Winter School 2017

Winter School 2017 - Winter School
Event info

Event date: 

20.03.17 - 09:00 to 24.03.17 - 07:00

Registration deadline: 

12.01.17 - 01:30

The 3rd Winter School for Post Doc fellows, researchers on Post Doc level and 3rd year PhD students, that takes place in Malaga 20-23 March 2017, will focus on prevention and treatment of diabetes ranging from basic to clinical science as well as career development.

  1. Organisers
  2. Who can participate
  3. Time and place
  4. Aim
  5. Content
  6. Confirmed speakers
  7. Programme
  8. Diabetes Challenge 2017
  9. Registration
  10. Abstract submission


The Winter School is organised by the Danish Diabetes Academy in collaboration with a Winter School 2017 committee including Post Doc researchers Rasmus Ribel-MadsenEkaterina MaslovaMichaela TencerovaJoan Domingo-EspinSigne SchmidtPall Karlsson and Florence Figeac.


20-23 March 2017  

Hotel Riserva del Higueron
Fuengirola, Málaga

Hotel rooms will be booked from 19 to 24 March 2017 (the reception on Sunday 19 March is optional). The Danish Diabetes Academy will not be able to help with hotel booking for extended stays at the hotel. 


The course is directed at Post Doc fellows and researchers on Post Doc level.

3rd year PhD students are welcome to register for the course, but Post Docs have first priority, which means that 3rd year PhD students only will be offered attendance if we have any open seats left. 

All participants must be registered as a member of Danish Diabetes Academy.


The aim of the course is to introduce Post Docs (and PhD students) to different aspects of diabetes, to give participants the opportunity to network with fellow researchers and to present their work.


The course will cover different aspects of prevention and treatment of diabetes as well as career development. All participants will receive 6 ECTS points for attending the course in full i.e. including participation in the Diabetes Challenge 2017 (see description below).

Topics for the Winter School 2017 are:

  • Pharmacology
  • Foetal Programming
  • Diabetes epidemiology
  • Integrative physiology of type 2 diabetes
  • Early onset diabetes
  • Lifestyle interventions
  • Career development
  • Diabetes complications
  • Technology


Luke NortonUniversity of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
Odd Erik Johansen, Boehringer Ingelheim
Vincent Jaddoe, Erasmus University
Mik Steenberger, Denmark
Peter Damm, Rigshospitalet
Daniel Witte, Aarhus University
Claudia Langenberg, University of Cambridge
Antonio Vidal-Puig, University of Cambridge
Cora  Weigert, University of Tuebingen
Bart Roep, City of Hope
Torben Hansen, University of Copenhagen
Jaakko Tuomilehto, Dasman Diabetes Institute
Jens-Christian Holm, Zealand University Hospital
Rasmus Rabøll, Novo Nordisk A/S
Myriam Aouadi, Karolinska Institute
John S Yudkin, University College London
Troels Jensen, Aarhus University
Henrik Semb, University of Copenhagen
Paul Franks, Lund University
Bente Stallknecht, University of Copenhagen
Alfredo Martinez, University of Navarra


The Scientifc programme and the separate Diabetes Challenge programme are available for download:



In addition to the scientific programme, all participants will be invited to take part in the Diabetes Challenge 2017, the key purpose of which is to create an interdisciplinary learning context with active and deep learning – where basic researchers and clinical researchers cooperate and as a result hopefully come up with ideas to help patients getting a better life with diabetes. 

Experience from earlier academies suggests that there is potential to improve learning outcomes by moving from an emphasis on traditional lecture-based instruction formats to more active learning designs.

The challenge is based on two individual tracks on respectively Precision Medicine and Diabetes Epidemiology - the challenges will appeal to clinical as well as basic resesarch.

More information about this will follow after the registration deadline.


The course is free of charge including hotel accommodation and meals.  The Academy does not cover any transportation expenses other than the shuttlebus transport offered via registration.

Registration deadline: 1 December 2016, 2:00 PM (CET)

Abstracts must be submitted upon registration but please note that you will have to submit your abstract at our website separately.

You will automatically be placed on the waiting list when you register. The Danish Diabetes Academy will approve your participation and your attendance for the Winter School is confirmed, when you receive a confirmation of your participation.

Attendance confirmation will be forwarded before 22 December 2016.

You will receive a course certificate for your participation in this course. PhD students will receive 3 ECTS for attending the course in full.


Abstracts must be submitted upon registration – but please note that you will have to submit your abstract separately using our online abstract upload form.

Approval of abstracts will be sent out separately – and not with the confirmation of your attendance.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 December 2016, 2:00 PM (CET)


Abstracts should be submitted online according to our template.

We expect you to submit abstracts featuring unpublished data – abstracts featuring unpublished data presented recently at another scientific conference are also accepted.

Abstract main text 300-500 words, no photos or graphs. Please include the following subheadings:

Background and aim 
Material and methods


Posters should be printed in a size with max. width 100 cm/ hight 125 cm (i.e. vertial, not horizontal layout). 


  1. Prepare 1 slide for a 1 minute presentation of your project with focusing on a pitch of your study to attract the audience to your poster (examples was attached to the instruction mail yesterday. Do not go into details, remember it is just for a 1 min!
  2. The presentation should be made in 4:3 landscape format. Please try to avoid too much information and cluttering of elements (the slide should be visually clear and easy to follow).
  3. Send your presentation slide to Florence Figeac from the Post Doc committee,, as soon as possible and no later than 3 March 2017
  4. We will prepare a mix of your presentations, and we will send a time schedule back to you before the Winter School.

Examples of one-minute-presentation slides:

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