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    Friday, September 16

    Grant Writing Workshop: What to Choose and How to Fund It
    Room A302

    Join your fellow researchers and colleagues in this interactive session to discuss potential obstacles to grant writing and strategic ways to overcome them. The following topics will be covered in this unique, 90 minute session: New NIH Requirements, International Funding, and Choosing the Appropriate Grant Mechanism and/or Funding Agency. As an attendee, you'll have the opportunity to participate in one or all of these discussions, as you choose. This is a can't miss opportunity for researchers at any career stage who want to gain valuable insight into getting their research funded.

    Welcome Reception and Plenary Poster Session
    ASBMR Discovery Hall - Expo Hall A1

    Attendees and registered guests are invited to meet and mingle during our Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception and Plenary Poster Session in the ASBMR Discovery Hall. Simply display your badge for admission. Guests may purchase a badge for $50 at the ASBMR Registration Counter for entrance to the Welcome Reception.

    Young Investigator and New Member Reception
    ASBMR Discovery Hall - Young Investigator and Diversity Lounge

    The ASBMR Membership Engagement and Education Committee and Young Investigator Subcommittee members will be in attendance for this meet-and-greet networking event. The reception has been organized to promote interactions among young investigators and ASBMR leadership so that they may begin building a network of career-long contacts. The reception will be held concurrently with the Welcome Reception and the Plenary Poster Session within the Young Investigator Lounge in the ASBMR Networking Center located in the Discovery Hall.
    *NEW* This year, participate in our networking scavenger hunt for a chance to win special prizes!

    Young Investigator and Diverse Member Networking Hour
    Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, International Ballroom A

    Young Investigators and diverse members who wish to continue building connections with peers in a fun and informal setting are invited to attend this event. Sign up to attend when you register for the meeting.

    Women’s Committee Networking Reception
    Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, International Ballroom C

    Join the ASBMR Women in Bone and Mineral Research Committee and Past ASBMR President, Sylvia Christakos, Ph.D. for a reception and discussion on navigating the “Imposter Syndrome” through your career. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your fellow colleagues!

    Saturday, September 17

    ASBMR Networking Breakfast
    Room A305

    New Investigators (early-career stage), new ASBMR members and young and diverse investigators are invited to join ASBMR leadership, senior investigators and NIH Representatives for an informal networking breakfast. New Investigators and first-time attendees will have the opportunity to network with multiple senior investigators at tables assigned by topic. Breakfast will be provided.

    Publications Workshop: Increase Your Chances of Getting Published
    Room A302

    Meet with JBMR® Editor-in-Chief Dr. Juliet Compston at this year’s Publications Workshop. You’ll learn how to improve the quality of your journal manuscripts, what JBMR® is looking for and how to increase your chances of getting published. Whether you’re a new author considering submitting a paper or a seasoned journal contributor, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from and interact with JBMR®’s editor!

    ASBMR Networking Event:
    Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Grand Ballroom

    Join us for an evening of food, drinks and dancing at the ASBMR Networking Event! Enjoy the company of colleagues, both old and new, while reveling in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We’ll be announcing the event’s theme soon so be on the lookout for additional details in the coming weeks. Admission is included with Annual Meeting registration.

    Sunday, September 18

    ASBMR Annual Town Hall Meeting and Reception
    Room A402/403

    You are invited to attend the ASBMR Annual Town Hall Meeting and Reception where you will learn about the Society, including the year in review, planned activities, strategic directions and leadership opportunities. Come learn more about ASBMR, meet with ASBMR leadership, ask questions during an “open-mic” time and enjoy a wine and cheese reception.

    Diversity Reception
    Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, International Ballroom A

    The ASBMR Diversity Subcommittee invites all attendees and members to join them in celebrating racial and ethnic diversity within the Society at their Sunday evening reception. Food and drink will be provided.

    Monday, September 19

    Career Development Session: Negotiating for Success
    Room 302

    Investigators at any stage will eventually be faced with the opportunity for negotiation. This session will provide the chance to learn and understand strategies that can optimize effectiveness in negotiation settings, and to hear about the experiences described by other academic medical faculty regarding negotiation. Michael Silverman, the Chief Legal Officer at SmithBucklin, will offer his expertise in negotiation, along with tactics that will work in any given scenario: salary, promotion, research space, clinical load, etc. Participants will then have the opportunity to debrief and discuss negotiation strategies with experienced leaders in the field for a specific topic, along with a chance to practice these strategies with their neighbor.

    Ongoing Opportunities

    ASBMR Networking Center
    Located in the ASBMR Discovery Hall, the ASBMR Networking Center is a central spot to meet-up with old colleagues and to discover new collaborators and friends. It’s also a great place to meet our friendly ASBMR staff, to hold discussions with NIH representatives and enjoy free Wi-Fi for online networking.

    Meet-the-Professor Sessions
    The Meet-the-Professor Sessions are informal sessions designed to provide an opportunity for meeting attendees to interact with experts in an intimate setting and discuss specific clinical and research topics. The sessions will be held Friday through Monday. Be sure to purchase a Meet-the-Professor Handout Booklet that contains all the handouts supplied by the professors. The booklet can be purchased for $20 USD when you register, to be picked up on site at the Convention Center. A full list of sessions can be found on page 10-11 of the preliminary program, and in the itinerary builder and mobile app.
    Please Note: Tickets are not required for these sessions; however, space is extremely limited. Interested individuals are welcome to attend these sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Room restrictions and professor preferences will dictate number of attendees.

    Poster Tours
    Back by popular demand, the Annual Meeting Poster Session Tours will take place during each of the three poster sessions on Saturday, September 17, Sunday, September 18 and Monday, September 19. These poster tours will be guided by a prominent scientist in the bone field to assist attendees in navigating the science within the poster hall. The tours will begin at the ASBMR Networking Center located in Discovery Hall in the Convention Center and will last approximately 60 minutes. To sign up for a Poster Tour, e-mail abstracts@asbmr.org.

    Hands-On Workshop
    Learn new skills or refine existing ones at the ASBMR Annual Meeting. For the first time, the Annual Meeting will feature several interactive Hands-on Workshops taught by experts in the field. Using model datasets, our experts will teach the latest technologies and research tools, allowing you to gain practical insight and tips that you can immediately utilize in your own research. A full list of workshops can be found on page 16-18 of the preliminary program.
    *NOTE* Advanced Registration is REQUIRED for all participation in the workshops. There will be no onsite registration.

    Working Groups
    Working Groups are small interactive evening sessions organized around focused topics of special interest to you and others in your specific area of study. They are part of the ASBMR Ancillary Program and are organized by members independent of the official ASBMR program. More information is available in the Preliminary Program and in the itinerary builder and mobile app. Additional tickets are required.

    NIH Lounge
    Representatives from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) will be available in the NIH Lounge in the ASBMR Networking Center to discuss grant proposals and ideas. Program staff from the following institutes and centers will be available to talk with you: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and CSR.

    Young Investigator, Diverse Member and New Member Lounge
    All young investigator, diverse members, and new member attendees are invited to visit the Young Investigator Lounge, located in the ASBMR Networking Center in the Discovery Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to make new friends and expand your network of colleagues. There will also be informal discussion roundtables taking place in the lounges throughout the meeting.