Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

GCB Symposium

GCB Symposium 2018: Welcome

Participation in the GCB Symposia forms an integral part of the PhD training at the GCB and is mandatory for all PhD candidates from the second year onwards. All PhD candidates of the GCB who do not give a presentation are invited to attend the GCB Symposium 2018 as guests (no registration needed).

Details

Date Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time 08h30-18h15, followed by an Apéro
Venues Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern: Lecture Rooms U113 incl Foyer, EG16 (NE), S379, S481
Dept. of Physiology, Seminar Room 258, 2nd floor, Bühlplatz 5, 3012 Bern (morning sessions only)
Venue for Coffee & Lunch
«Mensa Bühlplatz», Gertrud-Woker-Strasse 3, 3012 Bern; behind DCB – see Location Map (PDF, 504KB)
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Martin E. Schwab, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, and Dept. of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich
Keynote Lecture
«Neurobiological Mechanisms of Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury or Stroke; the Long Way from the Lab Bench to the Clinic with a Neurite Growth Enhancing Therapy»
Website http://www.gcb.unibe.ch/gcbsymp

Invitation to the GCB Symposium 2018

  • Participation in the GCB Symposia forms an integral part of your PhD training.
  • If you have been invited for a presentation (Talk, Poster, Poster Flash, GCB Slam), please download the Instructions for Presenting (PDF) below, and read them carefully .
  • If you you do not give a presentation, you are very welcome to attend the symposium as a guest. No registration is needed.
  • You should also inform you supervisor about this symposium.
    Whenever possible, the presence of the supervisors at the symposium is highly desirable. Supervisors do not need to register.

Instructions for Presenting (First) Authors

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Details

Date Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time 08h30-18h15, followed by an Apéro
Venues Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern: Lecture Rooms U113 incl Foyer, EG16 (NE), S379, S481
Dept. of Physiology, Seminar Room 258, 2nd floor, Bühlplatz 5, 3012 Bern (morning sessions only)
Venue for Coffee & Lunch
«Mensa Bühlplatz», Gertrud-Woker-Strasse 3, 3012 Bern; behind DCB – see Location Map (PDF, 504KB)
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Martin E. Schwab, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, and Dept. of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich
Keynote Lecture
«Neurobiological Mechanisms of Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury or Stroke; the Long Way from the Lab Bench to the Clinic with a Neurite Growth Enhancing Therapy»
Website http://www.gcb.unibe.ch/gcbsymp

Call for Abstracts

All PhD candidates enrolled in the GCB before and including December 2016 are requested to register and submit and abstract for the GCB Symposium 2018.

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday, November 10, 2017.

For Registration and Abstract Submission, please use the link to the ConfTool platform, where you will be guided through step-by-step instructions.

If you have already taken part in the GCB Symposium three times as presenting author (i.e., with talk, slam, or poster), participation in the GCB Symposium 2018 is optional for you. Please notify gabrielle.favre@gcb.unibe.ch as soon as possible, if you to wish to be exempt from a presentation in 2018. In this case, no registration is needed.

If you will submit your PhD thesis until the end of April 2018, you are exempt from participation and you do not need to register. Please inform gabrielle.favre@gcb.unibe.ch as soon as possible, indicating the planned date of your thesis submission.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Compliance with the submission deadline will be very much appreciated.

Schedule

October 2017
Call for Abstract Submission
Friday, November 10, 2017
Deadline for Abstract Submission
December 2017
Allocation of Presentations (Talks, Posters including Poster Flash, GCB Slam) & Preliminary Program
Mid-January 2018
Definitive Program on GCB Symposium Website and Mobile App
Thursday, February 1, 2018
GCB Symposium 2018

Registration (ConfTool)

  1. Registration and Abstract Submission is online, via the ConfTool Conference Administration, where you can find more details and will be guided through step-by-step instructions.
  2. In order to submit an abstract, you need first to register on the «ConfTool» platform.
  3. Registration and abstract submission may be done in two separate steps, using the same log-in for both steps (user name & password).
  4. On the registration form, indicate your first name, last name, affiliation, and further details exactly as they should appear on your abstract.
  5. Create your own ConfTool account (user name and password) for log-in, which will also allow the submission of your abstract.
  6. Even if you have participated in previous GCB Symposia, you need to create a new ConfTool account.
  7. If required, further technical guidance is available on the ConfTool website under User Documentation. Information that is not applicable to the GCB Symposium 2018 can be ignored.

General Guidelines

  1. Each contribution will be selected for one of the following: either a talk, or a poster presentation—some of which will additionally be singled out for the «Poster Flash»—, or the optional «GCB Slam».
    You will be notified before the end of December 2017 about the allocation of talks, posters including «Poster Flash», and «GCB Slam» slots.
  2. Talks: 10-min. presentation, with 5 min. discussion.
  3. Posters: Format DIN A0, i.e. 119cm height x 84cm width (= portrait orientation).
  4. Poster Flash: 1-min. flash presentation of the poster content, with one slide only, and no discussion. The goal is to focus attention on the main topic of your research, and to stimulate the audience to view your poster during the regular poster sessions.
  5. GCB Slam: 4-min. presentation, without discussion. The GCB Slam is conducted as a competition, members of the audience judging the presentations. The focus lies on concise and easily understandable science communication, presenting the research project in a scientifically sound, but also entertaining way, addressing an audience of non-expert peers from other research fields.
    By permission of the slammers, the «GCB Slam» will be recorded on video, for later publication of the three winning presentations on the GCB website.
    View the three best slams of the GCB Symposium 2017 here (scroll down!).
  6. Mobile App: GCB Symposium key information including an agenda, a list of participants, and full abstract texts will be made available on a free, publicly accessible Mobile App (for iOS/Android/Windows devices—smartphones and tablets), without password protection. Please bear this in mind when writing your abstract.

Abstract Submission (ConfTool)

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday, November 10, 2017.
Abstract submission will be closed after that date.

Please download the «Guidelines for Registration and Abstract Submission» below for detailed instructions on the submission of your abstract.

The Keynote Lecture will be given by Prof. Dr. Martin E. Schwab, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, and Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich.

Title of the lecture: «Neurobiological Mechanisms of Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury or Stroke; the Long Way from the Lab Bench to the Clinic with a Neurite Growth Enhancing Therapy»

Date and Time: Thuesday, February 1, 2018, 16h15-17h00, on occasion of the GCB Symposium 2018

Venue: University of Bern, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Lecture Room U113, basement, Freietrasse 3, 3012 Bern

Host: Prof. Dr. Hans Rudolf Widmer, Department of Neurosurgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and Department for BioMedical Research, University of Bern

The GCB Symposium 2018 Mobile App can be obtained for free and provides you with the most comfortable tool for planning and organizing your participation in the GCB Symposium 2018. Browse the complete program, including full abstracts, and the list of authors—even offline—directly from your phone or tablet, and create your very own agenda on the fly. The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

To download the GCB Symposium 2018 Mobile App, please

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