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Poster Presentations


The poster presentations are a part of Innovation for Health that is dedicated to give young scientists the stage to showcase their research. All poster presentations of the selected PhD candidates were assessed by the jury, who announced the winner of the Upcoming Scientist Award 2017 at the end of the conference.

Participation in the Poster Presentations costs €100,- (excl. VAT). Are you interested in presenting your reasearch to 800+ key players in the industry? Register before 20 November 2017 for the Poster Presentations!

The Upcoming Scientist Award, the award which PhD students can win with presenting their research on Innovatio for Health, is sponsored by Genmab. Genmab is an international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.

+ You are currently enrolled as a PhD candidate.
+ You are working on a life sciences or healthcare topic, and your project must foster innovations in healthcare.
+ You are the main contributor of the project that is presented (first authorship).
+ You submitted a correctly filled in application form no later than November 20th 2017
+ You are able to pay the participation fee of €100 (this includes a ticket for Innovation for Health 2018).
+ The payment must be made no later than January 25th 2018.

Poster guidelines
+ Size A0, portrait format
+ Written in English in a language that can be understood by educated lay people. Jargons should therefore be avoided.
+ Depending on the letter types, the letter size is not less than 24.
+ The header of the poster consists of the following items: title, abstract, names of author(s), and organisation.
+ The texts are written in a way that is easily readable, preferably in short sentences and using bullet lists.
+ Figures and graphs are labelled and only included when they are relevant for the texts.
+ The poster should not have distracting or unnecessary decorations.

Jury Panel

Janine Schuurman (chair), Vice President Research, Genmab
Dr. Janine Schuurman is an expert in antibody biology and translational research. Following her passion to develop innovative antibody therapeutics, Dr. Schuurman joined Genmab in 2000. She currently serves in the position of Vice President Research in which she focuses on antibody biology research, the creation of novel antibody formats and their translation to clinical development. She is an inventor of the DuoBody® and HexaBody® technologies that enable the generation of bispecific and effector-function enhanced antibodies. These technologies are being applied for Genmab’s antibody therapeutics pipeline as well as for drug development by a number of leading Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies worldwide.

Nico van Meeteren, Director, Health~Holland & Prof. in Physiotherapy, Physical Functioning and Chronicity, Maastricht University
Professor dr. Nico L.U. van Meeteren (Amsterdam, 1st of December 1959) currently serves as Executive Director and Secretary General of the Health~Holland, the Dutch Life Sciences and Health topsector. Van Meeteren also is a Professor of Physiotherapy, Physical Functioning with Chronic Disease, on behalf of the founders Maastricht University-Maastricht University Medical Center, Royal Dutch Physical Therapy Society and The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). In addition, he is Chair of the European Network on Action on Aging and Physical Activity (EUNAAPA).

Joost Bakker, Owner, Scicomvisuals
After receiving his PhD at the department of Cell Biology and Immunology (VU, Amsterdam) in 1997, Joost continued his research at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht. In 2002, he moved to Genmab, a biotechnology company that creates and develops human antibodies for therapy. In the department of Scientific Communication, Joost further specialized in developing scientific texts, and professionalized his skills to develop presentations, animations and movies. In more recent years, he also specialized in early marketing communication strategies. In 2014, he combined his scientific background, graphic skills and marketing knowledge into one business – SCICOMVISUALS. SCICOMVISUALS develops informative biomedical illustrations, infographics, posters and presentations, animations, corporate websites and movies.
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