XIII Medical Sciences DPhil Day
Wednesday 13th July 2016, Lecture Theatre 2, John Radcliffe Hospital

The Medical Sciences DPhil Day is an annual symposium where students from the division are able to present their work and meet peers from all the Medical Sciences departments.

This year we are expecting 12 presentations and 60+ posters, as well as a keynote lecture from Dr Kathy Niakan, who is the first person to be approved to edit genes in human embryos. Prizes will be awarded for best talks and best posters.

For the first time, the 2016 edition will feature a Journal Editor Session Panel which will feature Senior Editors from Science, The Lancet, The BMJ, and Nature. They will give insights into the paper review process, and discuss the future direction and role of journals in basic and clinical scientific discovery.

We warmly encourage all students to register and submit an abstract (before 6th of June) for a talk or poster through the registration page. With over 1400 graduate students belonging to the Medical Sciences Division, the DPhil Day is a unique opportunity to showcase your work outside your department, don't miss it!
The event is also open to all staff members of the Medical Sciences Division.

Our goal is to make the DPhil Day interesting and useful for all the Medical Sciences students, and this year to encourage as much Student - Editor interaction as possible.

We would like to thank Jane Rudman, our Graduate Skills Officer, for her invaluable help and advice.
Highlights of the day   
(full programme here)

8:50 - 9:20 Register and grab a coffee
9:20 - 9:30 Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 Session I
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break and poster session
11:00 - 12:00 Session II
12:00 - 12:15 Winner of the 3-Minute Thesis Competition
12:15 - 13:00 Journal Editor Panel Session:
 Stella Hurtley, Senior Editor of
 Philippa Berman, Senior Editor of The Lancet
 Trish Groves, Deputy Editor & Head of Research of The BMJ
 Nathalie Le Bot, Senior Editor of Nature
 Mary Muers, Senior Science Writer at Ludwig Institute
 of Cancer Research
 Elizabeth Thompson, Senior Science Writer at The
 Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Session III
15:00 - 15:15 Career Talk:
 Rachel Bray, Career Services, University of Oxford
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break and poster session
15:45 - 16:30 Keynote Lecture:
 Dr Kathy Niakan
16:30 - 16:40 Prizes and closing remarks
from    16:40 Drinks and nibbles