Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 5 - 7 Dec 2017
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

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Programme

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Day 1 - Tuesday 5 December 2017
TimeSpeaker
Registration
13:00-13:10 Opening remarks: Claire Johnson, EMBL-EBI Hinxton, UK
13:10-14:00

Geopolitical changes and their implications for research and scientists
Keynote: Gunter Stock, Einstein Foundation Berlin, Germany
Theme: Trends in the political world order and the implications for science and scientists
Chair: Mike Hardman, Independent (formerly Astra Zeneca), UK

14:00-15:00

Theme: Cultivating innovation through competency development:
How CPD encourages innovation and leads to successful outcomes
Chair: Claire Skentelbery, Nanotechnology Industries Association, Belgium

14:00-14:30

How to prepare and incentivise research scientists and healthcare professionals for collaborative innovation
Michel Goldman, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

14:30-14:45 Short talk selected from abstracts
14:45-15:00 Short talk selected from abstracts
15:00-15:30

Coffee break and meet the speakers

15:30-18:00

1st Workshop session (workshops to run in parallel)

18:00-19:00

Drinks and Speed Networking

19:00

Conference dinner

Day 2 - Wednesday 6 December 2017
TimeSpeaker
09:00-10:30 Theme: Competence and professional development: How individual CPD can be a passport to career success
Chair: James Gazzard, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, UK
09:00-09:30

From Discovery to Development, and Beyond: Skills and Behaviours for Lifelong Employability
James Gazzard, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, UK

09:30-10:00

Lifelong Learning: standing out from the crowd with differentiating personal competencies
Chris Cornwell, Knight Cornwell Consulting, UK

10:00- 10:20 Self assessment of competencies to support employability of early-stage researchers
Rebecca Ludwig, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany
10:20-11:00 Coffee break
11:00 -11:15 Short talk selected from abstracts
11:15-11:30 Short talk selected from abstracts
110:30-12:30 Panel discussion Trends in the political world order and the implications for science and scientists
Günter Stock, Claire Skentelbery, Zaide Frias and TBA
12:30-14:30 Lunch and poster session
14:30- 17:15 Theme: Capacity building: building effective international teams and addressing skills gaps
Chair: Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford, UK
14:30-15:00 Partnerships for Capacity Development in Africa, Strategic Role of the Private Sector
Allan Pamba, GSK, Kenya
15:00-15:30 The Science of Learning and Capacity Building in a EU Regulator’s environment- Journey of EU Network Training centre
Zaide Frias, European Medicines Agency, UK
15:30-16:15 Coffee and meet the speakers
16:15-16:45 Addressing gaps in research skills training in low income countries by harnessing the knowledge sharing phenomena and successfully delivering online training
Trudie Lang, University of Oxford, UK
16:45 -17:15 Science, technology and innovation for upskilling knowledge-based economies in Africa
Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford, UK
17:15 Heidelberg Christmas Market trip
Day 3 - Thursday 7 December 2017
TimeSpeaker
09:00-11:45 2nd Workshop session  (workshops to run in parallel)
11:45-12:15 Theme: Cultivating innovation through competency development: How CPD encourages innovation and leads to successful outcomes
Claire Skentelbery, Nanotechnology Industries Association, Belgium
11:45-12:15 Skills development in a collaborative approach to R&D
Matthias Gottwald, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, UK
12:15-12:45 Developing a competent bioscience workforce – responding to the culture of innovation in Europe
Ursula Mühle, EIT Health, Germany
12:45-13:15 What have we learned and how can we implement this in our own workplaces?
Mike Hardman, Lynda Wight and Cath Brooksbank
13:15-13:45 Lunch
13:45 End of conference