Thursday, August 7, 2014

Women in Bioinformatics Panel at ACM-BCB 2014

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:

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