Symposium Committee

Symposium Committee

The Symposium committee is active from July through November and is responsible for organizing the annual Biomedical Postdoc Research Symposium, which is held each fall. 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 each year features a world renowned speaker for the Keynote Lecture and a PENN postdoc for the Kumar Memorial Lecture. Awards for best oral and poster presentations are 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 2014 committee! Committee members gain experience in scientific meeting organization, and have great opportunities to network with other BPP postdocs.

Current Activities

The 13th Annual Biomedical Postdoctoral Research Symposium
November 18th, 2014
BRB II/III Auditorium and Lobby
421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Tom Bebee, Ph.D.

Sarah McLoughlin, Ph.D.
Co-Chairs, Symposium Committee

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