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NRS 10th Young Investigators Symposium

November 16th 2018 “Innovations in respiratory medicine”

Hotel Casa 400, Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4
1097 BC Amsterdam, Amsterdam (near train station Amsterdam, Amstel).
We advise you to travel by train due to limited parking possibilities. 

Sponsored by Stichting Astma Bestrijding (SAB)

Logo SAB

Abstract submission is open, deadline November 1th, 2018 (see below to submit) 
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. 

09:00-09:45     Arrival and Registration        
09:45-09:50     Welcome

09:50-11:00     Session I 
Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, UK
“Lung stem cells during injury repair and regeneration”

Dr. Ir. Monique Tabak, University of Twente, NL
“E-health innovations in respiratory medicine”

11:00-11:20     Coffee  

11.20-12.30     Session II
Dr. Andries van der Meer, University of Twente, NL

Dr. Virgil Dalm, Erasmus MC, NL 
“The future of primary immunodeficiencies: From symptomatic treatment to personalized medicine?”

12:30-13:30     Lunch

13.30-13.55     Patient interview

14.00-16.15     Masterclasses by: 
Joo-Hyeon Lee (stem cells)
Monique Tabak (e-Health) 
Andries van der Meer (organs-on-chips)

Virgil Dalm (immunodeficiencies)

14.00-16.15     Workshop
How to tackle funding”

Refreshments will be served during these sessions

16.15-16.45     Awards and closing
Chiesi presentation award
Master class Award
SAB award  

View poster YIS 2018 

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. With submission you can choose your expert. A tip from the organizing committee: do not choose your own supervisor! This is the opportunity to receive feedback from an (other) expert, even if his/her expert field is not totally overlapping the subject of your own research, he/she will give valuable feedback from another point of view. 

Please submit your abstract (maximum 300 words, 1 figure) before November 1th 2018. 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 16th, 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.

Please pay extra attention to the visibility and readability of your presentation in general and the figures in particular. Bear in mind that it will be projected on a TV screen, so try to avoid a lot of text. Too much text will reduce the readability thereby making it too difficult for your audience to understand and follow your presentation. Try to use schemes instead of text to present your introduction and/or discussion and omit summarizing all methodological details. Instead, focus on the figures so that your audience can read and understand them from where they are seated in the room.

After the presentation, a short 5-10 minute discussion will follow which is focused on two subjects:
1) way of presenting based on the PowerPoint layout and presentation skills, and
2) data and project including potential problems or pitfalls. 
Additionally, you could ask for advice or simply get inspired with new stimulating ideas from the group.

In order to ensure an equal amount of time for all participants, you are kindly asked to keep this time restriction in mind when preparing your presentation. During the Masterclass, a moderator from the board of the Young Investigator Meeting will be present to control the time management.

Please email your PowerPoint presentation (max 5 slides) to nrs-secr@outlook.com, before November 9th.

At the end of the day, the key-note speakers leading the various Masterclasses will select the best presentation which will be awarded with the NRS YIS Masterclass presentation prize of € 500,-.

Workshop - How to tackle funding 
If you are thinking of writing a research grant proposal, it is crucial to know where to start and how to make a plan. As a young scientist this can be challenging. Therefore you can learn the basics of setting up a grant in this short workshop. You will learn how to turn an idea into a project, how to upgrade your CV to make it interesting for a funding agency and what the first steps are you need to take. During this highly interactive workshop you will discuss with colleagues, do exercises and make a plan to take action.

Short bio of the trainer: 
Dr Louise Mennen worked for >10 years as a scientist. She noticed that, besides increasing scientific skills and knowledge, scientists also need to improve their soft skills and self awareness. This is why she now trains and coaches scientists, to stimulate their personal development. Due to her large experience in science she is the perfect person to understand your work situation and help you with your personal challenges.

Besides the NRS YIS Masterclass presentation prize, also the NRS SAB Best Paper Award will be awarded. The SAB Best Paper Award is presented every year to a young investigator who performed his/her research in a research institute or hospital in the Netherlands, or to a Dutch investigator who performed his/her research abroad. Read more.

If you have any questions, please contact the Young Investigator Board by sending an email to nrs-secr@outlook.com .

We hope to see you all November 16th

The NRS Young Investigators Board,

Dr. Nienke Vrisekoop (chair), UMC Utrecht 
Dr. Bram van den Borst, Universiteit van Maastricht 
Dr. Marieke Duiverman, UMC Groningen 
Dr. Frances de Man, VUMC Amsterdam 
Dr. Anke Lenferink, Universiteit Twente