Change the face of biomedical graduate and postdoctoral training!

September 6-7, 2017

Hyatt Regency Orlando


The NIH BEST Consortium is pleased to announce the BEST Practices Workshop, sponsored by the NIH Common Fund and Burroughs Wellcome Fund. This workshop is free and will be held on September 6 and 7 in Orlando, Florida, immediately prior to the 2017 AAMC GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting.

Purpose of Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to share with the biomedical research training community best practices and lessons learned from the NIH BEST Programs, and offer practical guidance on how to motivate, create, implement and evaluate career and professional development opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.

Workshop Format

There will be four interactive panel sessions on:

  • Workshops and Courses
  • Internships and Experiential Learning
  • Program Staffing
  • Data Collection and Importance of Tracking

There will also be a structured networking session to foster communication and learning among workshop attendees. View the workshop agenda.

Who Should Participate?

  • Graduate School deans
  • Principal investigators of T32 training grants
  • Graduate program directors
  • Career and professional development specialists
  • Government policy makers

Workshop registration and travel award applications are now available. Travel award applications will be accepted until June 1, 2017. For questions related to workshop logistics and travel awards, please contact D’Anne Duncan, PhD.

Travel Awards

Travel awards will be offered to support the costs of attending the BEST Practices Workshop and the 2017 AAMC GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting (or the 2017 Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar). For more information about the travel awarded being offered, please click here.