Prion 2011


Presented by PrioNet's Student and Young Professional Association
May 15-16, 2011

Planning for SYPA Day 2011 is well underway. This one and a half day workshop will include keynote presentations from a leader in the field of prion research and an expert on science communication, as well as professional development training, a tour of Montreal and ample opportunities to network with other students and young professionals from around the world. The locations and schedule are as follows:

Meals (Breakfast & Lunch): Duluth
SYPA Day Events: Jolliet
Networking and Job Fair Event: Saint Francois

Sunday, May 15th, 2011
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 Networking Session
1:30 - 2:00 "Bibliometric Analysis of Prion Research"
presented by Eric Archambault
2:00 - 3:00 "Writing Scientific Articles that Others Want to Read"
presented by Linda Cooper
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 3:45 Yoga - Muscle Misfolding Session
3:45 - 4:00 "Introduction to Social Science Research Methods"
presented by Manon Roy
4:00 - 4:15 "Social Science and Prion Disease Management"
presented by Aye Chan Myae
4:15 - 5:15 "Career Seminar on Networking and Interviewing"
presented by Susan Molnar and Lorna MacEachern
7:00 - 10:00 SYPA Social Night at "Les Trois Brasseurs"
Ask a council member for more details

Monday, May 16th, 2011
8:00 - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 "What's New and Exciting in the Prion Universe?"
presented by Joel Watts
9:00 - 10:00 "Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Diseases"
presented by Michael Geschwind
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00 Discussion Panel on Neurodegenerative Diseases
moderated by Dr. Ted Allison
11:00 - 11:30 Networking Game
11:30 - 12:00 "How to Prepare for a Job Fair"
presented by Susan Molnar and Lorna MacEachern
12:00 - 12:30 SYPA Council Elections & Feedback Period
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
2:00 - 4:00 Tour of Old Montreal with Guidatour

The Networking and Job Fair Event will take place 6:15 - 7:15 pm, May 18th, following the PRION 2011 Panel Session.

Please note that meals are provided for registrants. There are two ways toregister for this event: 1) if you are attending PRION 2011, please indicate on your registration form that you will attend SYPA Day, 2) if you are not attending PRION 2011, please email Alison Palmer to confirm your attendance.

Young Professionals Training in Science Communication
Presented in partnership by PrioNet Canada and NeuroPrion
May 14-15, 2011

Please note that this is a closed workshop; participants from PrioNet and NeuroPrion were chosen via an application process. This unique training session will take place prior to PRION 2011 in Montreal, from May 14-15, 2011, in the form of two simultaneous sessions, "Presenting Science" and "Debating Techniques". The application process for this training is now closed.The loation and schedule for the training are as follows:

Training Events: Chaudiere and Harricana Rooms

Friday, May 13

6:00-9:00pm Welcome Reception / Social Night

Saturday, May 1
7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Training
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:30 Training
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:15 Training
3:15-4:00 Break
4:00-6:00* Training

Sunday, May 15
7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Training
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Training
12:00-1:00 Lunch**

*Participants are on their own for dinner this evening.
**Students and Young Professionals Day to begin directly after lunch at 1 pm.

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