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DRA Summer School

The summer school takes place 24 August 2018, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C (Faculty of Science). The course is a mandatory part of the curriculum for PhD students affiliated with the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy (DRA).

Programme
Participants
Oral presentations - 3rd year PhD students
Posters - 2nd year PhD students
Poster review groups - Chairs and 1st year PhD students
Poster assessment groups - 3rd year PhD students

Key note speakers at this summer school

  • Helle M. Sickmann, Clinical Pharmacology Specialist & Head of Biomarker Development in Alzheimer's Disease, H. Lundbeck A/S
  • Lenea Nørskov Blanc, Senior Medical Writer, Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Jacob Jelsing, co-founder, Gubra - starting up a preclinical research company with no investor capital

Learning objectives 
The summer school objectives are to stimulate networking between PhD students affiliated with DRA and networking between PhD students and senior researchers in pharmaceutical sciences. It offers a chance for the PhD students to discuss their project with other PhD students and supervisors.

  • 1st year PhD student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to: 
    a. Critically review abstracts and poster presentations 
    b. Reflect on oral presentations 
  • 2nd year PhD student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to: 
    a. Present and discuss a scientific poster 
    b. Reflect on oral presentations 
  • 3rd year PhD student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to: 
    a. Present and discuss their research project orally 
    b. Critically assess abstracts and poster presentations 
    c. Reflect on oral presentations  

Content 
There is a mixture of plenary lectures and DRA PhD students’ presentations: 3rd year PhD students will present their projects orally and 2nd year PhD students will present their projects on posters.

The PhD students' oral presentations will be reviewed by a committee of DRA supervisors. The posters will be reviewed by 3rd year PhD students. Prizes to best oral presentations and best poster will be granted.

Plenary keynote speakers will give a lecture on broad topics relevant to PhD students in pharmaceutical sciences.

The summer school is concluded by a dinner for all participants.

Participants 
The course is a mandatory part of the curriculum for PhD students affiliated with DRA. 

Language  English.

Form 
Mixture of plenary lectures, discussions, oral and poster presentations. Preparation: An abstract of the project must be submitted by 2nd and 3rd year students. The PhD students must prepare either an oral presentation and act as poster assessors (3rd year) or a poster (2nd year), or prepare to act as poster reviewers (1st year).

Course director:  Professor Hans Bräuner-Osborne E-mail address:  hbo@sund.ku.dk

Course secretary:  Birgitte Søndenskov and Marianne W. Jørgensen ( dra@sund.ku.dk)

Date:  24 August 2018

Course location: Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C (Faculty of Science)

Read more on previous summer schools:
DRA summer school 2017
DRA summer school 2016
DRA summer school 2015
DRA summer school 2014
DRa summer school 2013