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Leading Good Discussions

September 8, 2014 | Nick Snead

I think everyone has experienced—at least once—a very awkward conference in which the session chair didn't have control of the discussion, was shockingly unprepared, or was unprofessional. So what does it take to lead a good discussion?

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10 Tips for Grad Students to Make the Most of a Scientific Conference

November 12, 2013 | Sean Howard

David Shiffman over at Southern Fried Science has some great tips for graduate students to make the most of a scientific conference .

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The Scientific Conference: It’s Never Too Soon to Start

June 8, 2013 | Cai Roberts

A few months ago, with a little help from a graduate school travel grant, I attended the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. I was utterly astounded by what I found when I got there.

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