Students & Young Investigators (SYIS)
Are you currently a grad student, undergrad, postdoc, or a recent graduate? If so, we invite you to participate in our Student and Young Investigator Section (SYIS) activities at the conference! The SYIS council plans events and activities tailored to those of us really just beginning our careers. For the 2020 annual meeting, some of the events we are planning include:
- A student-mentor lunch
- A career panel discussion
- A peer mentor breakfast
- A networking social
- A few other fun activities unique to Toronto and the 2020 conference!
In addition, we support Scientific Excellence and Career Development awards to help enable more SYIS attendees to attend the conference, as well as poster and oral presentation awards for the top presenters at the conference. To learn more and connect with us, visit the TERMIS-SYIS AM webpage, Twitter, and LinkedIn! Check back on the page regularly for updates about SYIS events and activities for the 2020 annual meeting!
You can learn more about SYIS by visiting here.
The definitions for a student and young investigator per TERMIS are as follows:
- Student: A student is any individual who is engaged as a graduate or undergraduate in a university or college program or as an MD resident and is actively interested in research in the field of TERM. Students are required to provide their university ID for verification of their undergraduate/graduate status.
- Young Investigator: Young Investigators are defined as persons who are employed in the field of TERM, who have been either awarded a doctoral degree within the past three (3) years or are working as researchers and have less than seven (7) years research experience following master’s degree. Young Investigators should not hold an appointment as faculty, academic staff or group leader in a university/research institute or in industry. Young investigators are required to have their advisor/supervisor send a letter as proof of the bona fide status of the young investigator.