2013 - My Day in New Orleans: A participant view on the symposium
We are delighted to share with you the following reports and comments from symposium participants
Krupa K. Savalia MD/PhD Scholar - G3
Cellular & Integrative Physiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
"The 3rd New Investigators’ Symposium was my first introduction to ISH and it proved to be extremely useful and informative for several reasons. The day was filled with fascinating scientific presentations, appropriately partitioned by subject matter, highlighting innovative research in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
The forum provided a great platform for discussion of current research discoveries in the field, allowing for young investigators, clinicians and trainees to interact throughout the day. The casual nature of the poster sessions encouraged conversations which provided me with the opportunity to expand my professional network and make many friends.
One of the highlights of the day for me was the exceptionally inspiring keynote address in which Dr. Jane Recklehoff candidly articulated the current obstacles for scientists. Her clever delivery encouraged me as a young scientist in training to persevere and to continue being motivated by my passion for science and the improved understanding of cardiovascular disease."
Rana El Bikia PhD student
McGill University, Center for Ecogenomic Models of Human Diseases
CHUM Research Center, Montreal, Qc, Canada, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
"In September 2013, the ISH New Investigator Committee held a Conference in New Orleans in which I had a poster presentation. I would like to share my experience and the interesting moments that I lived during that day.
This symposium was very fulfilling scientifically; we had the chance to learn about new researchers pioneering in the field of hypertension. In addition to listening to the keynote speaker of the day Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, who had a very inspirational, eye opening and encouraging talk. Apart from science it was a very fortunate opportunity to meet with colleagues and friends that I got to know during the ISH, Sydney, 2012 Scientific Meeting.
In the ISH New Investigators Conference (New Orleans) merging both research and interactions with international delegates was possible; the environment was very friendly, all attendees were interested in what was presented and were seeking to get more involved in this young and growing society. It is at this kind of conference that collaborations and friendships are easily made and hopefully maintained throughout the years. Moreover, I had the chance to meet with members of the ISH New Investigator Committee and I was very happy to be able to help out and become a member of the recruitment working group.
Beyond any doubt, I am very thankful to all the work and effort that has been made to shape this conference and bring together the research from around the globe. It was a great pleasure taking part in this day, sharing some of my research with experts in the field and establishing new relationships."
Junie Paula Warrington Ph.D Instructor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, USA
"This year was my first time attending the ISH New Investigator Symposium. I was very excited about being selected for an oral presentation as it was my very first oral presentation at a national/international professional meeting. As the day went by, I was impressed at the scientific content presented and the professionalism of all participants/delegates.
In addition to learning about the advances in understanding the pathophysiology of hypertension, I was able to network and make new connections that will hopefully last a lifetime. This symposium afforded me a great opportunity to present my work, practice my presentation skills, and learn from others. I am very grateful to the organizers and my mentors for giving me the opportunity to attend such a wonderful, enriching meeting."
What other participants liked about the symposium:
- The friendly atmosphere. It was more than the scientific content.
- Excellent presentations, good interaction
- Good atmosphere for networking, supportive, high quality
- The size was large enough to accommodate varied interests, but small enough not to overwhelm. The opportunity to listen to different research in different areas
- Opportunity for young investigators to present and network
- Good networking, nice professional atmosphere
- Jane Reckelhoff lecture: very dynamic and exciting!
- Small group of young scientists/more interactive
- The size of the symposium was small enough to get to know people and to learn all of the presentations/posters
- The opportunity for young investigators
- The talk session was well organised with good interaction/questions after each talk. The keynote lecture was good, informative, inspiring.
- All are young energetic persons - that makes the symposium very good
- Short concise talks, research awards
- The presentations and diversity in them
- Nice getting to talk and network with colleagues
- Interaction with other new investigators