Additional ASV Events

Live Podcast: This Week in Virology (TWiV)

  • This Week in Virology (TWiV) "Live Podcast at ASV 2015"
  • Tuesday July 14, 2015. 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Location: Somerville House/Thames Hall
  • Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Guests

"This Week in Virology (TWiV)" comes to the American Society for Virology 34th annual meeting at Western University! Join the TWiV hosts for a live episode of this popular podcast about viruses. Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit and guests have a casual conversation about the latest stories in virology. If you've never heard of TWiV, you can find it at iTunes or at www.twiv.tv.

Bring your questions and become part of the podcast!

Pick up your bagged lunch at the Social Tent and enjoy it during this popular, special event Come early!

Lunch Discussion Tables for Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

No cost is involved but due to limited space, reservations are required to attend these discussions. Advance signup will be required on the meeting registration form. You may choose in a prioritized fashion up to three (3) discussions total (not per day) that you would be interested in attending. Registrants will be chosen by a lottery system drawing prior to the meeting and selected attendees will be notified by email of the one (1) lunch table event to which you have been assigned prior to the start of the conference to allow you to confirm your acceptance. Sign up on either the online or enclosed meeting registration form when you submit your conference registration.

Location: Somerville House/Thames Hall (Various Rooms)
The Education and Career Development Committee is excited to host a series of discussion tables during the ASV meeting! During the lunch break on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, a number of plenary speakers will host discussion tables, providing a unique opportunity for pre-registered students and post-doctoral scholars to interact with these outstanding scientists. In addition, each day discussion tables on topics of interest to students and post-docs will also be hosted by experts in those areas, providing insight into career choices and career development.

Sunday, July 12th
Plenary Speaker Discussion Tables:
Joan Steitz, Yale University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Somerville House Garden Room 3320
Curtis Suttle, University of British Columbia
Somerville House Green Leaf Cafe Room 3345
Christian Drosten, University of Bonn, Germany
Somerville House Lucy's Room 2325
Xiang-Jin Meng, Virginia Tech
Thames Hall Room 3154
Steven Wilhelm, University of Tennessee
Thames Hall Room 3102
ASV Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Awardee #1
Somerville House Room 3305
ASV Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Awardee #2
Somerville House Room 3355
Topic-specific Discussion Table:
Rebecca Dutch: Finding the right postdoc for your career goals
Thames Hall Room 3101
Monday, July 13th
Plenary Speaker Discussion Tables:
Kanta Subbarao, National Institutes of Health, NIAID
Somerville House Green Leaf Cafe Room 3345
Theodora Hatziioannou, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Thames Hall Room 3154
Chioma Okeoma, University of Iowa
Somerville House Room 3355
Gary Kobinger, University of Manitoba, National Microbiology Laboratory and Susana Lopez, National Autonomous University of Mexico's Institute of Biotechnology
Somerville House Room 3305
Topic-specific Discussion Tables:
Stephanie Karst & Andy Pekosz: Balancing work and family
Somerville House Garden Room 3320
John Parker: I don't want to be a principal investigator, now what?
Thames Hall Room 3101
Troy Cline: Small college teaching/teaching virology
Somerville House Lucy's Room 2325
Charles Russell: How to find the right postdoc
Thames Hall Room 3102
Tuesday, July 14th
Plenary Speaker Discussion Tables:
Britt Glaunsinger, University of California, Berkeley
Somerville House Green Leaf Cafe Room 3345
Paula Traktman, Medical College of Wisconsin
Thames Hall Room 3154
Ileana Cristea, Princeton University
Somerville House Room 3305
Leslie Parent, Pennsylvania State University
Somerville House Garden Room 3320
James Chen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Somerville House Room 3355
Topic-specific Discussion Tables:
Stacey Schultz: I don't want to be a principal investigator, now what?
Thames Hall Room 3101
Lauren O'Donnell: Teaching virology
Somerville House Lucy's Room 2325
Pete Shult: Careers in Public Health
Thames Hall Room 3102

Pick up your bagged lunch at the Social Tent and enjoy it at these discussion tables

Education and Career Development Workshop

Measles, MERS, Influenza, Ebola... These examples highlight that viruses know no boundaries. But who are the people involved in detecting, investigating, and dealing with these viruses at a State, National, and/or International level? More importantly how can that person be YOU? This workshop will feature presentations from the scientists who have successfully pursued careers in global public health. Helpful insights and practical advice learned by these scientists while pursuing their careers will be shared. This special session is principally aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, although anyone registered for the meeting is welcome to attend. The workshop will be interactive and will offer time for discussion and questions.

  • New Global Challenges: Careers in Public Health
  • Tuesday July 14, 2015. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Somerville House/Thames Hall
  • Convener: Stacey Schultz-Cherry / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
4:30 - 4:50 pm
My Life as a Clinical Virologist
Peter Shult, Director Communicable Disease in the Division and Emergency Laboratory Response, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
4:50 - 5:10 pm
Saving the World One Shot at a Time
Mark Pallansch, Director Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
5:10 - 5:30 pm
An Unexpected Fork in the Road
Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Department of Infectious Diseases
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior scientists, and teachers are especially invited to attend

 

Communications Committee Science and Society Workshop

This workshop will feature presentations from science communicators who are able to convert scientific fact into accessible stories for the public. They will share their own paths to their current professions and provide practical insights they have learned on how to communicate science from our labs to the world. This special session is aimed at all participants of the meeting. The workshop will be interactive and will offer time for discussion and questions.

  • Communicating Science Through Storytelling: How to keep science fact from turning into science fiction
  • Monday - July 13, 2015. 12:15 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
  • Location: Somerville House/Thames Hall
  • Convener: Matthew Frieman, University of Maryland School of Medicine
12:15 - 12:20 pm
Opening Remarks
Matthew Frieman, University of Maryland School of Medicine
12:20 - 12:40 pm
Anne Merchant
Deputy Executive Director for the Office of Communications at The National Academies
"The Science & Entertainment Exchange: A Hero's Journey to Hollywood"
12:40 - 1:00 pm
Anthony Lund
Writer and Director for Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
"Finding the 'OMG!' punchline: how to inspire a love affair with science in the ADD generation"
1:00 - 1:20 pm
Discussion with the speakers
 

Virology Education Workshop "Teaching Virology" Panel Discussion:

How can virology be integrated into undergraduate lab exercises? Can virology lab courses be designed to result in a legitimate, inquiry-based research experience? Workshop participants will engage in a discussion about lab activities that have been successfully implemented by faculty members at diverse academic institutions that introduce fundamental concepts of virology and motivate students to get involved in virology research.

  • Designing Undergraduate Virology Labs to Motivate Student Interest in Viruses and Virology Research
  • Sunday July 12, 2015. 12:15 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
  • Location: Somerville House/Thames Hall
  • Conveners: Troy Cline - California State University, Chico Lauren O'Donnell - Duquesne University

Ruth Gyure, Professor
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Western Connecticut State University

Eric Miller, Professor
Department of Microbiology
North Carolina State University

Seating for this event may be limited (no pre-registration required)

Pick up your bagged lunch at the Social Tent and enjoy it during this special event!

 

Is your department hiring new faculty?

Dear Departmental Chairs:

For those of you who may be hiring new faculty this year, we have an opportunity to interact with potential applicants at this year's American Society of Virology meeting in London, Ontario. We are planning a special Meet and Greet over lunch on Sunday July 12th at 12:15pm under the Social Tent at University College Hill. If you are not attending ASV yourself, but know of your faculty who are, please let them know about the Meet and Greet and encourage them to attend to represent your department. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Jimmy Dikeakos
jimmy.dikeakos@uwo.ca

 

NIH Outreach Session

SROs John Pugh and Kenneth Izumi (Scientific Review Officers) and Eun-Chung Park (NIAID Program Officer) will be offering a brief informational session geared towards new investigators. This will be combined with a longer question-and-answer period on submitting NIH research grant applications. Join them on Monday July 13th at 12:15-1:20pm in Somerville House 3345.

 
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