Announcing the Women in Bioinformatics panel at ACM-BCB 2014! There was a great discussion at last year's conference, and this year promises to be even better.
Discussion topics are:
- As a woman working in biomedical informatics (BMI), what are the top three factors you consider important for a productive career?
- What are the emerging topics in BMI? How do you choose which directions/collaborators/projects to follow?
- If you are in academia: how do you successfully secure (external) funding? Also, how do you balance research vs. teaching vs. service?
- What would you do differently in your early career if you had a do-over?
- How important to career development is willingness to change institutions?
- How can more women attain leadership roles in BMI?
- Do you have a mentor in your career? Do you want to serve as a mentor for young women in biomedical informatics? Are there mentorship programs which help prepare students for different careers?
- Beyond science, what are the essential skills students or post-docs should acquire to pursue research in BMI?
- Are there different skill sets required for industry versus academic positions? How competitive are positions in industry versus academia?
- What are the steps towards success in industry or academic careers?
- How do you balance work and family as a professional woman working in biomedical informatics?
The panel will be from 12-1pm on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the ACM-BCB conference in Newport Beach, CA. Please visit the conference website for more information: http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/ACM-BCB2014/index.html