ORPHEUS 2014: Creating Career Opportunities for PhDs in Life and Health Sciences, Luasanne, Switzerland

9th ORPHEUS 2014 Conference was held in Lausanne, Swiss, April 3-5, 2014

Conference Participants
9:00 – 18:00Registration
PhD Candidates Pre-Conference Workshop:
Improve Biomedical PhD programs for non-academic careers
(Alexandre Yersin Auditorium)
11:00 -14:00

Dr. Veronika Berghold, PhD Candidate, Representative of ORPHEUS, University of Graz, Austria
Nathalie Neubert, PhD Candidate, ADAS, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Gergely Fügedi, PhD Candidate, Semmelweis University, Budapest, HungaryInvited Scientist:

  • Dr. Denis Billotte , General Secretary, Western Switzerland University Conference
  • Ms. Christa Janko , EMTRAIN, Medical University, Vienna
  • Mr Reto Hartmann , Platinn Innovation Platform, PSE. He is an expert in business development and finance in Life Science, BioTech, MedTech and B2B, including sales & marketing, industrial partnership and product development.

This workshop is supported by the:
§ ADAS, Association of PhDs of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne

Opening Ceremony
(César Roux Auditorium)


Opening Plenary Lecture
(César Roux Auditorium)
15:45 -16:15
  • Dr. Helke Hillebrand , Academic Coordinator and Dean of Graduate Studies EMBL International PhD program, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trade-mark, tradition and plasticity: cornerstones for PhD education in the 21st century


  • Edwin Kroeger , Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Pierre-André Michaud , Vice Dean for Academic Programs, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
16:15 -16:45Coffee Break
Session I: PhDs around the World
(César Roux Auditorium)
  • Prof. Qing Wang
    Vice-Dean of the Graduate School, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing
    Education of biomedical PhD Program in Peking University
  • Dr. Lai Wen Bin
    Director of the Research office, National University Health System (NUHS), Singapore
    PhD education and career opportunities in the field of life and health sciences in Singapore
  • Prof. Nick Goulding
    Director of Education, William Harvey Research Institute, London, UK
    The UK biomedical PhD under the microscope


  • Joey Barnett , Acting Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Philippe Moreillon , Vice Rector for Research and International Relation, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
18:15 -20:00Welcome Aperitif
(Conference Hall)
20:00 -24:00Candidate’s Party
8:00 – 17:00Registration
Plenary Lecture II
(César Roux Auditorium)
8:30 – 9:00
  • Prof. David Gordon
    President-Elect, World Federation for Medical Education, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Is the Making of Standards like “the Making of Shoes”?


Session II: PhDs around Health Sciences
(César Roux Auditorium)
9:00 -10:15
  • Prof. Sabina de Geest
    Director, Institute of Nursing Science of the University of Basel, Switzerland
    Developing an Educational Infrastructure for Doctoral Studies in Nursing Science at University of Basel in Switzerland
  • Prof. Stuart Anderson
    Associate Dean of Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Training Researchers, Developing Leader: New Approches to Doctoral Education in Public Health
  • Prof Jean-Pierre Hornung
    Director, Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Former Chair, Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS) Committee
    PhD programs in Neuroscience : structures and challenges in Switzerland and in Europe


  • Roland Jonsson , ORPHEUS Executive Committee
  • Fred Paccaud , Director, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Switzerland
10:15 -10:45Coffee Break
Session III: Quality of PhD Supervision
(César Roux Auditorium)
10:45 -12:00
  • Prof. Gitte Wichmann Hansen
    Centre for teaching and learning, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Quality in the PhD Process
  • Prof. Robert Harris
    Director, Doctoral Education of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Outcome based Doctoral Education
  • Dr. Veronika Berghold
    Student Representative of the ORPHEUS Executive Committee, Graz, Austria
    PhD supervision across Europe and beyond: From the PhD candidates’ perspective


  • Ewoud Compeer , PhD Candidate, UMC Utrecht, Netherland
  • Mélanie Bosson , Deputy of junior faculty development, UNIL, Switzerland
12:00 -14:00Lunch and Posters
Session IV: Free Communications
(César Roux Auditorium)
14:00 -15:00

 Prof. Francesco Saverio Ambesi-Impiombato, University of Udine, Italy
SITT (Selection Improvement Topical Team) Model to Study the Influence of Admission Procedure on the PhD Program Outcomes

 Prof. Miroslav Cervinka, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Open Access – The Way Towards International Harmonization in PhD Training

 Prof. Nino Chikhladze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia,
Ms. Natia Skhvitaridze , University of Georgia
Modernizing PhD Programs in the Framework of SIU Poject through Collaboration with University of TromsØ: TSU and UG Experience

• Prof. Oksana Sulaieva, M. Gorky Donetsk National Medical University, Ukraine
Achieving of ORPHEUS Standards in Ukraine: Illusion or Reality ?


  • Ludovic Pilloux , PhD Candidate, University of Lausanne
  • Luis Martínez Millán , ORPHEUS Executive Committee
  • Radu Oprean , Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
15:00 -15:30Coffee Break
Parallel Workshops
15:30 -17:00

Workshop 1: Public-Private partnership PhDs and Employability
(Alexandre Yersin Auditorium)

Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher, ORPHEUS Executive Committee
Omaya Dudin, PhD Candidate, University of Lausanne
Christa Janko, EMTRAIN, Med University, Vienna

Invited Scientists:

1. Dr. Johannes Mosbacher, Head Cellular Neuroscience, F. Hoffmann- Roche Ltd
Exploring pathways in drug discovery and development

2. Dr. Mike Hardman, EMTRAIN, VP Science Relations, AstraZeneca
How to be a ‘supercollaborator’

3. Prof. Anita Aperia, EMTRAIN, Professor of pediatrics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Promotion of a Public-Private-Partnership PhD Programme: Academia Leaves the Ivory Tower

This workshop is supported by the:
§ European Medicines Research Training Network – EMTRAIN

Workshop 2: PhD Supervision & Career Mentoring
(Auguste Tissot Auditorium)

Altyn Aringazina (Head of the Department of Population Health and Social Sciences, Kazakhstan School of Public Health)
Layane Hanna-El-Daher (PhD Candidate, University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Invited Scientists:

1. Prof. Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer , Academic Director and Head of the PhD Program “Public Health”, Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+)

2. Prof. Robert Harris, Director, Doctoral Education of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

This workshop is supported by the:
§ Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+)

Workshop 3: PhD Education and Careers in Nursing
(Charlotte Olivier Auditorium)

Prof. Gul Guner-Akdogan, Executive member of Orpheus, Graduate School of Health Sciences – School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, Turkey
Prof. Diane Morin, Director, Institute of Higher Education and Nursing Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Venetia Velonaki, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland

Invited Scientists:

1. Prof Judith Shamian, President elect – International Council of Nurses, Geneva. Prof Shamian is the former President and CEO of the Canadian Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and past President of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). She is also a Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, in Canada. She is involved as a researcher within its Nursing Health Services Research Unit. She was the Executive Director of the Canadian Federal Government’s Office of Nursing Policy for five years. Prof Shamian has published and spoken extensively nationally and internationally on issues surrounding nursing, health human resources, leadership, and health-care policy.

2. Prof David Richards, President elect – European Academy of Nursing Science. A University of Exeter professor, Prof Richards is anchored at the University’s Mood Disorders Centre, and is one of two Professors of nursing to become a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) senior investigator in England. The European Academy links nurse scientists across Europe and provides a forum to meet, work together and develop evidence base for nursing.

This workshop is supported by the:
§ Institute of higher education and nursing research, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
§ Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Switzerland

Workshop 4: ORPHEUS labelling (report PDF)
(Mathias May or Auditorium)

Prof. Michael Mulvany, Vice President, ORPHEUS
Prof. Mirecka Jadwiga, Executive Committee of AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe)

Invited Scientists:

1. Introduction by Chairpersons
2. Dr. Helke Hillebrand, Academic Coordinator and Dean of Graduate Studies EMBL International PhD program, Heidelberg, Germany
Evaluating PhD programs
3. Prof. Zdravko Lackovic, President of ORPHEUS, Zagreb, Croatia
The ORPHEUS labelling project
4. Prof. Tatjana Simic, Vice-Dean of the Medicine School, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Why do institutions want an ORPHEUS label?
5. Discussion: Prof. André Nieoullon, Directeur of the Doctoral School, University of Marseille, France and Dr. Veronika Berghold, Student Representative of the ORPHEUS Executive Commitee, Graz, Austria
What should be required for an ORPHEUS label?
7. Conclusion by Chairpersons

Session V: Responsible Conduct in Research
(César Roux Auditorium)
17:00 -18:15
  • Prof. Lazare Benaroyo
    President, Ethos – Interdisciplinary Ethics Platform, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Ethics and research: what does it mean to be responsible?
  • Prof. Christiane Woopen
    Chair, German Ethics Council, Director of CERES (Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics and Social Sciences of Health) and Head of Research Unit Ethics
    Sensitising for ethical implications
  • Prof. Henk ten Have
    Director, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Center for Healthcare Ethics, University of Duquesne, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Responsible conduct in research


  • Ana Borovečki , ORPHEUS Executive Committee
  • Lise Wogensen , Vice Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Ruta Vosyliute , PhD Candidate, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Litthuania
19:30 -24:00Gala Dinner
(University Restaurant)

Day 3

Saturday, the 5 th of April 2014: Final Program

9:00 – 18:00Satellite Event: Life Science Career Day
(César Roux Auditorium)
Plenary: Evolution of ORPHEUS Standards
(Mathias Mayor Auditorium)
9:00 – 9:30


Workshop Summaries and Round Table
( Mathias Mayor Auditorium )
9:30 – 10:30


10:30 -11:00Coffee Break
Lausanne Consensus Statement
( Mathias Mayor Auditorium )
11:00 -12:00
  • Stephanie Clarke , President of the Organising Committee
  • Michael Mulvany , Vice President, ORPHEUS


  • Zdravko Lackovic (President of ORPHEUS)
  • Veronika Berghold , PhD Candidate, Student Representative of the ORPHEUS Executive Commitee
Closing Speeches and Flag Ceremony
( Mathias Mayor Auditorium )
12:00 -12:30
  • Stephanie Clarke , President of the Organising Committee
  • Zdravko Lackovic , President of ORPHEUS
  • Vladimir Bumbasirevic , President of the Organising Committee – Belgrade 2015


ORPHEUS General Assembly
(Jequier Doge Auditorium – PMU)
13:30 -15:00
  • ORPHEUS Executive Committee



PhD Program: Biomedicine and Health Sciences



With the support of

Association of Medical Schools in Europe


Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region


European Medical Association

Associationfor Medical Education in Europe


University of Zagreb –Medical SchoolZagreb, Croatia, April 24 and 25, 2004   PROGRAM 


 SCIENTIFIC & ORGANIZING COMMITTEE President: Professor Zdravko Lacković, MD, PhD, – PhD Program Director, Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Studies, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, CroatiaSecretaries:Professor Jadranka Božikov, PhD, – PhD Program Deputy Director, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, CroatiaMr. Julien Goodman, – Program Manager, Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region(ASPHER), Saint Maurice, FranceINTERNATIONALVincenzo Costigliola, MD, President, European Medical Association (EMEA), Bruxelles, BelgiumProfessor Petr Hach, President, Asociation of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), 3rd Faculty of Medicine Charles University, Prague, The Czeck Republic

Dr. Guy Haug, Expert on the European Higher Education Area (“Bologna process”), Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Cees C. Leibbrandt, MD., – a former (1999-2002) Secretary General of European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), Nijmegen, The NetherlandsProfessor Jadwiga Mirecka MD, PhD, – Member of the Executive Committee Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Department of Medical Education in Jagiellonian, University Medical College in Kraków, PolandProfessor Charles Normand, PhD, – President – Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), Trinity College, Dublin, IrelandProfessor Hans Joachim Seitz, MD, DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – German Academic Exchange Service), South-Eastern-European-Cooperation, Curriculum Reform in Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Zentrum für Experimentelle Medizin Institut f. Biochemie u. Molekularbiologie Biochemische Endokrinologie Hamburg, GermanyProfessor László Vécsei, MD, PhD, DSc. – Director of the Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience PhD Program, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center, Faculty of General Medicine, Department of Neurology, University of Szeged, HungaryCROATIAN

Professor Nada Čikeš, MD, PhD, – ECTS coordinator, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Marija Dominis, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for postgraduate education, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, CroatiaProfessor Boris Labar, MD, PhD, – Dean of the University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, CroatiaProfessor Jasna Helena Mencer, PhD, – Rector of the University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Stjepan Orešković, PhD, – Director, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Krešimir Pavelić, MD, PhD, – Director, Division of Molecular Medicine, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia


The initiative to organise European conference on the harmonization of PhD programs has been prompted by:

  1. The variety of organisational models of European PhD programs in biomedicine and health sciences. Some countries do not have PhD programs in medicine and health sciences at all. There are considerable differences between different universities in the same country, and even in the same country we can find two degrees: PhD and DSc. Most important information about PhD programs in medicine and public health in most European countries are not internationally available. Let us come together and exchange our experiences. Since the time available is limited, we should write information on our PhD programs in advance. Thus we are all to become active participants in the Conference, and the first booklet on PhD program, with our contribution, will be waiting for us in Zagreb.
  2. On the other hand, in the attempt to comply with the «Bologna Process», many universities are now organizing new PhD programs. According to the Bologna Process, the PhD program is the last step in higher education, but in its best tradition, it is a research as well, and should therefore be completed with a PhD Thesis. What is the place of advanced learning in such programs and should there be some minimal criteria for scientific accomplishments in one’s PhD Thesis? Is the PhD title the beginning or a “crown” of one’s academic and scientific career, or is it only the last step in education wherein research is not obligatory. If internationally recognized research should be the basis, how is one to organize good PhD programs in countries with a “small scientific community” (and a small scientific output). Following formally Bologna requirements, is there a danger to create a very diversified output? Is there a proper solution to these problems? Is it possible to reach a consensus on what exactly a PhD program should be, or perhaps even to offer certain recommendations for basic organizational and scientific requirements?
  3. The additional important questions are: the position of the existing Master programs in the light of the Bologna Process, introduction of ECTS in postgraduate education, and an open possibility to connect all forms of postgraduate and lifelong learning by means of ECTS. The problem of Master programs can be best observed in the field of public health where such programs are entered by scholars of different professional background (MDs which equals MSc according to the Bologna Process, MSc or even BSc degrees in social sciences, economics etc.). Is then a Master program in public health a postgraduate or additional graduate (MSc) program?

The solution to some of the above mentioned problems could be achieved by creating a regional i.e. international network(s) which would enable an increased fluctuation of students and academic staff, the exchange of new achievements and a wider range of subjects. Probably no country in Europe can meet the highest standards in all fields of current medical research on its own. Along with an improvement of quality, the aim of international co-operation is the broadening of contents, in order to be as close as possible to the dissertation topic of each individual attendant of the doctoral study. Therefore, this kind of network(s) represents an indispensable way of cooperation.

And finally, the major aim of the Conference is to gather in one place the representatives of European medical schools, schools of public health and research institutes participating in PhD programs in medicine and public health, who will give an insight into their experiences and the experiences of their countries, as well as try to propose the best way of mutual harmonization. Even if the only outcome would be the first publication of PhD programs in Europe, it would still be an important guideline for many universities in creating or reshaping their PhD programs. If, additionally, we propose certain recommendations and start initiatives for mutual cooperation, it will represent a significant achievement.

 CONFERENCE TOPICS1.  Overview of PhD programs in biomedicine and health sciences in different universities and countries,2.  PhD programs in the Bologna process3.  Master programs in Medicine AND Public Health : where to place them in the «Bologna process», interrelations among Master programs, PhD programs and programs of specialization4.  Is there a need for regional and European harmonization of PhD programs, modalities of possible regional and/or European cooperative network(s),

5.  Concluding discussion, recommendations etc.




In general we will work in sessions, chaired by several members of Scientific & Organizing Committee. Chairmen, together with the Scientific & Organizing Committee, will prepare written proposal of consensus statement (that is why we have usually one invited speaker but 4 chairmen). Discussion about invited lecturers and proposed consensus statement, exchange of experiences and ideas as cornerstone of the Conference.

 FRIDAY, April 23, 200420.00 – Welcoming reception cocktail party at the Dverce City Palace given by the Lady Major of Zagreb Ms. Vlasta Pavić.   

SATURDAY, April 24, 2004

09.30 – 10.30 Welcome and introduction

                        Chair: Helena Jasna Mencer, Boris Labar, Mara Dominis

10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break

11.00 – 13.30 Session 1. Overview of PhD programs in different universities and countries

Chair: Petr Hach, László Vécsei, Zdravko Lacković

Invited Lecturer:

Vincenzo Costigliola: EPOWEB project about medical postgraduate programs in Europe

Zdravko Lacković, Jadranka Božikov and Marija Dominis: A survey of PhD programs in European medicine and public health: A compilation of answers to a questionnaire

Tina Dušek, Alena Kavalirova (PhD students from Croatia and Czech Repubic): An overview of European PhD programs as available on the Internet 

Chairpersons will present proposal of consensus statement.

13.30 – 14.30  Lunch

14.30– 16.00   Session 2. PhD programs in the Bologna process

Chair: Vincenzo Costigliola, Charls Normand, Marija Dominis, Jardanka Bozikov

Invited Lecture: Guy Haug:“Trends in PhD programs in the context of the Bologna process”.

Chairpersons will present proposal of consensus statement.

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30  Session 3. Master programs in Medicine and Public Health: are they still necessary: where to place them in the «Bologna process», interrelations among Master programs, PhD programs, programs of specialist CME.

Chair: Charles Normand, Cees C. Leibbrandt, Stjepan Orešković

Invited Lecturers:

Charles Normand: Is there a need for Master Programs in Public Health and Medicine?

Luke Kovačića i Jadranke Boľikov:  Master Programs in Public Health – Dilemmas and Challenges

Cees C. Leibbrandt: Problems and achievements in continuing medical education (CME) in Europe.

Chairpersons will present proposal of consensus statement.

20.00 Dean’s welcoming dinner reception party  (information will be available on Internet site of the Conference: http://bio.mef.hr)

SUNDAY, April 26, 2004

9.30 – 11.00    Session 4. Is there a need for regional, international cooperative network(s) in PhD Programs (what possible modalities)?

Chair: Joachim Seitz, Nada Čikeš, Boris Labar

Invited Lecturers:

Joachim Seitz: How to promote cooperation in South –East Europe? DAAD Experinece.

Nada Čikeš, Aleksa Bjeliš, Jasna Helena Mence; The role of University of Zagreb in developing joint doctoral programs.

Chairpersons will present proposal of consensus statement.

11.00 – 11.30  Coffee break

11.30 – 13.30  Session 5. Closing discussion, conclusions, recommendations etc.

Chair: Petr Hach, Vicenco Costigliola, Charles Normand, Zdravko Lacković, Jadwiga Mirecka

Chairpersons will present proposals of consensus statements and recommendations.

13.30                                          Lunch




One of the primary goals of the Conference is to collect data on what PhD programs in medicine and health sciences currently look like in Europe. We think that a publication with some introductory articles by our invited speakers might contribute to harmonization and development of these programs. It is thus very important to collect such data from as many European universities as possible. We kindly ask even those universities which will not be able to attend the conference to send us manuscripts about their programs. In return all first authors and all institutions will receive one copy of a monograph free of charge.

Preparing the manuscript please follow rules outlined bellow.

All manuscripts should be sent as attachments to the e-mail address of Conference Secretary: Professor Jadranka Božikov: jbozikov@snz.hr.

To have a monograph printed for the Conference all manuscripts must be received until April 19th.

Manuscripts should be written using most common fonts like Times New Roman. If you want to use figures and pictures please incorporate them in the text in.jpg or.gif format. They will be reproduced in black and white.

Try to organize the manuscript as follows.


Name, surname, titles and academic function of all authors.



References (if you use them please use Vancouver rules, yr; vol: pp)

Writing the manuscript please tray to answer the questions outlined bellow:

  1. Do you have a PhD program at your Medical School, School of Public Health or Research Institute?
  2. If so, is it covering only a certain more or less narrow field (i.e. neuroscience, public health etc)? If you have more than one program please provide a list.
  3. Are you planning to organize a new PhD program(s) in accordance with the Bologna Declaration?
  4. If you don’t have a PhD program what is a substitute for it in scientific/academic career (for example habilitation /please give us a short description), published papers (is it a quantitative criterion), experience (is it quantitative)?
  5. If you have a PhD program is it organized: (a) as research under the guidance of a supervisor of the PhD thesis only or (b) a combination of research for the thesis and organized courses (Course load)?
  6. If your answer to the previous question was (b); is the study divided into fields (disciplines), are the students allowed to choose courses regardless of disciplines, duration of the PhD study in years.
  7. Is there an intermediate degree (for example Master of Science, licentiate) before or during attaining the PhD and, if so, state the name of the degree.
  8. Conditions for PhD enrolment: whether MD or some other degree is a prerogative (and which?). What is the required grade average and whether supervisors are required.
  9. Conditions for approval of PhD dissertation: number of accumulated credits, number of published papers, other.
  10. Are foreign experts involved in evaluation of PhD dissertation? How often?
  11. Appearance of the PhD dissertation: whether or not it contains published papers.
  12. Whether the attainment of the PhD degree a prerequisite for academic career (i.e attaining a status of associate professor or other).

Manuscript should not exceed 4 pages (single spacing, font 10, Times New Roman).


Zagreb University Medical School, Miroslav Čačković Hall, Šalata 3, Zagreb (10-15 min walking distance from city center (Ban Jelačić square). Transfer from hotels to Zagreb’s Medical School and back will be organized by official accommodation agent.


All representatives of European medical schools, research institutes and schools of public health should register filling up enclosed registration form and a questionnaire in written or electronic form, and sending it to Conference organizer

Dedline: April 20, 2004.

CONFERENCE FEE: For registered representatives of European medical schools, research institutes and schools of public health there is no conference fee. All registered participants will receive conference material and participate in social program free of charge.


Facilities for overhead projection, single and dual slide projection (size 5×5 cm), video projection (VHS format) and computer assisted presentation will be available. Computer assisted presentation in PowerPoint program can be performed by using 3.5’’ floppy disk, CD, ZIP disc or notebook. The slides numbered in the order of projection should be delivered to Registration and Slide Desk 15 min before the start of the session and collected afterwards by the authors.


During a conference at Medical School coffee, refreshment and light lunch will be served. Social program in late afternoon and evening hours is also organized.

For accompanying persons different social programs are available trough our travel and accommodation agent.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION: Official travel and accommodation agent:

BTI O-Tours

Mrs. Smiljka Latković, Project Manager

Gajeva 6/ 1st floor, HR-10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

Phone:+385 1 4831 444, Fax: +385 1 4813 013

e-mail: smiljka.latkovic@otours.hr, congresses@otours.hr, otours@otours.hr | WEB page: www.otours.hr, www.bti-worldwide.com

General Assembly

ORganisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences

in the EUropean System, http://orpheus-med.org

ORPHEUS General Assembly

Lausanne Jequier Doge Auditorium, Zone PMU

Saturday April 5th, 2014, 13:30-15:00

(In the same building, near the Conference Auditorium (3 min walk, from zone 1 to 2); Guidance will be ensured by conference staff. (See Map)

Preliminary agenda proposal

Chair: Zdravko Lacković, Stephanie Clarke, Miroslav Cervinka

1. Agenda proposal; ORPHEUS President, Zdravko Lacković

2. Annual report of the ORPHEUS activities (pdf), ORPHEUS President, Zdravko Lacković

3. Annual financial report (for 2013) prepared by ORPHEUS Treasurer, Andrea Olschewski; from 14.1. 2014 onwards, prepared by Ana Borovečki, acting treasurer, Ana Borovečki reporting

4. Auditors’ report 2013 done by Guenther Gell and Osman Sinanovic, auditor report 01.01 – 01.04. 2014 done by Osman Sinanovic, Osman Sinanovic reporting

5. Election of a new Executive Committee of ORPHEUS (only members who have paid their annual membership fee for that calendar year are eligible for voting, Statutes, Article 10) Mike Mulvany, ORPEHUS Vice President reporting

Recording Secretary: Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher

Zdravko Lackovic

ORPEHUS President

Local Organizing Committee

The Heads and Reprentatives of the PhD programs at UNIL-FBM-CHUV:

•Prof. Stephanie Clarke (Director of the Doctoral School, LOC President, UNIL-FBM)
•Prof. Béatrice Desvergne (Dean, UNIL-FBM)
•Prof. Pierre-André Michaud (Vice-Dean for Academic Programs, UNIL-FBM)
•Prof. Diane Morin (Director, IUFRS, UNIL-FBM, CHUV)
•Prof. Jean-Pierre Hornung (Director, Lemanic Neuroscience DS, UNIL & UNIGE)
•Prof. Daniel Hohl (Director, MD-PhD Program, UNIL-FBM)
•Prof. Stefan Kunz (Director, PhD Program in Microbial Sciences, UNIL-FBM)
•Prof. Nouria Hernández (Director, PhD Program in Integrated Experimental and Computational Biology, UNIL-FBM).
•Prof. Paolo Dotto (Director, PhD Program in Cancer and Immunology, UNIL-FBM)
•Dr. Ulrike Toepel (Coordinator, PhD Program Cardiovascular and Metabolism, UNIL-FBM)
•Dr. Denis Billotte (General Secretary, Western Switzerland Universitiy Conference)
•Prof. Fred Paccaud (Director, IUMSP, Swiss School of Public Health, CHUV)

The Association of PhD Students at UNIL-FBM:

•PhD Candidate, Layane Hanna-El-Daher (ADAS, UNIL-FBM)
•PhD Candidate Natalie Neubert (ADAS, UNIL-FBM)
•PhD Candidate Omaya Dudin (ADAS, UNIL-FBM)
•PhD Candidate Melanie Juilland (ADAS, UNIL-FBM)
•PhD Candidate Mati Moyat (ADAS, UNIL-FBM)
•PhD Candidate Ludovic Pilloux (ADAS, UNIL-FBM)
•PhD Candidate Sarah Vacle (ADAS, UNIL-FBM)

The Doctoral School Team:

•Dr. Laura De Santis (Conference Coordinator, PhD Program in Life Science, DS-UNIL-FBM)
•Dr. Slavica Masina (Conference Cooordinator, DS-UNIL-FBM)
•Ms. Chloé Arnera (Communication Assistant, DS-UNIL-FBM)
•Ms. Aniko Fehr (Conference Assistant, DS-UNIL-FBM)

International Scientific Committee of ORPHEUS 2014
ORPHEUS Executive Committee

•Prof. Zdravko Lacković (President, Croatia)
•Prof. Michael Mulvany (Vice President, Denmark)
•Prof. Seppo Meri (General Secretary, Finland)
•Prof. Andrea Olschewski (Treasurer, Austria)
•Prof. Miroslav Cervinka (Czech Republic)
•Prof. Gul Guner-Akdogan (Turkey)
•Prof. Konstantin Gurevich (Russia)
•Prof. Chris Van Schravendijk (Belgium)
•Prof. Roland Jonsson (Norway)
•Prof. Andre Nieoullon (France)
•Prof. Simona Dragan (Romania)
•Prof. Stephanie Clarke (Switzerland)
•PhD Candidate Veronika Marlies Berghold (Austria)

Co-opted Members of the ORPHEUS Executive Committee

•Prof. Luis Martínez Millán (Spain)
•Dr. Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher (Germany)
•Prof. Ana Borovečki (Croatia)
•Professor Robert Harris (Sweden)


DS: Doctoral School
FBM: Faculty of Biology and Medicine
UNIL: University of Lausanne
UNIGE: University of Geneva
IUFRS: Institute of higher education and nursing research
IUMSP: Institute of social and preventive medicine
CHUV: University Hospital Center
ADAS: Association of PhD students and Assistants of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine

Consensus Document