Professional Development Opportunities

We have several exciting professional development opportunities and social events planned for young investigators (YIs) during the 2020 ISER meeting in Buenos Aires. All YIs are strongly encouraged to apply for the Young Investigators Travel Fellowship. This prestigious award helps cover the financial costs of traveling to Argentina and is also a great networking opportunity. The deadline for submitting the YI travel fellowship application is June 15th, 2020.

Additionally, all YIs are eligible to compete in the 2020 best poster competition. The 1st place winner will not only win cash prizes but will have the opportunity to give a brief 3-minute, 1-slide talk on their work before one of the Prize Ceremony / Lectures. More information on the poster competition will be provided at a later stage.

Lastly, there is a new activity tailored just for ISER’s YIs. This event, “Meet the Experts”, will allow interested YIs to discuss a wide range of topics with ISER’s elite scientists during the afternoon coffee breaks on Wednesday, October 28th and Thursday October 29th. If you have suggestions for topics of discussion or would like to serve as an expert, please e-mail Sandra Hammer (

Social Events

Eye2Eye Meet and Greet – As always, all YIs will have an opportunity to meet each other at the start of the meeting during the welcome reception on Sunday, October 25th. Get to know your fellow Young Investigators!

WISER Dinner (Woman of ISER) – Monday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. All Young Investigators, male and female, are encouraged to attend as it represents an opportunity to speak one-on-one with senior scientists who will also attend this function. Attendees will be given ample opportunity and are encouraged to seek advice on all areas in relation to career advancement.

Young Investigator Happy Hour – All YIs interested in meeting up for drinks at a local pub can meet on Wednesday, October 28th 2020 at 18:30 for happy hour. This event will not be officially sponsored by ISER but will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with fellow ISER YIs as well as explore Buenos Aires.

Remember to use #ISER2020 in all of your social media outlets when documenting your time in Argentina.