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SLEEP 2018 opportunities sponsored by the SRS for trainees have been designed to foster scientific investigation; professional education, career development and networking in sleep and circadian research and academic sleep medicine at no additional cost to trainees.
The Trainee Symposia Series includes seminars on the science of sleep and circadian rhythms, career development, grant writing, mentorship opportunities, breakfast and luncheon expert sessions, as well as social activities for trainees to foster a collegial atmosphere.
The Trainee Symposia Series (Trainee Day) and Trainee International/Domestic Match Program (Trainee ID) are open to all trainees, while SRS Awards, which include monetary awards, a Grant Writing Workshop and Sleep Mentor/Mentee Award, are open to active SRS trainee members only. The Trainee Networking Development Suite is also open to trainees on a first come, first serve basis. This new and improved space will have light meals and outstanding programming during breakfast and lunch times, while remaining an 'open space' for trainees during other times of the meeting. (Formal schedule to be released soon!)
Trainees are encouraged to join the SRS Trainee Facebook page to learn about informal social gatherings during the meeting.
You must register for SLEEP 2018 and be an active SRS Trainee or AASM Student/Resident/Fellow Member to be offered registration for any Trainee Opportunity. During your SLEEP 2018 registration, you will be automatically prompted to register for “Trainee Day” if you are eligible. Application for SRS awards are limited to SRS Trainee Members.
The Trainee Education and Advisory Committee (TEAC) has prepared the 10 Commandments of Networking to encourage SRS members to reach out during the SLEEP meeting. While this was originally developed with trainees in mind, we hope all SRS members will take a moment to review and always be prepared should a trainee or junior faculty approach you.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
The Trainee Symposia Series includes seminars on the science of sleep and circadian rhythms, career development, grant writing, a leadership workshop, mentorship opportunities, breakfast and luncheon expert sessions, as well as social activities for trainees to foster a collegial atmosphere. The full schedule is available here.
The SRS Trainee Education Advisory Committee (TEAC) is excited for the second year of this program—a fantastic networking opportunity for you. SRS Trainees are invited to participate in the Trainee ID (International and Domestic) Match Program, a networking opportunity where international and domestic trainees will be matched base on research interests. Trainee Pairs will be encouraged to meet during Trainee Day at SLEEP 2018. This free opportunity is open to all trainees but requires an application, links below:
*International Trainees https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VMJXLZZ
*Domestic Trainees https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V68PXFY
Applicants will be contacted no later than April 15, 2018 with their match details.
The SRS Trainee Development Suite offers trainees an opportunity to network with other trainees, experienced researchers, and mentors in sleep and circadian science throughout SLEEP 2018. The TNDS is open during meeting hours. During each breakfast and lunch session, up to 50 trainees will be welcomed--first come, first seated--for complimentary meal/beverages and powerful opportunities to network with leaders in the field. The full schedule may be found here. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!
Trainee Social Opportunities are made known through the SRS Trainee Facebook Page, a private group. Register at https://www.facebook.com/groups/srstrainees/
The award window for 2018 is closed.
SRS competitive awards exist to support a trainee’s effort to grow in the field. Current SRS ‘Student’ Membership is required. Each application will be reviewed on its own merit. Please apply to all awards for which you are eligible and interested, attending to the requirements in the on-line application. Only applicants who are registered for the Trainee Symposia Series at SLEEP 2018 will be considered.
Registration for both SLEEP 2018, abstract submission and the Trainee Symposia Series will be verified prior to final selections.
Trainee Merit Awards are financial awards which are approximately the cost of registration for SLEEP 2018, a certificate, and recognition in an SRS Update.
Trainee Merit Awards are only distributed at the conclusion of the Sunday workshops. A completed evaluation form, available only in person on June 3, 2018, is required. No awards will be mailed.
On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, a Grant Writing Workshop will be held for a select group of trainees seeking guidance in Grant Writing. The one-day workshop will include speakers, interactive panels, and small group discussions focused on the grant application process. Attendees will be encouraged to bring drafts of their own specific aims and training plans for review during the workshop. International trainees are welcome to attend; however, it should be noted that the main focus of the workshop will be on developing an application for an NIH-style training award. Full schedule may be viewed here.