Physiology Research Retreat "Visions 2020"

This event has been postponed to Monday, October 19, 2020

New deadlines will be annouced soon

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NEW THIS YEAR! Trivia Competition: Unwind from the day with a beverage and game of Trivia.  Local Trivia Action will be on site to coordinate a game of trivia.  Prizes will be given for best team name and best overall scores.  Get your team together and plan to have some fun.

Group Photo: About every decade, the Department of Physiology takes a group photo including everyone in the department.  We will take this photo on the Social Staircase at the Gatton Student Center, immediately following lunch or about 12:30.    

Trainee Podium Presentations: Two 15 minute presentations by nominated graduate students and/or postdocs. Send nominations to Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian ( by date TBD. Nominations consist of a title and abstract for the presentation, and a CV. Self-nominations accepted. The Research Committee will select and notify presenters.

90 Second Poster Pitch: Advertise your poster by giving a 90 second, one slide overview.  The event is open to PhD students and Postdocs presenting a poster.  You must register for this event and be willing to submit your slide a few days prior to the presentation.  Participation is optional.

Poster Sessions:  All trainees and staff are invited to present a poster.  Participation by graduate students is mandatory.  To participate in this session, you must submit your Poster Title, Authors and 3 sentence maximum Project Narrative when you register for the event.

Travel Award Lottery:  Graduate students and postdocs that score in the top 30% of poster judging and also present a 90 Second Poster Pitch (or are selected for a Trainee Podium Presentation) will be entered into a drawing for one of two $500 Travel Awards.  You must be present at the Awards Ceremony to claim the travel award.

Poster Award Lottery:  All trainees and staff (excluding recipients of $500 Travel Awards) that score in the top 30% of poster judging will be entered into a drawing for UK or Physiology logoed prizes.  You must be present at the Awards Ceremony to claim a prize.

Individual Photos:  A professional photographer will be on site during each of the poster sessions to provide professional individual photos or lab group photos.