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FASEB Webinars

FASEB is now offering regularly recurring webinars on a variety of topics, covering science policy, advocacy, professional development opportunities and more. To attend a live webinar, please click the “register” button accompanying any of the upcoming webinars listed below. If you are unable to attend a webinar during the live stream, view the list of archived webinars to access full recordings of any past FASEB webinar.

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Upcoming Webinars


Breaking Through: The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Science Researchers (part 4 of a series)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019; 1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

 

Speakers:

  • Dr. Lida Beninson
    Program Officer, Board on Higher Education and Workforce
  • Dr. Patricia Silveyra
    Associate Prof., Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Eva Guinan
    Prof. of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

This is part four of a six part series of webinars sponsored by FASEB, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). The series focuses on discussing the major findings, implications, and recommendations from the 2018 NASEM reports on the biomedical and medical workforce. The reports covered a broad range of issues in scientific education, research, and training. This webinar will focus the discussion on the implementation of two recommendations that came out of the NASEM reports: 1) providing every postdoctoral researcher with a high-quality training experience that prepares them for success in their chosen career and 2) developing mechanisms to increase the number of individuals in staff scientist positions.


Getting Ready for FASEB's Capitol Hill Day: In DC and Beyond

Thursday, February 21, 2019; 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Krinsky, PhD
    FASEB Associate Director for Legislative Affairs
  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director, Office of Public Affairs
  • Sybil Walker Barnes, CAE
    FASEB Assistant Director, Digital Communications

Each spring, members of the FASEB Board and Science Policy Committee meet with their members of Congress in Washington, DC to urge them to increase funding for federal science agencies. This webinar will provide advocacy training for researchers participating in FASEB’s 2019 Capitol Hill Day in DC on March 7. Participants will receive tips on what they can do to prepare for their trip to Washington and receive a preview of FASEB’s talking points and advocacy materials. Others interested in learning how they can virtually participate in FASEB’s Capitol Hill Day are also welcome to join the webinar.


Why Do We Study Nonhuman Primates and How Is This Research Regulated

Tuesday, February 26, 2019; 11:00 AM-12:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Dr. Sabine Kastner, MD, PhD
    Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton Neruoscience Institute
  • Doty Kempf, DVM
    Clinical Veterinarian, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University

For decades, research with nonhuman primates has advanced our understanding of various medical diseases and disorders, as well as our general knowledge about how the human body functions. At all stages of the scientific pipeline, research with nonhuman primates is tightly regulated. Presenters will highlight the importance of nonhuman primates as an animal model, the breakthroughs its research has afforded, and the current policies that are in place to ensure animal welfare and safety.

Archived Webinars


FASEB's Excellence in Science Award: Nomination Process & New Opportunities for 2020

Thursday, January 24, 2019; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

Speakers:

  • Mary-Ann Bjornsti, PhD
    Chair, FASEB Excellence in Science Committee and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Newman H. Waters Chair of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Yvette Seger, PhD
    FASEB Director of Science Policy

Every year since 1989, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has recognized outstanding achievements by women in biological science through the Excellence in Science Award. Starting in 2020, FASEB is pleased to offer two additional Excellence in Science awards recognizing the achievements of mid-career and early career women scientists. This webinar will review the eligibility requirements, application process, deadlines for the 2020 awards, accepting nominations until March 1, 2019. The presentation will also address frequently asked questions regarding the nomination submission process. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Achieving Work-Life Balance in a Scientific Career

Friday, December 14, 2018; 2:45-3:45 PM/ET

 

 

Speaker:

  • Sharon Milgram, PhD
    Director, Office of Intramural training and Education, NIH
  • Gail Bishop, PhD
    Director, Center for Immunology & Immune-Based Diseases; Associate Director, Basic Science Research, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Health Care

  • Erika Camacho, PhD
    Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Between collecting data, conducting research, writing and revising papers for publication, submitting grants, mentoring students, serving on institutional and professional society committees, and assisting with peer review, many researchers have few opportunities to pursue activities outside of the lab, sometimes even a family! This webinar will provide tips on how scientists can maximize their time management skills and discuss various interventions and techniques to cope with stress and achieve work-life balance while still maintaining a successful career. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Election 2018: Impact on Science Funding and Policy Issues

Thursday, November 8, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speaker:

  • Mark Marin
    Partner, Federal Science Partners
  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    Director, Office of Public Affairs, FASEB

This webinar will review the results of the 2018 mid-term Congressional elections and discuss the potential impact on science funding and policy issues. An analysis of expected changes in congressional committees and an overview of the legislative outlook for 2019 will also be presented.

Webinar slides may be downloaded by clicking here or the webinar link below.

     


Promoting Effective Mentoring in Science Careers

Tuesday, September 25, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speaker:

  • Anna Roberts-Pilgrim, PhD
    Science Policy Fellow, FASEB

Mentoring has been proven to help scientists succeed professionally in every aspect of their career, but there are facets of the practice that require personal optimization.  This webinar will examine actions of successful mentor-mentee programs and relationships, as well as highlight how FASEB member societies are facilitating the building of our scientific community through mentoring.  Presenters will address mentors and mentees with practical ways to begin and maintain the different stages and roles of the important mentor-mentee relationship. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Enhancing Research Rigor & Reproducibility

Tuesday, September 11, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speaker:

  • Yvette Seger, PhD
    Director of Science Policy, FASEB

Science advances through the generation and publication of novel results, followed by efforts to reproduce them. This webinar will briefly review policies implemented by federal funding agencies to enhance rigor and reproducibility, provide an overview of FASEB’s 2016 recommendations to help individual scientists, professional societies, and scientific journals address and comply with these policies, and describe a pilot project in conjunction with the FASEB Scientific Research Conferences to test new strategies to enhance research transparency.

Download the webinar slides here.


Shared Resources 101: Finding, Accessing, Securing Support, and More

Tuesday, August 14, 2018; 1:00-2:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Sheenah Mische, PhD
    Senior Director, Advanced Research Technologies and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, NYU Langone Health
  • Bethany Drehman, PhD
    Manager, Data and Analytics, FASEB

Shared research resources are cost efficient, expand access to advanced technologies, and are a nexus for team science. This webinar will discuss strategies and best practices to help researchers locate existing resources, identify potential funding sources for new acquisitions, and promote sustainable sharing. Presenters will highlight materials developed by FASEB and our member societies useful for research professionals at all levels, including principal investigators, core facility directors, postdocs, and graduate students. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Understanding the Difference Between Regulations and Policies

Thursday, July 19, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Yvette Seger, PhD
    Director of Science Policy, FASEB
  • Anne Deschamps, PhD
    Associate Director of Science Policy, FASEB

The terms “policy” and “regulation” are frequently (and incorrectly) interchanged when discussing oversight of research activities. This webinar describes the distinctions between the two, including a review of processes guiding the development, implementation, and evaluation of each, specifically highlighting opportunities for stakeholder engagement. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Summer Advocacy Activities for Scientists

 Wednesday, June 27, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    Director of Legislative Relations, FASEB
  • Benjamin Krinsky, PhD
    Senior Legislative Affairs Officer, FASEB
  • Catherine Braine
    Graduate Student, Columbia University

Summer is an ideal time to advocate for science and engage with Congress members and local representatives while they are on recess. FASEB’s advocacy team gave an overview of actions scientists can take this summer to advocate for increased biological and biomedical research funding. This webinar also highlights FASEB’s new advocacy resources including, a guide on how to effectively plan and host Congress member visits at research labs. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


 Know Before You Go: Tips for Foreign Scientists Traveling to U.S. Meetings

 Thursday, June 21, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speaker:

  • Brendan Delaney, JD
    Attorney, Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC

FASEB member societies host a number of meetings and conferences each year, many of which are attended by scientists visiting from countries outside the U.S. An experienced immigration attorney will discuss existing and new policies affecting visas for non-U.S. citizens who wish to attend scientific meetings in the United States. This webinar also highlights practical advice to help scientific societies hosting conferences involving foreign visitors, answer questions about visa requirements, and other pertinent information. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.

 


National Science Foundation Supports Advances in Biological Research

Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Krinsky, PhD
    FASEB Senior Legislative Affairs Officer
  • André Porter 
    Science Policy Analyst, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the only federal agency with a broad mandate to support research and education across nearly all fields of science and engineering. This webinar describes what NSF does, its importance for the nation’s basic research enterprise, and how researchers can be effective advocates for the agency. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Introduction to Science Policy Fellowships

Thursday, April 19, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speaker:

  • Yvette Seger, PhD
    FASEB Director of Science Policy

FASEB and a number of its member societies offer fellowship opportunities for students and postdocs interested in pursuing a career in science policy. In addition to providing a brief overview of the benefits of pursuing a science policy fellowship, this webinar covers information about current and upcoming openings for science policy fellowships and important details for potential applicants. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Professional Development Opportunities for Research Trainees

Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Barksdale, PhD
    FASEB Science Policy Analyst
  • Kanika Pulliam, PhD
    Senior Manager, Education and Career Development ProgramsThe American Society of Human Genetics
  • Mary Litzinger, PhD 
    Manager of Education and Career Development ProgramsThe American Association of Immunologists
  • Catherine Fry, PhD
    Director of Education, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Ida Chow, PhD
    Executive Director, Society for Developmental Biology

FASEB member societies offer a variety of valuable professional development opportunities for trainees looking to explore career options, increase their skills and knowledge in their research area, and expand their professional network. This webinar provides an overview of how to leverage current and future awards, fellowships, mentoring/networking resources, and other membership benefits offered by FASEB societies to undergraduate and graduate trainees, postdocs, and early-career professionals. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Getting Ready for Capitol Hill Day: At Home and in DC

Wednesday, February 28, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations
  • Benjamin Krinsky, PhD
    FASEB Senior Legislative Affairs Officer

Each spring, members of the FASEB Board and Science Policy Committee meet with their members of Congress in Washington, DC to urge them to increase funding for federal science agencies. This webinar serves as an advocacy training session for researchers participating in FASEB’s 2018 Capitol Hill Day in DC and for non-FASEB members interested in visiting local offices of their Congress members. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Federal Budget & Appropriations Process 101: What Researchers Need to Know

Tuesday, February 13, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speakers:

  •  Meg Thompson
    Co-Founder & Partner, Federal Science Partners

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations
    The budget for the National Institutes of Health and other science agencies is determined each year by the executive and legislative branches of government. This webinar provides an introduction to the federal budget process and how it impacts funding for biomedical and physical sciences research. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


FASEB’s Excellence in Science Award

Thursday, February 8, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speaker:

  • Yvette Seger, PhD
    FASEB Director of Science Policy

Every year since 1989, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has recognized outstanding achievements by women in biological science through the Excellence in Science Award. This webinar discusses the eligibility requirements, application process, deadlines for the 2019 award, accepting nominations until March 1, 2018. The presentation also covers frequently asked questions regarding the nomination submission process. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Reducing Regulatory Burden in Animal Research: Recommendations for Change

Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speakers:

  • Kevin C. Kregel, PhD
    Chair, FASEB’s Animals in Research and Education Subcommittee
    Associate Provost for Faculty, University of Iowa
  • Joseph R. Haywood, PhD
    FASEB Past President
    Assistant Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Michigan State University
  • Anne Deschamps, PhD
    FASEB Associate Director of Science Policy

The use of animals in research continues to be vital to understanding human and animal disease, and researchers are commited to the humane care of research animals. However, numerous conflicting, outdated, or ineffective federal regulations have increased burden on the researcher, without benefitting animal welfare. This webinar provides an overview of FASEB’s recent report, titled, “Reforming Animal Research Regulations: Workshop Recommendations to Reduce Regulatory Burden,” including key recommendations to limit regulatory burden, while ensuring humane care of animals as a top priority. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


 

Federal Budget Update: Join the Fight to Raise the Caps

January 23, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speaker:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations

A $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains in limbo as congressional leaders continue efforts to resolve a dispute about spending limits for fiscal year 2018. This webinar provides an update on the status of negotiations to raise the budget caps and the funding outlook for NIH and other federal research agencies. The presentation also includes actionable guidance on how to urge Congress to approve the proposed increase for NIH, and additional funding for the National Science Foundation, Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Energy Office of Science. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Maximizing Shared Research Resources: Survey Findings and Recommendations from FASEB

Friday, January 19, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Sheena Mische, PhD
    FASEB Maximizing Shared Research Resources Report Co-chair
    Senior Director, NYU Langone Health Division of Advanced Research Technologies
  • Bethany Drehman, PhD
    FASEB Senior Science Policy Analyst

Shared research resources can broaden access and reduce research costs, but providers face challenges that limit their ability to offer cutting-edge services. This webinar provides an overview of FASEB’s recent report, titled “Maximizing Shared Research Resources,” including recommendations and key strategies researchers can use to extend the value of shared resources. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Advocating for Science Using FASEB's "Value of Federally Funded Biological Research" Resource

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speakers:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations
  • Bethany Drehman, PhD
    FASEB Senior Science Policy Analyst

This webinar highlights FASEB's “Value of Federally Funded Biological Research” slide deck, and provides tips on how to use it as an advocacy tool. The slides are designed for both scientific and non-technical audiences and can be used at district meetings, scientific talks, and public outreach events. The webinar provides step by step guidance on how to effectively communicate the many ways research benefits all Americans, whether you are speaking with members of Congress, the public, or other scientists. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Advocacy in Your Backyard: How Scientists Can Make A Difference

Thursday, August 3, 3017 2:00 PM-3:00 PM/ET

 

 

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations
  • Benjamin Krinsky, PhD
    FASEB Senior Legislative Affairs Officer

This webinar provides an update on the status of the budget discussions on Capitol Hill, and reviews new tools and materials available from FASEB. The presentation also offers tips on how to get other scientists engaged in advocacy. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Manage Webinar for "The Trump Budget: How scientists can fight proposed cuts to NIH"

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speakers:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations
  • Benjamin Krinsky, PhD
    FASEB Senior Legislative Affairs Officer

This webinar provides an overview of cuts to federal research funding recently proposed in the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress. The presentation also covers the timeline and key steps involved in the federal budget process and offered suggestions about specific actions individual scientists can take to take urge Congress to reject the president’s plan. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.