May 09th, 2019 “EPP PhD Day”
EPP Symposium

During this special day, which precedes the annual EPP Day, selected PhD students present and receive feedback on their work. Moreover, an interactive workshop is organized for all PhD students. All EPP PhD students are invited. The PhD Students Day provides an excellent opportunity for meeting other EPP PhD students in a setting that is both professional and casual. The day is designed to foster discussion. The presentations are integrated into interactive symposia, in which there is ample time for discussing results and their possible implications. The topic of the workshop is to be determined but will be centered on personal growth. Previous years’ topics have included talent development, writing skills, and media exposure.


May 09th, 2019

Hotel Mitlnd, Utrecht, NL


Danielle Remmerswael (EUR), Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt (UGENT)


10.30 – 10.45 Coffee & Tea
10.45 – 11.00 Welcome and introduction
11.00 – 13.00 PhD presentation

  1. Carmen Sergiou – Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation as a new intervention to increase empathic abilities and reduce violence in forensic patients
  2. Anastasia Chalkia – How the brain learns to forget: Inducing amnesia in humans
  3. Eline Hendriks – The influence of social rank and negative feedback on guilt and shame
  4. Mae Nuijs – Context matters: The role of emotional state during attentional bias assessment and training in socially anxious samples

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Workshop by ECOOM UGent: The Post PhD-life: academic versus non-academic careers
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee & Tea
16.15 – 17.15 Workshop 2
17.30 Dinner