The 2016 MD-PhD Section Meeting was held together with the GREAT Group and GRAND Professional Development Meeting

September 28-October 1, 2016

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel


Shaping the Future”

Who should attend?
We invite research deans, graduate deans, deans of clinical and translational research, MD-PhD and postdoctoral program leaders, and all those with an interest in advancing biomedical research and research training. 

Why should you attend?
Network with colleagues, learn innovative strategies and ideas, take home new skills and tools to implement at your institution.  Meeting sessions have been organized around learning objectives and principles, to encourage and improve the ability of leaders in research and research training to bring useful information back to their campuses.

What will be discussed?
This year’s meeting focuses on preparing yourself, colleagues, learners, and your institution to succeed in a research and research training environment that is more diverse and inclusive, while also adapting to changing accountability metrics and performance measures.


Featured Events:

  • Keynote address by James Olds, PhD, Assistant Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation and Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Director, Women’s Health Research Institute, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Plenary sessions on the future of research at academic medical centers; cultivating a diverse and inclusive climate in academic medical centers; and faculty, staff and trainees in crisis

  • MD-PhD administrative director sessions

  • Pre-meeting leadership development courses and workshops

  • Presentation opportunities at the innovative curriculum session and poster reception (please check "Call for Proposals" tab for more detailed information about abstract submission)

  • Meetings on the fly

  • A special evening reception hosted by the University of Chicago and Northwestern University

  • Announcement of the winners of the 2016 AAMC Award for Innovations in Research Education

Participate as a mentor
The meeting will be followed by workshops and a mentoring session for high school and college students interested in careers in biomedical research on the afternoon of Saturday, October 1.  Sign-up to participate as a mentor when you register for the meeting. 

Looking forward to seeing you! 

For details and registration - see the AAMC website: