International Day: Health Sciences Crossing Borders

Call opens: 1 May 2020
Submission deadline: 1 June 2020, before midnight

On Thursday 22 October 2020 the fourth edition of Health Sciences Crossing Borders for students will take place. With this annual event, we aim to further develop the international and intercultural insights of all students of our faculty. The afternoon programme will include presentations by distinguished speakers, Pecha Kucha presentations and an ‘international market’ with various stands.

The International Day Committee invites students to actively contribute to this event by submitting a proposal for a Pecha Kucha presentation (*) related to expertise, experience or research in medicine and health sciences with a clear international and/or intercultural dimension. More specifically, we are looking for (doctoral) students who would like to share:

  • their international work experience,
  • findings in relation to international/intercultural comparative research,
  • expertise or insights regarding globalisation in medicine and health sciences,
  • experiences with development cooperation, international/intercultural projects
  • ….

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your experience, research or expertise can of course also be addressed here.


If interested, please send us the abstract of your proposed Pecha Kucha presentation through this form. Your proposal (and presentation) should be in English, must contain a clear international or intercultural component and should be suitable for all students at the faculty.


(*) Pecha Kucha (

A Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 images are shown for 20 seconds each, with the speaker talking along to them as they automatically advance. The total time for the presentation is 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Additional time will be made available for visual aids setup before and questions and dialogue at the end of each presentation. These are not your typical conference presentations. Since the slides progress on a timer, speakers must fill the time for each slide exactly and not go over. For more information about how to set up a PowerPoint for a Pecha Kucha presentation check out this YouTube video.


Don't miss this opportunity to share your expertise and initiate discussion in the field of international health sciences! For any further questions or information, please contact Astrid Delbeke (