Programme highlights

Special features of ECTH2016

At ECTH2016 there will be outstanding plenary and State-of-the-Art presentations, and oral and poster presentations selected from the abstracts. But, there will also be some new items:

PhD network & career lunch
Where do they go? Universities train students who after their PhD may continue in academia or in other organisations such as government, industry, charities. Representatives from such organisations will be present at the lunch to chat about how it is to work with them.

Science, fast and furious
Introduction-Methods-Results-Discussions in 15 slides. Is there an alternative for the usual presentation form? We found the authors of the 8 highest scoring abstracts willing to experiment with new presentation methods, for which they were trained by an expert.

Integrated symposia
Separate worlds? In four invited symposia on different topics we bring together the research in industry and academia, and will see a glimpse of future developments and challenges.

Focus symposia
These symposia consist of presentations of high-scoring submitted abstracts, as do the Oral presentations sessions. However, the first presenter is a seasoned researcher who has been alloted extra time to give a short overview of the research topic of the symposium

How to and Meet the Expert
In the Meet the Expert sessions a group of highly experienced clinicians will do 25 minutes of questions and answers on a broad topic. In the How to session, an expert will briefly explain how to do something, followed by questions. No slides, only whiteboard!

Poster presentations
During the poster sessions there is time to discuss with a drink and a snack. Those posters based on the abstracts that were valued highest will be introduced briefly by the authors during the poster presentations.