PhD Conference in Global health, 28 - 30 September 2020

PhD Conference in Global health, 28 - 30 September 2020

The PhD Conference is postponed until 28-30 September 2020! Please, save the new dates.

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Make your research visible outside your own field

- Effective communication by posters and oral presentation

- Job opportunities outside clinical and academic world

The 4th national annual PhD conference will take place on 28 - 30 September 2020 at Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort. The hotel is located about 30 minutes from the city of Oslo and situated in a beautiful island with a military fortress in Oslofjord, close to the small town of Drøbak. It is a great setting for scientific discussions, networking and fun. We hope to see many NRSGH members at the conference. Transport from Gardermoen and Oslo center to Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort will be arranged for NRSGH members. 


About the conference

The annual PhD conference is NRSGHs main national event. This is the perfect arena to meet other students doing research in global health topics, to dicuss relevant topic and broaden your network in a friendly atmosphere. The program will include lectures by invited speakers, 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 NRSGH members.


Some confirmed speakers :

Effective communication by oral presentation

Morten Cranner

 Morten Cranner is educated as theater instructor and actor from the National Theater College. Morten has worked a lot with dramaturgy and documentary, for radio and stage. He holds a PhD in artistic development work. The degree is the highest degree in the field of performing and creative arts in Norway and are based on artistic method. Now Morten Cranner has a position at "Dramatikkens hus" in Oslo.



Communication by poster presentation

 Øystein Horgmo work as senior photographer and head of the Medical Photography and Illustration Service (MPIS) at Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo. He is trained as a photographer. His responsibility is all kinds of photo assignments: clinical photo, portrait, illustration, documentation. He also give support to drawing and illustrations for scientific articles, posters, doctoral dissertations. 




Resources, possibilities and priorities in global health research

 Fanny Duckert, Professor Emeritus in Psychology. Her expert area has been research in the field of drugs and management. Fanny has a long research experience from South Africa, with capacity building in the psychology field. She has been dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at UIO for a period of time. Fanny Duckert is now a member of the portfolio board for Globalization and Development in The Norwegian Research Council.


Job opportunities outside clinical and academic world

Maria Lisa Odland, NRSGH Alumni and Research fellow Global Health at University of Birmingham, UK. 

Sheri Lee Bastien, Supervisior in NRSGH. Associate Professor of Public Health at NMBU and an adjunct at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

and more speakers to be confirmed.

Registration for the conference    Preliminary program       

Deadline for registration is 1 September 2020


It is mandatory for the participants at the PhD-conference to register their abstract. This abstract can be similar to what have been accepted at the GLOBVAC Conference 2020 in Oslo. 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.

Please register your abstract     Deadline is 1 September 2020. 

Photo Contest in connection with the conference   

The contest is open for photos that exemplify or capture a key global health challenge, solution or research question central to the PhD research undertaken by the individual PhD candidate. The best photo will be awarded with 2000 NOK. See more information

Deadline 1 September 2020



There will be a bus from Gardermoen Airport sunday 10th May at 4:15pm (pick up point will come later). All participants attending the PhD conference 2020, including those who live in Oslo, must meet at Oslo Central Station (pink up point) at 5:00 pm 28th September 2020. NRSGH have reserved seats in a bus going to Drøbak and boat to Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort.  

For the return trip on 30 September, NRSGH will arrange transportation to Oslo from Oscarborg Hotel to Oslo city at about 3:30 pm. Participants are advised not to book return flights from Gardemoen earlier than 7:00 pm.

Travel expenses

NRSGH travel grant are limited to 3000 NOK for the roundtrip, including public transportation to/from the airport. Please note that private transportation is not included. NRSGH do not reimburse per diem expenses (food and drinks). Travel grant will be reimbursed after the conference. See more information.


Travel from abroad - grant

We have a few travel grant for attending PhD-conference in Oscarborg and GLOBVAC conference 2020 in Oslo, traveling from abroad. This grant is limited to 10 000 Nok pr. grant. Please, use the International Travel grant form for application. Deadline is 1st August 2020.

The Organizing Committee

The Conference Committee consists of PhD students from most of the partner Universities participating in the Norwegian Research School of Global Health. In addition one academic and one administrative staff from the host University and the NRSGH coordinator are supporting the Conference committee.

Syeda Mariam Riaz, UiB Elin Yli Dvergsdal, Coordinator
Alex van Duinien, NTNU Ester Mæland, UiO
Mai M. Ziyada, UiO  Johanne Sundby, UiO



Please contact the members of the committee if you have suggetions for the program or questions of practical matters.

24 Mar 2020