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PhD Day 2015

Video from PhD day 2015

If you missed out on the PhD Day 2015, or if you wish to see debates, presentations etc. from the Per Kirkeby Auditorium held during the day, please refer to this video: 

Please note that the duration of the video is approx. 8 hours.

Session winners 2015

A list of session winners for oral and poster presentations is now available: Session winners, PhD day 2015

19 December 2014: PhD Day 2015 – Abstract book out now!

The abstract book for PhD Day 2015 is now available at the homepage http://phd.au.dk/gradschools/health/phdday/abstract-book/

All participant, PhD-students as well as chairmen, are encourage to download the book and bring an electronic copy on the day on your smartphone or tablet.

19 December 2014- PhD Day Programme

The programme for the PhD Day 2015 is now available. We look forward to welcome you on 23rd January 2015.

Registration for the PhD Day dinner is now open!

We invite you to register for the PhD Day dinner party 2015.

Register for the annual and dinner at auws.au.dk/default.aspx

The evening will start on Friday 23 January at 6:30 pm and finish at 02:00 am at Centralværkstedet, Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus C. The seats will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. Deadline for registration is on 19 January 2015.

A three course meal will be served, followed by awarding prestigious prizes and a festive speak. After dinner there will be music from a dj. The price for all this is 150 DKR

For all participant in the dinner party there will be free tickets to Train afterwards.

It is not possible to cancel your ticket and receive a refund, however you are most welcome to give/sell your ticket to a colleague in case you are detained from participating. Please remember to send an e-mail to Sidsel Lindberg Tefre (slte@au.dk) and advise your name and the name of your colleague.

23 October 2014, Extended deadline: Fogh-Nielsen Legacy Competition

The Fogh Nielsen Legacy, which is awarded for excellent achievements in PhD research, is open for applications. The grant is given for continuation of the PhD research. Three PhD students will be selected for presenting their project at the PhD Day and will compete for the grant. Only PhD students that submit their dissertation before 15 October 2015 can apply. Please note that deadline for submission is postponed to 17 November 2014.

See call and application form (in Danish)
See call and application form (in English)

15 September 2014: We are now open for submission of abstracts

Please submit your abstract here

To login please use the same username and password as you use to access the course calendar.

Remember the deadline for submission of abstracts is the 1 November 2014. All PhD students are expected to submit an abstract, which will be printed in the abstract book. The maximum number of characters allowed is 1700 (including spaces).

PhD students

The annual PhD Day is an occasion for Health to present the width and the quality of all the PhD projects at the graduate school of Health and all PhD students are therefore expected to participate. It is a mandatory part of the PhD education at Health and the only good reasons not to participate is e.g. maternity/paternity leave, sick leave, illness, or studying abroad. This means that we expect you to participate in at least two PhD Days in the course of your enrolment period. Attendance and presentation is worth 1 ECTS point (up to a total of 3). You register for the day by submitting your abstract.

Research year students

All Research Year students are invited to submit an abstract and attend the PhD Day presenting a poster as well as the evening party.

Supervisors and others

All members of Health are invited to participate in the PhD Day as well as the evening party.

Abstract submission

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.

You submit your abstract through the current PhD Day page. Please see example in the submission form. Pay attention to the fact that the upper limit for abstract main text is 1700 characters including spacing.

When submitting the abstract you have to choose if your research filed is “Basic” or “Clinical”, and you have to choose from a list of the key words that best describe the area of your research.

You have to write the name of your main supervisor, and you have to specify which GP you are in. You belong to the GP at the institute, where your main supervisor is working.

If you don’t know the new GPs you can see it here:

GP: Biomedicine
GP: Public Health
GP: ClinFO (Clinical Medicine, Odontology and Forensic Medicine)

If your project has not yielded anything new the last year, you are still expected to submit an abstract. Do not reuse your old abstract – rephrase it and give it a new title. You should still participate in the day, so remember that new data can be presented in the poster.

Abstract submission is also registration for attendance at the PhD Day.


All PhD students (and Research Year students who choose to participate in the PhD Day) present their project on a poster. During poster sessions you present your project to the selected chairmen of the session. Based on the submitted abstract, third year PhD students will be asked to present their project orally. See the pages Poster presentations and Oral presentations for guidelines.

You register for the day by submitting an abstract.

Evening party

Registration for the dinner and party in the evening will be announced at the current PhD Day page. A small fee might be requested at registration. Please note that partipation in the evening party may be contingent on your participation in the day and that seats may be limited.