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Scientific Seminar to celebrate OPEN’s 10 Year Anniversary

We wish to invite you to celebrate OPEN’s 10 Year Anniversary with us, December 6th 2018.

OPEN’s 10 Year Anniversary Seminar

We wish to invite you to celebrate OPEN’s 10 Year Anniversary with us, December 6th 2018. OPEN was initiated in 2008 as a collaboration between Odense University Hospital and Department of Clinical Research. Since then we have expanded to cover the entire Region of Southern Denmark and support researchers with facilities and guidance in a number of areas. More than 700 research projects currently benefits from the opportunities in OPEN and our biobank holds more than 540.000 biological samples.

This seminar will show the realm of OPEN projects comprising high quality research of regional, national, and international character and from different areas within health science. Moreover, there will be poster sessions inviting researchers and students to collaborate and exploit the vast amount of clinical data and samples collected by OPEN projects over the years.

The anniversary seminar consists of 35 oral presentations divided into five different parallel sessions. This includes invited international keynote speakers.

General programme

Parallel sessions 


Chairs: Steffen Husby, Professor, Head of Research Unit, DMSc., H.C. Andersen Children’s Hospital, OUH Odense University Hospital & Tina Kold Jensen, Professor, Head of Odense Child Cohort at Environmental Medicine, University of Southern Denmark

Invited speaker: Katharina Werkstetter, Dr. hum. biol., MSc, MPH, University Hospital Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Chair: Aleksander Krag, Professor, Head of Research Unit, Department of Medical Gastrointestinal Diseases, OUH Odense University Hospital

Invited speaker: Manimozhiyan Arumugam, Associate Professor, PhD at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen


Chair: Marianne Ewertz, Professor, Head of Research Unit, DMSc, Department of Oncology, OUH Odense University Hospital

Invited speaker: Elsebeth Lynge, Professor, Department of Public Health, Section of Environmental Health, University of Copenhagen


Chair: Jan Erik Henriksen, Director, Associate Professor, PhD, MD at Steno Diabetes Center Odense, OUH Odense University Hospital

Heart, Lung & Arterial diseases

Chair: Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Professor, Head of Research Unit, PhD, MD, Department of Clinical Biochemistry & Pharmacology, OUH Odense University Hospital

Invited speaker: Marianne Benn, Clinical Associate Professor, MD, DMSc, PhD, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen

Attached you will find the overall time schedule for the reception and seminar along with the list of oral presentations, which will represent researcher from the Region of Southern Denmark as well as external speakers invited by the chairs. 

Poster session

Researchers with projects enrolled in OPEN, who want to attract collaboration and share data and samples with other researchers, are encouraged to submit an abstract for evaluation. The poster session will consist of a maximum of 30 posters. Your abstract must be sent to no later than Monday, November 5th, 2018, and will be assessed by the chairmen. Presenters will be informed no later than November 16th whether their abstract is accepted for poster presentation. 


Please sign up for OPEN’s 10 Year Anniversary Seminar via Plan2Learn by registering for the parallel session you wish to attend. Registration deadline is Monday 26th of November.
If you are participating with an oral presentation, you are already registered for the whole seminar.

Participation in OPEN’s 10 Year Anniversary Seminar is free of charge, but we reserve the right to invoice 300 DKK in case of absence from the event.

We sincerely hope many of you will join us in this celebration and look forward to seeing you on December 6th.

Redaktionen afsluttet: 29.10.2018