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Annual Meeting UpdateThe 2018 BPS Annual Meeting will be here before you know it!  
Read below to see what’s new on the schedule and learn about several networking and career development sessions that may interest you.  Registernow to take advantage of these opportunities as well as take advantage of the best registration rates and save up to $255.

Session Updates 
Future of Biophysics Symposium
Monday, February 19, 10:45AM – 12:45 PM

The speakers in the Future of Biophysics Burroughs Wellcome Fund Symposium, which highlights the work of early career scientists conducting research at the interface of the physical and life sciences, have now been selected.  They are:

Meytal Landau, The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; Guilia Palermo, University of California, San Diego; Schuyler Van Engelenberg, University of Denver; and Anastasia Zhuravleva, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Symposia and Workshops Schedule
The Symposia and Workshops schedule is now available. Symposia will be held Sunday through Wednesday and the Workshops will be held on Tuesday evening. Visit the 62nd Annual Meeting website to view the complete schedule, session titles, and speakers and begin planning your meeting schedule.

Networking and Professional Development
This year’s Annual Meeting will provide plenty of opportunities for networking and participation in sessions dedicated to career development. During the
Speed Networking session, you can meet your peers and potentially find or fill a postdoc opening, discuss career goals and challenges, get advice on tenure or grant writing, or network for your next job.

Bringing your best self to interviews, conferences, talks – all aspects of your career – means projecting confidence. Learn how representing yourself with confidence can impact your career success at How to Project Your Best Self: Confidence Matters Just as Much as Competence.

Explore careers away from the bench at The World Outside the Lab: Many Ways to Use Your PhD Skills. Learn how to implement active learning techniques and effective assessment strategies into your teaching practice during the Teaching Science Like We Do Science Session. At We Don’t Think The Way We Think We Think: Seeing and Addressing Unconscious Bias and Stereotype Threat, gain an awareness of individual strategies to protect yourself from being influenced by unconscious or unintended biases and learn how to protect yourself and others from the detrimental effects of stereotype threat.

Read more about these and many more professional development sessions.

Arrive in Time to Take Advantage of Subgroup Saturday
Plan to attend one or more of the Subgroup Saturday symposia. Click here for a complete listing of Subgroup programs.

Abstract Programming Notice
Did you submit an abstract by the October 2 deadline?  Programming notices will be emailed later this month, so keep an eye out for your abstract scheduling notice.

Missed the October 2 Abstract Submission Deadline?  
Don’t worry!  You can still present your work at the BPS Annual Meeting by submitting a late abstract!  If you have not already submitted, you have untilJanuary 15, 2018, to submit a late abstract.  Late abstracts are programmed by topic and presented during the corresponding regularly scheduled poster sessions each day of the meeting. View submission instructions and submit your abstract now.

Not yet a member of BPS?  Join now or renew today!

Visit the BPS Annual Meeting website for complete schedule and program updates.



December 1
Image Contest Submissions

December 3
Student Housing

December 15
Student Volunteers Sign-ups

January 9
Postdoc to Faculty Q & A: Transitions Forum and Luncheon Registration

January 15
Late Abstract Submissions
Early Registration
Undergraduate Mixer and Poster Fest Pre-Registration
Graduate and Postdoc Institution Fair
Industry & Agency Opportunities Fair 
Speed Networking

January 26
Hotel Reservations in Room Block


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