Welcome to PhD-seminar in health informatics at SHI (2018)

The seminar will be a great opportunity for PhD-students and other early-career research fellows student to engage in scientific discussions on health informatics issues; to gain new knowledge and inspiration and create network within a Scandinavian perspective.

We invite PhD-students and early-career research fellows to submit a paper addressed to the SHI -conference and following the template specified at the SHI webpage. The paper will be reviewed by experienced researchers – and each paper will receive at least two independent reviews.

The seminar will provide the PhD students with an opportunity to present a paper and have these papers and presentations discussed in much more detail concerning structure and content than sessions in the conference themselves allow. Senior researchers will participate as facilitators for the discussions.

The course is organized as a panel with presentations from the PhD-students and feed-back from senior researchers. It targets PhD-students who are interested in scientific discussion of health informatics issues in the Scandinavian countries.


The aim is to make the PhD students ready for making scientific contributions both in written and oral form in a scientific community with a special interest in health informatics issues in Scandinavia. 

The course is organized as a full day of presentations and discussions facilitated by experienced researchers. This approach creates the opportunity for the PhD students to strengthen their scientific voice and arguments for their applied methods and designs. The discussions contribute towards a positioning of the research in a larger scientific frame and give a more thorough understanding of the basis for the research. Having different positions from each panel member also creates an awareness of heterogeneous research approach to help to comprehend the interdisciplinary approaches that health informatics related research often face.    

Literature Papers submitted by peers 

PhD students are expected to submit a scientific paper covering a specific research study which is part of their PhD, to present their work and to be active during the session.  

Organizer: Associate Professor Louise Pape-Haugaard, email: lph@hst.aau.dk and Professor Ann Bygholm, email: ann@hum.aau.dk

ECTS: 1 – workload 30 hours

Time:  27/8-18 (10-18)

Place: Aalborg University, Rendsburggade 14, room Rdb14 3.463

City: 9000 Aalborg

Number of seats: 6-10

Deadline: 1 August 2018