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13th Young Investigators Symposium

The YIS is organized specifically for young investigators (PhD students, post-docs) and young physicians in training doing research within the field of lung diseases in the Netherlands. This symposium gives the opportunity to start/broaden your network in the Netherlands, to practice presenting and to discuss data, and of course to be inspired by the seminars given by (inter)national Keynote speakers from the ‘Lung Field”. Obviously, starting PIs that are interested in the symposium are more than welcome to join this day. 

09:00-09:30    Arrival and registration        

09:30-09:40    Welcome - Anke Lenferink                                                                                     

09:40-10:40    Session I - moderator Jules Derks
*        “New developments in imaging” 
dr. Peter Bonta, MD, Amsterdam UMC
“Lung in the box from a thoracic surgeon perspective”
dr. Michiel Erasmus, MD, UMCG transplantatiecentrum

10:40-11:00    Break  

11:00-12:00     Session II - moderator Marlies Ketelaar
*         “Lung in the box from a pulmonary immunologist perspective”  
           dr. Erik Verschuuren, MD, UMCG transplantatiecentrum
*         “Lung mechanics and models” 
dr.ir. Frans de Jongh, Medisch Spectrum Twente Enschede

12:00-12:30    Activity “Walking out of the box"

12:30-13:30    Lunch                                                                                    

13:30-16:00    Masterclasses by:                                                                
                       dr. Michiel Erasmus & Marlies Ketelaar                                           
                       dr. Erik Verschuuren & Susanne Vijverberg                                     
                       dr.ir. Frans de Jongh & Jules Derks                                                

13:30-16:00    Workshop “Thinking out of the box” 
                        ing. Michele Gerbrands, MA, Senior advisor Innovation, Biomedical Sciences, UMCU                      

16:00-16:20    Break 

16:20-17:00    Award ceremony and closingAnke Lenferink & Susanne Vijverberg

  • NRS Masterclass Award €500,-
  • Stichting Astma Bestrijding Best Paper Award
  • NRS Swierenga Thesis Award

The masterclasses are for junior researchers (e.g. PhD students) and will allow you to present your research to a small group of peers and receive feedback from one of the expert. 

Please submit your abstract (maximum 300 words, 1 figure) before November 6st 2021. If you do not have any results from your study yet, just make an abstract covering the background, hypothesis and methods of your study. Preliminary data are also acceptable. All abstracts will be accepted, so you will not receive a confirmation. Upon arrival and registration on November 12th, you will receive an overview of participants of each masterclass. 

The presentation will be projected on a TV screen during the Masterclass and each participant has 5 minutes to explain his/her study, followed by a short discussion (5-10 minutes). Your presentation should be prepared in PowerPoint in landscape format. The presentation should be limited to 5 slides maximum and should be structured as: introduction, results (max. 3 figures, 1 figure per slide) and discussion. If you do not have any results from your study yet, just present the background, hypothesis and methods of your study.


The NRS Young Investigator board
Dr. Anke Lenferink (Chair), University of Twente (UT)
Dr. Susanne Vijverberg (Vice-chair), Amsterdam UMC (AMC)
Dr. Gimano Amatngalim, University Medical center Utrecht (UMCU)
Dr. Jules Derks, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC)
Dr. Marlies Ketelaar, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)