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Training Opportunity: Writing Persuasive R01 Proposals

The MDACC Research Medical Library is offering an online course on writing an NIH R01 grant proposal. Over the course of three 1-hour modules, scientific editors will provide practical advice on writing the Specific Aims and Research Strategy of an R01 application.

Registration is required. To streamline and simplify the registration process, the three separate modules of this session are set up as a series; registration for one module will register you for all three. You can attend any or all modules. The series will be repeated every few months.

The modules are as follows:

Tuesday, February 14: Writing Persuasive R01 Proposals: The Specific Aims Section
Tuesday, February 21: Writing Persuasive R01 Proposals: Research Strategy: The Significance and Innovation Sections
Tuesday, February 28: Writing Persuasive R01 Proposals: Research Strategy: The Approach Section
(All sessions will be 12:00 to 1:00.)


Poster Presentation! The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO)

Poster Presentation! The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) invites you to submit abstracts detailing your research endeavors for presentation during the FLASCO 12th Annual Puerto Rico Oncology Symposium. Please submit your abstract to for review. FLASCO will award $1,000 for the top 2 abstracts selected and the authors will have an opportunity to present their research on February 3rd during the module “Selected Topics in Cancer Care Disparities” to the convention attendees.

Please see Abstract Guidelines below for direction. The FLASCO 12th Annual Puerto Rico Oncology Symposium is scheduled for February 3-4, 2023 @ Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Center Blvd., San Juan, Puerto Rico. DEADLINE to submit: January 20, 2023.

Poster Guidelines:
• Poster should be no larger than 36 inches high and 48 inches wide. If you exceed this size your poster may not fit on the provided board. The poster should be made on one sheet (rollup). Do NOT mount illustrations on heavy cardboard because they may be difficult to keep in position on the poster board.
• Deadline for receipt at the FLASCO office is January 20, 2023. Absolutely no late submissions will be accepted
• Acceptance notification will be by January 25, 2023
• You must be present for the module referred to above and during the Poster Presentation Session scheduled for Friday, February 3rd from 4:30-5:30pm at the hotel. Registration is complimentary and you may do so with the following link:
• Previously presented posters in national meetings are acceptable
• Topics to include cancer disparities research or other cancer related topics