NFIF annual conference, Svalbard 6-8 May 2020

In view of recent developments with regard to the Corona virus outbreak CODVID-19, the NFIF Conference at Svalbard 6-8 May 2020 is canceled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program

Link to program

Registration

Registration deadline was 22 October 2019.

For questions about registration please contact laila.torstveit@farmasi.uio.no

Cancellation or changes in reservation: Registration is binding after 22 October 2019. NFIF will not cover the travel expences for members who cancel after 22 October.

Hotel

Double rooms will be booked at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel 

Link to hotel

Flights

Flight Oslo - Svalbard - Oslo (Norwegian)

Departure

Arrival

Flight no

Departure time

Arrival time

Oslo (OSL)

Longyearbyen 

DY 396

6 May 08:55

6 May 11:55

Longyearbyen 

Oslo (OSL)

DY 397

8 May 17:15

8 May 20:10

Flight Bergen – Svalbard – Bergen (Norwegian)

Departure

Arrival

Flight no

Departure time

Arrival time

Bergen (BGO)

Oslo (OSL)

DY 601

6 May 06:40

6 May 07:35

Oslo (OSL)

Longyearbyen 

DY 396

6 May 08:55

6 May 11:55

Longyearbyen 

Oslo (OSL)

DY 397

8 May 17:15

8 May 20:10

Oslo (OSL)

Bergen (BGO)

DY 624

8 May 22:00

8 May 22:55

5 - 8 May (SAS/Norwegian). For participants at the UiT Svalbard Syposium (only for UiT)

Departure

Arrival

FLIGHT NO

DEPARTURE TIME

ARRIVAL TIME

Tromsø (TOS)

Longyearbyen

SK4414

5 May 12:25

5 May 14:00

Longyearbyen 

Oslo (OSL)

DY 397

8 May 17:15

8 May 20:10 

Oslo (OSL)

Tromsø(TOS)

DY 384

8 May 21:15

8 May 23:10

If you would like to fly from any other airport please inform us when registering.

Identification at arrival

All guests with a foreign citizenship MUST bring their passports or national ID-card. Norwegians can identify themselves with a driver's license issued after 1998, credit cards or Ministry of Defence Identity Card. The documents must be issued in Norway and at least contain the traveller’s name, photo and date of birth. 

Excursion Thursday 7 May - Boat trip to Barentsburg

Experience the beautiful nature of Svalbard and visit the Russian settlement of Barentsburg. We will leave the hotel 15:30 and return around 20:00. Read more

Workshops

Insights from Forsker Grand prix: Keep it simple and smile!

By: Joseph Diab, PhD candidate, Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry Research Group, Department of Pharmacy, UiT

Introduction: I was expecting to spend most of my PhD in labs conducting experiments and teaching future pharmacists. Yet, somehow, I ended up taking the stage and drinking fish oil (tran) live on the Norwegian national TV (NRK). This is my story with Forsker Grand Prix…

Every year, the Norwegian Research Council organizes a science communication competition where 10 PhD students present their research in 4 minutes to the public and a panel of judges. Competitors are evaluated based on presentation, structure, content, and interaction with the audience. Three judges (from academia, journalism / media and performing arts) give their points and the public cast their voices, whereas the candidate scoring the highest win the competition. 

In 2019, I won Forsker Grand Prix in UiT Tromsø, and went further in the national final to become one of Norway’s top three. However, Forsker Grand Prix is never just about the 4 minutes on the stage, it is about the journey, the fellowship, and the learned lessons.

Aims of the workshop: The purpose of this workshop is to encourage and assist participants to communicate their research to public and generate public interest in their field of research.

The workshop aims to coach the participants on how to:

  1. Motivate the audience about your research.
  2. Simplify your science for SciCom.
  3. Highlight the importance of your research and its relevance to society.
  4. Prepare an ‘interesting’ scientific presentation.

Learning objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to answer the following questions:

  • How to communicate effectively across disciplinary boundaries.
  • How to keep it clear, short, and simple.
  • How to use metaphors and concrete examples.
  • How to keep your audience in mind.
  • How to truly listen and give feedback on presentation.

Description of workshop activities: This workshop includes 2 sessions and is opened to approx. 15 participants. Through individual and small groups work, the participants will practice their presentation skills. The planned activities cover several aspects such as:

  • Sharpening your elevator pitch.
  • Presentation opening.
  • Science Popularization.
  • KISS (Keep It Short and Simple)
  • Providing arguments.
  • Using image and videos.

Writing grant proposals 

By: Leiry Cornejo Chavez, Research Coordinator, NFIF 

Are you thinking about the next step in your career path? Are you confused about the suitability of funding programs?  Does writing grant applications seem boring?

Firstly, this workshop will give PhD students and supervisors an overview of available funding opportunities according to their career stage. I will show how to target, strategically, funding programs that fit your career ambitions. Secondly, it will introduce grant application writing techniques. It will show you that whereas you are the applicant researcher, collaboration and teamwork is always necessary. Moreover, we will discuss the importance of formulating your research proposal at different levels.

Bio: Leiry Cornejo Chavez is the NFIF Research Coordinator. She is a lawyer and holds a LL.M in Public International Law by the UiO. Her doctoral studies were funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR) after a competitive selection. She has previously worked in research projects funded by the NFR and the ERC. Her interests span across the intersection of research, human rights, and access to health and education.

Writing up your phD thesis – Structure, level of detail, and enthusiasm!

By: Anne Gerd Granås, Professor, School of pharmacy, UiO

All PhD students have to go through it – writing up your PhD thesis. But where and when should you start? How deep and how wide should you go in your introduction? Must all your results be discussed? How do you tackle the challenge of stating your own opinions?  These are just some of the many reflections you must consider when writing up your thesis.


Aims of the Workshop: Through this lecture we will touch upon the many facets of the writing process and how to overcome the challenge of writing your PhD thesis. How and when to get started; bridging theoretical aspects with your research; keeping your reader’s attention; and addressing the fact that your papers (published a while ago) may not after all, save the world...

Learning objectives: After this lecture you should have a clearer idea of how to structure your thesis and how your research adds to the published literature. You will have a short list of bullet points of how your research can make an impact on your field of expertise, and how your enthusiasm must be visible in your PhD thesis.

Description of Workshop activities: 

  1. Introduction lecture
  2. «Metasupervision» - finding your red thread
  3. Student exercise on verbalizing your own writing process 

Reading material/ references

www.amazon.com/How-get-PhD-handbook-supervisors/dp/0335242022, chapter 7 and 8. www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/aug/27/finishing-phd-thesis-top-tips-experts-advice 

Shut up and write!

By: Torstein Helleve, Communication Adviser, Department of Pharmacy, UiO

Finally an opportunity to do the writing that's been looming for an eternity. The model is simple: participants enter a social contract with each other, writing in silence for 45 mins, followed by a 15 min break with coffee, e-mail, facebook, whatever, followed by another 45 mins of writing. Leaving the room at other times than the break is severely frowned upon.

Participants will be asked to submit their target for the day(s) in advance. At the end of the second day, each participant will be asked to do a brief evaluation of their target achievement.

Bio: Torstein Helleve is communication adviser at the Department of Pharmacy, UiO. He has been working with science communication at UiO for more than 20 years, and is co-author of several popular science books for children. Having been raised in Western Norway, he has a life-long experience in shutting up.

Presentations

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Speaker: Eva Therese Jenssen, Information Manager, UNIS

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the northernmost higher education institution in the world. Offering only natural science courses, UNIS has about 750 students every year from all over the world. UNIS does also perform basic research within natural sciences and is a key partner in major national and international research projects.

Eva Therese Jenssen is the information manager at UNIS, where she started back in 2006. She will talk about both studies and research at UNIS and also highlight some of the future projects UNIS has planned.

"Farmasøyter med og uten genser”                                                         How we are improving the pharmacy educations in Bergen and Dar es Salaam though north-south collaboration

Speaker: Reidun Lisbet Skeide Kjome, Associate Professor, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB

In 2019, the Centre for pharmacy at the University of Bergen (UiB), and the School of Pharmacy at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) were granted funds to initiate PEPER – Partnership to Enhance Pharmacy Education and Research. The funding came from NORPART, a program within DIKU, funded by the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Within the partnership we will exchange students and guest lecturers, and work together to develop our curriculums. In this talk I will tell about our experiences, and why we believe the collaboration helps us produce better pharmacists.

Abstracts

Please send abstract of talks and poster to norsk-forskerskole@farmasi.uio.no by 3 April 2020. 

For own research: Abstracts of talks and poster presentation of own research should include title, name and institution. If multiple authors contributed to the work, denote the presenter with an asterisk (*). Follow a standard pattern with subheadings for your abstract, e.g. background, goals, material and methods, results and conclusions.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding NFIFs annual conference, please email us: norsk-forskerskole@farmasi.uio.no

Organizer

Norwegian PhD School of Pharmacy (NFIF)

 

Published Oct. 16, 2019 8:38 AM - Last modified Mar. 13, 2020 6:47 PM