PhD Retreat
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The 2017 SID Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon will once again offer its signature Resident and PhD Retreats.  This year's retreats will take place on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, in advance of the SID Annual Meeting, April 26-29, 2017. Approximately 60 outstanding MD, PhD and MD/PhD  attendees have been nominated by their department Chairs, Lab or Program Directors; will be in attendance at the retreats.  The finalists will be selected by the Committee's based on their demonstrated achievement, potential and interest in pursuing a career in research.


As a benefit of attending the SID Trainee Retreats, all retreat participants will receive a Directory of Training Opportunities.  This publication (both digital & print) provides descriptions, application processes and relevant contact information for training opportunities open in dermatology departments, labs, and industry locations around the globe.


SID PhD Retreat

The fundamental mission of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) is to support skin research and encourage the next generation of academicians and investigators needed to maintain the pipeline.  In order to accomplish this, the SID developed two unique educational programs designed for trainees. The SID Resident, and PhD Retreats feature presentations by senior faculty in US institutions, the National Institutes of Health, and private foundations covering the critical success factors in a research or academic career.

These by-nomination and selection-only Retreats take place in conjunction with the SID Annual Meeting.  The Retreat will begin at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25th and commence at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26th. Many of the sessions will include attendees of both Retreats to foster multi-disciplinary interaction and networking.

The PhD Retreat will include sessions on conducting basic and clinical research, grant writing and review, and career paths including Academics, Industry, and Government positions.

Criteria for Candidates

  • PhD Candidates for the Post-Doctoral Retreat are nominated by their; Lab Director or Principal investigator
  • PhD Graduate Student or Post-Doctoral Fellow who has expressed an interest in pursuing a research and/or academic career

One of the Retreat goals is to achieve institutional diversity and introduce PhD’s to those from other programs. Dependent on the total number of applications received, we favor limiting attendance to only one candidate per institution, per Retreat; although the nomination of multiple candidates will be considered.

The deadline to nominate a candidate for the 2017 PhD Retreat has expired.

2017 PhD Retreat Agenda

Society for Investigative Dermatology
526 Superior Avenue East, Suite 340
Cleveland, Ohio 4411

Tel: 216.579.9300
Fax: 216.579.9333

The SID mission is to advance the sciences relevant to skin disease through education,

advocacy and scholarly exchange of scientific information.