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DRA summer school for PhD students affiliated with the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3133-21-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 22/06/2021
Date and time25.08.2021, at: 09:00 - 21:00
Regular seats90
Course fee2,520.00 kr.
LecturersJukka Rantanen
ECTS credits1.30
Contact personMarianne Jørgensen    E-mail address: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from Nordic countries. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

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

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1.1st 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

2. 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

3. 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

The summer school is a mixture of PhD students’ presentations and plenary lectures:
Presentation of DRA PhD students’ projects: 3rd year PhD students will present their projects orally and 2nd year PhD students will present their projects on posters.
Plenary keynote speakers will give lectures on broad topics relevant to PhD students in pharmaceutical sciences.

A committee of DRA supervisors will review the oral presentations. 3rd year PhD students will review the posters. Prizes to best oral presentations and best poster will be granted.

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

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Pharmaceutical Sciences (Drug Research Academy)


Mixture of plenary lectures, discussions, oral and poster presentations.

Preparation: 2nd and 3rd year students must send in an abstract of the project. PhD students must prepare either an oral presentation and to act as poster assessors (3rd year) or a poster (2nd year), or prepare to act as poster reviewers (1st year).

Course director
Professor Jukka Rantanen, jukka.rantanen@sund.ku.dk


25 August 2021 (09:00-21:00)

Course location
PANUM, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N

Please register before 15 June 2021

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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