PSWC Young Scientists Satellite Conference Day 3

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Anaëlle Monfort and Sara Soufsaf (Part 1); Cloé Esposito, Elise Laszlo and Jakub Qazi (Part 2)


Part 1:

Rapid-fire presentations (second round)

Scientific conferences are unique in that they are events in which the audience can also act as speakers. Poster presentations are a common communication platform for student researchers participating in international conferences, while more prestigious oral presentations are usually reserved for the veterans of the field. The rapid-fire presentations are 10-minute presentations in which outstanding young pharmaceutical researchers can present their work. These sessions will be followed by 5-minute Q&As.

Part 2:

Tips and tricks for career building and advancement: a panel discussion

 For most of us, the final major hurdle we are faced with during our schooling is finding and keeping a job. No matter where we are in the world, this challenge is further exacerbated by the current economic climate. Thus, we wanted to group together speakers from academia and the private sector to discuss about this topic. Our panelists will share the challenges they had faced when finding their first job, how the pandemic impacted their work and employment prospects. They will discuss how they got ahead after finding (or creating) their current position. Finally, they will talk about how they maintained a proper mental hygiene and the challenges in doing so.


Elias Gedamu, P.Eng., M.Sc., entrepreneur, 3Dhealth technologies

Christine Allen, PhD, entrepreneur, Nanovista, University of Toronto

Claire Thompson, PhD, entrepreneur, Agility Life Sciences

Rodi Abdalkader, PhD, assistant professor, Kyoto University

Hannah Batchelor, PhD, University of Strathclyde

Part 3:

Closing Ceremony (recorded)

Ross McKinnon, PhD, PharmD, FIP

Learning Objectives

Part 1:

  • To give young researchers the international exposure they need to get ahead in their respective fields
  • To give young researchers opportunities to practice their scientific communication skills
  • To encourage potential collaborations

Part 2:

  • To gain an understanding of the universal challenges to job market entry
  • To give young researchers the tools they need to build a professional brand
  • To give young researchers tools to building and maintaining a start-up
  • To give young researchers tips and tricks regarding professional advancement in academia and the private sector