June 7, 2020

New Investigator Competition
Hear Shock’s New Investigators present their amazing science. These finalists were selected by the Awards and Honors Committee, based on scientific merit of the submitted abstracts. Finalists will present their work in a 10-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute Q&A period from the Awards and Honors Committee members.

June 8, 2020

Views from the NIGMS, Including the Sepsis Research Priorities
During this webinar, you will learn about the recommendations of the Working Group on Sepsis convened by NIGMS. The group will discuss the NIGMS Priorities for Sepsis Research and how they will be implemented. You will also learn more about the Request for Information on the Strategies to Support Acquisition and Use of Biospecimens for Research on Sepsis in Humans.

Sarah E. Dunsmore, Ph.D., Program Director, NIGMS, NIH
Rochelle M. Long, Ph.D., Division Director, NIGMS, NIH
Xiaoli Zhao, Ph.D., Program Director, NIGMS, NIH

June 9, 2020

Your Society’s Town Hall
This is your chance to ask what you have always wanted to know and to get to know the officers of your Society.

Marc Jeschke, MD, Ph.D., Surgeon-Scientist and Professor, Department of Surgery and Immunology, University of Toronto
Laurie Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Temple University
Melanie Scott, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Irshad Chaudry, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Surgery, Microbiology, Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Philip Efron, MD, Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine
Serena G. Weisman, CAE, Executive Director, Shock Society

Battles and Successes in the Beginning of Your Career: Tackling the K award
The Shock Society is excited to present a panel of early-stage investigators that have K award funding to learn about the battles and successes in their academic careers thus far. They will tackle how to secure K funding while at a small institution, the experience and advice they received that influenced their ability to get funded, and the values and failures of finding additional funding while being a K awardee. Each panelist will highlight their work in a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

Vanessa Nomellini, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati 
Lucy Z. Kornblith, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery , University of California San Francisco
Jon D. Simmons, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Alabama