Young Investigators Workshop

Finding the answer to your question – a workshop on study design


@ Young Investigators Workshop

6 February 2018, Madrid

Research projects have the aim to answer questions that are essential for medical progress. To perform a successful research project, it is essential to formulate the right research question and to use the right design for the study. The aim of this Young Investigator Workshop is to teach clinical and translational researchers:
  1. How to formulate the right research question
  2. How to choose the correct study design
This will enable you to get a valid answer to your research question. You will be asked to prepare a short presentation on one of your research projects, within the clinical or translational domain. Basic experimental research projects do not qualify.


13:00 – 14:00 Plenary lecture Prof Frits Rosendaal
14:00 – 16:00 Break-out groups of about 12 persons to discuss individual projects
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:00 Plenary discussion Led by Prof Frits Rosendaal


Prof Frits Rosendaal

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands, where he chairs the department of Clinical Epidemiology. He is editor of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Prof Anske van der Bom

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Leiden University Medical Center and head of the Center for Clinical Transfusion Research at Sanquin Research.

Prof Karin Fijn van Draat

Professor of Pediatric Hematology at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Dr Samantha Gouw

Pediatric Hematologist at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



Please enroll for the Workshop through the EAHAD 2018 registration platform before 18 December. There is a maximum of 50 participants to the Young Investigators Workshop and the faculty will have the right to make a selection in case of more subscribers. You will be informed by January 9 at the latest whether you can participate. The fee for participation is 50 Euro. When enrolling you will be asked to provide the following information:
  • Name
  • Institution and city/country
  • Name of the supervising professor
  • Education (MD or other, please specify)
  • Date of start PhD
  • Topic of your PhD (max 50 words)
Assignment for selected participants: Choose one of the research projects in the clinical translational domain that you are working on at the moment, preferably the most challenging. Please answer the following questions in 4 PowerPoint slides and mail this before January 16 to the EAHAD office: Attn: Aislin Ryan,
  1. What is the research question and why is it important to answer this question?
  2. In which domain is your research: etiology, prediction, diagnostic, therapeutic, other (please specify)
  3. Briefly describe the design of your study, including the timeline and the stage where you are now
  4. Briefly describe the challenges that you encounter in the execution of your study
Based on the submitted presentations the faculty will make a selection of the presentations that will actually be presented and discussed during the break-out groups.