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Dr. Paul Lasko, Scientific Director of the CIHR’s Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG), and Dr. Anthony Phillips, Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA) are pleased to announce the 12th Annual New Principal Investigators Meeting (November 1-3, 2013, Mont Gabriel, Québec).

The meeting will be a mentorship and networking event designed to strengthen the professional development of junior faculty working in related or overlapping fields. Virtually without exception, the more than 1,300 New PIs who have attended one of the eleven previous New PI meetings have declared it to be a valuable experience.

The format of this year's meeting will include presentations covering a range of health research of common interest to both sponsoring CIHR Institutes, including basic, clinical, and applied research. Investigators will describe their recent research and indicate what was critical to their developing a successful research career. Established scientists will also lead workshops on grant writing, the mechanics of peer review, and the administrative and human resource challenges of running a laboratory or research team.

Participants need not hold a CIHR grant, but should identify at least one of the two sponsoring Institutes as their primary or secondary CIHR Institute affiliation. Candidates are nominated by Senior Investigators, and have a significant portion of their costs covered by CIHR. Applications are accepted primarily on a first-come first-served basis.