15–17 November 2017 ENABLE (The 1st European PhD and Postdoc symposium)
We wish to invite you to the inaugural ENABLE conference, which will take place in Barcelona from 15–17 November 2017. ENABLE is the first European symposium organized by and for PhD students and Postdocs. This initiative seeks to promote excellence in the biomedical sciences in Europe by supporting young researchers, strengthening scientific careers, and bringing biomedicine closer to society. To achieve this, ENABLE is organized around three main pillars:
- Scientific symposium: Two full days on which young scientists from all over Europe will learn about various biomedical fields and cutting-edge techniques through talks, masterclasses, and informal chats with renowned scientists.
- Career day: A full day on which participants will be able to attend workshops, chat with professionals, and learn about career options at the “opportunity fair”, in which companies ranging from the publishing world to the biotechnological and pharmaceutical sectors will be present.
- Outreach activities: A series of sessions in which participants can explain biomedicine to the general public and thus bring science closer to society.
The ENABLE conference is about opening academia from within to promote a new research culture through a real exchange between young scientists, renowned researchers, industry professionals, and citizens. Moreover, unlike other conferences, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows are in charge of the event as a way to empower them regarding their future career choices.
Registration is now open. Early bird discounts are available until 31 July. A considerable number of travel grants are available for eligible participants who actively participate via poster presentation, short talk or micro talk. The deadline to apply for travel grants is 30 June.
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