General informationYearly, RIMLS PhD candidates gather for the two-day PhD Retreat. Apart from the science, this event is highly valued for the opportunity to meet and get to know fellow PhD candidates during the social activities.
- Present scientific data (oral presentation or poster)
- Discuss data presented by yourself and others
- Bring together both fundamentally- and clinically-orientated PhD-candidates
- Get into contact with fellow-PhD candidates
- PhD candidates in the last year of their PhD project:
- Oral presentation
- Chairing of lecture sessions
- Other PhD candidates: Poster presentation (in English). This is not obligatory for students who started their PhD project in 2020.
- Keynote lecture: To be announced.
- Party on Thursday evening
Format for abstractTo download the format for the abstract, click here.
Prizes will be awarded for:
- 2 Best lecturer (€ 200 each)
- 1 Best poster presentation (€ 200)
- Early Bird before 5 March 2020: € 235,- per person
- Late registration after 4 March 2020: € 275,- per person
Costs will be charged to your department after the conference.
Cancellation of registrationCancellation of registration without costs for your department has to be done before 1 April 2020. After this date, full costs will be charged to your department.
First come first serve, so don't register too late (deadline registration 16 March 2020).
26 & 27 October 2020
NH Conference Centre Koninghof, Veldhoven
Registration is closedDue to the overwhelming interest in the PhD retreat the registration has already closed. For the reserve list, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines Oral presentation
Instructions for oral presentations
- Abstracts from PhD candidates in the last year of their PhD project are selected for an oral presentation.
- Oral presentations will take place during parallel sessions on Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April 2020.
- The oral presentation includes 8 minutes of presentation + 4 minutes discussion and time to change.
- Two chairs will be assigned to each session. They will keep track of time, introduce the speakers and lead the discussion at the end of each presentation.
- Please bear in mind that the audience is diverse and may have a different background.
- Please stick to the time limits! Otherwise the session chair may intervene.
- To make the lecture series more interactive and attractive to all PhD candidates with a different background we would like to ask you to include the following things in your presentation:
o General definitions of used terminology
o Clinical relevance/value for society
- Please bring the slides on a USB stick and name the file: Firstname_Lastname_Datepresentation.ppt
- At the beginning of the PhD retreat go to the room where your presentation is scheduled and one of the committee members will put your presentation on a central computer.
- Identify yourself and your co-chair(s) to the audience.
- Introduce the speakers.
- Ensure that the session proceeds according to the schedule.
- Remind each presenter of the time limits that apply. During the presentations enforce time limits strictly.
- Lead and stimulate the discussion after each presentation. Invite the audience to ask questions. If there are no questions, it is up to the chair to start the discussion.
Guidelines Poster presentation
Instructions for poster presentations
- Obligatory for all PhD candidates, except for those who have started their PhD project in 2020 and PhD candidates who are selected for an oral presentation.
- Mount your poster upon arrival on your board, the number is indicated in the abstract book.
- During the two-day retreat, there will be two 1-hour poster sessions.
- In each session, around 60 participants will present their work while the others are free to visit the posters of their choice.
- One poster board and pins will be provided for your poster.
- The size of the poster board is A0 portrait.
- Note: Specify the value for society/clinical relevance of your research and try to zoom out to the bigger picture.
DISCO party themeDress up and start learning the Hustle, the bumpdance, the YMCA.... The theme of our PhD retreat party is Disco!
Keynote lecture Mark OfferhausAs antibiotic resistance has become a pressing health concern, Dutch biotech company Micreos developed antibiotic alternatives based on a completely different, targeted approach, using endolysins. Micreos' products have helped hundreds of thousands of people and received millions of investment and is now expanding across North America. As the first to market this innovative technology, what hurdles did Micreos face on its way to success and how did they overcome these?
Keynote lecture Joke den HaanPancreatic and melanoma cancers ask many victims and therapies usually cannot prevent death or relapse, likely caused by a suppressed immune system. Den Haan studies the crosstalk of antigen presenting cells and lymphocytes. With this knowledge and a liposome-based vaccination strategy, den Haan aims to initiate anti-cancer immune responses against pancreatic and melanoma neoplasms.
WorkshopDesign Thinking is a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex problems that are ill-defined or unknown, by understanding the human needs involved, by re-framing the problem in human-centric ways, by creating many ideas in brainstorming sessions, and by adopting a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing. Understanding these five stages of Design Thinking will empower anyone to apply the Design Thinking methods in order to solve complex problems that occur around us — in our companies, in our countries, and even on the scale of our planet.
- Anouk Becker
- Lucas Bernts
- Romy Bouwmeester
- Iris Brummelhuis
- Patrick Mulder
- Bastiaan Privé
- Sophie Raterman
- Francesca Tiso