Each year the CGIBD invites scholars to visit the campus and meet with members and associates. The purpose of these visits is to provide the opportunity to hear scientific talks by national leaders, to develop new research initiatives and to showcase the center. In addition to formal presentations, the visiting professors meet with faculty and fellows.
Annual Scientific Symposium
The Annual Scientific Symposium is held each year in conjunction with the visit of our External Scientific Advisory Committee. Members of the Scientific Review Committee lead a breakfast discussion about academic skills including time management, work-life balance, promotion, publication and funding for junior faculty and fellows. A poster session provides an opportunity for students, postdocs and fellows to present their research. A prize is given to the best poster. A key note address provides a state-of-the-science presentation by a noted expert.
Weekly Research Seminar
The weekly Research Seminar provides a venue for Center members to present their research.
Research Competition for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Each fall the Center conducts a research competition. Two senior scientists judge the competition – one from a basic science department and one from a clinical department. Any undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of a CGIBD member is eligible to participate. The winner is awarded a travel scholarship to attend a national meeting. The other participants are given a book allowance. Participants may submit their abstracts here.
In April of each year a preparatory seminar provides an opportunity to present scientific talks that will be presented at Digestive Disease Week, the meeting attended by the largest number of center members. There are several goals of the seminar: 1) to provide detailed critique of the scientific content and the presentation technique of the speaker. 2) to give the presenter an opportunity to practice answering questions similar to those that might be posed at the meeting. 3) to provide a chance for people who were not planning to attend DDW with a chance to hear the scientific talks