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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.: 3133-16-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 27/06/2016
Enrollment : Day 1 All PhD students
ECTS credits1.30
Date and time24.08.2016, at: 09:00 - 16:00
Enrollment : Day 1 + 2 Only 3rd year PhD student
ECTS credits2.10
Date and time24.08.2016, at: 09:00 -
25.08.2016, at: 16:00

Regular seats96
Course fee2,640.00 kr.
LecturersHans Bräuner-Osborne
Contact personMarianne W. 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). Special rules apply for research year students enrolled at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students 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. Furthermore, 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

Day 1 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.
During day 1, two plenary keynote speakers will give a lecture on broad topics relevant to PhD students in pharmaceutical sciences.

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

DRA PhD students, DRA scholars and supervisors participate in day 1.

Day 2 will be workshops on transferable skills for PhD students in their 3rd year curriculum (career planning for PhD students).

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

The course is a mandatory part of the curriculum for PhD students affiliated with DRA/PCAP (day 1) and DRA (both day 1 and 2).


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

Preparation: An abstract of the project must be sent in 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

An instructor from Golin Wissenschaftmanagement, Hamburg

Course secretary
Marianne W. Jørgensen
E-mail address: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk

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

Course location
Karen Blixens Vej 2-4, 2300 Copenhagen S (Faculty of Humanities)

Registration: Please register before 15 June 2016

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

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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