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FASEB Webinars

FASEB is now offering regularly recurring webinars on a variety of topics, covering science policy, advocacy, professional development opportunities and more. To attend a live webinar, please click the “register” button accompanying any of the upcoming webinars listed below. If you are unable to attend a webinar during the live stream, view the list of archived webinars to access full recordings of any past FASEB webinar.

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Upcoming Webinars in 2018



 National Science Foundation Supports Advances in Biological Research


 Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

Speakers:

•    Benjamin Krinsky, PhD
FASEB Senior Legislative Affairs Officer
•    André Porter
Science Policy Analyst, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the only federal agency with a broad mandate to support research and education across nearly all fields of science and engineering. This webinar will describe what NSF does, its importance for the nation’s basic research enterprise, and how researchers can be effective advocates for the agency. Click below to register for the webinar.



 Know Before You Go: Tips for Foreign Scientists Traveling to U.S. Meetings


 Thursday, June 21, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

Speaker:

•    Brendan Delaney
Attorney, Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC

FASEB member societies host a number of meetings and conferences each year, many of which are attended by scientists visiting from countries outside the U.S. An experienced immigration attorney will discuss existing and new policies affecting visas for non-U.S. citizens who wish to attend scientific meetings in the United States. This webinar will also highlight practical advice to help scientific societies hosting conferences involving foreign visitors, answer questions about visa requirements, and other pertinent information. Click below to register for the webinar.



 Summer Advocacy Activities for Scientists


 Wednesday, June 27, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

Speakers:

•    Jennifer Zeitzer
Director of Legislative Relations, FASEB
•    Benjamin Krinsky
Senior Legislative Affairs Officer, FASEB

Summer is an ideal time to advocate for science and engage with Congress members and local representatives while they are on recess. FASEB’s advocacy team will give an overview of actions scientists can take this summer to advocate for increased biomedical and biological research funding. This webinar will also highlight FASEB’s new advocacy resources including, a guide on how to effectively plan and host Congress member visits at research labs. Click below to register for the webinar.
 

Archived Webinars


Introduction to Science Policy Fellowships


Thursday, April 19, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speaker:

  • Yvette Seger, PhD
    FASEB Director of Science Policy

FASEB and a number of its member societies offer fellowship opportunities for students and postdocs interested in pursuing a career in science policy. In addition to providing a brief overview of the benefits of pursuing a science policy fellowship, this webinar covers information about current and upcoming openings for science policy fellowships and important details for potential applicants. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Professional Development Opportunities for Research Trainees


Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Barksdale, PhD
    FASEB Science Policy Analyst
  • Kanika Pulliam, PhD
    Senior Manager, Education and Career Development Programs, The American Society of Human Genetics
  • Mary Litzinger, PhD
    Manager of Education and Career Development Programs, The American Association of Immunologists
  • Catherine Fry, PhD
    Director of Education, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Ida Chow, PhD
    Executive Director, Society for Developmental Biology

FASEB member societies offer a variety of valuable professional development opportunities for trainees looking to explore career options, increase their skills and knowledge in their research area, and expand their professional network. This webinar provides an overview of how to leverage current and future awards, fellowships, mentoring/networking resources, and other membership benefits offered by FASEB societies to undergraduate and graduate trainees, postdocs, and early-career professionals. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


 

Getting Ready for Capitol Hill Day: At Home and in DC


Wednesday, February 28, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speakers:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations
  • Ben Krinsky
    FASEB Senior Legislative Affairs Officer

Each spring, members of the FASEB Board and Science Policy Committee meet with their members of Congress in Washington, DC to urge them to increase funding for federal science agencies. This webinar serves as an advocacy training session for researchers participating in FASEB’s 2018 Capitol Hill Day in DC and for non-FASEB members interested in visiting local offices of their Congress members. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


 

Federal Budget & Appropriations Process 101: What Researchers Need to Know


Tuesday, February 13, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speakers:

  •  Meg Thompson
    Co-Founder & Partner, Federal Science Partners

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations

    The budget for the National Institutes of Health and other science agencies is determined each year by the executive and legislative branches of government. This webinar provides an introduction to the federal budget process and how it impacts funding for biomedical and physical sciences research. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


FASEB’s Excellence in Science Award


Thursday, February 8, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speaker:

  • Yvette Seger, PhD
    FASEB Director of Science Policy

Every year since 1989, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has recognized outstanding achievements by women in biological science through the Excellence in Science Award. This webinar discusses the eligibility requirements, application process, deadlines for the 2019 award, accepting nominations until March 1, 2018. The presentation also covers frequently asked questions regarding the nomination submission process. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


 

Reducing Regulatory Burden in Animal Research: Recommendations for Change


Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speakers:

  • Kevin C. Kregel, PhD
    Chair, FASEB’s Animals in Research and Education Subcommittee
    Associate Provost for Faculty, University of Iowa
  • Joseph R. Haywood, PhD
    FASEB Past President
    Assistant Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Michigan State University
  • Anne Deschamps, PhD
    FASEB Associate Director of Science Policy

The use of animals in research continues to be vital to understanding human and animal disease, and researchers are commited to the humane care of research animals. However, numerous conflicting, outdated, or ineffective federal regulations have increased burden on the researcher, without benefitting animal welfare. This webinar provides an overview of FASEB’s recent report, titled, “Reforming Animal Research Regulations: Workshop Recommendations to Reduce Regulatory Burden,” including key recommendations to limit regulatory burden, while ensuring humane care of animals as a top priority. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


 

Federal Budget Update: Join the Fight to Raise the Caps


January 23, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET


Speaker:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations

A $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains in limbo as congressional leaders continue efforts to resolve a dispute about spending limits for fiscal year 2018. This webinar provides an update on the status of negotiations to raise the budget caps and the funding outlook for NIH and other federal research agencies. The presentation also includes actionable guidance on how to urge Congress to approve the proposed increase for NIH, and additional funding for the National Science Foundation, Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Energy Office of Science. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


 

Maximizing Shared Research Resources: Survey Findings and Recommendations from FASEB


Friday, January 19, 2018; 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

Speakers:

  • Sheena Mische, PhD
    FASEB Maximizing Shared Research Resources Report Co-chair
    Senior Director, NYU Langone Health Division of Advanced Research Technologies
  • Bethany Drehman, PhD
    FASEB Senior Science Policy Analyst

Shared research resources can broaden access and reduce research costs, but providers face challenges that limit their ability to offer cutting-edge services. This webinar provides an overview of FASEB’s recent report, titled “Maximizing Shared Research Resources,” including recommendations and key strategies researchers can use to extend the value of shared resources. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Advocating for Science Using FASEB's "Value of Federally Funded Biological Research" Resource


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations
  • Bethany Drehman, PhD
    FASEB Senior Science Policy Analyst

This webinar highlights FASEB's “Value of Federally Funded Biological Research” slide deck, and provides tips on how to use it as an advocacy tool. The slides are designed for both scientific and non-technical audiences and can be used at district meetings, scientific talks, and public outreach events. The webinar provides step by step guidance on how to effectively communicate the many ways research benefits all Americans, whether you are speaking with members of Congress, the public, or other scientists. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Advocacy in Your Backyard: How Scientists Can Make A Difference


Thursday, August 3, 3017 2:00 PM-3:00 PM/ET


Speakers:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations
  • Benjamin Krinsky, PhD
    FASEB Senior Legislative Affairs Officer

This webinar provides an update on the status of the budget discussions on Capitol Hill, and reviews new tools and materials available from FASEB. The presentation also offers tips on how to get other scientists engaged in advocacy. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.


Manage Webinar for "The Trump Budget: How scientists can fight proposed cuts to NIH"


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:00-3:00 PM/ET

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Zeitzer
    FASEB Director of Legislative Relations
  • Benjamin Krinsky, PhD
    FASEB Senior Legislative Affairs Officer

This webinar provides an overview of cuts to federal research funding recently proposed in the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress. The presentation also covers the timeline and key steps involved in the federal budget process and offered suggestions about specific actions individual scientists can take to take urge Congress to reject the president’s plan. Click to view a recording of the webinar below.