The Program of LIMSC 2019.

This is the entire program of LIMSC 2019, if you want more information about specific program parts you can click on them. You will then be directed to a specific page with detailed information on the program part you clicked on. 

During registration you will be able to select the workshops and social activities you would like to attend. Please let us know via email if you would like to unsubscribe from an event to make room for other participants!

After you registered, you can always log in again to change your choices (dependent on space availability), as long as the registration module is still open.

* This program is subjected to change.

Successful Scientific Presentation & The insignificance of the P-value

17:00 - 18:30


Successful Scientific Presentation 


Giving an effective presentation is a core skill for all professionals engaged in research. In this interactive lecture we will consider why presentations are so important as a communication media and, yet, why most people feel uncomfortable when speaking to in front of an audience.  During the lecture we will discuss the characteristics of effective science presentations, approaches to preparation, and techniques to maximise audience engagement during presentation delivery.  As outcomes, the audience will have heightened awareness of the role of interaction in presentations and techniques for achieving optimal audience engagement.

John O’Sullivan is coordinator of the Communication in Science program at the LUMC. Communication in Science (CIS) provides training in scientific writing and presentation to students of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD levels.

The insignificance of the P-value

Why do we use P-values? What does a significant P-value truly mean? Where do we draw the line between statistically significant and clinically relevant? During this lecture Prof. dr. Frits Rosendaal will share his knowledge about Clinical Epidemiology.

Prof. dr. Frits Rosendaal is professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Leiden University Medical Center, where he chairs the department of Clinical Epidemiology and is co-appointed at the department of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. He is elected fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Netherlands (KNAW) as well as the German Academy Leopoldine. He has received the Spinoza Award, the highest prize for science in The Netherlands, as well as a honorary doctorate from the Université Descartes, in Paris. 

Please note:

Seperate registration for this activity is required. The attendance is free.


Lecture Hall 1 (CZ-1)