Meetings & Events

Early Career SIG

August 10, 2021

Accelerate your career by growing your peer network. Find resources and programming designed with the early career professional in-mind. Engage with your peers in the SIG subgroup in the EndoForum online community in DocMatter. 

View the Early Career SIG leadership roster.

Early Career SIG Past Events

Date: March 9, 2024 

Speaker: Michael Morkos, MD 

Description: An endocrinology clinic can be a great source of joy and satisfaction. Efficient workflow management of the clinic can improve the clinical productivity and decrease burnout. The goal is to start on time, leave on time, and have no residual work to be done at home.   

Learning Objectives: 

  • Improve the clinicians' efficiency in the clinic 
  • Work on leaving on time without work to be done at home 
  • Increase clinic satisfaction and decrease work burnout  

Early Career SIG held a webinar on career transitions between industry and academia.

Learning Objectives

  • Widen your knowledge about potential career options in industry and academia.
  • Gain knowledge on how to apply your knowledge and skills across fields.
  • Learn from those with first-hand experience to gain confidence if you are considering making a career change.


  • Seth Arum, MD, FACE Senior director, Global Patient Safety and Risk Management Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Fredrik Nyberg, MD, PhD Professor of Register Epidemiology School of Public Health and Community Medicine, I Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy University of Gothenburg
  • Aditi Saxena, MD, MMSc Vice President, Clinical Research Head, Internal Medicine Research Unit Pfizer


  • Eva Coopmans, MD Leiden University Medical Center
  • Daniel Olsson, MD, PhD University of Gothenburg, AstraZeneca
  • Rokshana Thanadar, MD Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes Columbia Memorial Health 

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Finding Your First Job as a Clinician 

Join the Early Career SIG for a webinar on finding your first job as a clinician. 

The Early Career SIG held a webinar on finding your first job as a clinician on November 4, 2021, 11-12 PM EDT. 

Speakers: Dimpi Desai, MD, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Vivian Lin, MD, Executive Director, Clinical Development, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to identify and explore job opportunities based on interests and career goals.  
  2. Describe the elements of an effective interview.  
  3. Identify criteria for evaluating a job offer and learn how to navigate competing offers.  

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Finding Your First Job as a Basic Scientist Panel 

Date/Time:August 24, 2021, 12:00–1:00 PM EDT
Fei Zhao, PhD, Melissa Macías Rioseco, PhD, DVM, Shrikanth Gadad, PhD 
Moderators: Lisa Arendt, PhD, DVM, Enrique Ramos, PhD

Join Early Career SIG for a panel discussion on getting your first job at an academic institution. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify key steps during training that may enhance the future success for a career in establishing an independent research laboratory.
  • Develop a plan for identifying potential job opportunities that fit your career goals.
  • Identify considerations during the interview process that will guide your job selection. 

Expert Negotiations: Career Tips for Clinicians and Scientists

Moderator: Stanley Andrisse, PhD, Howard University
Presenter: Kristy Brown, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine
Presenter: Diane Donegan, MBBCh BAO, MRCPI, Indiana University

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Demystifying Controversial Topics: Communication Skills for Busy Physicians and Scientists

Speaker: Mike Tuttle, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Speaker: Deborah Kurrasch, PhD, University of Calgary
Moderator: Eva Coopmans, MD, Queen Mary's University Hospital
Moderator: Rokshana Thanadar, MD, Maine General Hospital

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Early Career Special Interest Group SIG Networking Event: Mastering Your Elevator Pitch Networking Event at ENDO 2021 

Speaker: Ray Blind, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and School of Medicine. 
Co-Chairs: Oksana Hamidi, DO, Garima Narayen, DO

The Early Career Special Interest Group held an event at ENDO 2021 on career development and networking. Ray Blind, PhD, presented a program on delivering effective elevator pitches. Dr. Blind is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and School of Medicine. In addition to leading the Blind Lab, Dr. Blind is an experienced mentor of early career professionals and has successfully utilized the elevator pitch to secure funding. His presentation was followed by an opportunity for participants to practice their elevator pitch with Dr. Blind and colleagues, and receive real-time feedback. 

Navigating Implicit Bias 

Speaker: Mekbib Gemeda, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Moderators: Rokshana Thanadar, MD; Katie Guttenberg, MD; Oksana Hamidi, DO

Join our Early Career Special Interest Group for a webinar on identifying and navigating implicit bias in the medical field. Our guest speaker Mr. Mekbib Gemeda is Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is on the DEI Steering Committee at the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is also developing a robust NIH-supported biomedical research center as well as a nationally recognized faculty and graduate student recruitment and retention program at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Learning Objectives 

  1. Discuss Structural inequities and how they manifest in healthcare delivery and outcomes.
  2. Describe the cultural evolution of perspectives on inclusion in healthcare.
  3. Define the science of implicit bias and how it manifests in society and in healthcare.
  4. Identify ways to mitigate implicit bias.

If you want to learn more about any implicit biases you may have, take the Harvard University Implicit Association Test. We will discuss it at the conclusion of the webinar.

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