Thursday 24 May

Information on the conference venue

09:00-10:00 PhD candidate workshop – Room: L-103
Erna Sif Arnardóttir, PhD from University of Iceland in 2013, will start the discussion by sharing her experiences as an early career researcher including the different aspects of finishing a successful PhD and tips for the writing of research papers.

9:00-12:00 NorDoc meeting – Room: O-106

10:00-11:30  Visit to DeCode Genetics (see more in Practical information)
With introductory lecture and guided tour.
The company  is a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome and identify human genes associated with common diseases.

11:00-12:00 Posters set-up

13:30-14:00 Opening and Welcome Address
Helga M. Ögmundsdóttir, Head of Conference Scientific Committee
Inga Þórsdóttir, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Unversity of Iceland

14:00-15:30 Session I: Creativity
Chair: Hakan S. Orer
14:00 Lucia Smit: Creativity and doctoral career paths Slide presentation
14:30 Gundula Bosch: Crisis in biomedical science: How can educational innovation contribute to reform? Slide presentation
15:00 Connie Delaney: Informatics empowering scientific discovery Slide presentation

15:30-16:30 Coffee break and poster viewing

16:30-17:00 Session I: Creativity – contd.
Chair: Oksana Sulaieva
Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir-Buch: The 4th Pillar – The Innovative Society  Slide presentation

17:00-18:00 Distinguished lecture
Ólafur Egilsson, actor and playwright: How spontaneous can you be? Life, death and all our other mistakes…

18:00-19:30 Welcome reception on site

Friday 25 May

9:00-10:30 Session II – Diversity
Chair: Joey Barnett
09:00 Julie Gould: Transforming graduate education: A PhD for the future  Slide presentation
09:30 Paul Ayris: The Empires of the Future are the Empires of the Mind’: Defining the roles of libraries in the Open Science Landscape  Slide presentation
10:00 Björn Hofmann: Scientific norms: taste or truth? On cultural differences in Research Integrity  Slide presentation

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Session II – Diversity contd. / free papers
Chair: Miroslav Cervinka
10:45 John Creemers: What is the point of doing a PhD? What motivates doctoral candidates  Slide presentation
11:15 O1 – Aksu & Orer: Standarized suverys to evaluate institutional culture and best practices in research excellence. Bioethics and laboratory safety
11:30 O2 – Vukojevic et al.: Improving Completion rates of students in biomedical PhD programmes: an interventional study
11:45 O3 – Rusu & Caruntu: Creativity and diversity in doctoral studies in “Grigore T Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy
12:00 O4 – Jakab et al.: Mentor-doctoral student relationship evaluation among students at Postgraduate doctoral study og Biomedicine and Health in Osijek

12:15-14:00 Lunch and poster viewing

14:00-15:30 Parallel workshops with coffee
Feedback – Moderator: Marijke Lein – Room: L-201
Creativity – Moderator: Joeri Wielandts – Room: L-204
Joint degrees – Moderator: John Creemers – Room: HT-102
PhD Oath – Moderator: Zdravko Lackovic – Room: L-205
Workshop participants list

15:30-16:00 Workshop summaries

16:00-17:00 General assembly

17:00-18:00 Session III – Debate
Breadth vs. depth / Clinical and registry-based research vs. experimental research
Chair: Julie Gould
Debaters:  Connie Delaney and Erna Magnúsdóttir

19:00-21:00 Conference dinner on site

Saturday 26 May

9:00-10:45 Session IV – Feedback
Chair: Pétur B. Júlíusson
09:00 Bob Harris: Giving and receiving feedback – why hamburgers are bad for you  Slide presentation
09:30 Liezel Frick: Providing feedback that fosters creativity: finding the link between bio-medical and pedagogical perspectives  Slide presentation
10:00 Klara Laksov Bolander: Academic feedback practice – a scholarly approach  Slide presentation

10:30 Michael Mulvany: ORPHEUS self-assessment and labelling: tools for learning from each other  Slide presentation

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Free papers
Chair: Janet Carton
11:00 O5 – Birgisdóttir et al.: Adventures after the ORPHEUS label in Iceland
11:15 O6 – Kaya et al.: Feed forward impact of the opinions of newly registered graduate students on the programs of Hacettepe University Graduate School of Health Sciences
11:30 O7 – Edgren & Sonesson: The space for learning of PhD candidates in contemporary medical research
11:45 O8 – Göranson et al.: The use of portfolio for assessment and feedback on achievement in PhD-education in medicine and health sciences

12:00 -12:20 Presentation of draft for oath, poster awards etc.

12:20-12:30 Closing

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:35-21:15  Conference excursion