Early Career Development Course in Atlanta

Do NOT miss this course!

It's the best advice you've not yet heard

Early Career Development Course at ACRM Conference — it's the best advice you've not yet heard.



WED 25 OCT 2017
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Early Career Development Course (ECDC) is now included in the World Pass and will offer continuing education credit!!!!

Mark your calendars for the Early Career Development Course, designed for early career attendees seeking advice on how to successfully conduct interdisciplinary research in traditional academic settings, as well as non-traditional settings, such as in industry. This is a rare opportunity to network with and learn from leaders in academia and industry — all with rich backgrounds and varied experiences to share. The course will include experts such as Dr. Ed Wirth, CMO of Asterias Biotherapeutics; Dr. Damien Bates, CMO & Head of Research at SanBio, Inc; Dr. Ayanna Howard, founder of Zyrobotics and Linda J. and Mark C. Smith, Endowed Chair and Professor in Bioengineering at Georgia Tech; Dr. Theresa Pape, Neuroscientist and Principal Investigator for Investigator Initiated Study of rTMS in severe TBI; Dr. Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, Director of Spinal Cord Injury Research and Director of Rehabilitation Research Education; and Dr. Ralph Nitkin, Deputy Director for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR).

This full-day course and workshop is designed to provide a venue to help you connect with inspiring mentors from different settings and backgrounds. Through didactic presentations, panel discussions, one-on-one networking, and small group discussions, the attendees will be able to focus on career development issues faced when conducting research in academic, clinical or industry settings.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Monique Pappadis


Monique R. Pappadis, PhD
Early Career Development Course (ECDC) Task Force Chair
University of Texas Medical Branch

Reza Ehsanian, MD, PhD


Reza Ehsanian, MD, PhD
Early Career Development Course (ECDC) Task Force Chair-Elect
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center



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