PhD Conference in Global health, 10 - 12 May 2020

PhD Conference in Global health, 10 - 12 May 2020

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 10 - 12 May 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. 

The PhD conference is arranged in advance of International Global Health Conference GLOBVAC 2020 on 13 - 14 May, at The Hub in Oslo city centre.

NRSGH request members to submit abstract to GLOBVAC 2020. Participants for the PhD-conference can apply for Travel grant and cover registration fee to attend GLOBVAC 2020, provided that the NRSGH memeber participate  with an approved abstract.

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, 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 :

Job opportunities outside clinical and academic world

 Fanny Duckert, Professor in psycology, emeritus/ Norwegian Research Council portfolio board on global development.





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.


Effective communication by oral presentation

Morten Cranner Morten Cranner, Teather instructor













Preliminary program               Registration for the conference  (open soon) 

Deadline for registration is 16 April 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 (link coming soon) 
Deadline is 1 April 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 April 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 10th May 2020. NRSGH have reserved seats in a bus going to Drøbak and boat to Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort.  

For the return trip on 12 May, NRSGH will arrange transportation to Oslo from Oscarborg Hotel to Oslo city at about 4:00 pm. Participants, who are not participating in GLOBVAC conference 2020 are advised not to book return flights from Gardemoen earlier than 7:30 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.

If you are attending Globvac conference 2020 with an abstract - you can apply for travel grants to cover the admission fee and two nights accommondation in Oslo. (Remember the limit 1200 NOK pr. night)

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 March.

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  
Alex van Duinien, NTNU Ester Mæland, UiO
Mai M. Ziyada, UiO  Johanne Sundby, UiO
Olena Iakunchykova, UiT Elin Yli Dvergsdal, Coordinator




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

20 Jan 2020