The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) holds an annual PDRD on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This symposium affords local postdocs the opportunity to present their research during poster sessions and short talks. PDRD also features guest speakers, career panels, and other fun events.



PDRD 2021

Postdoctoral Research Day 2021 (PDRD'21) is back, with virtual and in-person events! 

Year 2020 has been tough for everyone, with the pandemic and accompanying lockdowns. Yet, there were still many postdocs who successfully transitioned to new positions in academia/industry. PDRD'21, with the theme "Hardships, Struggles, and Successes", wishes to acknowledge the hardships and struggles postdocs faced in the past year, but also to highlight and celebrate the successes postdocs have accomplished despite the trying times, with workshops and networking times with others. And frankly, we just want to see everyone in person! 

Below please find the details for PDRD'21. We also ask if anyone is interested in sharing their success stories with other postdocs, whether you successfully published a paper, got a grant, learned a new skill, or discovered a new passion, so please tell us your stories when registering. First 50 persons to register will receive a PDA swag bag! 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone! 

PDRD'21 event schedule:

7/19: Mental health workshop (Virtual; 1pm - 2pm) 

7/20: Social justice workshop and panel (Virtual; 11am - 1pm) 

7/21: Gong show and lunch (In-person; 11am - 2pm) 

         ($250 1st prize, $150 2nd prize, $25 10 participation awards) 

7/22: Networking with former postdocs (Virtual; 12pm - 1pm) 


PDRD 2021- Hardships, strugles and successes

Be sure to check out our events calendar and follow us on social media for the most up to date information.