11th ORPHEUS Conference: Lost in translation? From medical studies to clinical research

March 10 th – 12 th, 2016 in Cologne

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 11th ORPHEUS Conference “Lost in translation? From medical studies to clinical research” taking place from March 10th-12th 2016 on the Medical Campus at the University of Cologne, Germany.

The ORPHEUS Conference is organized under the patronage of the Organization for PhD Education in Biomedicine and health Sciences of the European System (ORPHEUS –http://www.orpheus-med.org/) by the Faculty of Medicine and the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne at the University of Cologne.

The aim of the conference is to discuss the complete career path in biomedicine and health sciences beginning with undergraduate level, followed by the doctoral period and the subsequent transition phase. Special emphasis will be given to the impact of innovative doctoral educational programs and the training of physician scientists. International experts will present innovative strategies and concepts on the themes:

• Research training for medical and natural science students in biomedical research
• Perspectives for physician scientists of the 21st century
• Graduate programs for clinicians in biomedicine and health science
• Impact on innovations within doctoral education

As one major highlight Carla Nau (Lübeck – GER) will present the ORPHEUS Lecture ‘Challenges of becoming a physician scientist – a personal insight’ as our honorary guest speaker on March 10, 2016. The program also includes a debate session “Why we Do/Don’t need physician scientists’, a poster session for networking and four workshop sessions. For further information please visit our website.

If you are interested in attending the ORPHEUS Conference 2016 in Cologne, please find detailed information regarding online registration and the conference fee as well as useful travel and hotel accommodation info through the links.

We are expecting a highly interactive meeting sparked by the panel of internationally renowned speakers and participants.

We would be very pleased to welcome you at the ORPHEUS Conference 2016 in Cologne.

Yours sincerely

Prof. Mats Paulsson
Dean of Scientific Affairs, Medical Faculty of Cologne, Univ. of Cologne, Germany

Prof. Robert Harris
ORPHEUS President – Director of Doctoral Education, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher
ORPHEUS EC Member – Scientific Coordinator/Managing Director, Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), Univ. of Cologne

Local Cologne ORPHEUS Conference Committee
Mats Paulsson • Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher • Vera Bergmeier • Tim Hucho • Sören Moritz • Kashish Manchanda • Daniela Mutschler • Catherin Niemann • Herbert Pfister • Christoph Stosch • Thomas Benzing

ORPHEUS Executive Committee
Robert Harris • Miroslav Červinka • Gül Güner-Akdoğan • Ana Borovečki • Roland Jonsson • André Nieoullon • Konstantin Gurevich • Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher • Simona Dragon • Stephanie Clarke • Chris Van Schravendijk • Vladimir Bumbaširević • Zdravko Lacković • Vesna Ćorić • Kashish Manchanda

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