IZN Annual Retreat 2019
Genetics of neurological diseases: from mutations to personalized medicine
This year's annual IZN Retreat which comprises an interesting and exciting program (details will follow soon) will take place from July 14 (Sunday) to July 15 (Monday), again at Kloster Schöntal. Many of you know the location from the last retreats.
We have tried to further improve the Retreat by changing the submission of the posters and by adding three student short presentations.
In addition we want to give the PhD students/Postdocs the chance to chair sessions.
Please register online by June 14th and fill out the form completely. The price for the two days (incl. full board) is between EUR 138 and 153 per person. For those who will not stay overnight, the participation fee for one day will be about EUR 65.
Everybody (except the speakers) will have to pay the bill directly before departing from Schöntal. People may be reimbursed from travel budgets of their own groups.
Transportation to Schöntal will be by private car or by bus. Due to limited space in the bus, we need your binding reservation (one-way or round-trip).
An important part of each IZN Retreat is the poster session.
Based on the feedback from students and PIs from previous years, additional efforts will be made to ensure each poster will receive more feedback from the IZN community. All IZN PhD students from the second year on are required to participate in the poster session. Master students are highly encouraged to also participate in the poster session. The best poster will receive a monetary reward (100€).
In addition, 3 IZN PhD students will be honored to give a short talk (10 min) during the retreat.
Poster Registration will take place until May 10th with the submission of authors, title and abstract (max. 250 words). The poster should have the format A0 upright, please use the template. Students are welcome to submit a graphical abstract to further support their application. The Poster Prize will be awarded based on scientific excellence and on-site presentation. Short talks will be awarded based on submitted abstracts.
Additionally, to promote a collaborative environment, interested PhD students/postdocs can register for chairing one session at the retreat.
On Sunday afternoon we will again organize a canoeing tour on the Jagst (costs about €22/person) or alternatively a guided tour through the monastery (about €5).
The canoeing tour will be from Krautheim to Kloster Schöntal and will last approximately 3.5 hours. Only those who can swim are allowed to register for canoeing. Please make sure that you are in a good physical shape, canoeing is rather exhausting. If this is your first canoe trip you should find an experienced partner with whom you share the boat. After registration for the canoeing you will get more information concerning payment etc.
Links and deadlines at a glance:
- Online Poster Registration and Abstract submission: May 10th, 2019
- Online Retreat Registration: June 14th, 2019
- Announcement of short-talk winners: June, 14th, 2019
We look very much forward to a great, inspiring IZN Retreat 2019
on behalf of the IZN Retreat Committee:
Radhika Puttagunta, Annarita Patrizi, Amit Agarwal, Priit Pruunsild, David Brito and Otto Bräunling