Research Fundamentals & Career Development Workshop

    Join us for a free workshop on understanding research fundamentals and how to build an academic surgical career. This workshop will enable plastic surgery residents and junior faculty to successfully navigate the formative years of their careers.


    • Landing a Residency Position
    • What Papers Should I Write and What Journals Should They Go In?

    Young Faculty
    • Understanding How an Academic Medical Center Functions
    • Participation in Surgical Research Societies
    • Challenges, Opportunities that New Surgeon-Scientists will Face
    • What Types of Academic Positions are Available and When to Apply
    • Seven Things I've Learned

    • Optimizing Your Chances for Academic Promotion: What are Promotion Committees Looking For?
    • Providing Mentorship

    • Grants/Funding Agencies/Industry/
      Philanthropy/Other Funding Sources
    • Components of a Grant
    • Grant Review (Define Study Section Process)
    • How to Respond to a Reviewer
    • Effective Research Presentations
    • Mentorship/Collaboration
    • IRB, IACUC, Compliance Issues

    IP and Technology
    • Developing Technology for Commercialization
    • Relationships with Industry

    Chairman Q & A Panel

    Meeting Faculty
    Subject to Change
    Howard Levinson, MD
    Program Chair
    Anuja Antony, MD, MPH
    Michael Bezuhly, MD, MSc
    Paul Cederna, MD
    Gayle Gordillo, MD
    Arun Gosain, MD
    Scott Hollenbeck, MD
    Henry Hsia, MD
    Timothy King, MD, PhD
    Ergun Kocak, MD, MS
    William Kuzon Jr., MD, PhD
    W.P. Andrew Lee, MD
    Benjamin Levi, MD
    Eric Liao, MD, PhD
    David Mathes, MD
    Babak Mehrara, MD
    Peter Neligan, MB
    Minh-Doan Nguyen, MD, PhD
    Justin Sacks, MD
    Ron Silverman, MD
    Peter Taub, MD
    Nicholas Vedder, MD
    Edwin Wilkins, MD

    Hotel Information

    The Westin Seattle
    1900 Fifth Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98101


    The deadline to reserve a room at the group rate has now passed.

    Please call 206-728-1000 to make a reservation and be sure to mention the PSRC when calling.


    The group rate for the PSRC is $249 USD per night, plus 15.6% tax (per night, per room) and a $2.00 USD STIA fee (per night, per room).

    Room Deposit Information

    A deposit equal to one (1) night room and tax will be charged at the time a guest makes a room reservation, and upon check-in, will be applied towards the guest’s bill. Deposits paid by guests are refundable if notice is received by the hotel at least 3 days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

    Please contact with any questions.