2017 SACNAS Conference in Salt Lake City!

Main conference starts Oct 19th and ends October 21st.

Pre conference day, DPC events will also take place at this time, is October 18th.


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DPC Pre Conference Event (3 sessions)

4:00-5:30PM "Leveraging Personal Assets for Community Benefit" Workshop: In this workshop participants will reflect upon their personal assets and gain tools for effectively using them to persist in science. They will also increase their understanding of how their persistence in science can directly benefit the communities they come from and the Diversity Program Consortium for BUILD/NRMN trainees. 


5:30 – 6:30PM "Building Social Capital in Science and within the Diversity Program Consortium" Mixer: Social capital can be defined as networks of people and community resources. We will build upon the existing social capital of participants to grow their scientific networks, particularly within the BUILD/NRMN/SACNAS communities.

6:30 – 8:30PM "Sharing your SACNISTA/BUILD/NRMN Voice" Activity: Spoken word is a performance art that enables the speaker to share their views for multiple reasons, including to influence change. In this activity participants will reflect upon their own experiences with the predominant culture of science. The activity will focus on working together to develop a spoken word piece that can be used to influence positive change and enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce.


8:30 – 8:45PM Closing Activity​

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.