Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 5 - 7 Jul 2016
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

Programme

Day 1 - Tuesday 05 July 2016
TimeSpeaker
09:00-10:15

Arrival and Registration

10:15-10:30

Opening remarks

10:30-11:30

Keynote session:
Fixing the broken academic career pipeline
Bruce Alberts, University of California, San Francisco
Chair: Mike Hardman, AstraZeneca

11:30-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-15:30

Session 1: Stimulating inter-sectoral mobility
Chairs: Heinrich Klech, Medical University Vienna and Nicky Mulder, University of Cape Town

11:45-12:15

Learning to innovate: how do we turn scientists into industrial innovators?
Malcolm Skingle, GSK, Medicines Research Centre

12:15-12:45

Returning to academia after a career in big Pharma
Neil Carragher, University of Edinburgh University

12:45-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:30

Fostering mobility in the research community
Conor O’Carroll, SciPol - Independent Consultant

14:30-14:45

Postdoc Careers in the spotlight: A bottom-up approach to improve support for Austrian Postdocs
Botond Cseh, Max F. Perutz Laboratories

14:45-15:30

Coffee Break & Meet the Speakers

15:30-16:00

How to foster transformative learning that is sympathetic to scientists’ conflicting priorities:
Training “on the job” or “for the job” – a dilemma? (from Session 4)
Peter Schüler, ICON Clinical Research

16:00-18:15

Session 2: Fostering competency and interdisciplinarity
Chairs: Malcolm Skingle, GSK and Neil Carragher, University of Edinburgh

16:00-16:15 The EPHAR/EACPT European Certified Pharmacologists Programme (EuCP): update 2016
Thomas Griesbacher, Medical University of Graz
16:15-16:45

Combining Breadth with Depth: validation of competencies in clinical research and medicines development
Honorio Silva, Rutgers School of Health Related Professions

16:45-17:15

Coffee Break

17:15-17:45

Developing a cutting-edge multidisciplinary team in pharmaceutical research
Christelle Perros-Huguet, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

17:45-18:15

Using core competencies to develop a bioinformatics training programme
Nicky Mulder, University of Cape Town

18:15-20:00 Welcome reception with beer and wine and poster preview
20:00 Free evening
Day 2 - Wednesday 06 July 2016
TimeSpeaker
09:00-10:45 Session 3: Developing cross-cutting skills
Chairs: Christa Janko, EMTRAIN/ Eli Lilly and Hans Linden, EUFEPS
09:00-09:30 Preparing predocs and postdocs for career opportunities beyond academia
Helke Hillebrand, EMBL Heidelberg
09:30-10:00

The importance of developing a career plan
Philip S. Clifford, University of Illinois at Chicago

10:00-10:15

Lifelong learning for students
Suvi Sivula, European Pharmaceutical Students' Association

10:15-10:45

Fostering leadership skills in supervisors, managers and team leaders: the Wellcome Trust Diploma
Natasha Gordon, Wellcome Trust

10:45-11:30

Coffee Break & Meet the Speakers

11:30-12:00

Competency-based approaches to developing highly effective teams (from Session 2)
Cath Brooksbank, EMBL-EBI

12:00-16:30

Session 4: Transformative learning: applying learning in the workplace
Chairs: Lynda Wight, TOPRA and Henriette Wolf-Klein, FORUM Institut für Management

12:00-12:30

Experiential learning to accelerate the development of global Regulatory leaders
Detlef Hold, Hoffmann La-Roche Ltd / Genentech

12:30-12:45

Flash talks of course providers, task forces, research infrastructures,
research and development organisations and professional bodies (2 min / 1 slide each)

12:45-14:30

Lunch & Showcase event for course providers, task forces, research infrastructures,
research and development organisations and professional bodies

14:30-15:00

How an adaptive training programme can support change in organisational strategy
Karine Palin, Eu2P

15:00-15:30

An outsider looking in Opportunities for Transforming Learning in the Pharma Industry
Simon Brown, Novartis

15:30-15:45

Tailored Workplace Based Learning for Successful Regulatory Professionals
Jonathan Trethowan, TRAC - The Regulatory Affairs Consultancy

15:45-16:30

Panel discussion: catalysing cultural change in lifelong learning for the biomedical sciences
Chair: Mike Hardman, AstraZeneca
Facilitator: Cath Brooksbank, EMBL-EBI

16:30-16:45

Closing remarks

16:45-18:00

Poster session and pre-dinner drinks

18:00-20:00

Conference Dinner

Day 3 - Thursday 07 July 2016
Time
09:00-12:00

Post-conference workshops: (to run in parallel)

1. Workshop:
Developing and using competency profiles for professional development
Cath Brooksbank, EMBL-EBI, EMTRAIN and Hans Lindén, EUFEPS, SafeSciMet

2. Workshop:
Supporting early-stage researchers to plan their careers
Alison Mitchell, Vitae and Philip S. Clifford, University of Illinois at Chicago/MyIDP

3. Workshop:
Training impact and quality - presenting the Elixir recipe
Sarah L Morgan, EMBL-EBI/Elixir and Gabriella Rustici, University of Cambridge/Elixir

12:00-12:30

Packed lunch

12:45

Busses leave