2020 SOPS Research and Career Symposium

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium is postponed until further notice

The Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) at the University of Kentucky is hosting their annual Research & Career Symposium to feature the work of postdoctoral scholars in Kentucky and surrounding areas, promote networking among regional institutions, and encourage discussions on career paths for PhDs. The event will feature:

The objective of the symposium is to give UK and regional postdocs an opportunity to share their research, network with regional peers, and learn about career options for PhDs. 

  • SOPS mission is to promote the exchange of ideas across the region and across disciplines. As such, UK and regional postdocs from all fields of research are invited to participate!

  • SOPS aims to foster cross-generational conversations with up and coming PhDs. As such, graduate students are welcome and encouraged to participate!

  • Given how broad and diverse audience will be, lightning talks, posters, and short talks should be general and accessible to an audience outside of your area of expertise.



Event details:

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium is postponed until further notice

   When: Friday, May 29th, 2020 8-5pm 

   WhereDon and Cathy Jacobs Science Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

   KeynoteSharon Milgram, PhD - Director of the Office of Intramural Training & Education at National Institutes of Health.



There is no charge to attend or present at the symposium and food will be provided for breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and reception – SOPS conducts an annual fundraising campaign to ensure access to these critical conversations to all junior scientists and scholars and the symposium is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors

Deadlines are postponed until further notice

  • Registration will open on March 11th, 2020. 
  • Abstract submission will close on May 10th, 2020
  • Registration will close May 17th,2020
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