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Top 7 reasons why you should submit your abstract to the 4th European MD/PhD Conference 2015 in Groningen, the Netherlands, from June 5 – 7!

1. Meet, present and discuss your work This Year's Focus Young Minds for Healthy Generations with your fellow MD PhD candidates from all over Europe.

2. Keynote speakers: Nobel Laureate Prof. Martin Chalfie for his discovery of GFP, JAMA’s Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Howard Bauchner and MD/PhD programme alumnus and tenure track assistant professor Dr. Martin de Borst.

3. Unique workshops: publishing masterclass with JAMA’s Editor-in-Chief, laughter meditation, the power of persuasion and many others!

4. A challenging debate: will you agree to disagree in a debate about the role of Medical PhDs in both science and clinic, moderated by renowned Dutch politician Arno Rutte?

5. Awards: excellence will be rewarded grandly with prizes worth up to 1999,- euros!

6. A once in a lifetime dinner in the heart of Groningen: Enjoy an organic five-course dinner inside the icon of this nearly 1000-year-old city, the Martini church!

7. Low costs, high outcome: a 3-day conference including dinners and more for 100,- euro until April 27th and only 50,- euro for hotel accommodation!

Make sure you don’t miss the 4th European MD/PhD Conference 2015!

Submit your abstract before March 27th and register now.

We are so excited and we hope you are too!


Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie, PhD

We are very proud to present to you, keynote speaker Professor Martin Chalfie, PhD. In 2008, he won the nobelprize in chemistry for the discovery of the widely used Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), which caused a major revolution in medical cell biology.


Payment via credit card is now possible!

Fortunately, online payment via Visa and MasterCard is now possible! Make sure you register now!


Howard Bauchner, Editor-in-Chief of JAMA

We are very fortunate to have Professor Howard Bauchner (MD, PhD), editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the JAMA network, as a keynote speaker at our conference. On Sunday June 7th, he will tell us about writing, publishing, and reviewing scientific papers from his perspective as an editor.

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The unique role of MD/PhD candidates in medicine & science

Across Europe, ambitious and talented medical doctors complete a PhD before, during or immediately after their MD graduation. These MD PhD candidates have a unique role and associated responsibilities since they are the link between basic science and clinical practice. The 4th European MD/PhD conference aims to bring together MD/PhD candidates to offer them a scientific network, boost their talent, inspire one another and discuss their research andthe future role of MD/PhD candidates in medicine.Hoofdingang met Martinitoren

Therefore, all European MD/PhD candidates who are doing their PhD before, during or immediately after their MD are invited to discuss their research through various forms of presentations. Please make sure to send in your abstract before the deadline of March 27th. Furthermore, there will be inspiring lectures to attend and we arranged several activating workshops that are relevant and talent boosting. And last but definitely not least, we have put a social programme together, which will partly take place at the icon of Groningen, the Martini Church.

Stay up to date and subscribe for our newsletter hereDo you know other PhD candidates in Europe and would you like to help us spread the word and invite your colleagues as well? Thank you!We hope to see you all at the conference from 5th -7th of June.