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ORPHEUS Workshop “PhD Study from the Student¬•s View”

organized by


Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System


Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin

Comenius University, Slovakia

October 11-13, 2012

Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University (CU), SLOVAKIA



Main theme:PhD¬†study from the student¬īs view


Proposed subthemes:

          Problems of PhD study in pre-clinical and clinical disciplines

          Combined programmes in PhD and specialization studies

          Problems of PhD study based on historical development of the countries

          Ways of new PhD graduates to research and academic career

          Problems with the transition to the position ofyoung researcher

          Possibilities of international cooperation between PhD students



          Representatives of PhD students and young researchers from European Medical and Health Sciences Faculties/Universities

          Representatives of ORPHEUS Executive Committee and representatives of co-operating organisations

          Tutors and organizers of PhD programmes


Language: English

Venue: Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, CU, Martin, Slovakia

Martin (population 60.000, metro 105.000) is a city in northern Slovakia, surrounded by the mountains. The first reference to Martin in written sources is dated to 1264. The settlement was granted the status of a royal town in 1340. Most activities leading to the Slovak national emancipation in the 19th and early 20th centuries were organized from Martin. Today, it is the seat of many institutions such as the Slovak National Library, Slovak National Museum and the others.

Short history of the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine: The beginnings of graduate training of medical students in Martin date in 1962. In 1969 the Faculty was officially established as the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University (Bratislava). It is the only Faculty of CU located outside (230 km) Bratislava. At present, there are 1228 students of General Medicine study programme, out of which 428 are international students from 12 countries, mainly from Norway, Sweden, Germany and Poland.

The Jessenius Faculty of Medicine provides postgraduate PhD study programmes in many accredited theoretical, preclinical and clinical fields of study according to laws and rules of the Slovak Republic and Standards of Orpheus.


Online registration is now available here.

The participation in the workshop, materials, coffee, refreshments and social programme are free of charge.

Deadline for registration is postponed for September 15th.

The organizers invite all participants to submit abstracts, both from PhD students and from those who organize PhD programmes. Abstracts (maximum 300 words) should be submitted directly through the conference website (will be active soon).

Abstracts will be reviewed by an abstract review committee and prizes will be given for the best PhD student abstracts.

Deadline for abstracts ispostponed for September 15th.


Train connection: Bratislava/Prague/Warsaw – √©ilina – Vr√ļtky (public bus transport to Martin)

Car: Highway Bratislava Рéilina (2.5 hours), éilina РMartin (0.5 hour).



Hotels and hostel in Martin (the list will be available on the web page of the workshop in a short time).


Social  Programme:

Attractive, demonstrating  hospitality, history and folklore of Slovakia.


Important  dates Рdeadlines:
Registration: July 15, 2012
Abstract Submission: August  31, 2012




Zdravko Lackovińᬆ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Jan¬† Danko

President of ORPHEUS                                        Dean of the JFMED CU