17th February - 21st March 2013, ORPHEUS President Zdravko Lackovic at Medical University of Karaganda

February 17th- March 21st 2013 ORPHEUS President Zdravko Lackovic was visiting Karaganda Medical University (KMU). Kazakhstan. Beside presenting ORPHEUS, to colleagues from Karaganda and some other Kazakhstan centers he had a lecture at conference on Evidence Based Medicine, and give several lectures to PhD and Master students on introduction of science. At the end of his stay Professor Lackovic prepared critical  report for the Faculty Board of KMU with suggestions how to improve research activity, visibility of research at KMU and how to organize and improve PhD Program.

Z. Lackovic, NeilaTankibayeva and  S Tabagary visiting Holding Phytochemistry Karlag prison camp museum - Badalina Aigul, S. Tabagari, N. Scherbak and Z. Lackovic Prof. Lackovic lecturing wih excellent trnslator Dr Viktor Riklefs
Entrance of KMU with statute of Avicenna Conference on Evidence based Medicine Visiting Laboratory
with students training clinical skills With PhD student family. Grandma is preparing kumis (horse milk with lactose fermented in alcohol) Good by performance by KMU students

20th-21st September 2012, High level dialogue meeting

 

 

Aarhus. September 20th-21st 2012.


This meeting brought together rectors of Edinburgh and Aarhus University together with the European Commission, and several other organizations such as LERU, VITAE and ORPHEUS. The meeting agreed that although there are differences between Scandinavian and UK PhD programmes, the intended outcomes were similar: that PhD graduates should be trained researchers at the highest level, and that PhD training should provide the competencies needed for employment either within or outside of academia.

Meeting communique: see http://www.au.dk/fileadmin/www.au.dk/Internationalt_Center/Communique_High_Level_Dialogue.pdf

Participants:

Dorothy Kelly, Executive Board Chair, The Coimbra Group; David Gani, Governor, The Career Development Organisation and founding member of the Scottish Researcher Careers Coordination Forum; Alexandra Bitusikova, Vice-Rector for Research, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia; Peter van der Hijden, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission; Zdravko Lackovic, President, ORPHEUS; Vaclav Hampl, Rector, Charles University; Slobodan Radičev, President EURO-DOC; David Bogle, Headof University College London’s Graduate School and chair of LERU’s Doctoral Studies Community; Katrien Maes, Chief Policy Officer, LERU; Janet Metcalfe, Chair and HEAD of VITAE; Timothy O’Shea, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh; Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, Rector, Aarhus University and Vice-Chair, EUA; Lise Wogensen Bach, Vice-Dean, Aarhus University; Johnny Laursen, Head of the Graduate School of Arts, Aarhus University; Mary Bownes, Senior Vice Principal External Engagement, University of Edinburgh; Jeremy Bradshaw, Dean of Postgraduate Taught & International, University of Edinburgh. Observers: Jon Turner, Director, Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh; Michael Mulvany, Vice President at Orpheus and professor, Aarhus University; Kristian Thorn, Deputy University Director, AU Research and Talent, Aarhus University; Kirsten Wisborg, Head of Talent Unit, Health, AU Research and Talent at Health, Aarhus University; Jeppe Dørup Olesen, Head of Central Talent Unit, AU Research and Talent, Aarhus University.

5th-8th September 2012, European Congress of Immunology (EFIS), Glasgow, Scotland, 5 - 8 September 2012. ORPHEUS-EFIS Symposium, “PhD in immunology”.

EFIS is an umbrella organization that represents more than 12,000 individual members from 29 member societies in 31 European countries (all European Union member states and all other European states) and reaches beyond the European boundaries to Israel. This year conference was held in Glasgow. ORPEHUS together with EFI)S organized a workshop: "PhD in Immunology"  Program was as follows:

ORPHEUS-EFIS - "PhD in Immunology"
 Chairman Mr Seppo Meri - Finland  ORPHEUS Standards as a tool to improve the quality of PhD programs, prof. Zdravko Lacković - Croatia  Evaluation of PhD programs, prof. Roland Jonsson
 ORPHEUS Standards as the answer to the crisis of PhD degree, Mr. Michael J. Mulvany  Importance of collaboration and networking, Mr. Hannes Stockinger  Discussion, prof. Zdravko Lacković, prof. Roland Jonsson and Mr. Hannes Stockinger

27th-28th November 2012, ORPHEUS Workshop, Cologne

Workshop November 27th-28th 2012 . Cologne. “Career Development for PhD Students:Research Training for the Knowledge Society”

This conference discussed new developments in PhD education in Germany, in particular as regards ensuring that PhD graduates receive training in the competencies they will need in their future careers, whether it be in academia or outside.

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5th-8th September 2012, Symposium "PhD in immunology"

September 5th-8th 2012, European Congress of Immunology (EFIS), Glasgow, Scotland, 5 - 8 September 2012. Symposium, “PhD in immunology”. 18:00-19:30.This workshop discussed the development of European PhD programmes in immunology and the standards to be expected.Chairs: Seppo Meri (Helsinki) and Catherine Sautès-Fridman (Paris)

  • Introduction by chairs (15 min)
  • Zdravko Lackovic (ORPHEUS President, Zagreb): ORPHEUS Standards as a tool to improve the quality of PhD programmes(15 min)
  • Michael Mulvany (ORPHEUS Vice President, Aarhus): ORPEHUS Standards as the answer to crisis of PhD degree (15 min)
  • Ronald Jonsson (Chair of ORPHEUS2012, Bergen): Evaluation of PhD programmes(15 > min)
  • Hannes Stockinger (Chair of ORPHEUS2010, Vienna): Importance of collaboration and networking (15 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)

22nd-24th November 2012, 9th International Medical Postgraduate Conference, Hradec Králové

November 22nd-24th 2012 9th International Medical Postgraduate Conference will be held in Hradec Králové

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25th-29th August 2012, Workshop: "Towards Global Standards for PhD Programmes in Medical Education", AMEE, Lyon

August 25th-29th 2012, AMEE, Lyon, France. Workshop: “Towards Global Standards for PhD Programmes in Medical Education”.

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22nd October 2012, Workshop, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), Ottawa. Michael Mulvany and Roland Jonsson from ORPHEUS held workshop


October 22nd 2012, Workshop, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), Ottawa. 08:00-13:00

Chair: Dr Andrew Watson, The University of Western Ontario

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20th July 2012, ORPHEUS-EPHAR Symposium in Granada

July 20th 2012 The 6th European Congress of Pharmacology  was held in Granada, Spain. In organization of ORPHEUS and EPHAR (The Federation of European Pharmacological Societies)  workshop “Standards for PhD Education in Biomedicine” was held on July 20. Workshop was chaired by Roland Jonsson and Nick Goulding.  Program was as follows:

  • PhD programmes in Spain: Dolores Prieto, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacology, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
  • PhD programmes in Germany: Katrin Offe, TUM Medical Graduate Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • PhD programmes in Former Eastern Europe; Zdravko Lackovic, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia
  • ORPHEUS-AMSE- WFME Standards for PhD education; Michael Mulvany, Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

 

 

Workshop was attended by about 80 participants, many of them took part in lively discussion.

 

EPHAR 2012 PhD workshop: Symposium in Granada, cair and speakers: Dolores Prieto, Katrin Offe, Zdravko Lacković, Michael Mulvany, orpheus  EPHAR 2012 PhD workshop: Symposium in Granada, auditorium Symposium in Granada, Katrin Offe 

 

19th-21st October 2012, ORPHEUS Executive Committee meeting was held in Marseille (France)

October 19th-21st 2012, ORPHEUS  Executive Committee meeting was held in Marseille (France). Host of the meeting on behalf of University of Marseilles was ORPHEUS EC member Professor Andre Nieoullon. Hospitality of professor Nieoullon was memorable. Most important issues  discussed were:

  • Preparation for 2013 ORPEHUS Conference in Prague
  • Discussion and plans related to globalization  of ORPHEUS outside Europe (ORPHEUS MUNDUS project suggested in Bergen) and possibilities for global PhD standards in biomedicine and health Sciences.
  • Implementation of recommendations from 2012 ORPHEUS Conference in Bergen
  • French, Spanish, Russian and Turkish translations of ORPHEUS-AMSE-WFME Standards for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in Europe. Thanks to Professor Andre Nieoullon and Professor Luis Martinez Millan French and Spanish translations are finished.
  • Preliminary discussion about 2014 conference in Lausanne.

 

ORPHEUS EC work during a meeting in Marseilles

ORPHEUS Executive Comitte participants at the meeting in Marseilles

17th-20th July 2012, ORPHEUS Workshop "Standards for PhD education in Biomedicine", Granada, Spain

July 17th-20th 2012, The Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR), 6th European Congress on Pharmacology, Granada, Spain.

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11th-13th October 2012, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University (CU), University of Martin, Slovakia organized ORPHEUS Workshop: "PhD Study from the Student´s View"

October 11th-13th 2012 Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University (CU), University of Martin, Slovakia organized ORPHEUS Workshop: "PhD Study from the Student´s View"

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11th July 2012, PhD symposium Karachi, Pakistan

July 11th 2012. PhD symposium  and workshops were organized in Karachi, Pakistan as a part of BioCon:  celebration of anniversary of Department of Biochemistry University of Karachi. Whole event was supported by  International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  (IUBMB).  Main organizer was professor Nikhat Ahmed Siddiqui, chair of Biochemistry. Invited speakers were Gül Güner, Zdravko Lacković, Angel Herráez and Nessar Ahmed who presented experience with PhD program especially IUBMB standards and ORPHEUS standards. Event was attended by about 80 participants fro,different departments and universities but mostly by PhD candidates from Karachi university.

Karachi speakers with professor Nikhat Ahmed Siddiqui (Gül Güner, Zdravko Lacković, Angel Herráez and Nessar Ahmed)  Zdravko Lacković and Gül Güner Akdogan with PhD students from Karachi University, Pakistan  Zdravko Lacković and Gül Güner Akdogan with PhD students from Karachi University, Pakistan 
 PhD symposium Karachi, Pakistan, orpheus PhD symposium Karachi, Pakistan  Karachi

 

4th October 2012, PhD workshop, University of Melbourne

PhD workshop, University of Melbourne. October 4th 2012.. 12:00-15:00. 'Safeguarding the PhD as a research degree while ensuring employability of PhD graduates'.

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30th May 2012, ORPHEUS PhD workshop was held under the topic: Vision of ORPHEUS in PhD Education: Towards European Standards, at Marmara University, Istanbul

May 30th, 2012 at Marmara University, Istanbul, PhD workshop was held under the topic: Vision of ORPHEUS in PhD Education: Towards European Standards.

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28th September 2012, PhD workshop, Monash University, Melbourne

PhD workshop, Monash University, Melbourne.September 28th 2012.
The new Monash PhD in Biomedical Sciences: What’s best for our students?

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25th May 2012, University of Zagreb School of Medicine hosted the first PhD Day

On May 25th 2012, University of Zagreb School of Medicine hosted the first PhD Day organized by the PhD Programme Biomedicine and Health Sciences. From this year on, PhD Day will be a mandatory part of the course load for PhD candidates of that programme, intended to reduce the workload and reorganize the classes of doctoral studies in order to make them more effective and directly helpful in thesis development. During this daylong event, the PhD candidates had the opportunity to present the research related to their doctoral theses to their colleagues, prominent scientists and broad scientific community in the form of poster presentations and publication of abstracts. The event included oral presentations of the best abstracts, invited lectures by distinguished scholars and the research excellence lecture by Professor Roland Jonsson of the University of Bergen as well as the round table panel discussing the doctoral studies in Croatia and Europe with participation of Zdravko Lackovic and Robert Likic (University of Zagreb School of Medicine), Ignac Lovrek (University of Zagreb), Roland Jonsson (University of Bergen) and Jadwiga Mirecka (Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow), while Michael Mulvany (University of Aarhus) and Ingeborg Van Der Ploeg (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm) participated in the panel via live webcast. This was the first such event in Croatia, visited by numerous representatives of the University of Zagreb and other institutions of higher education and science. Similar manifestations are traditionally organized by some prominent establishments of higher education across Europe.  It could be expected that similar  events will be soon organised by other PhD programmes in Zagreb and Croatia.

 

doc. dr. Marko Jakopović, PhD day 2012 School of Medicine, University of Zagreb 

Roland Jonsson, Robert Harris, Jadwiga Mirecka, Davor Miličić, Neven Budak, Aleksa Bjeliš, Drago Batinić, Davor Ježek, Darko Bošnjak, Zdravko Lacković, PhD day 2012 School of Medicine, University of Zagreb  Zdravko Lacković, PhD day 2012 School of Medicine, University of Zagreb 
 Jadwiga Mirecka, Davor Miličić, Zdravko Lacković, Davor Ježek, Roland Jonsson, Robert Harris, Drago Batinić, Miloš Judaš, Maja Relja, Marko Jakopović, PhD day 2012 School of Medicine, University of Zagreb  PhD day 2012 School of Medicine, University of Zagreb  PhD candidate Barbara Barun, PhD day 2012 School of Medicine, University of Zagreb

 

23rd-27th September 2012, Doctoral week, EUA Doctoral Week: Global perspectives, Karolinska Institute


Doctoral week, EUA Doctoral Week: Global perspectivesKarolinska Institute. September 23rd-27th 2012. CODOC, EUA-CDE, ARDE (ZL,MM). Zdravko Lackovic and Michael Mulvany represented ORPHEUS. Zdravko Lackovic gave a talk. Further info: http://www.eua.be/EUA_Doctoral_week.aspx

13th-27th February 2012, EMTRAIN Workshop for PhD students was held in Manchester

13th-27th February 2012. Presentation of ORPHEUS/AMSE/WFME standards in plenary sessions was done by M Mulvany

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