Professional Development Workshop: Presentation Skills

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

 Westin Pittsburgh Convention Center Hotel, Rooms 304 and 305

Do you want to improve your presentation skills?  Whether it is a job talk, department meeting, donor meeting, or a national conference, these tools will assist you in presenting yourself in a manner than can build confidence and increase your effectiveness tailored to your audience.  Join Dana Band for a day-long interactive workshop.  You will:

  • Learn a process to prepare for a variety of presentation opportunities
  • Apply a model to organize and prioritize your material
  • Apply PowerPoint guidelines for increased retention
  • Prepare to participate on a panel
  • Manage question-and-answer segments with confidence and control
  • Use stories to make presentations more vivid and memorable
  • Use visualizing to clarify ideas and boost retention
  • Engage your audience to hold their attention and gain buy-in
  • Deliver strong openings that grab your audience’s attention
  • Close in memorable ways that spark action

Participants should come prepared with a current presentation–one they have just given or one that they will be presenting in the near future.



This workshop is supported by generous donations from the following:



ABPD Professional Development Workshop

Choosing Happiness and Leading with Intention

Wednesday, October 17, 2018




Are you overwhelmed at work? Do you wish you could be a more effective leader? Do you ever wonder how you can create a better work-life balance? Join Greg Hicks of FosterHicks for a day-long workshop that will provide a practical and sustainable roadmap for achieving greater career success, building personal leadership skills, and improving your overall quality of life. The ABPD is sponsoring this workshop the day prior to the ASBH Annual Conference to foster the development of junior and senior faculty members who are eager to be more effective and satisfied, whether leading a team writing a paper or leading a Department.





Fall Meeting: October 17, 2018

Our annual Fall Meeting will be held on October 17, 2018 (the night before ASBH begins) at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim CA, from 5:30-9:30.  The meeting room is Monorail C.



ABPD Grant Writing Workshop

The “Write Winning Grant Proposals” workshop presented by Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops has helped bioethics researchers write successful federal and foundation grants. The Association of Bioethics Program Directors (ABPD) sponsored this workshop on October 18, 2017 to support junior faculty members who are writing grants, senior faculty members who are writing/mentoring grants, and postdocs embarking upon grant writing.  The program addressed both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. The session focused on National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant mechanisms, but the tips and strategies for good proposal writing are applicable to all funding agencies.

The workshop also included an extended lunchtime panel discussion specific to Bioethics grants. Panelists are Bioethics grant reviewers who will discuss lessons learned related to writing Bioethics grants. Panelists included:

  • Amy McGuire, JD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Dr. McGuire is a member of the Greenwall Review Committee.
  • Susan Peterson, PhD, MPH, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Dr. Peterson is a member of the Societal and Ethical Issues in Research NIH Study Section.
  • Benjamin Wilfond, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute. Dr. Wilfond is a member of the Societal and Ethical Issues in Research NIH Study Section.