Annual Conferences 



The annual conferences are the primary forum for promoting interaction among members with their common field of interest. And the ORPHEUS annual conference is an eagerly anticipated opportunity for all academics, directors and graduate managers, professionals and administrators, to share their best practices, network and grow excellence in their own doctoral education provision.

The conferences are the opportunity to support members with less experience within the area, and to develop best practices for PhD training and an opportunity to meet with major stakeholders and to influence the political development of PhD training in Europe and worldwide.

Members have reduced registration. PhD students are welcome, also as contributors.

ORPHEUS 2025 Conference 

The ORPHEUS 2025 Conference will be held in Croatia 10-12 April 2025.

ORPHEUS 2024 Conference
The 2024 Conference was hosted by David Tvildiani Medical University (DTMU) in Tbilisi, Georgia on April 18th-20th under the conference title Innovative Strategies and Concepts for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences. The programme, presentations and pictures from the conference can be found below.

Past Conferences

Below are a list of conferences which have taken place since 2005.

Tbilisi 2024

Innovative Strategies and Concepts for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences

Leuven 2023

Putting the i’s and o’s in doctoral training; International, Intersectoral, Interdisciplinary, and Open Science

Istanbul 2022

Quality Training Environments for Biomedical Researchers

Braga 2020

Framework for Collaborative Doctoral Education Within Europe

Dublin 2019

Quality Training Environments for Biomedical researchers

Reykjavik 2018

Creativity, Diversity, Feedback and Motivation