Annual New Principal Investigators Meeting

This meeting is for new faculty members (in their first four years) at Canadian universities, including new scientists and clinician scientists in the genetics and biochemistry, developmental biology, bioinformatics, cell biology, health policy and ethics communities. Approximately 100 new principal investigators and clinicians from across the country meet each year with their peers and with leading scientists from a variety of disciplines.

The overall goal of the meeting is to facilitate the career development of these "newly hatched" health researchers. The meeting fosters the formation of peer networks between the New PIs working in related or overlapping areas of research. In addition, a significant portion of the meeting is devoted to mentoring, both through presentations by "star" senior scientists followed by discussion, as well as many informal interactions. New PIs are counselled on grants & paper writing, on running a lab, managing budgets, and interacting with lab personnel.

Over 1,350 New PIs have attended a previous New PI meeting, and most find it to be a valuable experience.

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