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FCE Fusion: Careers. Collaboration. Connection.

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FCE Fusion: Careers. Collaboration. Connection. (formerly Trainee Satellite Symposium, TSS)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA, USA

Event Overview

The FOCIS Centers of Excellence (FCEs) are a network of academic medical centers that focus on interdisciplinary and translational education and research. Within each FCE, trainee and fellow development is a top priority. 

The FCE Fusion event is a luncheon and networking event held annually in conjunction with the FOCIS Annual Meeting (FOCIS 2018) where invited trainees present their work during a poster session and receive mentoring and feedback from FCE directors. There will also be a short program and ample networking time.

Participation in the FCE Fusion event is limited to FCE Directors and trainees who were competitively selected by their FCE Director.


The 2018 program will be announced in spring 2018.

2017 Program

12:00-12:05 pm Welcome & Introductions
12:05-12:30 pm Networking & Hors d'oeuvres
12:30-1:00 pm Poster Talks
1:00-2:00 pm Moderated Poster Session*

*FCE Directors review the posters and provide constructive feedback. The top-scoring posters selected by FCE Directors will be recognized with a Poster of Distinction award at the FOCIS 2018 opening keynote address immediately following the FCE Fusion event.

Submit Trainee Nominations

Each FCE competitively selects up to two trainees to present their most novel and innovative research at FCE Fusion event, receive complimentary registration to attend FOCIS 2018 and a $500 travel award. Nominations must be received by Friday, January 12, 2018. To be eligible, the trainee must submit an abstract to FOCIS 2018 by January 24, 2018.

Past Abstract Supplement of FCE Fusion

2017 FCE Fusion abstract supplement (.pdf)

2016 FCE Fusion abstract supplement (.pdf)