Network like a Pro: How to Build and Sustain Connections

Date:  Thursday, April 20, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 ET


Meeting description:

Networking virtually or in person can be intimidating, particularly for trainees. Whether you’re attending your first conference, trying to develop your career, increase the visibility of your research, or foster a new collaboration, making and sustaining impactful connections are important. This interactive presentation will discuss strategies to navigate both virtual and face-to-face networking situations so that the next time you step into a room of potential connections, you will feel ready to connect and converse. For those attending the 2023 CNS Annual Conference in Quebec City, there will be an opportunity to practice these skills at the Trainee Networking Social on May 4th at 6 pm EST.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

1.    Distinguish the mindset behind successful networking, along with an understanding of human behavior related to networking

2.    Identify how to apply practical strategies to real-world scenarios

3.    Apply an action plan to grow your network

Speaker:  Mirey Karavetian, PhD (Research Associate, University of Toronto)

Moderator: Katherine Ford, PhD, RD (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo)

About the Speaker:

M Karavetian is a nutrition scientist, and holds the position of research associate at the kinesiology department in University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.  In her previous role, she was an Associate Professor in the college of natural health sciences, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. She has earned her PhD in “Health Promotion” from Maastricht University, Netherlands, and her dietetics degree from American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She has extensive experience in nutrition management of the chronically and critically ill patients; she shares her experience in conferences and workshops locally and regionally in the aim of training health care professionals for better health care. Her research focuses on identifying effective strategies to change dietary behavior in chronically ill patients. 


Sponsored by the CIHR INMD Training and Community Support Grant


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