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Postdoctoral Researchers in Nursing Science Shaping the Future of the Social and Health Care

December 12-13, 2024
Department of Nursing Science
University of Turku, Finland

We warmly welcome all postdoctoral researchers in nursing science and their mentors to join and network with colleagues.

The symposium is organized at the Medisiina D building, University of Turku.

Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku organizes the second international symposium for postdoctoral researchers. Postdoctoral period is a fundamentally important phase – increase your expertise and progress your career as a researcher.

The duration of the postdoctoral period is generally five active years following a dissertation. During these years the postdoctoral researcher establishes their own research group and area of study, as well as an international network.

Participants must have been obtained the PhD degree from a recognised institution about five calendar years before the symposium or are expected to obtain the PhD degree during year 2024.

Read more about the post doc programme in nursing science and get to know our post doc researchers.

Important dates

Symposium: Dec 12-13, 2024
Call for abstracts: Open
Call for Abstract deadline: May 15, 2024
Abstract Acceptance Letter: June 20, 2024
Registration deadline: TBA

Abstract submission

You are warmly invited to submit an abstract for the symposium. The abstract should concern the theme of your own postdoctoral research. We accept all content areas and methodological selections. We especially welcome this year abstracts related to the themes of 1) working-life orientation and relations in planning, executing, implementing your study and disseminating research results, and 2) efficiency of health care systems. 

Formal instructions are as follows:

  • Abstract must be written in English.
  • Abstract should be formatted as follows: Title (max 200 characters with spaces), Authors (name, academic degree, affiliation, country), Body text (max 2200 characters with spaces), no references needed.
  • The structure of the Body text  is suggested to be as follows: Introduction, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusions.

Abstracts are submitted online via Webropol form. Please, follow the detailed instructions given in the submission system when submitting your abstract. You will receive a short automatic reply confirming receipt of your abstract.

The deadline for submitting asbtracts is May 15, 2024.

All abstracts will be reviewed. We expect to inform you on the outcome of the review process by June 20, 2024.

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Symposium fee: TBA

Symposium fee includes attendance during the both days and the coffees and refreshments according to the symposium programme.

At least the corresponding author/presenter needs to register and pay the symposium fee.

Symposium venue

Symposium is organized at Kupittaa, in the heart of the Turku Campus of the University of Turku. The exact address is Kiinamyllynkatu 10, 20520 Turku, Finland, building Medisiina D.

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University of Turku

The University of Turku, established in 1920, has 8 faculties and 5 independent units. There are 20,000 students and 3,400 staff members.

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Department of Nursing Science

The Department is a versatile unit offering high-quality education and research

Our task is to maintain academic learning, develop nursing science research and promote the implementation of research-based nursing care. The Department educates students in the health sciences at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels.

Read also about our postdoctoral programme in nursing science, PDNurs.

Did you know that The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s best universities in 51 different disciplines and Department of Nursing Science was ranked in 2023 as follows:

TOP #1 within Finland

TOP #10 within Europe

TOP #45 worldwide

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