ULTRA Scientists Day (ULtimate Trainee Retreat to Advance Scientists Day)

The Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) Training and Mentoring Program and Diabetes Canada in collaboration with The Canadian Islet Research and Training Network (CIRTN), The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP), the Empowering Next-generation Researchers in perinatal and Child Health (ENRICH) and the Maximize your Research on Obesity and Diabetes (myROaD) training platforms are excited to announce the ULTRA Scientists Day (ULtimate Trainee Retreat to Advance Scientists Day)! This event will take place on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 4:40 p.m., in Calgary, Alberta prior to the 2022 Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) Professional Conference and Annual Meetings held on November 9th-12th, 2022.

This is an excellent opportunity for learners to advance their skills in patient engagement in research and intersectionality, writing a knowledge mobilization/translation plan, peer mentorship and conflict resolution. Additionally, our Pub Scientifique is back! Our panelists are looking forward to discussing and answering career-related (and life-related) questions from trainees in an informal and fun setting.

Those who wish to register for the ULTRA Scientists Day must submit an assignment for the writing workshop to secure their registration. This assignment must include a two-page research proposal and a half-page knowledge translation plan. The assignment will be evaluated and discussed by your peers in breakout groups and by seasoned reviewers during the workshop. You can submit a recent or upcoming studentship application, as you will get feedback from other trainees and faculty that may strengthen the proposal or an entirely new submission for a project you would like to tackle in the future. NOTE: All details regarding the assignments can be found in the registration form.

Diabetes Action Canada will provide the following benefits for the first 30 trainees who register for the ULTRA Scientists Day:

  • Complimentary Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference registration from November 9th-12th (Early bird registration: $248/person includes a free membership to Diabetes Canada)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation (November 8th and 9th, 2022)

To register for the ULTRA Scientists Day, please click on the following link and complete the form: ULTRA Scientists Day registration. In the registration form, you will also find the link and code to register for the 2022 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference.

If you have any questions/comments concerning this event, please email Michelle Murray at michelle.murray@umoncton.ca.

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