Research Day 2015 - UPDATED - Registration, Abstract Submission and Full Day Program

PDFA Research Day. Postdocs, The U of A's Best Kept Secret. Three invited speakers, speed talks and posters by members across the postdoc community. October 15, 9am to 3pm.

Calling all postdocs!   

Registration and abstract submission for PDFA Research Day 2015 is open!

Research Day is our opportunity to highlight postdocs' contribution to the university's research,
this year under the motto

"Postdocs, The U of A's Best Kept Secret" 

What: Research Day is open to all members of the university community, and presentations
by postdoctoral fellows helps to make our research visible. Come and present your research with a
Poster or Speed Talk (3 minutes, no slides!), see what others are up to and network away. There will
be cash awards of up to $500 for top Posters and Speed Talks, catered lunch, and door prizes.  

Whether you intend to present or not, please RSVP and join us for what promises to be
a fun and interesting day!  

When: Thursday October 15th, 9am-3pm 

Where: Lister Centre, University of Alberta     

We are inviting all postdocs to submit an abstract to present either a Speed Talk or a Poster.
The abstract must be written in lay language, and can be a maximum of 250 words.   

Deadline for abstract submission: Extended until Monday October 5th, 5:00pm.  

Deadline for registration: Friday October 9th, 5:00pm. 

Please register and submit your abstract via the link here.

Please note that only postdocs are eligible to present Posters and Speed Talks. 
Make sure you are signed in with your CCID in order to be able to RSVP.

When submitting your abstract, please indicate if you would like to be considered for a “Poster”, a “
Speed Talk”, or “Either”. 

We need your help! If you can spare a bit of time on Research Day to assist with judging
Posters or Speed Talks, please check yes in the RSVP form.
Don't worry, you won't be asked to judge a session you're presenting in. And it looks good on your CV!

Research Day Program: 

8:30am - 9:00am  Registration
Maple Leaf Room
9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome Remarks: Mr. Rod Loyola (ND), MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie
Maple Leaf Room
9:15am - 9:45am Invited talk: Dr. Arthur Prochazka, Department of Physiology,
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Maple Leaf Room
9:45am - 10:00am Break: Includes coffee, tea and snacks
Wild Rose Room
10:00am - 11:15am Poster Session: Poster presentations by postdocs
Wild Rose Room
11:15am - 11:45am Invited talk: Dr. Christopher Sturdy, Acting Associate
Dean - International/Graduate Studies, Faculty of Science
Maple Leaf Room
11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch
Maple Leaf Room
12:45pm - 2:00pm Speed Talks: (3 min talks by postdocs with 1 min questions)
Maple Leaf Room
2:00pm - 2:30pm Invited talk: Dr. Ryan Perry, Lead, Academic Initiatives,
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions
Maple Leaf Room
2:30pm - 3:00pm Awards and Closing Comments: Prof. Glen Baker,
Associate Vice-President, Research.
Maple Leaf Room

The PDFA gratefully acknowledges the financial support of our sponsors.

Gold level sponsors

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry 
 Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Logo
School of Public Health
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

Silver level sponsors

Faculty of Science 

China Institute Logo
          KIAS logo
        Alberta Transplant Applied Genomics Centre

 Department of Psychiatry  Lundbeck logo