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Submission of abstract

PhD Day is a mandatory part of the PhD programme at Health. It is expected that all PhD students participate actively in PhD Day at least twice during the enrolment period by submitting an abstract and doing a presentation or acting as co-chair   Absence due to e.g. maternity/paternity leave, sick leave, illness, or studying abroad is of course allowed.  

All PhD students at Health should submit an abstract describing either the results obtained or (for those who have only just started) describing the project. The abstracts will be presented in the abstract book - available in January 2021.

  • First year PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students are invited to submit abstracts and do a flash talk.
  • Second year PhD students are requested to submit abstracts and give a poster presentation.
  • Third year PhD students are requested to submit an abstract and participate as co-chairs or by giving an oral presentation.

Once you have submitted your abstract, you are automatically signed up for participation in the PhD Day. 

Please make sure that your abstract has been approved by the co-authors, and be aware that no proof-reading are done on abstracts.

Participation in the PhD Day does not grant ECTS (as of 1 January 2019)

How to submit your abstract

The online submission of abstracts opens on 15 September 2020 and closes on 1 November 2020.  

You submit your abstract via conference manager by uploading the abstract submission form (when available: mandatory to use!). Please name the file "your name_abstract"

The maximum number of characters for abstracts is 1,700 (including spaces) Not included is the title, your name and affilitation and co-authors.

When submitting the abstract you are asked to:

  • Specify your current year in PhD or whether you are a Researh year or Research honour programme student
  • Choose the keyword that best describes your area of research
  • (only third year PhD students) Choose your preferred role as “co-chair” or “oral”. Please note, oral presentations are limited and are awarded based on abstract assessment.
  • (only second year PhD student) Choose if you prefer to do an e-poster or a regular poster. Please note, the number of e-poster sessions are limited, therefore we can't guarantee to meet your preference.

You must write the name of your main supervisor, as well as specify which graduate programme (GP) you are enrolled in (GP: BiomedicineGP: ClinFO (Clinical Medicine, Odontology and Forensic Medicine) or GP: Public Health)

Abstract and abstract book

All PhD students at Health should submit an abstract describing either the results obtained or (for those who have only just started) describing the project. 

Even if you have not had any new results within the last year, you are still expected to participate in the PhD Day and to submit an abstract. Do not reuse an old abstract – rephrase it and give it a new title.

Once the abstract book is available (in January), you can find your session and role (flash talk, poster presentation, oral presentation or chair) by searching for your name. When available, you can find the abstract book in the right sidebar.

Please make sure that your abstract has been approved by the co-authors. The graduate school does not offer proof-reading of abstracts.