Annual FPDP Meeting 2015

Welcome to the
9 th Annual FinPharma Doctoral program Meeting 2015 The Future of Pharma, 19.-21.8.2015
A cruise Helsinki-Stockholm-Helsinki with Viking line ferry m/s Gabriella.

Description of the meeting has been published in Dosis journal 4/2015 (pdf)

Symposium Program (.doc) (update 14.8.2015)

The best three minute presentations:

Lasse Karhu (1 st left), Jukka Saarinen and Noora Sjöstedt (4 th left) (University of Helsinki) – Pharmacy section
Hanna Vuorenpää (5 th left) (University of Tampere) – Toxicology section
Helinä Kahma (2 nd left) (University of Helsinki) – Clinical Drug Research section
Jenni Lehtinen (University of Turku) – Drug Discovery section

The Finnish Pharmaceutical Society prizes:

Jenni Lehtinen and Anne Vuorenpää (University of Turku), selected by the plenary lecturers (Prof. Rades and Dr. Lakio)
Jenni Lehtinen (University of Turku), based on public voting.

The FPDP Pharmacy Section the best Doctoral thesis prizes of 2014-2015:
Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi (left) (University of Helsinki) and Ari Kauppinen (University of Eastern Finland)

The best thesis in the Clinical drug research section 2014 (awarded by FPDP-C and the Finnish Society of Clinical Pharmacology):
Anne Filppula (University of Helsinki).

Preliminary, brief schedule:

Day 1: 19.8.2015

FinPharmaNet stakeholders’ meeting and FPDP Board meeting

15.00 Final boarding

Welcome/opening and plenary
Three-minute-thesis presentations by PhD candidates
Student council program

DAY 2: 20.8.2015

Plenaries, discussions
Visit to Karolinska Institutet
Best presentation prizes
Best Thesis Awards and presentations of the winners
Student council program

DAY 3: 21.8.2015

Arrival to Helsinki


To registration e-form. Binding registration 17.7.2015 at the latest.

Presentation slide submission 12.8.2015. Presentations have to be submitted by e-mail to Coordinator Eeva Valve and the Student council.

1. General information

FPDP will organize the 9 th Annual Meeting on 19.-21.8.2015, as a cruise Helsinki-Stockholm-Helsinki. The meeting will focus on “The Future of Pharma”. All graduate students and supervisors from the FPDP sections (Clinical Drug Research, Drug Discovery, Pharmacy and Toxicology) and FPDP partners/collaborators are invited to participate in the Annual Meeting. Members in the Doctoral progam in drug research in the University of Helsinki, Turku and Eastern Finland are automatically FPDP members.

Student council (fpdp-studentcouncil@
UH: Noora Sjöstedt, Katja-Emilia Lillsunde, Mari Savolainen
UTU: Susanne Vainio
UTa: Hanna Vuorenpää
UEF: Piia Siitonen, Viktoria Prantner, Laura Saarelainen, Elina Lämsä and Björn Peters

The meeting will consist of lectures, three-minute-thesis presentation sessions and the FPDP Student Council will organize informal evening program on both evenings of the cruise. All attendees are encouraged to participate!

Additional info from Coordinators Ilkka Reenilä and Eeva Valve.

2. Three minute thesis preparation and submission info

All participating doctoral students need to prepare one slide for their presentation. The aim of the presentation is to explain the overall thesis research project to a non-specialist audience in three minutes. The student council will collect the presentations in groups of similar topics or disciplines to be presented before question/discussion time.

The presentation (draft) slide with name of the presenter, topic and discipline should be submitted in .PPT format by e-mail to Coordinator Eeva Valve (eeva.valve@ and student council (fpdp-studentcouncil@ by 12.8.2015.

Check the 3MT web site.

The best presentations will be awarded (see Rules and judging criteria) and by voting people’s choice. Student council and Clare Strachan will inform about the details of the presentations.

3. Venue and traveling

Viking Line terminal / Helsinki (Katajanokka), Katajanokanlaituri 8 (Mastokatu 1): Map

How to get to Viking terminal

Public transportation in capital area to Biomedicum Helsinki: Timetables etc.

Reimbursements for travel costs can be sought from the FPDP sections. Costs of travel by train / bus / airplane (the very cheap prices) and accommodation will be supported.

Bus transportation from / to Kuopio will be organized and is free for FPDP Doctoral Students and FPDP Supervisors. Preliminary departure is at 7 o’clock beside Canthia on Wednesday. Detailed info will be published later.

FPDP sponsored accommodation will be a shared 2-4 person in A or B class cabin.

5. Accommodation in Helsinki

Helsinki region accommodation.

6. Participation fee

The meeting is free of charge for all FPDP Doctoral students, their supervisors and FPDP partners. Students outside FPDP are also welcome to participate. The cruise has been reserved for 60 persons. In case number of interested doctoral candidates exceeds the amount of reservation, early stage doctoral candidates are preferred.

Two breakfast and two dinners on board will free of charge for the participants. Also, some free refreshments will be served.

7. Credits, certificates and feedback

FPDP – 9 th Annual Joint Meeting will correspond 1,5 ECTS credits (participation and three minute presentation).

Certificate of Participation will be provided by request.

Feedback will be collected after the meeting.