Conference Agenda

This year’s conference agenda is geared to help continue PeDRA’s efforts to encourage collaboration, move research forward, and foster young researchers in the field of pediatric dermatology.


Early Investigator Forum:  Effectively Selling Your Science

New this year at the conference, PeDRA is conducting a pilot workshop called the Early Investigators Forum.  The program centers around developing a culture of successful communication in pediatric dermatology science and includes the following topics:

  • Scientific Writing & Specific Aims Pages in Research Grant Proposal
  • Transforming Slide Design – How to “Sell” Your Research
  • “Talk Nerdy to Me” – Effectively Relay Scientific Ideas & Research to Laypeople
The topics above will be presented in-conjunction with a networking reception, an opportunity for workshop participants to interact with their colleagues, including senior investigators, as well as an opportunity to sign-up for a one-on-one consultation with Melissa Marshall, a scientific presentation expert.

The Early Investigator Forum is targeted to trainees and junior faculty, but it is open to all PeDRA members. Investigators interested in more effectively conveying their scientific message and “selling” their science will find this workshop valuable.

PLEASE NOTE: The Early Investigator Forum is being held before the main PeDRA meeting. Travels should be planned accordingly for attendance.

Dinner Presentation featuring Melissa Marshall, Talk Nerdy to Me

Scientists and engineers are society’s best hope for solving some of the world’s most complex, stubborn problems. However, sometimes it’s difficult effectively relaying their ideas and research. Communications expert Melissa Marshall will offer some much-needed tips to the whiz kids who frequently find their ideas met with blank faces. View a preview here.

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*Preliminary Agenda as of June 21, 2017.  Check back often for updates.

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