Conferences & Seminars

Ruysch lecture 19th December 2017

On Tuesday 19 December, 2017, Holger J Schünemann (Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Medicine, chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact, McMaster University, director Cochrane Canada and the McMaster GRADE Centre, and co-chair of the GRADE working group) will hold the Ruysch Lecture entitled "Assessing research evidence to optimize impact on health".

Ideally, decisions in health care should be supported by high certainty evidence. Life tells us, however, that we often have to make decisions in situations when we are uncertain about the evidence. Decision-makers, i.e. patients, the public, clinicians and policy makers, require clear communication of this uncertainty and support with how other contextual factors can help with dealing with this challenge. In this lecture, Dr Schünemann will provide examples for making decisions that acknowledge uncertainty yet reducing decisional conflict. Specifically, he will describe the application of the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group approach which is used by over 100 organizations to make health decisions more transparent. The GRADE principles can teach us to live with uncertainty but be confident in our decisions.

Ruysch Lecture
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
17.00 – 18.00 h
Lecture Hall 2, AMC

Employability outside Academia

Do you want to continue your career outside academia after your PhD or postdoc, but you are not sure which is the best next step for you? How do you find out what is really important to you? How do you make yourself attractive as a PhD professional and what can be your added value in business or non-profit? Prepare yourself in this course for a successful career step.

PCDI organizes the course Employability outside Academia.
More detailed information and registration, see PCDI website.

Innovation for Health 2018

Are you a PhD candidate working on a life sciences or healthcare topic? Present your research poster at the Innovation for Health conference on 1 February 2018 at WTC Rotterdam, the Netherlands! By participating in the Poster Presentations you get the chance to demonstrate your work to the key players in Life Sciences & Health, interact with the experts in the fields, as well as win €1,000 with the prestigious Upcoming Scientist Award, sponsored by Genmab! Be a part of Innovation for Health and submit your abstract before 20 November 2017.

For more information and application:

Biobusiness Summer School 2018

Jumpstart your business career in Life Sciences!
Are you a PhD candidate, postdoc or Master student and are you interested to pursue your career in one of the many Life Sciences companies? Do you want to know more about the business field and your career opportunities? Then we invite you to participate in the unique program of the international BioBusiness Summer School. The BioBusiness Summer School consists of a unique five day interactive programme that covers a wide spectrum of business aspects of Life Sciences, combined with a line-up of world-class speakers. We cover subjects such as intellectual property, finance, and business development, all tailored to the specific characters of the sector.

This tenth edition of the summer school will be organised from 25-29 June 2018 and will take the participants to Amsterdam, Leiden and Utrecht.

For more information and application:

Participation in the BioBusiness Summer School costs €985,- (incl. VAT) early-bird rate, which applies until 1 March 2018. Registrations made before 20 November 2017 will not only benefit from the above mentioned early-bird rate, but also receive free participation to the Innovation for Health Poster Presentations (only for PhD candidates) on 1 February 2018!


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