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Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Junior Research Meet-up

When:We 27-02-2019
Where:Melkweg 1, Groningen
Location of the Junior Aletta Research Meet-up
Location of the Junior Aletta Research Meet-up

The Aletta Talent Network is the young arm of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health. As such, the aim of the Junior Research Meet-up is to bring together young researchers from different fields to share their research themes, to exchange ideas, to receive feedback, and to grow the network of each participant.

If you are a Master student, PhD candidate or a postdoc fellow interested in a Public Health, you are kindly invited to join us for an outstanding program being presented at the very first Aletta's Talent Network Junior Research Meet-up on February 27th, 2019.

Join us for one day of symposia, presentations and workshops designed to address the two branches of the public health: Social and Medical.

Plenary speakers of the meeting: Eva Corpeleijn and Dimitris Ballas.

An important component at this meeting is the engagement of our young researchers (you!) with transdisciplinary research, therefore special efforts have been taken to encourage you to participate in different activities. This includes short oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, networking lunch with plenary speakers, and colleagues from different fields.

The meeting will take place at Het Kasteel, which is one of the best meeting locations in the city and only a 2 minutes away from the University Library.




Coffee & tea




Keynote lecture Eva Corpeleijn

Associate professor in Epidemiology, UMCG

“Lifestyle in Medicine, from dream to reality”


Coffee & tea


Parallel session 1a:

Health care systems and decision making in health care

Collaborating within a bad marriage: the case of joint purchasing of expensive medicine

Bart Noort

Perioperative Bridging of Vitamin K Antagonist Treatment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Only a Very Small Group of Patients Benefits

Simon van der Pol

Parallel session 1b:

New perspectives in public health research

Supportive care needs and psychological complaints among Mexican breast cancer patients.

Adriana Pérez-Fortis

Impoverishing or Improving? The Impact of the Chinese Cultural Revolution on Lifetime Income

Jiyuan (Jerry) Wang




Parallel session 2a:

Chronic illness, long term care and work

Lifetime Income as a Common Determinant of

Long-term Care Use and Mortality: a Competing Risk Analysis

Jeroen van der Vaart

The effect of health behaviours on maintaining employment among individuals with different types of chronic diseases

Patricia Ots

Parallel session 2b:

Methods in public health research

Improving the implementation of lifestyle interventions as treatment for osteoarthritis in primary and secondary care: a research protocol

Sjoukje Bouma

Finding the needle in a haystack – Bayesian variable selection for complex health data

Rianne Jacobs


Keynote lecture Dimitris Ballas

Professor in Economic Geography, University of Groningen

“The Economic Geography of Happiness”



Would you like to present your research?
Those interested in giving an oral presentation of their research can submit an abstract following the guidelines below. Participation in the Junior Research Meet up will be free of charge.

Guidelines for abstracts

  • The title of the abstract should not exceed 20 words.
  • The abstracts should be submitted in English.
  • The length of the abstract should not exceed 300 words and it should contain a clear background, aim, method, (expected) results and conclusions, when applicable.  
  • Please provide three key words.
  • Detailed project ideas and proposals are also permitted, provided that they adhere to the abstract guidelines.
    Authors details should be listed below the abstract (first and last name of each author and their corresponding affiliations).
  • The first author is allowed to submit only one abstract, but can be co-author in other abstracts.
  • The deadline for abstract submission will be January 1st, 2019.
  • The abstracts should be submitted via this link.
  • Presenting authors of accepted abstracts might be asked to act as discussants of other abstracts and presentations to increase the interaction between researchers of different fields.

Please join us on February 27th, 2019 for what is shaping up to be an excellent meeting.

Attend, present, connect…

You can registrate here for the Junior Research Meet-up. Click here for more information about the Aletta Talent Network.