CSSP will present its Winter Leadership Workshop VIRTUALLY 4-7 December 2021.

Please check back for updates to the agenda as we work to ensure we accommodate participants in all time zones, as best as possible.

2021 VIRTUAL Winter Leadership Workshop

Theme: Trust in Science-Human Health in a Changing World

Agenda is subject to change. All times are U.S. Eastern.

SATURDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2021 (Virtual)

10:00 am-12:30 pm CSSP Executive Board Meeting
12:30-1:00 pm Attendee Registration - Open House Networking
1:00-1:30 pm CSSP Meeting Opening and Welcome
1:30-2:30 pm Keynote-State of Research in the Biological Sciences
Speaker: Changes in the Medical Research toward Global Health Improvements
2:30-3:00 pm Breakout rooms
3:00-3:15 pm Break (Screen down time)
3:15-4:30 pm Session One: The Next Health Crisis: Neurodegenerative Diseases
Panel: We know how COVID affected the pace of biological research, but what changes happened to research in other science disciplines due to the needs and restrictions that were an outcome of the pandemic
4:30-5:00 pm Breakout rooms
5:00-5:15 pm Break (Screen down time)
5:15-5:45 pm Award Presentation
5:30-7:30 pm Opening Reception (Virtual Happy Hour)

SUNDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2021 (Virtual)

11:00 am-12:15 pm Session Two: The Role of Women and Gender in Science
The history of women's participation in science; gender in the structure of scientific institutions; and the gendering of human knowledge.
12:15-12:45 pm Breakout Rooms
12:45-1:15 pm Break (Screen down time)
1:15-2:15 pm Session Three (A): Frontiers of Science
2:15-2:45 pm Breakout Rooms
2:45-3:45 pm Session Three (B): Frontiers of Science
3:45-4:15 pm Breakout rooms
4:15-4:30 pm Break (Screen down time)
4:30-5:15 pm Session Four: The Philanthropic Funding Process. How does it work?
A panel discussion including FRANCE CÓRDOVA, President, Science Philanthropy Alliance. Other panelists awaiting confirmation.
5:15-5:45 pm Breakout Rooms
5:45-6:30 pm Social Sessions in breakout rooms (Informal)

MONDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2021 (Virtual)

11:00 am-12:15 pm Session Five: The Ethical Legacy of Covid for Health Research
ARTHUR CAPLAN, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics, Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
12:15-12:45 pm Breakout Rooms
12:45-2:00 pm

Session Six: Reducing environmental hazards to improve human health
Emerging and existing environmental hazards, and their interactions with a changing climate, pose a serious threat to human health. Novel solutions are required. 
BENJAMIN ZAITCHIK, Professor, Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University
JENNIFER VANOS, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University
TEDDIE POTTER, Clinical Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative at University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Moderator: LUCINDA JOHNSON, CSSP Board Member; Society for Freshwater Science; Natural Resources Research Institute Associate Director and Water Team Lead at University of Minnesota-Duluth

2:00-2:30 pm Breakout rooms
2:30-3:00 pm Break (Screen down time)
3:00-4:30 pm Session Seven: Science and the Public
Communication skills for engaging the public in the science narrative
4:30-4:45 pm Break (Screen down time)
4:45-5:15 pm Business Meeting
Election of new Board members and officers
5:15-5:45 pm Closing Remarks
CINDY PASKA – CSSP Executive Director

TUESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2021(Virtual)

11:00 am-12:15 pm Congressional Breakfast
Meet with a member of Congress and/or senior staff
12:15-1:15 pm Board Meeting (with newly elected members)

CSSP thanks its generous sponsors: