Conference Themes

  • Creativity – To think outside the box
  • Diversity – Does one size fit all?
  • Feedback and motivation – With eyes on empowerment

Thursday 24 May

10:00-11:00  Visit to DeCode Genetics
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.

13:30-13:45 Opening

13:45-14:00 Welcome Address

14:00-15:30 Session I – Creativity
Lucia Smit: Innovator’s DNA
Arturo CasadevalCreativity and competition
Connie Delaney: Using big datasets

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

16:30-17:00 Session I – Creativity – contd.
Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir-BuchInnovation in research and development

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

18:00-21:00 Welcome reception on site

Friday 25 May

9:00-10:30 Session II – Diversity
Julie Gould: PhD: Today – tomorrow
Paul Ayris: Publishing science in the 21st century
Björn Hofmann: Cultural differences

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Session II – Diversity contd. / free papers
John Creemers: What is the point of doing a PhD? What motivates doctoral candidates

12:15-14:00 Lunch and poster viewing

14:00-16:00 Parallel workshops with coffee
Feedback – Moderator: Marijke Lein
Creativity – Moderator: Joeri Wielandts
Joint degrees – Moderator: John Creemers
PhD Oath – Moderator: Zdravko Lackovic

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

18:30-22:00 Conference dinner on site

Saturday 26 May

9:00-10:30 Session IV – Feedback
Bob Harris: Giving and receiving feedback – why hamburgers are bad for you
Liezel Frick: Doctoral education and supervision
Klara Laksov Bolander: Academic feedback from a scholarly perspective

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:00 Summaries,  general discussion,  presentation of draft for oath

12:00 -12:30 Closing, poster awards etc.

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30 –  Conference excursions

Printable Programme (.pdf)