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NMIN Trainee Symposium

19-20 November 2022 



The first NMIN Trainee Symposium will provide NMIN HQP and members of the NMIN HQP Network (NHN) with unique value-added professional development opportunities, allowing for skill and knowledge acquisition to enhance career development and complement academic and scientific training.

The Symposium will also foster networking and collaboration among trainees and young professionals who share an interest in the field of nanotechnology-enabled drug delivery, gene therapy and diagnostics.

This is an in-person event.

This event immediately follows NMIN’s 2022 Scientific Meeting, being held at the same venue.



Additional program details will be shared as they are confirmed.

Please check back soon.

17 November 2021 | 6 – 9:00 pm EST

Opening Reception

  • Opening remarks, ice-breakers, and networking

18 November 2021 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm EST

Trainee Symposium

  • Workshop: How to Figure Out What Jobs You Want — and Can Get — after Graduate School, with Jennifer Polk
  • Panel: Mentoring and Coaching: How are they different and when should they be used?
  • Networking lunch with Toronto-based NMIN researchers
  • Panel: What skills industry needs and how you can secure a job, with industry representatives
  • Workshop: Personality Assessment

NOTE: NMIN’s 2022 Scientific Meeting immediately precedes the Trainee Symposium.

Featured speakers

To be confirmed. Check back soon.

Additional information to be added as details are confirmed. 



To be eligible to attend NMIN’s Trainee Symposium, you must:

  • be an NMIN Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) working on NMIN-funded research;
  • OR be a registered NMIN HQP Network (NHN) member.

NHN New Professionals may be eligible to attend, subject to available funding and selection based on a competitively adjudicated application process.

Registration for this event is limited. If you register after the event becomes over-subscribed, you will be informed and put on a waiting list (for inclusion in the event of a cancellation).

Click here for more information about the NHN and to apply to join.

Registration will be available in the near future.

Please check back soon.



NMIN’s Trainee Symposium will be held at:

Omni King Edward

37 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1E9

The Omni King Edward Hotel is Toronto’s First Luxury Hotel, built in 1903. Its location in the heart of downtown Toronto’s financial district provides convenient access to the city’s top attractions.

NOTE: NMIN may cover your eligible travel-related and accommodation costs if you meet the criteria. To be eligible for this funding support, you must participate in 100% of the sessions. Questions or concerns: