Washington Update

New FASEB Webinars Highlight Advocacy Skill Building and Science Policy Topics

By: Jennifer Zeitzer
Thursday, January 11, 2018

FASEB is hosting a new series of webinars to help researchers and others in the scientific community enhance their advocacy skills and stay current on relevant science policy topics.

Each 60-minute webinar will share information about FASEB public affairs initiatives and promote opportunities for enhanced collaboration with member societies. The webinars also introduce non-FASEB members to the federation’s public affairs activities. Advanced registration is required for all webinars.

Upcoming webinar topics and dates are as follows:

  • January 19, 2018, 2:00 ET – Shared Research Resources: Recommendations from FASEB for Overcoming Challenges will present an overview of findings and recommendations from the FASEB survey. Click to register.
  • January 26, 2018, 2:00 ET – Capitol Hill Budget Update: Join the Fight to Raise the Caps will provide guidance on what researchers can do to urge Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other science agencies. Click to register.
  • January 31, 2018, 2:00 ET – The use of animals in research continues to be vital to understanding human and animal disease, and researchers are committed 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 However, numerous conflicting, outdated, or ineffective federal regulations have increased burden on the researcher, without benefitting animal welfare.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 will provide 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 here to register.
  • February 8, 2018, 2:00 ET – 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 will discuss the eligibility requirements, application process, deadlines for the 2019 award, now accepting nominations until March 1, 2018. The presentation will also cover frequently asked questions regarding the nomination submission process. Click here to register.
  • February 13, 2018, 2:00 ET – Federal Budget & Appropriations Process 101: What Researchers Need to Know will provide an introduction to the federal budget process and how it impacts funding for biomedical and physical sciences research. Registration information coming soon.
  • February 28, 2018, 2:00 ET – Getting Ready for Capitol Hill Day: At Home and In DC will serve as an advocacy training session for researchers who will participate in FASEB’s March 2018 Capitol Hill Day in DC and for non-FASEB members who want to visit local offices of their members of Congress. Registration information coming soon.
  • March 21, 2018, 2:00 ET – Getting the Word Out: Using Social Media to Communicate about Science Policy will review best practices for raising awareness about science policy issues through Facebook, Twitter, and other tools. Registration information coming soon.
  • March 28, 2018, 2:00 ET – Professional Development Opportunities for Trainees will provide an overview of FASEB society awards, fellowships, mentoring, and networking resources, and membership benefits available to trainees and postdocs. Registration information coming soon.
  • April 19, 2018, 2:00 ET – Introduction to Science Policy Fellowships will present information about employment opportunities and skills that are transferable for students and postdocs interested in pursuing a science policy or advocacy career. Registration information coming soon.