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!
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.
Keynote lecture by Dick SwaabDick 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.
This year’s retreat will feature a number of workshops that focus on improving your skills that are useful for your PhD defense.
WorkshopsThis 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.
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Afterwards we will continue the night in the ever-cozy city centre of Den Bosch!
PubquizIn 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!
21 and 22 November 2019
Program RIHS PhD Retreat Golden Tulip Hotel Central Den Bosch
Thursday 21 November 2019
15.00-15.30 Opening PhD Retreat 2019
15.30-16.30 Oral presentations session I
16.30-17.00 Break + snacks
17.00-18.00 Oral presentations session II
22:30-??? Social night out in Den Bosch
Friday 22 November 2019
7.00-9.00 Breakfast and check-out
9.00-10.00 2 Parallel 4 Slide Short Talk Session I
Amadeiro room / Jeroen Bosch
Amadeiro room / Jeroen Bosch
13.30-14.30 Keynote Dick Swaab
15.00-15.45 2 Parallel 4-Slide Short Talk Session II
Amadeiro room / Jeroen Bosch
15.45-16.00 Awards & closure
16.00 Closing drinks
Golden Tulip - Hotel Central in ‘s-Hertogenbosch
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The registration fee is €175,-. For Radboudumc PhD candidates the costs can be charged directly to your department by filling in the cost center number in the registration form.
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: email@example.com
We kindly invite you to register and we look forward welcoming you in Den Bosch on 21 and 22 November!
The RIHS PhD council
Cancellation of registration without costs has to be done before 7 October 2019. After this date full costs will be charged or someone else may attend in your place.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before 18 November.