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

24/09/2020 - Lecture 'The elusive intensity ingredient of the “exercise pill”: what’s new?'

  • Guest speaker: Prof. Silvia Pogliaghi (Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona)
  • Organiser: Department of Movement and Sports Sciences - Host: Prof. Jan Boone
  • When: Thursday 24 September 2020 form 16:00 until 17:30
  • Where: This lecture will take place via livestream by means of this MS Teams weblink
  • Find out more about the lecture and sign up

 

19/10/2020 - Lecture 'Rare diseases: epidemiological research challenges and opportunities'

  • Guest speaker: Prof. Franz Schaefer (Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Universität Heidelberg)
  • Organiser: Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - Host: Prof. Johan Vande Walle
  • When: Monday 19 October 2020 form 16:30 until 18:00 (timing under reservation)
  • Where: Depending on the situation, this lecture will take place either physically (with regard to safety measures) or livestream. The decision will be announced on this website.
  • Find out more about the lecture and sign up

 

29/10/2020 - Lecture 'Organoids in (pediatric) cancer research'

  • Guest speaker: Prof. Jarno Drost (Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, Utrecht - The Netherlands)
  • Organiser: Department of Human Structure and Repair - Host: Prof. Olivier De Wever
  • When: Tursday 29 October 2020 from 16:00 until 17:30
  • Where: Depending on the situation, this lecture will take place either physically (with regard to safety measures) or livestream. The decision will be announced on this website.
  • Find out more about the lecture and sign up

 

26/11/2020 - Lecture 'Tackling social determinants of health.'

  • Guest speaker: Prof. Andrew Pinto (Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto)
  • Organiser: Department of Public Health and Primary Care - Host: Prof. Sara Willems and Peter Decat
  • When: Thursday 26 November 2020 from 16:00 until 17:30
  • Where: Depending on the situation, this lecture will take place either physically (with regard to safety measures) or livestream. The decision will be announced on this website.
  • Find out more about the lecture and sign up

 

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: Depending on the situation, this lecture will take place either physically (with regard to safety measures) or livestream. The decision will be announced on this website.
  • 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 - Prof. Rosa Rademakers
  • 30/04/2020 - Computational Methods in Audiology: From Precision Diagnostics to Innovative Hearing-aid Algorithms - Prof. Sarah Verhulst - Video recording

Contact

Ine Scherlippens