The annual PhD competition is a prominent part of the Dutch Medicines Days.
FIGON wants to give the best students from the different regions a stage to present their research.
It is important that candidates from different pharmaceutical and medical research groups from Dutch research institutes compete for the honor and the prizes.
For this all institutes in the Netherlands are yearly invited to nominate a candidate who conducts innovative drug research and can present this research. The institutes decide how this candidate is selected.
When several research schools are located in a region, one candidate per region applies. (Institutes should be in contact with each other about this).
Poster Prize Awarding
The poster prize awarding is a prominent part of the Dutch Medicines Days with its own moderated tour highlighting exceptional visual presentations that combine scientific novelty and excellence during that year’s conference and exhibit.
The Poster Awards Ceremony is one of the highlights of the conference, placing emphasis on the most outstanding visual presentations of each topic.
Ariëns Award Lecture Laureate
The Ariëns Award lecture is organized by the Dutch Pharmacological Society in memory of Professor E.J. Ariëns, one of the founders of the field of pharmacology and professor at the University of Nijmegen and held at the During the Dutch Medicines Day.
In Nederland worden sinds 1992 elk jaar de Galenus Geneesmiddelenprijs en de Galenus Researchprijs uitgereikt. Vanaf 2018, bij het 25-jarig bestaan van de Galenusprijzen is de naam, naar internationaal voorbeeld, definitief omgedoopt in respectievelijk Prix Galien, Prix Galien Pharmaceutical Award en Prix Galien Research Award.
The 2021 Ariens laureate is Professor dr. Margareta Hammarlumnd-Udenaes. PhD. She is a Professor of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics at Uppsala University, Sweden, since 1999. Her Ariens lecture will have the title: “From ligand-receptor interactions to whole-body pharmacokinetics – and back. On tissue uptake and the importance of unbound drug concentrations”.