Agenda RIHS PhD retreat 2019

RIHS PhD retreat 21 and 22 November 2019

The RIHS PhD Retreat is organized specifically for PhD candidates and provides an ideal opportunity to present your study results or research plans to your fellow PhD candidates.

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RIHS PhD retreat 21 and 22 November 2019

The RIHS PhD Retreat is organized specifically for RIHS PhD candidates and provides an ideal opportunity to present your study results or research plans to your fellow PhD candidates. The PhD Retreat focuses on your personal development and career perspectives. Moreover, PhD retreat gives plenty of opportunities to work on your social skills and bond with your colleagues. The previously organized PhD Retreats have been a great success and this year, we are aiming to make it even better! We are looking forward to meeting you there!
 


Highlights

This year's highlights are: Dick Swaab, the master behind the brains; a look into the secrets and magic of the PhD defense; and a workshop on how to make your presentations even more effective!

  • Dick Swaab is an internationally renowned researcher in neuroscience, who received numerous awards. For thirty years he was the director of the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research.

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    Keynote lecture by Dick Swaab

    Dick Swaab is an internationally renowned researcher in neuroscience, who received numerous awards. He is a professor of Neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam and Zhejiang University and for thirty years he was the director of the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research. His major research interest focusses on brain development, sexual differentiation, Alzheimer’s disease, neurobiological basis of depression and eating disorders. He is author of the Dutch best seller ‘We are our Brains’, that sold more than 450.000 copies in the Netherlands and is translated into 15 languages.

     

     

  • Workshops

    This year’s retreat will feature a number of workshops that focus on improving your skills that are useful for your PhD defense. There will be workshops on the history and logistics of the PhD defense and on how to make your presentations more effective.
    Check the website again later for more information!
     

  • Pubquiz

    In line with the tradition, we will close the Thursday evening with a Pubquiz. Try yourself and your fellow PhD candidates with varied and challenging questions. Choose your team and battle for the everlasting honor of winning the Retreat Pubquiz! Excitement and a lot of fun guaranteed! Need more fun? For everyone who is in - we will continue the night in the ever-cozy city center of Den Bosch!

Practical information

  • 21 and 22 November 2019


  • Program

    Tentative program

    Thursday 21 November 2019

     
    14.30-15.00    Registration
                             Entry Hall
     
    15.00-15.30    Opening PhD Retreat 2019
                             Amadeiro room
     
    15.30-16.30    Oral presentations session I
                             Amadeiro room
     
    16.30-17.00    Break + snacks
                             Moriaen-bar
     
    17.00-18.00    Oral presentations session II
                             Amadeiro room
     
    18.00-19.00    Defense
                             Hoofdwacht
     
    19.00-20.30    Dinner
                             Hoofdwacht
     
    20.30-22.30    Pubquiz
                             Hoofdwacht
     
    22:30-???       Social night out in Den Bosch
                             Roels
     
     
     
    Friday 22 November 2019
     
    7.00-9.00        Breakfast and check-out
                             Hoofwacht
     
    9.00-10.00      2 Parallel 4 Slide Short Talk Session I
                             Amadeiro room / Jeroen Bosch
               
    10.00-10.30    Break
                             Moriaen-bar
     
    10.30-12.30    Workshops
                             Amadeiro room / Jeroen Bosch
     
    12.30-13.30    Lunch
                             Hoofdwacht
     
    13.30-14.30    Keynote Dick Swaab
     
    14.30-15.00    Break
                             Moriaen-bar
     
    15.00-15.45    2 Parallel 4-Slide Short Talk Session II
                              Amadeiro room / Jeroen Bosch
     
    15.45-16.00    Awards & closure
                             Moriaen-bar
     
    16.00              Closing drinks
                            Moriaen-bar
     

  • Costs

    Payment

    The registration fee for the RIHS PhD retreat 2019 is €175. This includes an overnight stay at Golden Tulip Hotel Central, Den Bosch. Dinner (2 drinks included), pubquiz, breakfast, lunch and closing drinks.

     

    Confirmation of your registration

    After registration via the RIHS website you will receive a confirmation of your registration via e-mail.
    If not, please contact the secretariat: rihs@radboudumc.nl

    We kindly invite you to register and we look forward welcoming you in Den Bosch on 21 and 22 November!

    Kind regards,
    The RIHS PhD council

Registration

Registration is closed. You can send us a request for participation and we will place you on a waiting list.

Abstracts and chairs

All PhD candidates are invited to submit an abstract of max. 250 words including your research plans or study results. Of course you are also welcome to join the RIHS PhD retreat if you don’t have any results yet.

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Abstracts and chairs

Send an abstract and win the prize or join the chair and lead a discussion!
We encourage all PhD candidates to submit your ABSTRACT (max. 250 words) of your research plans or study results. If you want to present your STUDY RESULTS – use the following format for your abstract: background, methods, results, and conclusion. If you plan on submitting an abstract on your RESEARCH PLAN– use this following format: background, methods, expected results. All abstracts should be written in English. 
 
Although encouraged, it is not obligatory to submit an abstract to attend the Retreat. Based on the submitted abstracts, PhD candidates are selected to give either an oral presentation or a 4-minute short talk (to be determined by the abstract committee together with the organization). The best oral presentation and short talk will be awarded (€100,- each).

Deadline to submit abstracts is 7 October. Abstracts can be uploaded with the registration form or can be sent to phdcouncilrihs@radboudumc.nl
 
This year, you will also have the opportunity to be involved in chairing of the sessions and (for the first time) to take part in the abstract committee! It is a nice opportunity to develop the skills which you will need in your further career. We will organize a 1-hour training before the retreat to explain how to become a good chair. As a chair, you can still present your own work (during another session). We encourage PhDs who do not send in an abstract to be a chair during a session.
 



Instructions for oral presentations

  • The oral presentation includes 10 minutes for presenting + 5 minutes for discussion. Please keep to time! Otherwise the session chair may intervene.
  • Please bear in mind that the audience is diverse and may have a different background.
  • Presenters should send their presentations to 
    phdcouncilrihs@radboudumc.nl before 18 November.


Instructions 4-minute short talk

  • The objective of the 4-minute short talk is to communicate the key aspects of your research to an audience with a diverse scientific background. It is a digital alternative for the more conventional poster presentation.
  • The 4-minute short talk includes 4 minutes for presenting and about 3 minutes for discussion and questions. The session chair will keep track of time. 4 minutes is short, so make sure you get the main message across and leave out unnecessary details.
  • Presentations should be in PowerPoint. You are free to structure and present your slides the way you wish. Be creative!
  • Please send your 4-minute short talk presentation to phdcouncilrihs@radboudumc.nl before 18 November.

Contact

Stan Wijn MSc
Member RIHS PhD council

(0031) 24 36 68 174
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