scientific meeting organization, and have great opportunities to network with other BPP postdocs.

Current Activities

The 14th Annual Biomedical Postdoctoral Research Symposium
October 7th, 2015
Smilow Research Center
3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Sean McClory, Ph.D.
Chair, Symposium Committee

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