19 April 2024 - Future of Paediatric Health Research Spotlight Day

 

The BRCCH cordially invites you to our Future of Paediatric Health Research Spotlight Day on 19 April 2024 in Basel, Switzerland. This one-day seminar and networking event will bring together researchers across disciplines with a common focus on improving child and adolescent health.

This event will include talks from BRCCH Postdoctoral Excellence Programme researchers about their paediatric health research progress over the last two years. Each of these fellows has also invited an established researcher from their field to deliver a keynote address. During the lunch break, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a workshop about nurturing research teams.

When: Friday, 19 April 2024, 9:00 - 17:30 CET, to be followed by an apéro

Where:  Hotel ODELYA, Missionstrasse 21a, 4055 Basel

Please Note: This event is taking place in person in Basel, Switzerland only and will not be accessible online.

In Person Registration: HERE

Schedule:

    • 9.00-9.30 – Arrival and coffee
    • 9.30-9.40 – Welcome by Daniel Müller, Co-Director, BRCCH
    • 9.40-12.15 – Talks by BRCCH Postdoctoral Excellence Programme researchers and their invited speakers on paediatric health
    • 12.15-12.45 – Lunch (Break until 14.00 if not attending the workshop)
    • 12.45-13.45 – Workshop: Nurturing Research Teams
    • 14.00-17.30 – Talks by BRCCH Postdoctoral Excellence Programme researchers and their invited speakers on paediatric health
    • 17:30-17:35 – Closing Remarks by Georg Holländer, Director, BRCCH
    • 17.35-18.00 – Networking & Apéro

Speakers:

Dr Sarah Brüningk

BRCCH Postdoctoral Excellence Programme Researcher

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Talk: "Harnessing Machine Learning and Mechanistic Modelling for Personalised Predictions for Paediatric Brain Tumour Patients"

Prof Dr Ana Guerreiro Stücklin

SNF Eccellenza Professor for Pediatric Neurooncology

Kinderspital Zurich, Switzerland

Talk: "Dissecting the Role of Oncofusions in Brain Tumours in Infants"

Dr Keith Gunapala

BRCCH Postdoctoral Excellence Programme Researcher

University of Basel, Switzerland

Talk: "Novel Approaches to Treating Fragile X Syndrome"

Prof Nissim Benvenisty

Herbert Cohn Chair in Cancer Research

Hebrew University, Israel

Talk: "The Essentialome of Human Development and Disease"

Dr Gillian Levine

BRCCH Postdoctoral Excellence Programme Researcher

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Talk: "E-Helping Hands: Digital Clinical Decision Support Tools to Improve Care of Sick Young Infants"

Dr Nigel Rollins

Medical Officer, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing

World Health Organization, Switzerland

Talk: "Translating the WHO Integrated Management of Childhood Illness into a Digital Tool for Use by Frontline Health Workers in Humanitarian Settings"

Dr Nicole Zoratto

BRCCH Postdoctoral Excellence Programme Researcher

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Talk: "Bioinspired, Low-Cost Device for Minimally Invasive Blood Sampling"

Dr Nicole Stoffel

Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences and Technology

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Talk: "The Effects of Iron Deficiency on Paediatric Vaccine Response"

Dr Kanika Dheman

BRCCH Postdoctoral Excellence Programme Researcher

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Talk: "Patch-IT: Multi-Sensor Sensor Nodes for Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring to Identify Novel Digital Biomarkers for Sepsis Detection in Neonatal Intensive Care"

Dr Michele Magno

Head, Center for Project-Based Learning at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Talk: "AI-based Wearables and Noncontact Radars: Revolutionizing Neonatal and Infant Monitoring"

Workshop: Nurturing Research Teams

Creativity, innovation and collaboration within research teams are prerequisites for knowledge creation and transfer, and for individual and team performance. Positive research leadership that encourages team productivity, motivation and development is crucial in fostering such conditions. But what does leadership mean and entail exactly? What makes a good leader? What leadership styles are there, and what type of leader are you?

This session offers an opportunity to learn, reflect and exchange perspectives on the skill- and mindset required to optimise dynamics and workflows within research teams, and to enable oneself and colleagues to fully develop and express their individual and collective potential.

Dr Maddalena Fumagalli

 

 

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