BSGCT Early Career Development & Collaboration Day & Joint ISCT Evening Networking Reception

WELCOME

It is a genuine delight to be able to invite you to our first Early Career Development and Collaboration event and Joint ISCT Evening Networking Reception, which is being held at the Institute for Child Health on Thursday the 22nd November 2018.  The date has been chosen so it dovetails with the BSGCT one day conference on Genome Editing, the following day.

There has never been a tougher time for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to establish independence, against a backdrop of limited tenure track positions and incredibly competitive fellowships schemes.  This has been in our mind, at BSGCT, for some while, and back in November, we established a new subcommittee focussed on Early Career Development and Collaboration (ECDC) to look into how we, as a society, might be able to help our ECRs (https://www.bsgct.org/its-an-ecr-life/). This event and programme has been brought together by our ECDC subcommittee to help enhance career possibilities for ECRs and facilitate networking with a focus on establishing collaborative links to strengthen fellowship applications. We have organised a diverse selection of speakers, covering a wide range of areas, including career tracks (academia and industry), grant writing tips and tricks, publicising your findings, as well as protecting IP and commercialisation.  We hope it will be engaging and useful day, which will be rounded off with an evening networking reception.

We have been fortunate to secure funding from Life Sciences Research Network Wales to help us run this event and are therefore able to offer the day event free of charge to BSGCT members who are ECRs (PhD students, Postdoc, early career PIs).  We anticipate this event will be popular, and likely to sell out rapidly, as we have capped registrations at 50 for the day event (rising to 100 for the evening networking reception).  Registration will only be available to BSGCT members until Monday 17th September, after which time and remaining registrations may be made available to non-BSGCT members.  BSGCT membership is very reasonably priced (free for undergraduates, £15 for PhD students, £50 for academics), and entitles you to a range of societal benefits.  More details on membership and how to join can be found here. This is our first event, and if it is well received, future events may be planned.  It is your event.  Please use it to network, form innovative ideas, and develop collaborations.  We would very much welcome your feedback after the event.

Alan Parker
Chair, BSGCT Early Career Development and Collaboration subcommittee.
Cardiff University

 

PROGRAMME

Please note: The Development and Collaboration Day is for Early Career Researchers, and the Joint ICSCT Evening Networking Reception is open to anyone within the gene and cell therapy sector. Spaces for both are limited, and we recommend registering in advance.

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REGISTRATION

Registration for both the Development and Collaboration Day and the Evening Networking Reception is FREE, but you must register to secure a place.

The Development and Collaboration Day is for Early Career Researchers, with priority given to BSGCT members. Only BSGCT members will be able to register before 17th September, following which (and if spaces are still available) registration will be open to any Early Career Researcher.

The Joint ISCT Evening Networking Reception is open to anyone within the gene and cell therapy sector.Only BSGCT members will be able to register before 17th September. Spaces are limited, and we recommend registering via the link below.

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For more information and to subscribe for BSGCT membership click HERE.

Please note: We are using a new registration and membership system. Your previous login details will not work and you will be prompted to create a new account before you register.

If you have any queries please contact us at office@bsgct.org.

 

SUPPORTERS

We are very grateful to our partners and supporters for helping make this event happen.

 

Life Sciences Research Network Wales
http://www.lsrnw.ac.uk/ 

 

The NIHR GOSH BRC Junior Faculty
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/child-health/

 

International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy
https://www.celltherapysociety.org 

 

VENUE & TRAVEL

Venue Address
Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
30 Guildford Street
London
WC1N 1EH

Travel Information
There is no parking available at the venue and we recommend using public transport. Please contact us at contact@bsgct.org if you have any queries regarding accessibility.

By underground or bus
The closest underground stations are Russell Square or King’s Cross St Pancras. To help you plan your journey, click here to use the Journey Planner on the Transport for London website.

From Russell Square station
Turn right out of the station along Bernard Street. Take the first right along Grenville Street. At the end of the road, turn left onto Guildford Street. Continue for approximately 100 metres, and the ICH is opposite.

From King’s Cross St Pancras station
Turn right onto Euston Road, and left onto Judd Street. Continue straight onto Hunter Street, Brunswick Square and Grenville Street. At the end of the road turn left onto Guildford Street. Continue for approximately 100 metres, and the ICH is opposite.

From the airport
Heathrow: Take the Heathrow Express train service to Paddington station and take the London Underground from Paddington to Russell Square or King’s Cross St Pancras.
Gatwick: Take the Gatwick Express train service to Victoria station and take the London Underground from Victoria to Russell Square or King’s Cross St Pancras.
London City Airport: Take the Docklands Light Railway to Bank station, and take the London Underground to Russell Square or King’s Cross St Pancras.