Interdisciplinary Medical & Health Seminars

As a researcher, it is becoming more important to look beyond the borders of your area of expertise. Interdisciplinary collaboration can provide new insights to pressing research questions.

With this in mind, the Scientific Research Committee and the departments of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences organise 'Interdisciplinary Medical & Health Seminars' together.

This annual seminar series consists of 10 thematic lectures with attention to complementarity between different research areas and their applications. Both state-of-the-art fundamental (bio)medical research as well as translational and clinical research are discussed.

To ensure that  the lectures are representative for the diversity of research within the faculty, each department chooses one international top speaker.

For whom?

The event is open for master thesis and Honours Programme students, (post)doctoral researchers, professors, clinicians (for physicians accreditation will be requested) and everyone with an interest for fundamental (bio) medical research as well as translational and clinical research.

Access is free.

If you are interested, sign up by means of the link underneath the lecture.

Programme 2020

17/12/2020 - Lecture 'Hyperacusis: psycho-audiological assessment and management'

  • Guest speaker: Dr. Hashir Aazh (The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Organiser: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences - Host: Prof. Hannah Keppler
  • When: Thursday 17 December 2020 from 16:00 until 17:30
  • Where: This lecture will be livestreamed via MS Teams.
  • Find out more about the lecture and sign up

Overview of past seminars

  • 10/01/2019 - Facilitating Motivation for Adherence and Health Behavior Change: The Self-Determination Theory Approach - Guest speaker: Richard Ryan
  • 28/02/2019 -Are telomeres the key to aging and cancer - lessons learned from zebrafish - Guest speaker: Miguel Godinho Ferreira
  • 21/03/2019 - Pharmacogenetics: do YOU have your DNA passport? - Guest speaker: Ron Van Schaik

  • 24/04/2019 - Sodium channel regulation of sensory modalities - Guest speaker: Frank Bosmans
  • 23/05/2019 - Understanding the Neural Basis of 'Cognitive Reserve' - Guest speaker: Bruce McNaughton
  • 20/06/2019 - Role of telomere dynamics in atherosclerosis and arterial aging - Guest speaker: Athanase Benetos
  • 19/09/2019 - 3D Technology in Healthcare: The surgeon of the futureGuest speaker: Thomas Maal
  • 24/10/2019 - Understanding movement from cells to systems: The path from new discoveries to improved health outcomes - Guest speaker: Paul Hodges
  • 28/11/2019 - Biofabrication in translational regenerative medicine - Guest speaker: Jos Malda
  • 19/12/2019 - Evidence based Public Health Policy and the Myth of Research Neutrality - Guest speaker: Daniela C. Rodriguez
  • 23/01/2020 - Gene Discovery Efforts in Frontotemporal lobar degeneration - Guest speaker: Prof. Rosa Rademakers
  • 30/04/2020 - Computational Methods in Audiology: From Precision Diagnostics to Innovative Hearing-aid Algorithms - Guest speaker: Prof. Sarah Verhulst

  • 24/09/2020 - The elusive intensity ingredient of the “exercise pill”: what’s new?' - Guest speaker: Prof. Silvia Pogliaghi

  • 19/10/2020 - Rare diseases: epidemiological research challenges and opportunities - Guest speaker: Prof. Franz Schaefer
  • 29/10/2020 - Organoids in (pediatric) cancer research - Guest speaker: Prof. Jarno Drost
  • 26/11/2020 - Tackling social determinants of health. - Prof. Andrew Pinto


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