Meetings Special Events


Special Events

The following special events will be organized by the Mentorship Committee:

Speed Mentoring Session
Saturday, June 9, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Carrie Sims, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Evans, MD, Carolinas HealthCare System

Just like "speed dating", each young investigators (Assistant Professors, Instructors, Graduate students, Post Docs, and Fellows) will have the opportunity to meet one on one with 4 to 5 seasoned Shock Society Investigators and get sage advice regarding a myriad of subjects ranging from funding to establishing a research niche to work-life balance.

If you are interested in attending this session, please complete the survey at by June 2nd. Not a member yet? Sign up now!

Grant Writing Tips and Tricks
Sunday, June 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Alfred Ayala, PhD, Brown University
David Williams, PhD, East Tennessee State University

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Conjuring Your Best Grants: Tips and Tricks for a Magical R01
Melanie Scott, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Quest for the “K”:  In Pursuit of Improved Patient Outcomes
Antonio Hernandez, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Peer Reviewer's Perspective on Grant Proposals
Judith Hellman, MD, University of California, San Francisco

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Panel Discussion

In this workshop, Dr. Scott will discuss grantsmanship from the perspective of the RO1 funded investigator.  Dr. Hernandez will discuss K awards from the perspective of the physician/scientist and a current K awardee. Dr. Hellman will discuss successful grant writing from the perspective of a study section member.

Luncheon Seminar: Diversity and Inclusion in Shock Research
Sunday, June 10, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Antonio Davila, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Nancy Baxter, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Oral Presentations By New Investigators
Tuesday, June 12, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Carrie Sims, MD, PhD, The Trauma Center at Penn, Philadelphia, PA
Vanessa Nomellini, MD, PhD, UC Health, Cincinnati, OH
12:30 PM – 12:42 PM     
SECTM1A is Critical for Macrophage Phagocytosis During Polymicrobial Sepsis in Mice
Xingjiang Mu, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
12:42 PM – 12:54 PM     
Toll Like Receptor 9 Therapy Reverses the Two-Hit Response to Trauma in Mice
Yasutaka Nakahori, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
12:54 PM – 1:06 PM       
Splenic Neutrophils may serve as Primary Responders to Lung Infection During Persisent Inflammation, Immunosuppression and Catabolism Syndrome (PICS)
Leah K. Winer, MD, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1:06 PM – 1:18 PM          
Endothelial HSPA12B Plays a Protective Role in Sepsis Induced Mortality by Regulating Innate Immune Responses via Crosstalk Between Endothelial Cells and Macrophages
Fei Tu, MS, PhD candidate, College of Medicine, ETSU, Johnson City, TN
1:18 PM – 1:30 PM          
Deformylase Improves Survival in Cecal Litigation Model of Sepsis and Prevents Endothelial Barrier Dysfunction in Trauma-Induced Systemic Inflammatory Response syndrome
Patricia Martinez Quinones, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA

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