Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

UPenn SACNAS Chapter


Mid-Atlantic SACNAS Regional Meeting 2019

"Uniting Diverse Communities through STEM"
Date: Monday, June 10th, 2019
Time: 8:30 am — 6:00 pm
Biomedical Research Building
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Directions and Parking:

If traveling to the Regional Meeting from outside of Philadelphia, please refer to these links for information about directionsand parkingoptions. 

Poster Format and Set-up:

If you submitted an abstract when registering for the Regional Meeting, you are scheduled to present a poster during our Poster Session. Posters will be set-up from 8:30 - 9:30 am during the Registration period in the BRB lobby. Poster number assignments will be given when registering. We will have push pins available to attach your poster to the board. The dimensions limit for your poster will be 36” x 48”. The presenter must be at their poster during the Poster Session at 1:00 pm to present it to the judges. The poster must be on display for the whole poster session and removed by the presenter immediately after the poster session. Posters left in the premises after the end of the Regional Meeting will be discarded.

Tentative agenda:

8:30 am: Breakfast, Registration, and Poster Set-up
9:30 am: Welcoming Remarks
9:45 am: Native American Blessing
10:00 am: Keynote Lecture
Shelley Berger, PhD, Daniel S. Och University Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and Director of the Penn Epigenetics Institute — Talk Title: "Challenges and Rewards of a Career in Academic Biomedical Research"
10:40 am: Professional Development Session: Career Panel
"Beyond a PhD" — With Scientists from: Academia, Industry, Teaching, Medical Writing, and Agency
12:00 pm: Networking Lunch
1:00 pm: Poster Session
2:45 pm: Professional Development Session: Science Communication
Dr. Dina Garcia, 2017 AAAS Media Fellow and Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Dr. Jayatri Das, Chief Bioscientist at the Franklin Institute
4:15 pm: Keynote Speech
Dr. Benjamin Garcia, Presidential Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
4:45 pm: Poster Awards Announcement
5:00 pm: Reception


Abstract Booklet: