The AG&M PhD-students retreat 2017


The AG&M PhD-students retreat is a meeting for all PhD-students from the AMC and VUmc with a research subject in the fields of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Nutrition and/or Metabolism.

It will be a meeting in which PhD-students can get to know their colleagues and discover, share and learn from each other’s research. It is also an excellent opportunity to practice presentation and chairing skills.

Next to the presentations of the PhD-students, lectures of invited (international) speakers and non-scientific entertainment will be part of the program.

The meeting is two days: lunch (2x), dinner, breakfast and one night stay are included.


The meeting will take place April 20th and 21st 2017 at the Bilderberg Hotel 't Speulderbos in Garderen.

All participating PhD-students should send in an abstract or project (plan) description of maximally 250 words.
You can choose between two formats:

1) Classical abstract: This is the format with BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE, METHODS, RESULTS and CONCLUSION. This format is for more senior PhD-students that generated enough data to write a result and conclusion paragraph.

2) Project (plan) description: This is the format with BACKGROUND, HYPOTHESIS, RESEARCH PLAN and ANTICIPATED RESULTS. This format is for junior PhD-students that have not yet generated much data, but can describe what research they are planning to conduct.

We aim to maximize the number of people that can present their project/plans/data, although we might not be able to fit all into the program. There will be two presentation formats:

1) Classical presentation: 10 minutes presentation (ppt-slides) (including 2 min questions/discussion).

2) Elevator pitch: 2 minutes presentation (ppt-slides) shortly outlining the research project (no questions/discussion).

While preparing your presentation, please keep in mind your presentation should appeal to and be understandable for a broad audience, since clinical, translational and fundamental researchers from a diversity of fields (Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Nutrition and Metabolism) will be present.

The costs for this two-day meeting are €50,- and will be charged to the departments afterwards. Lunch (2x), dinner, breakfast and one night stay in a double room are included. You are expected to attend both days.


Registration is closed.

If you have any questions please contact us at agm@amc.uva.nl.