DRA Summer School – University of Copenhagen

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DRA Summer School

The summer school takes place 24-25 August 2016 at the Faculty of Humanities, Karen Blixens Vej 1, 2300 Copenhagen S. 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 
Participant list
Oral presentations - 3rd year PhD students
Posters - 2nd year PhD students
Poster review groups - Chairs, 1st year PhD students and DRA scholars

ECTS credits
1st and 2nd year PhD students will be granted 1.3 ECTS credits for participating only 24 August. 3rd year students will be granted 2.1 credits for participating 24-25 August.

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. Furthermore, 3rd PhD students will obtain transferable skills relevant to the stage of progress of their PhD study and project.

  • 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. Reflect on oral presentations 
    c. Employ career planning tools as part of preparing their next career step after the PhD

Content
Day 1 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.

During day 1, three plenary keynote speakers will give a lecture on broad topics relevant to PhD students in pharmaceutical sciences. The keynote speakers for this year are:

  • Head of R&D Open Innovation Niclas Nilsson, LEO Pharma: "Opening up pharmaceutical drug research - how open innovation enables new collaborations"
  • PhD, Senior Analyst Competitive Intelligence Simon Birksø Larsen, Novo Nordisk: "Pursuing a Career in Industry: Life After Academia: Work Life Tales" (presentation)
  • PhD, Group Leader Drug Development Unit Christoffer Clemmensen, Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) & Helmholtz Diabetes Center, Helmholtz Center Munich: "Pursuing a Career in Academia: The Road Less Traveled" (presentation)

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

Day 1 is concluded by a dinner for all participants.
DRA PhD students, DRA scholars and supervisors participate in day 1.

Day 2 will be a workshop on transferable skills for PhD students in the 3rd year curriculum:

Year 3: Career strategies accompanying the doctorate

Teaching staff at the workshop is Tuleka Prah, Golin Wissenschaftmanagement, Germany.

Only 3rd year DRA PhD students participate in day 2.

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

Language
English.

Form
Mixture of plenary lectures, workshops, discussions, oral and poster presentations.
Preparation: An abstract of the project must be submitted by 2nd and 3rd year students. PhD students must prepare either an oral presentation (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 E-mail address: dra@sund.ku.dk

Dates
24 August 2016 (9.00-22.00) to 25 August 2016 (9.00-17.00) 

Course location
Faculty of Humanities, Karen Blixens Vej 1, Copenhagen.