From the 13th to the 15th of September, the Medical University of Vienna hosted the first annual meeting of the FBI project. The event was targeted at creating a stimulating and enriching environment for all participants, Early Stage Researches, supervisors and project leaders.
On the first day upon arrival in Vienna, Julia Warner, a professional trainer in communication, offered an interesting workshop on how to give a captivating presentation. Participants were invited to approach the subject from the audience’s perspective, thus having a better and more immediate understanding of how important it is to deliver a concise, yet striking presentation. Overall, the workshop was structured in a dynamic way, with Julia Warner always keeping the debate alive and encouraging all participants to express themselves.
The remaining two days were reserved to the presentations. All ESRs had the opportunity to introduce his or her project. Each presentation was followed by a lively discussion, during which the speaker was given suggestions and inputs by the audience on both the presentation and the project.
An exciting lab tour was also organized by the ESRs based in Vienna, allowing us to get in touch directly with their work.
Overall, it was an enriching experience, that let all the attendees broaden their perspectives, learn interesting and useful information on how to effectively present a subject, as well as have the opportunity to network with other fellow researchers.
Finally, special thanks go to the Medical University of Vienna, and in particular to Fabian, Jeremias and Mikael, for having impeccably organized such an interesting event.