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Healthy Aging

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are glad to announce the International Conference for PhD Students in Biomedical Research that will be held on 7-9 September, 2017, in Krakow, Poland.

The Conference is organized by Jagiellonian University Medical College, a medical school with over 600 years of tradition in research and education. The topic of the conference is ‘Healthy Aging’.

The international conference program includes the presentations of PhD students as well as lectures of distinguished Professors from USA, Belgium, Switzerland and Poland.

Please find enclosed detailed program and link to the conference website http://healthyaging.com-uj.krakow.pl/.

f-TALES workshop

Neuro Sense & Sense-ability 
Sensing and data processing technology for the brain

The brain is by far the most complex and mysterious organ in the human body, and remains a fascinating object of study from an engineering, biological, or medical perspective. Neuro-technology has advanced tremendously in the past two decades and will evolve even faster in the future, leading to new insights and new treatments in the medical field.

 In this 2-days workshop, we invited world-renowned speakers from the fields of neuro-engineering, medicine and neuroscience, who will present the state of the art as well as visionary outlooks on how neuro-technology will help us to better understand, cure, and interact with the brain. The workshop is divided in three parts, covering (1) novel technology for imaging and recording from the brain, (2) data processing techniques to analyze and interpret brain signals and images, and (3) applications in the medical field and beyond.

The workshop aims to bring together early career researchers (PhD researchers and postdocs) from two different communities, i.e., biomedical sciences and engineering sciences. Of course, other people are welcome as well. If you are interested in new advances in neurotechnology and its applications in the biomedical field, if you are looking for new opportunities in this domain, or if you want to meet people with similar interests, do not hesitate and sign up for this fascinating meeting. Also, we encourage everyone to submit a brief abstract to present a poster or give a short talk about your research!

Oh, and last but not least, it’s free! (yet registration is required, as places are limited) Register via this link.

Confirmed speakers

·         Jan Rabaey, University of California, Berkeley – chronic neural implants

·         Richard Bowtell, University of Nottingham – wearable MEG

·         Borbala Hunyadi, TU Delft – EEG-fMRI data fusion

·         Alan Urban, Neuro-electronics Research Flanders (NERF) – functional ultrasound imaging

·         Danilo Bzdok, RWTH Aachen – New approaches of data analysis of brain images

·         Bart Nuttin, KU Leuven – deep brain recording and stimulation

·         Jan Sybers, University of Antwerp – Data analysis of structural MRI

·         Kristl Vonck, University of Ghent – Neuro-technology in epilepsy

·         Myles Mc Laughlin, KU Leuven – non-invasive brain stimulation

·         Marc Van Hulle, KU Leuven – Brain-computer interfaces

·         Patrick Dupont, KU Leuven – Measuring the human nervous system

Conference Registration is Open

Dear colleagues,

Registration for Orpheus Conference 2019 is now open!

To register, visit the Registration Page:  http://www.ucd.ie/orpheus2019/registration/ 

The pricing scheme is as follows: 

Early Bird Registration prior to 21-Feb-2019 (includes Dinner and Welcome Reception):

  • Orpheus Member Rate: €250
  • Orpheus Non-Member Rate: €300
  • Student Rate: €50

Conference Rate post 21-Feb-2019 (includes Dinner and Welcome Reception):

  • Orpheus Member Rate: €275
  • Orpheus Non-Member Rate: €325
  • Student Rate: €50

ORPHEUS ethics in science module

Dear colleagues,

We are glad to announce ORPHEUS ETHICS IN SCIENCE MODULE at DIBSS / Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer School

Venue: Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

Dates: 19-25 June, 2017

Please find more information in the FLYER and here: http://www.dibss.org/

2017 Executive Committee elections: Call for nominations

Dear colleagues,

There will be several EC vacancies following the 2017 General Assembly in May this year.

The privilege to be nominated to EC member is limited to current Members of ORPHEUS.

EC members are responsible for the overall governance, management and policy of ORPHEUS.

If you demonstrate career progression, professionalism, and a commitment to the advancement of doctoral training, you are invited to send your nominations to ORPHEUS President, Prof. Robert Harris (Karolinska Institutet) (Robert.Harris@ki.se)

 To apply, you will need to:

– fill in the application form (Suppl. 1)

– send us your CV (Suppl. 2)

Also  because of institutional membership you will need to submit a support letter from your institution.  

Your proposals will be considered by the Nominations Committee who will advise current EC on formal nominations. 

The new EC Members will be elected and announced at the 2017 General Assembly.

Please submit your proposals by 12 pm Friday, 31 March, 2017

f – TALES workshop

f – TALES is the Flanders Training Network Life Sciences (https://ftales.be/) is a joint training initiative of the 5 Flemish universities (Free University of Brussels, Ghent University, Hasselt University, KU Leuven and University of Antwerp) that offers top class workshops open to doctoral (and postdoctoral) researchers.

Mission of this brand new training forum is to organize workshops with world-renowned speakers on hot topics in the field of Life Sciences.

Welcome new members

We are delighted to welcome new members who have joined ORPHEUS in 2016:
1) Faculty of Medicine, Lund University(Sweden)2) Medical University of Lublin(Poland)3) Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra(Portugal)4) Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad(Serbia)Welcome to ORPHEUS family! We are pleased that you have chosen to join our organization. We are also eager to support you in your professional endeavors to work towards development and dissemination of good practice of PhD training programmes.

ORPHEUS survey

ORPHEUS has together with Prof. Björn Hofmann, from the University of Oslo and Prof. Søren Holm from University of Manchester designed a new survey. The survey aims at elucidating attitudes and behaviours of PhD candidates and supervisors when it comes to research integrity issues.