SPARC Conference


This will provide a forum where faculty and attendees will engage in discussions and provide recommendations for developing and sustaining successful and productive careers in academic research.

Course Design

The format will be small group discussions as well as lectures on topics such as strategic approaches to networking, developing strong and mutually beneficial mentored relationships.  Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from a panel of faculty who are at various stages in their academic careers.  Participants will also have an opportunity to network with other research colleagues and pre/post doctoral students from multiple disciplines.


Women and Underrepresented Minorities (URMs) medical/graduate students through senior investigator levels.


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center designates this conference for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the conference

Date & Time(s)


Rockefeller Research Laboratories Building
430 East 67th Street
First Floor Auditorium
New York, NY


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Registration Details

Registration is free. Please send an email to to indicate registration to this educational activity.


Course Direction

Carol Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS