AGEM retreat 2020 - rescheduled
This retreat is for all AGEM researchers (PhD-students, post docs and PI’s) of the Amsterdam UMC, that work in the fields of Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Endocrinology and/or Metabolism.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, AGEM will make this year's retreat an ONLINE EVENT.
DATE: Thursday October 8th
Since the retreat will be an online event, only few PhD-students will be able to present. If you would like to present you can indicate this on the registration form.
You have to submit your abstract during registration. The AGEM retreat committee will make the selection based on the submitted abstracts. Last years PhD-students will be given priority.
Only a few (5-8) PhD-students will be selected to present. They will get ~3 minutes to pitch their work.
Registration is required. You will receive the link to the online meeting on the email address you filled in during registration. The link will only be provided to registered persons. Once registered, the link will be send to you in the week of the event.
If you would like to present you can indicate this on the registration form. You have to submit your abstract during registration.
AGEM will offer 5 different workshops. On you registration form you can indicate your first, second and third choice. The organizing committee will try to accommodate your preference, but it might not always be possible. You will be notified on your assigned workshop as soon as possible. Description of the workshops can be found below.
Registration is now closed.
Questions?: Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next to a few presentations of the AGEM PhD-students, there will be a keynote lecture of an invited speaker, a round of workshops in smaller groups and some online entertainment to end the program.
More information on the program will follow soon.
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Dr. Giles Yeo
MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, University of Cambridge
Metabolic Research Labs Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge UK
"The genetics of obesity: Can old dogs teach us new tricks?"
It is clear that the cause of obesity is a result of eating more than you burn. What is more complex to answer is why some people eat more than others? Over the past 20 years, insights from human and mouse genetics have illuminated multiple pathways within the brain that play a key role in the control of food intake. We now know that the brain leptin-melanocortin pathway is central to mammalian food intake control, with genetic disruption resulting in extreme obesity. These, however, remain rare, with the major burden of disease carried by those of us with ‘common obesity’. In recent years, genome-wide association studies have revealed hundreds of different candidate genes linked to BMI, with most, including many components of the melanocortin pathway, acting in the CNS and influencing food intake. We have used a number of models to study the brain control of food intake, including drosophila and Labrador retrievers. We are also using single cell sequencing to study the expression profiles and heterogeneity of different hypothalamic cells in both mice and humans.
*AGEM will offer 5 different workshops. On you registration form you can indicate your first, second and third choice. The organizing committee will try to accommodate your preference, but it might not always be possible. You will be notified on your assigned workshop as soon as possible.
1. Dealing with PhD stress
In the ‘Dealing with stress during a PhD’ workshop Cobi Wattez, organizational psychologist working for the Arbodienst of the AMC, will discuss the different aspects of coping with stress and burnout complaints during a PhD. She will discuss what the main predictors of stress are, as well as 3 key factors for improving vitality during a PhD. This information is based, in part, on a recent study that was done among PhD students. Lastly Ms. Wattez will highlight what the Arbodienst can offer in terms of trainings/courses to improve coping skills for stress.
Trainer: Cobi Wattez
2. Online presentation skills
In a challenging medical and academic climate, it’s important to think creatively and adapt to changing situations. Our impactful and exciting training will focus on key objectives and inspire new ways of thinking. Using the principles of improvisation, Boom Chicago will help unleash creativity and generate the skills that are needed to move forward in a competitive landscape.
In the presentation skills workshop you will:
- Learn how to use body language
- Build and train your pitch
- Use storytelling on your presentation
Trainers: Boom Chicago
3. PhD career development
After at least four years of hard work you’ve received your PhD. But what’s next? Would you like to pursue a career inside the academic world or rather outside Academia? Two young and successful PhD’s will discuss with you and each other the path they chose.
Trainers: Marion Robin (Deloide; data science consultant); Hilde Herrema (AMC; senior postdoc/junior staff member)
4. Teaching the teacher
How do you as a trainer hold the attention of your students? How do you ensure that you teach them something, but that the training is also fun? During the teach the teacher workshop you will receive many tips and advice on how to provide training efficiently and enthusiastically.
In addition to a bit of theory, you mainly work on it yourself. How do you come across? What does a training program look like? Training is fun, and you will experience that during the workshop Train the trainer.
- Practice: training styles
- How do you create a safe environment?
- Theory and practice
- Tips & tricks: how do you provide stimulating and stimulating training?
Trainers: Zakelijke Trainer
5. Working at home
Due to the COVID-19 crisis we work at home more than ever before. This change in work situation creates new challenges. Our interactive workshop addresses issues you struggle with and gives you tools and skills to work more efficiently at home. In the workshop “working from home efficiently” you will learn:
- How to find a work rhythm and a schedule that suits you;
- How to balance and separate your work and private life;
- Good and healthy work habits.
Trainer: Annemiek Tigchelaar