We are pleased to announce a call for nominations for Dermatology Residents, Post-Doctoral Fellows or PhD students, to participate in the International Investigative Dermatology 2018 (IID 2018) Trainee Retreat. The retreat will be held in conjunction with the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID), European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), and the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID) on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 am at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.
RETREAT PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Participants will have the opportunity to meet with an international group of leaders in the field of dermatologic research. They will discuss topics such as advantages of careers in research and opportunities for advancement in academic careers. A strong emphasis will be made for retreat attendees to network with their peers across all three (3) Societies, SID, ESDR and JSID, and with the mid-level faculty from all societies.
The Retreat sessions will focus on:
- How to build a research career in academics;
- What differences in this process exist between member societies;
- How collaborative research is conducted;
- Role of mentorship in research.
CANDIDATES NOMINATION CRITERIA
- Candidate must be a Dermatology Resident, PhD, or a PhD student;
- Candidate must be nominated by their Department Chair, Program Director or Principal Investigator to be considered;
- Candidate should be on track for research or academic careers;
- Candidate must have submitted an abstract to the IID 2018 Meeting;
- Candidate should be a member of the ESDR, JSID or SID.
CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCESS
The IID 2018 Trainee Retreat format will be different from the usual Retreat selection process. Each of the three (3) societies (ESDR, JSID and SID) will award up to 25 attendees the opportunity to attend the retreat. Depending on total number of applicants, this will likely limit attendance to only one candidate per institution.
- A committee from each of the three (3) societies will be responsible for selecting their respective attendees;
- SID candidates whose abstract(s) scores have been ranked highest by the SID Committee on Scientific Programs will receive a preference to attend;
- The IID Retreat Selection Committee’s goal is to maximize institutional diversity among attendees;
- The IID will arrange for the selected attendees from each society one (1) night of accommodations at the Rosen Shingle Creek for Tuesday, May 15, 2018;
- IID Retreat begins at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida at 7:00 am Wednesday, May 16, 2018;
- The IID will cover meals for the attendees during the retreat program on Wednesday, May 16, 2018;
- Selected candidates will be notified via email mid-to-late February 2018;
- Acceptance to the IID Retreat does not include registration to the IID 2018 Meeting.
AWARDEES DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITY
- The Awardees department must cover the attendees travel/flights to and from the Retreat’s location at the host hotel; Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida;
- Attendees must be able to be onsite at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, by Tuesday, May 15, 2018;
- Departments must register retreat attendees from their respective department to attend the IID 2018 Meeting.
RETREAT NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
For information on the nomination criteria, candidate selection process, or to nominate a candidate, please follow the links below:
Members of the SID: Nominate a candidate through this link: SID Retreat Nomination Link
Members of the ESDR: Contact the ESDR office directly for information on the nomination process for your society
Members of the JSID: Link for JSID nomination information