The 6th Annual UW–Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium will be held Friday, September 24th at the Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building. Organized during the National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the symposium offers a venue for UW-Madison postdocs to share their work with others and foster new collaborations. This year’s theme is research communication. Register for the symposium here.
The symposium includes a Poster Session and a Blitz Talk competition to showcase the ongoing research from our excellent postdocs. The poster session and blitz talk competition is open to postdocs from all disciplines. There will be a Judge’s award for the winner of the Blitz Talks and people’s choice awards for the Poster Session and Blitz Talks.
To participate in the Poster Session and/or the Blitz Talks please submit your abstract here by midnight on Monday, August 16th, 2021 (~300 words, optional graphical abstract, 1 double-spaced page max). Notification of acceptance will be sent in early September. Blitz Talk presenters will prepare a 5-minute research talk designed to engage a general audience. Poster presenters will bring a poster highlighting a recent research project to stand by during the poster session happy hour. This is a great opportunity to share your work and hone your research communication skills! Contact Helen Long (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions regarding submissions.
Registration will remain open throughout the symposium. Register by Sept. 23 for lunch.
Link to Register
2021 Poster and Blitz Guidelines
Community Norms and Guidelines
6th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Schedule of Events
10:30-10:45 am – Registration, Coffee
10:45-11:00 am – Welcome from UWPA President
11:00-12:00 pm – Career Panel
12:00-12:45 pm – Lunch, Career Panelist Networking (Optional)
12:45-1:00 pm – Break
1:00-2:00 pm – Keynote Address by Dr. Nan Li
2:15-3:30 pm – Blitz Talk Competition
3:45-5:00 pm – Poster Session, Networking Happy Hour
2021 Postdoctoral Symposium Committee
Yu Hasegawa – C0-Chair
Julie Kirsch – C0-Chair
Julia Nepper – C0-Chair
Welcome Message by Steve Ackerman
A welcome message by Steve Ackerman, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at UW–Madison.
Message by UWPA Co-Presidents
A welcome and informational message from the UW–Madison Postdoctoral Association by Co-Presidents Shane McMahon and Jessica Kelliher.
Career Counseling, Office of Postdoctoral Studies
A 15 min video explaining the career counseling service for postdocs with Andrew Cusick, Career Development Officer, Office of Postdoctoral Studies, and Ali Deatsch, co-Chair of the 2020 Postdoctoral Symposium Planning Committee.