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ISCHE Retreat 2017

August 7 - August 11

$850

International Society for Children’s Health and the Evironment Writers and Advocacy Retreat

$850, lodging and meals included

Begin: Monday, August 7, arrival after 3pm – dinner will be our first meal
End: Friday, August 11, packing out of lodging by 10am, departing campus by 1pm – lunch is our final meal

Whidbey Institute, the location of our 2014 retreat, was a fantastic site for a relaxing and collegial meeting. Due to popular demand, we are returning to Whidbey for more informal networking and collaboration. August 7th to 11th, 2017 ISCHE will hold its first Writers’ and Advocacy Retreat.

The retreat will consist of scheduled presentations and discussions each morning and evening, Monday evening through Friday morning. One key focus will be on ways that ISCHE scientists can inform advocates and policy makers. Afternoons will be devoted to a variety of options, including meetings between collaborators, individual time to write, and spontaneous sessions organized by participants. Attendees can bring work in progress to the meeting, or join a group discussing others’ work. Three communal meals will be provided each day.

We encourage new faculty to participate in the Writer’s Retreat. Previous ISCHE meetings have had staff from EHP and NIEHS, editorial board members from other relevant journals, and members of professional and advocacy organizations in attendance. To complement sessions on an eclectic selection of hot topics, senior ISCHE members will provide their informed opinions and tested tips on topics such as:

  • What do reviewers and editors want to see in a paper?
  • What do study section members and NIH staff want to see in a proposal?
  • How do I choose a journal?
  • How do I write for or with a group?
  • How do I write for the public, or congress, or an advocacy group?
  • How do I conduct meaningful or consequential research?
  • How can ISCHE provide meaningful scientific perspectives and educate policy makers about key scientific discoveries?
  • What do reviewers and editors want to see in a paper?
  • What do study section members and NIH staff want to see in a proposal?
  • How do I choose a journal?
  • How do I write for or with a group?
  • How do I write for the public, or congress, or an advocacy group?
  • How do I conduct meaningful or consequential research?

The Writer’s Retreat will consist of less than 30 participants. The cost will be $850 inclusive of lodging, meals, and snacks. This is the only ISCHE meeting that will be held in 2017.

We are inviting support from registrants to build a scholarship fund. If you are able to contribute, we welcome this support to enable the participation of emerging leaders and international participants who may not be able to join us without this support. If you are in need of scholarship support to participate, please reach out to Jennifer Ames.

It is the best of all worlds – great science, a collegial environment, and the opportunity to advance projects on your list. Those who were at our first ISCHE retreat at the Whidbey Institute know that it is an amazing place to foster your creative energies and enjoy delicious and healthy food. Attendees of either of our first two meetings know that they were filled with amazing accomplished, creative, and passionate participants. For those who were not at Whidbey Institute last time, you can take a look around at http://whidbeyinstitute.org.


Additional Details

Family and alternative lodging options:

  • An option for guests to join for lodging and meals is available for $725. If a spouse or partner would like to join you, but not participate in sessions, this is available to choose when registering.
  • If you would prefer to camp in the camping meadow at the Whidbey Institute and participate in the full sessions and meals, the total cost of your participation is $650.
  • If you would prefer to lodge off-site but participate in the full sessions and meals, the total cost of your participation is $625. A good resource for off-site lodging options is the local chamber of commerce site, or Airbnb [search for locations near Clinton, WA].

Travel Details: If you are flying into the area, there is excellent shuttle service via Whidey Seatac Shuttle that departs from the airport every three hours, with a roundtrip cost of $82. The service leaves from the baggage claim area of the Sea-Tac airport, with an option of a shuttle stop that is about 1-mile away from the Whidbey Institute. The ISCHE team will coordinate pick-ups for you from the shuttle stop to the Whidbey Institute, and/or provide a number for the local taxi service to make it that last mile, depending on your arrival time. You will receive further travel details in the registration confirmation message that is emailed to you after you complete your registration.

Details

Start:
August 7
End:
August 11
Cost:
$850
Website:
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Organizer

ISCHE
Website:
http://www.ische.ca/