Meeting Activities

Coming to Charlotte? Make the most of your trip by attending the following student events.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
AADR NSRG Hands-on Workshop: Mentoring and Career Development in Dental Research (Room 211-212B, Convention Center)
This Hands-on Workshop will be a roundtable discussion session with established mentors, clinicians and scientists in the oral health field. Discussion will be centered on the topics of mentors, mentoring, and career development.

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
AADR/CADR Opening Ceremonies & Awards Program (Ballroom AB, Convention Center)

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception at NASCAR Museum

8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. AADR NSRG Student Welcome Reception (Blackfinn Saloon, 210 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202)

Thursday, March 20, 2014
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
AADR NSRG Business Meeting (Room 218-219B, Convention Center)
IADR and AADR student members, student non-members and faculty/researchers are encouraged to attend. The business meeting will include the presentation of numerous awards, including local SRG contests, the 2014 AADR NSRG Mentor Award and the 2014 AADR NSRG DENTSPLY/Caulk Competition. NEW FOR 2014! The newly elected 2015-2016 AADR NSRG Officers will be announced at this meeting!

Friday, March 21, 2014
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
AADR NSRG Faculty Advisors/SRG Presidents' Breakfast (invitation only, Room 217A, Convention Center)
Come discuss issues of your local SRG. NSRG officers will attend along with the 2014 AADR NSRG Mentor Award recipient. Each U.S. and Canadian dental school can send 2 representatives (one faculty member and one student). Invitations will be emailed to advisors within the next week.

8 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Symposium (co-sponsored with IADR Women in Science and Student Training and Research Networks) Dental Research: Diverse Career Paths and Opportunities (Room 213BC, Convention Center)
This symposium will focus on presenting the diverse range of opportunities available for a career in dental research. Investigators with dental and non-dental backgrounds who currently work in government, academia, industry, and clinical private practice will discuss their different career paths and opportunities for development within each environment.

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Meet-a-Mentor Lunch (Room 218-219B, Convention Center)
The Meet-a-Mentor session format is designed to enhance the learning experience for students. Senior scientists, who are also past recipients of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award and/or past Mentor Awardees, will lead motivational and realistic discussions about the paths they took during their academic careers.
Tickets are still available for this event! The cost is $20. Click here to view the table options. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting and wish to add a lunch ticket, please email to request an invoice.

Saturday, March 22, 2014
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Symposium (co-sponsored with IADR Education Research Group) Toward an Academic Career in Dentistry: The NIH-MRSP Students’ Experience (Room 211-212B, Convention Center)
This symposium aims to educate students and faculty mentors on the value and impact of research fellowships on dental students’ career paths in dentistry. This symposium will feature scientific presentations and personal reflections from the dental MRSP trainees to educate the audience about the positive impact and value of this experience for building the trainees’ research skills and defining their paths to Academics. A NIH-MRSP mentor will also describe the purpose and structure of the MRSP. The symposium will conclude with thorough discussion and Q&A moderated by the session chair.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Closing Ceremonies/AADR President Induction (Ballroom AB, Convention Center)


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