AGEM retreat 2020


Due to the Amsterdam UMC policy in regards to Corona the AGEM Retreat 2020 is cancelled.

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.

The goal of this meeting is to discover, share and learn from each other’s research. All attending PhD-students are obliged to submit an abstract. Like last year, post docs are specifically encouraged to attend and present at the retreat.


In 2020, on Thursday April 2nd and Friday April 3rd, the AGEM retreat will again be organized at the Bilderberg Hotel 't Speulderbos in Garderen.


There are two types of abstracts you can submit:
1. Classical abstract: this format is for the more advanced PhD-students (or post docs) who have enough data to show.
2. Project (plan) description: this format is for the just started PhD-students, who do not have (much) data yet but can describe the research they are planning to preform.


During submission you may indicate the type of presentation you want to give.
1. Elevator pitch (~2 minutes)
2. Classical format (~8 minutes)
3. Poster

Please note that the organization may assign you a different presentation type. Once the program is finalized you will receive an email with the requirements of the presentation type you have been assigned.

If your project is closely related to the project of someone else (a post doc or another PhD-student) you may present it as a duo-presentation. Both presenters will have to submit the same abstract or plan.


Registration is required. This two-day meeting is free of charge. However, you will be charged a no-show fee (€150) if you don’t show up without cancellation (48h in advance). Therefore, if you’ve registered, but can’t attend the meeting, please notify us (

Registration is now closed.

For previous meetings see:

  1. AGEM retreat 2019
  2. AGEM retreat 2018
  3. AGEM retreat 2017
  4. PhD-students retreat 2016