In-Conjunction Events
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INSAR meeting registration is required to be eligible to attend these events.  Some require pre-registration and have limited availability.  All events are held at the Convention Center unless noted otherwise. 

Preliminary as of February 28, 2020

Wednesday, May 6

Student & Trainee Pre-Conference Workshop (pre-registration required)  
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Wednesday, 6 May 2020
Room: 615-617

Pre-registration required.  Seats are limited.

The INSAR Board of Directors and the Student & Trainee Committee (STC) are hosting the Annual Student & Trainee Pre-Conference Workshop. This year, the three-hour workshop is focused on diverse career paths in autism research. The workshop will include a panel presentation and small-group table discussions with expert faculty. Current Student & Trainee members are eligible to register for this event.

Experts: Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, Cara Pugliese, Dora Raymaker, Eva Loth, Gahan Pandina, Jennifer Foss-Feig, Michele Villalobos, Natasha Marrus, Nick Puts, Ofer Golan, Paul Wang, Susan Faja, and Warren Jones.

NOTICE: Registration for Student & Trainee events is on a first-come, first-served basis for current INSAR Student & Trainee Members (i.e., students and trainees enrolled in training programs at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, post-graduate, or postdoctoral level involving autism research). Space is limited and there are often many students and trainees wait-listed to participate in events.

As such, it is imperative that you notify the Student & Trainee Committee if you are unable to attend an event for which you are registered studentcommittee@autism-insar.org so that open spaces can be filled. Failure to notify us prior to the event may result in denial of registration for future INSAR Student & Trainee events.

 

Cultural Diversity Pre-Conference Workshop 
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm Wednesday, 6 May 2020
Room: 2AB

Open – no pre-registration required. Seating is limited. 

Topic To Be Announced

 

Cultural Diversity Meet & Greet
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wednesday, 6 May 2020 
Room: 2AB Lobby

Open – no pre-registration required

Join us prior to the opening reception to network in a smaller setting with others interested in cultural diversity topics.  Organized by the INSAR Cultural Diversity Committee.

 

Opening Reception & Exhibit Hall Opening
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  Wednesday, 6 May 2020
Room: Exhibit Hall 4A

Open - No pre-registration required  

Our exhibit hall will be opening on Wednesday night during the Opening Reception.  Come meet up with colleagues old and new, visit the exhibit booths and enjoy the evening's entertainment.  (Note: the Exhibit hall will be open Wednesday - Friday this year.  There are no exhibit hall hours on Saturday so make your plans to visit the exhibits earlier in the conference).  

 


Thursday, May 7

Early Career Committee – Rapid Research Rounds Lunch Session
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm  Thursday, 7 May 2020
Room: 3AB

Note:  There will be an application process for participating in this session.  
Current INSAR members will be eligible to apply. 

Selected participants will be paired with 2 senior expert reviewers and will pitch a grant idea for feedback from each reviewer. These expert reviewers are program officers from funding agencies, journal editors, and senior researchers who often sit on study sections/grant review panels (see list of experts below). Each participant will sit at the reviewer’s table to present their “elevator pitch” (no slides, no handouts) describing the grant idea / specific aims, and then will receive direct verbal feedback from the expert reviewer.

 

Student “Meet-the-Experts” Luncheon (pre-registration required) 
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Thursday, 7 May 2020
Room: 615-617

Pre-registration required.  Seats are limited.

Research assistants, student scientists, and postdoctoral researchers bring your lunch, and network with expert autism scientists in a unique and informal format. Sit at a roundtable with the autism expert of your choice (chosen upon registration), who will share experiences about their career, research from their laboratory, and advice on how to build a successful research career. This session is open to current INSAR Student members. Registration and table assignments will be confirmed via email prior to the event.

Thursday, May 7: Ben Yerys, Bradley Cox, Cheryl Dissanayake, Christina Nicolaidis, Evdokia Anagnostou, Fred Volkmar, Jeroen Dewinter, Guillaume Dumas, Helen Tager-Flusberg, Jonathan Green, Laura Anthony, Mayada Elsabbagh, Peter Mundy, Ramzi Nasir, Sarah Cassidy, Sven Bolte, Susan White

NOTICE: Registration for trainee events is on a first-come, first-serve basis for current INSAR Student and Trainee Members (i.e., trainees enrolled in training programs at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate or post-graduate or postdoctoral level involving ASD research). Space is limited and there are often many trainees wait-listed to participate in events. As such, it is imperative that you notify the Student & Trainee Committee if you are unable to attend an event for which you are registered studentcommittee@autism-insar.org so that open spaces can be filled. Failure to notify us prior to the event may result in denial of registration for future INSAR trainee events.

 

INSAR Student and Trainee Social 
7:00 PM Thursday, 7 May 2020
Location: TBA

Open - No pre-registration required  

All INSAR Student and Trainee members are invited to join us for an evening of informal socializing and networking with other trainees actively engaged in autism research.  Funds for complimentary food were generously provided by the INSAR Board of Directors. Cash bar is available.

Friday, May 8

Student/Trainee Committee: Networkshop Luncheon (application)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Friday, 8 May 2020
Room: 307-308

There was an Application required. 

The INSAR Student Trainee Committee (STC) is organizing a new event to help you master networking: The Networkshop. This event will take place at the same venue as INSAR 2020 (Washington State Convention Center).

This new event, which will provide the opportunity to learn from a panel of experts about their own experiences with networking. The faculty panelists will share their advice for networking at a conference, including initiating, maintaining, and following up with new connections. After the panel, participants will have the chance to practice networking skills within a group of peers and senior scientists in a safe and non-intimidating environment.

All INSAR student and trainee members are welcome to apply. Space is limited. There will be 32 spots for this event. If you are interested in participating in this event, kindly fill out the following application and return by March 2, 2020. The STC will carefully review each application and announce their decision in early spring 2020.

 

Autism Community Stakeholder* Luncheon
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Friday, 8 May 2020
Room: 615-617

Open - No pre-registration required  

Autism stakeholders are invited to attend the 10th annual Stakeholder* Luncheon. This event is organized by members of the INSAR Community Advisory Committee (CAC) as an avenue to bridge the gap between scientists and members of the autism community. Pre-registration is not required. Bring your lunch with you to the session. Hosted by the INSAR CAC. *The term “stakeholder” has various definitions. In the context of the CAC, a stakeholder is someone who is affected by or has a personal investment in autism.

 

Cultural Diversity Networking Luncheon
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Friday, 8 May 2020
Room: 3B

Open - No pre-registration required  

Come and network with others interested in cultural diversity. Bring your lunch to the room. No pre-registration required.

 

Autism Research Author Workshop
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Friday, 8 May 2020 
Room: 616-617

Open - No pre-registration required  

This workshop will cover everything you need to know on how to publish your next paper, including an overview of best practices for writing and submitting your paper, and maximizing the impact of your research.  Session supported by Wiley, publisher of our society journal, Autism Research.

 

Saturday, May 9

INSAR Annual Business Meeting
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Saturday, 9 May 2020
Room: 615-617

Open - No pre-registration required  

INSAR members are invited to the society's annual business meeting to hear an update on INSAR year-round activities.  We will also recognize newly inducted INSAR Fellows, incoming and outgoing board members and organizers of this year's meeting.  Bring your lunch to this session.  

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