PhD Conference in Global health, 15-17 March 2017

PhD Conference in Global health, 15-17 March 2017

The first annual PhD conference will take place on 15-17 March 2017 at Stiklestad Conference Hotel. The hotel is located just 1 hour drive from Værnes Airport, yet in a nice historical location and a great setting for scientific discussions, networking and fun. We hope to see you all there in March 2017!

About the conference

The annual PhD conference of NRSGH is organized exclusively by PhD students, for PhD students. This is the perfect arena to meet other students doing research in global health topics and to practice your presentation skills in a friendly atmosphere. All participants must submit an abstract and present their projects during the conference. All participants are also requested to bring their Poster for poster sessions with disussion of design and layout. 

The program will also include lectures by invited speaker (TBA), group work, discussions, and social activities. There is no conference fee, and NRSGH will cover travel expenses and full-board accommodation at the venue of all participants.

    Tentative program (.pdf)        PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Who can participate?

The conference is open to all members of NRSGH, i.e., PhD candidates and research program ("forskerlinje") medical students who are working in the field of global health and affiliated with a Norwegian institution. Global health is here broadly defined and the conference is equally relevant for quantitative and qualitative researcher. We encourage students to attend from the very start of their research project to the last year of their PhD, as this gives them the chance to develop their professional network and improve their presentation skills over time, and to receive feedback on their projects in different stages.   


It is mandatory for the participants at the PhD-conference to bring their abstract. This abstract can be simular to what you have been accepted at the Globvac conference. Please register your abstract. All submitted abstracts will be printed in a book that is handed out at the conference. The correctly completed form will help us generate the book with similar layout for all abstracts.

Travel expenses

NRSGH travel grant cover travelling expenses and are limited to 3000 NOK for the roundtrip, including public transportation to/from the airport. Please note that private transportation is not included. Travel grant will be reimbursed after the conference. See more information.

Photo Contest 

The contest is open for photographs illustrating fieldwork in global health; in particular referring to the research methods you are using. see more information


The organising committee


Samita Giri, PhD cand. at NTNU     Håkon Bolkan, PhD cand. at NTNU      Poonam Rishal, PhD cand at NTNU         

The organising committee have been supported from the research school administration:


Sceintific director Elisabeth Darj  and Coordinator Elin Yli Dvergsdal 

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the conference.