Travel Grants Available for ENJECT Participatory Health Training School 6th-8th June in Seville

ENJECT Training School: Participatory Health Informatics Week

This short, intensive course will take place in Seville, Spain from Wednesday the 6th June through Friday the 8th of June 2018.

The course is targeted at students who are engaged in a PhD programme or postdoctoral research in a health-related context.  It is, however, open to students from all scientific disciplines.

The course is organised by the ENJECT Cost Action in conjunction with the CHESS (Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support System) and CATCH (Cancer: Activating Technology for Connected Health), two Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN programmes with funding under H2020.

Please note: this programme is indicative and subject to change. Time slots will be announced shortly.
Day 1: Wednesday, 6th June           
1.       Mentoring sessions for career advice (1-to-1) – pre-arranged meetings


2.       Welcome and Introduction– Prof. Brian Caulfield, University College Dublin, Ireland


Opening Keynote:  “Doctors Listening to Patients” — Frederic Llordars (Health 2.0)


3.       Presentation: HACKATHON – Group Work: How to use technology to solve a health challenge? CATCH, CHESS and ENJECT have different challenges to be solved related to each school. Challenge to be solved based in 3D Printing, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, and other technologies.


4.       HACKATHON – Group Work


5.       Evening Social Event


Day 2: Thursday, 7th June         

1.       Mentoring sessions for career advice (1-to-1) – pre-arranged meetings


2.       Panel: Participatory Health Informatics (moderated by  Dr. Octavio Rivera)


Participatory Health and Social Media in the Age of Fake News– Dr. Elia Gabarron (NSE/IMIA)


Exposome and Participatory Health – Prof. Fernando Martin (ISCII)


Strengths-Based Patient Empowerment – Dr. Jelena Mirkovik (University Hospital of Oslo)


Strategies for Technology Transfer of Connected Health: A Personal Journey–  Dr Luis Fernandez-Luque


3.       Tutorial on Strengths-Based Patient Empowerment and User-Centred Design – Dr. Jelena (Oslo University Hospital) and Dr. Eirik Arsand (NSE)


Tutorial – Social Media as Enabler of Health Research – Dr. Elia Gabarron and Prof. Fernando Martin


4.       Workshop on Human Computer Interaction – Vassiliki Mylonopoulou (CHESS/OULU) and Michael Persson (CHESS/OULU)


5.       Evening Networking Dinner



Day 3: Friday 8th June


1.       Mentoring sessions for career advice (1-to-1) – pre-arranged meetings


2.       Round table: The Role of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Digital Health-  (to be determined)


3.       Presentations: Challenges of HACKATHON to the External Evaluation Panel AND PATIENTS Presentations of PhD Projects Posters (ENJECT, CHESS, CATCH)


4.       Presentations of PhD Projects Posters (ENJECT, CHESS, CATCH)

Course Summary:

  • Language: English
  • Participants: 10
  • Total hours: 24 hours plus social events

Selection Process for Grantees:

There is no registration fee for the course.

Students have the opportunity to apply for grants to partially cover their travel, accommodation, and meal expenses. The following grants are offered:

  • 10 fully funded grants of €600 for International students
  • Up to 10 non-funded places local students
  • A limited number of additional grants of €100 will be available towards visa costs where required

(Pending COST approved funding)

The applicants should fill the e-registration form (see below) and include in one single document:

  • A cover letter with a statement of interest of up to one page
  • CV including a list of publications


The following selection criteria will be applied:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Gender balance
  • Country balance


Submission Deadlines

  • 2nd March: Application submission
  • 9th March: Selection and announcement of participants

Seville Training School Registration Form