ICIN/KNAW Masterclass for PhD Students

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30 May 2012 from 12:30 to 17:30 hrs
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The masterclass will be led by two internaitonal acclaimed guests: prof. Peter Sleight and prof. Günter Breithardt The aim of the masterclass is to give PhD students an intensive training in presenting their research and help them reflect on the aim, method and result of their work.

Program

Each student presents his/her work in about 10 minutes. Following the presentations prof. dr. Peter Sleight and prof. dr. Günter Breithardt and the other students reflect on both the form and the content of the presentation.

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 13:45 Welcome by ICIN directors, Ernst van der Wall and Wiek van Gilst
13:45 - 14:05 Presentation by prof. dr. Günter Breithardt
Topic 'The nervous system and arrhythmias’

Biography: Professor Breithardt, MD was head of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the Hospital of the University of Münster, Germany, until early 2009 where he managed both patient care and research. Atrial fibrillation was the focus of his clinical responsibilities. Prof. Breithardt is a former president of the European Society of Cardiology and has also been the chairman of a nationwide research network on atrial fibrillation, the Atrial Fibrillation Competence Network (AFNET, Germany).
14:05 - 14:25

Presentation by prof. dr. Peter Sleight
Topic ‘The effects of music on the heart’

Biography: Professor Peter Sleight, MD has been a Professor and Consultant Physician/Cardiologist in Oxford since 1964. He retired from the British Heart Foundation sponsored Field-Marshal-Alexander chair of Cardiovascular Medicine in 1994, but continues to work at the John Radcliffe Hospital; Honorary Consultant. Professor Sleight is a former president of the World Hypertension League (1995-2000). He was Chair of the ISIS Trials Group Steering Committee and the related coronary prevention studies co-ordinated from the Clinical Trials Service Unit in Oxford.

14:25 - 15.25 Group A, prof. dr. Peter Sleight
4 presentations by PhD students with questions and feedback (15 minutes each)
14:25 - 15.25  Group B, prof. dr. Günter Breithardt
4 presentations by PhD students with questions and feedback (15 minutes each)
15:25 - 16:00 Intermission
16:00 - 17:00 Group A, prof. dr. Peter Sleight
4 presentations by PhD students with questions and feedback (15 minutes each)
16:00 - 17:00 Group B, prof. dr. Günter Breithardt 
4 presentations by PhD students with questions and feedback (15 minutes each)
17:00 - 17:30  Round-up and reflection by professor Sleight and professor Breithardt
17:30 End of Masterclass, Drinks

For whom

Participation is open to PhD students (with a special interest in neurocardiology). The masterclass is limited to 16 persons and is free of charge. Please register before April 13th 2012. How to apply? Contact: Martine Wagenaar, martine.wagenaar@bureau.knaw.nl, 020 551 0747.