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

2021 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 (Marvel Hall)

9:00 am-12:00 pm CSSP Executive Board Meeting
12:00-1:00 pm CSSP Board of Directors Lunch
12:00-1:00 pm Attendee Check-in
1:00-2:00 pm CSSP Meeting Opening and Welcome
Committee Process Information
Self-Introductions of Attendees
2:00-3:00 pm Keynote-State of Research in the Biological Sciences
Speaker: Changes in the Medical Research toward Global Health Improvements
3:00-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:45 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
5:00-5:30 pm Award Presentation (Othmer Hall)
5:30-7:30 pm Opening Reception (Othmer Hall)
Dinner will be on your own following the reception.

SUNDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2021 (Marvel Hall)

8:30-9:30 am Session Two: Legal Guidelines for your Society
Learning what you don’t know. Ask the non-profit attorney
9:30-10:45 am Session Three: 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.
10:45-11:15 am Break
11:15 am-12:15 pm Session Four (A): Frontiers of Science
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch (Othmer Hall)
1:30-2:30 pm Session Four (B): Frontiers of Science
2:30-3:30 pm CSSP Collaborative Action Session
Following the Frontiers of Science sessions, this is a time to brainstorm the ways in which your society can participate in advancing this ground breaking science. It is also a time to identify who, within your society would be part of this collaborative action.
3:30-4:00 pm Break
4:00-5:15 pm Session Five: Results of Advocacy for Science
6:30-9:00 pm Banquet
Location pending

MONDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2021 (Marvel Hall)

8:30-9:45 am Session Six: Reducing environmental health hazards to improve health-what can be done with technology?
Emerging environmental hazards, such as the disposal of electronic waste, pose new threats of toxic exposure; a predicted 50 million metric tonnes of electronic waste will be produced by next year
9:45-10:45 am CSSP Collaborative Action Session
Following the prior session, this is a time to brainstorm the ways in which your society can increase its participation in reducing environmental health hazards to improve health. It is also a time to identify a few of your society members who would be part of this collaborative action.
10:45-11:15 am Break
11:15 am-12:30 pm Session Seven: 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
12:30-1:45 pm Lunch (Cornerstone Café/Othmer Hall)
1:45-2:15 pm Business Meeting
Election of new Board members and officers
2:15-3:45 pm Session Eight: Writing about Science for the public
Op-Ed, Storytelling, engaging the public in the science narrative
3:45 -4:15 pm Break
4:15-5:15 pm Board Meeting (with newly elected members)
Dinner on Your Own


8:00-10:30 am Congressional Breakfast
Meet on Capitol Hill for breakfast, including a meeting with a member of Congress and/or senior staff

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