October 13-14, 2016: Writing more and writing better
EPP Symposium

The dissertation, generally containing multiple scientific articles, is a major outcome of any PhD project. Many PhD students find writing their first scientific article difficult, but most overcome this difficulty and successfully complete their dissertation. Nonetheless, PhD students (and others) may benefit from developing additional writing skills. We might want to prepare a press release about recent exciting findings. We might be asked to contribute to a popular-science magazine or website. We might consider blogging about our research outcomes and experiences. We might want (or need) to submit a research proposal to a granting agency, in order to fund our next project.

In this symposium we will focus on the art of writing. Participants will learn to write (first) scientific articles more efficiently, and will learn about popular-science writing, blogging, and grant writing.

October 13-14, 2016

Kapellerput, Heeze, The Netherlands

Marlies Brouwer MSc (UU), Marije aan het Rot PhD (RUG)


Thursday, October 13
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee/Tea
11.00 – 11.30 Welcome & Introduction
11.30 – 12.30 Speaker 1: Ritsert Jansen, University of Groningen
Talent development
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Speaker 2: Ronald Veldhuizen, science journalist Volkskrant
Science journalism and creative writing
14.30 – 15.00 PhD talk: Marjolein van Wijk – Herbrink (UM)
Schema Therapy in adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders
15.00 – 15.30 PhD talk: Elien Pieters (UGent)
Integrating gamification into attention bias modification
15.30 – 15.45 Coffee/Tea
15.45 – 16.45 Speaker 3: José Sanders, Radboud University Nijmegen
Communication in science
16.45 – 17.30 Assignment 1
17.30 – 17.45 Closing comments
17.45 – 18.30 Drinks
18.30 Dinner
20.30 Evening program
Friday, October 14
09.15 -09.45 PhD talk: Esther Beraha Menahem (UvA)
High-dose baclofen for the treatment of alcohol dependence – A multicentre, randomised, double-blind, controlled trial
09.45 – 10.00 Coffee/Tea
10.00 – 11.00 Speaker 1: Ritsert Jansen, University of Groningen
Grant in writing
11.00 -12.00 Speaker 2: Tassos Sarampalis, University of Groningen
Science and Social Media
12.00-13.00             Lunch
13.00 -15.00 Speaker 3: Jeanine de Bruin, Hakuna Matata
Workshop on popular scientific writing
15.00 -15.15 Coffee/Tea
15.15 – 15.30 Closing comments


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