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 2019

19/12/2019 - Evidence based Public Health Policy and the Myth of Research Neutrality

Guest speaker: Daniela C. Rodriguez (Associate Scientist at the Department of International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA)

Organiser: Department of Public Health and Primary Care - Host: prof. Sara Willems

When: Thursday 19th December 2019 - from 16:00 until 17:30

Where: Auditorium A (Ghent University Hospital, entrance 42, floor 1)

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 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 - PPT presentation


Charlotte Crokaerts