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Thursday, June 01, 2017
NIH BEST Practices Workshop

The NIH BEST Consortium is pleased to announce the BEST Practices Workshop, sponsored by the NIH Common Fund and Burroughs Wellcome Fund. This workshop is free and will be held on September 6 and 7 in Orlando, Florida, immediately prior to the 2017 AAMC GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting.

Purpose of Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to share with the biomedical research training community best practices and lessons learned from the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Programs, and offer practical guidance on how to motivate, create, implement and evaluate career and professional development opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars. 

Workshop Format

There will be four interactive panel sessions on:
Workshops and Courses
Internships and Experiential Learning
Program Staffing
Data Collection and Importance of Tracking

There will also be a structured networking session to foster communication and learning among workshop attendees. Click here to view the workshop agenda.

Who Should Participate?

Graduate School deans
Principal investigators of T32 training grants
Graduate program directors
Career and professional development specialists
Government policy makers

Workshop registration and travel award applications are now available.  Travel award applications will be accepted until June 1, 2017.  

Travel Awards

Travel awards will be offered to support the costs of attending the BEST Practices Workshop and the 2017 AAMC GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting. For more information about the travel awards being offered, please click here

Please contact D’Anne Duncan, Ph.D. ( for questions related to workshop logistics and travel awards.

Apply by June 1
Held Sept. 6-7, 2017
Orlando, Florida
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