2018 Events

8th Annual UCSD PDA Vendor Show

Date: Thursday, August 16th (10am-2pm)

Location: UCSD, School of Medicine East Lawn, UCSD


Postdoc Pub Night

Date: Thursday, April 26th (7pm-10pm)

Location: 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Postdoc Pub Night Flyer April 2018


New Year´s Newtworking Party 2018

Ring in the new year with fellow postdocs and industry professionals from around the area! In collaboration with postdoc associations at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Salk Institute & Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, we invite you to join us for a New Year's celebration and networking social. Please join us at our Sixth Annual New Year’s Networking Event on Monday, January 29th from 7 - 10pm at Mike Hess Brewing Company in North Park. Make networking your resolution, and enjoy free food (and free drinks for the first 100 registered attendees)!! We hope you embrace this unique opportunity to meet postdocs and alumni from neighboring institutions and local companies in a welcoming atmosphere.



Fifth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium

Date: Wednesday, November 29th (9am-12pm)

Location: UCSD Price Center Ballrooms A&B(off Rupertus Lane, main campus)




The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) along with the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs will hold the Fifth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium followed by the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. All postdocs at UC San Diego are invited to present their research. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and staff are encouraged to attend.

The Research Symposium is designed to bring together fellow postdoctoral scholars across disciplines to discuss their research to a general audience. During this symposium, you will have the opportunity to make new contacts for networking and collaborations to advance your career and boost your CV by winning an award for your presentation skills.

Submit an abstract and take advantage of this unique opportunity! Cash awards have been made available by the PDA to postdocs that best present their research, in either poster or oral presentation format, to a broad audience of peers, industry professionals and faculty.


8:30a                     Registration/check in & poster setup (outside Price Center Ballrooms A & B)

9:00a                     Opening remarks (Price Center Ballroom B)

9:05 - 10:00a         Oral Presentations (Ballroom B)

10:05 - 10:45a       Poster Slam (Ballroom B)

10:45 - 11:45a       Poster Session (Ballroom A)

11:45a                   Check-in for the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon begins

(Postdoc presenters, judges, and volunteers are automatically registered for the luncheon – all other postdocs must register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/postdoc-appreciation-luncheon-and-award-ceremony-2017-tickets-39713819102)


Poster Presentations

Present your research in poster form! Maximum poster dimensions are 36x48 inches.

Poster competition: there will be 4 poster winners, each receiving a $100 prize.

Poster Slam Presentations

Poster slam presentations are brief presentations meant to drum up excitement about your research! Poster slam presentations will be 2min long, with a maximum of 3 slides per presenter. Poster slam presenters are encouraged to bring a poster to the poster session as well.

Poster slam competition: There will be 2 winners for poster slam presentations, each receiving a $100 prize.

Oral Presentations

Selected abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation at the symposium. Presentations will be 5 minutes.

Oral presentation competition: There will be 3 winners: 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($200), and 3rd place ($100).