What is the RIHS PhD retreat?
The yearly PhD retreat organized by the RIHS PhD council is the ideal opportunity to present and discuss your research plans and study results. Besides the exchange of (scientific) content via oral presentations, keynote lectures and workshops, there will be opportunities to connect and interact.read more
What is the RIHS PhD retreat?
What is the RIHS PhD retreat?
The PhD retreat is an annual event for all RIHS PhD candidates in which workshops, masterclasses and keynote lectures around a specific theme will be given. Additionally, you have the opportunity to present study results or research plans to your fellow PhD candidates, of which the best presentation will be awarded. But most of all, the PhD retreat is the perfect opportunity to meet, interact and network with your colleagues. Due to last year’s COVID-19 restrictions we have decided to organize an (additional) one-day retreat, which will take place on 3 November 2022!
RIHS PhD retreat 3 November 2022
Mark your agendas: the next RIHS PhD retreat will take place on 3 November 2022! This one-day PhD retreat is the perfect opportunity to present and discuss your research plans and study results. Besides the exchange of (scientific) content via oral presentations, keynote lectures and workshops, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect and interact with colleagues and keynote speakers.
This year’s workshop and lecture will revolve around the theme A critical mind. For the full program, click here.
The registration fee for the RIHS PhD retreat 2022 is €85. This includes a keynote lecture and workshops at Hotel Van der Valk, snacks, drinks, lunch, and dinner.
Although registration has closed, you can still sign up for the waiting list here.
If there are still enough places, we will let you know as soon as possible.
If you would like to stay overnight at Hotel Van der Valk, you can use this link to make a reservation with a discount: https://www.valknijmegen.nl/en/promotions/code/nmgrbu.
For the full program, click here.
This year’s highlights
Each year the PhD Council organizes a retreat for all RIHS PhD candidates: the ideal opportunity to present and discuss your research plans and study results. Besides the exchange of (scientific) content via oral presentations, keynote lectures and workshops, there will be opportunities to connect and interact.
This year’s highlights are:
Workshop by Ires Ghielen on communication dynamics within academia
Do you tend to take feedback personally? Would you like to learn how to say ‘no’? Or would you learn how to manage your stress levels?
Ires Ghielen’s workshop on communication dynamics tackles these questions. Ires is a neuropsychologist and helps PhD candidates to work more efficiently and relaxed. Her workshop revolves around communication within the existing power dynamics, and how you can manage your stress level through all the publication pressure, heavy workload, high expectations and demands. You’ll discover why you don’t have to take criticism personally, how to communicate more effectively without conflict (while saying ‘no’ and setting boundaries), and how to feel more confident as a (young) researcher. As a result, you can become a resilient and relaxed researcher, that is also more productive and is going to finish their PhD on time!
Lecture by Joost Drenth on peer review
Ever been asked for a peer review of an article? Or are you going through multiple rounds of peer review with your own study yourself, and wonder how you can smoothen this process? What do reviewers look for an how can you use this to improve your own study?
Prof. dr. Joost Drenth is head of the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology within the Radboudumc, and editor-in-chief of the United European Gastroenterology journal (UEGJ) since 2018. Since then, its impact factor has nearly doubled from 3.477 to a whopping 6.866. Prof. Drenth will tell you all about peer review in this workshop!
Pubquiz with your fellow PhD candidates
In line with our tradition we will close the day with a pubquiz. A professional quiz master will challenge you and your fellow PhD candidates with varied and challenging questions. In teams you will battle for the everlasting honor of winning the Retreat Pubquiz! Excitement and a lot of fun guaranteed!
Gain hours for your training activities by actively participating in the retreat!
By actively participating in the PhD retreat you can register these hours in your portfolio for Hora Finita. For instance, the PhD retreat is the perfect opportunity to present your own research! We provide you the possibility to submit an abstract of max. 250 words. You can either choose to present your (preliminary) study results or research design. During this PhD retreat, all presentations will have the form of a 4-minute short talk. You can also take part in the abstract committee in which you will review these abstracts with your peers, or chair one of the sessions. A great opportunity to improve your academic and soft skills! By following the registration you can automatically choose between (one or multiple of) these options. Read more about submitting an abstract, participating in the abstract committee or chairing a session via this link.
Abstracts and chairs
We encourage all PhD candidates to submit an English abstract (max. 250 words) of their research plans or study results. If you want to present your (preliminary) study results use the following format: background, methods, results, and conclusion. If you wish to submit your research plans use the following format: background, methods, expected results. You can submit your abstract by sending us an email. The deadline to submit abstracts is 19 September 2022.
The best 4-minute short talk will be awarded (€100).
You can also participate by chairing a session and/or join the abstract committee! Both are excellent opportunities to develop the skills you will need further in your career. We will organize a 1-hour training before the retreat to explain how to become a good chair. If you choose one or both options, you can still submit your own abstract.