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PhD Poster Presentations

Present your research and win the upcoming scientist award!

PhD students are invited to present their research at Innovation for Health with a poster presentation and a PhD pitch. In doing so you will not only get to present your research to 800+ key players in Life Sciences & Health, but also have the opportunity to win €1,000 with the Upcoming Scientist Award, sponsored by Genmab.

You can apply for the Poster Presentations. We have room for 20 poster presentations. The jury will assess all applications and choose the winner of the Upcoming Scientist Award 2018 during the conference.

Sponsor Upcoming Scientist Award 2018

The Upcoming Scientist Award 2018 - worth €1,000 - is sponsored Genmab. Genmab is an international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. For more information about Genmab, visit their website.

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.

Arjan Lankester, Professor, LUMC

+ 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 submit the application form no later than 15 December 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.
+ You are available to present your research on 1 February 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 fonts, the character size may not be 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.

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Call for Poster Presentations

Are you a PhD candidate working on a life sciences or healthcare topic? Present your research poster at the fifth edition of Innovation for Health conference and have a chance on winning the Upcoming Scientist Award!
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Pitch your innovation in 3 minutes!

Take the floor with an IDEA pitch and present your innovation, research or ambition for the healthcare at the heart of the conference, during the peak of the exhibition. Apply for an IDEA pitch before 12 January 2018!
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