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Navigating and Negotiating Your Future Career

2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

This session can be purchased as part of the full meeting recordings within the product bundles

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Session Description 
This symposium will focus on the many critical aspects involved in obtaining future career goals. Some of these will include how to negotiate your first job, the importance of mentorship and sponsorship, how to navigate different career options, work-life-balance, and fear of the professional unknown. The intended audience for this symposium will include graduate students, post-docs, dental students, dual degree students, and early career investigators. The session will be structured as an open agenda panel, with a moderator to help guide discussions. The following panelists have been identified from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to enrich the learning and discussion for this session.

Learning Objectives
  • Attendees will actively participate and learn strategies for negotiating career positions as well as to understand how to evaluate different career options.
  • Attendees will learn the importance of mentorship and sponsorship, how to find appropriate mentors and sponsors, and how to be an effective mentor to others.
  • Attendees will gain perspectives on managing work-life-balance and better understand how to include work-life-balance when making career decisions.
Presentation Date
July 22, 2021

Conrado Aparicio
Gottfried Schmalz
Jens Kreth

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
National Student Research Group, Student Training and Research (STAR) Network

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

Financial Interest Disclosure:

Not eligible for individual purchase must purchase as part of a meeting bundle.