2024 USASP Early Career Forum 

Date: Sunday April 14, 2024 
Location: The Westin Seattle

Time: 12:30-4:30 pm

The Early Career Forum is USASP’s annual information and networking session specifically designed for trainees and early-stage investigators (individuals who completed their training <5 years prior). The event will close with a reception open to all USASP Meeting registrants. The Early Career Forum is the perfect way to kick off the 2024 meeting – low-pressure networking with individuals who you’ll likely see at this meeting for years to come! 

Registration: To register for the 2024 USASP Early Career Forum, please select the box about participation on your 2024 USASP Annual Scientific Meeting registration. Virtual attendance will not be offered. Registration for this event is free but required. 

Target Audience: Students including undergraduates, matriculated students, masters and Ph.D. students, postdocs, research assistants, and early career professionals (defined as someone who has completed your terminal degree (MD/DO, PhD, RN, etc.) and are currently in training OR are within 5 years of completing your training). 

NOTICE: Sign-ups for Early Career Forum sessions will be emailed in mid-March to Early Career Forum registrants (those who registered for the Early Career Forum during their 2024 USASP Meeting registration). 


Lunch (12:30-1:30 pm)

Building Your Professional Brand (1:30-2:30 pm): It's never too early to start thinking about how to advertise your technical skills and science expertise. In this session, panelists will describe the reasons it is important to build a professional brand early on and demonstrate, in real-time, how to leverage social media tools for this purpose.   

Small Group Mentoring Round Tables (2:30 pm-3:30 pm): Join academic, government, and industry experts for small group discussions about all of the things they don’t teach you in grad school (or as a postdoc or early career researcher)! Immerse yourself in engaging discussions with a diverse group of experts from academia, government, and industry. Dive into the uncharted territories that aren’t covered in your graduate studies, postdoc, or early research career. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore, learn, and grow!

What Careers Are Available to Me? (3:30 pm-4:30 pm): Speakers will discuss the various career opportunities within academia, industry, and government, highlighting the diverse career paths available.

Welcome/President’s Reception (4:30-6:00 pm): All attendees are welcome! 

Questions? Contact Dr. Brittany Knight (Director of Operations) at [email protected]