Advances in Health Care Sciences Research Conference 2017

The aim of the conference is to build networks between researchers and doctoral students in the Nordic countries and the Baltic Sea region, and to give doctoral students an opportunity to present their research.

This year's theme is Co-creation in Health Care - changing the perspective of "users and choosers" to becoming makers and shapers of services. 

Facts about the conference

We would like to thank everyone who came to the conference and made it what it was! Hope you had interesting meetings, networking, training on poster presentations, enjoyed the key note speakers and the meals etc. 

Some facts about the conference:

  • 65 abstracts
  • 61 poster sessions
  • 107 participants on day 1, Nov 15
  • 93 participants on day 2, Nov 16
  • 5 key notes
  • 7 great doctoral student volunteers; Martha Gustavsson, Linda Eriksson, Henrik Pettersson, Sara Bartels, Marianne Palmgren, Malin Ahren, Tina Gustavell
  • 80 dinner guests
  • 1 great band - The Wooden Boys 
  • 13 countries represented at the conference;  we had Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Latvian, German, Dutch, British, Chineese, Tunisian, Polish, Austrian
  • 1 winner in the Best Poster Competition; Claire Micaux Obol
  • 2 who shared 2nd place in the Best Poster; Max Kleijberg and Alexandra Jarling
  • 3 winners in the voters price draw

Key dates and deadlines

  • Start submission for abstract: April 3, 2017.
  • Deadline abstract submission: May 17, 2017.
  • Notification of abstract submission: End of June, 2017.
  • Last date conference registration: October 12, 2017
  • Last date submission to contest Best Poster: October 17, 2017
  • Last date submission of digital presentation: November 8, 2017


Abstractbook Advances in Health Care Sciences Conference 2017

Abstract submission and conference registration

Abstract submission is now closed. If you have submitted your abstract you are also registered for the conference. 

Conference registration is now closed!


The programme will be built primarily on the PhD students active participation in poster sessions with oral presentation and discussions of 15 minutes. 

Within the program there will be five Keynote presentations on various topics in our theme Co-creation.

Poster schedule and poster instructions 

Poster schedule for Advances in Health Care Sciences Conference 2017

Poster instructions

Evaluation criteria - best poster

Best Poster Competition

Congratulations to Claire Micaux Obol, who won the Best Poster Competition.

On a shared 2nd place came Max Kleijberg and Alexandra Jarling, congratulations to you too!

The posters you can vote for are:

Key note speakers

Wednesday November 15

Patients and staff as co-designers of healthcare services - co-creating patient experience and staff wellbeing Glenn Robert, Professor King's College
The perspective of a former patient David Hill and Johanna Sörensen
The future of involvement in Healthcare Cristin Lind, QRC Sthlm

Thursday November 16th

Action research for better End-of-Life experiences in elder care environments Ida Goliath, Postdoc KI, link to DöBra
The Södertälje bridge – how to cross the river without a common language. A project aiming to improve maternity care 

Helena Lindgren, Associate professor KI 

Mimansa Madheden, Midwife

Presentations/slides key note speakers

Evaluation conference

Link to evaluation Advances in Health Care Sciences Conference 2017. Vote by Nov 30!

Venue information - getting here

Karolinska Institutet is is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes. Karolinska Institutet comprises of Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

The conference will be held at Karolinska Institutet, Campus Flemingsberg. The exact address for the conference is Alfred Nobels allé 23, Huddinge. The train station is called Flemingsberg

Map KI Campus Flemingsberg

How to get to Campus Flemingsberg

The campus is located in Flemingsberg, 20 minutes by train outside Stockholm City Centralstation. Click here for SL time table.

Food and beverages

Coffee breaks and lunches are included  and will be served at the site of the conference.

On Wednesday evening we will have a welcome reception where you will have time to network. Food and drinks will be served accompanied to a live orchestra. And maybe even some dancing....


Here is a list of hotels near Stockholm Central Station that we recommend, with easy access to the commute train to Flemingsberg where the conference is held. The commute takes about 20 minutes.

There is also a hotel located in Flemingsberg, Attendo Park Hotel, very near to the conference facility.



Anna-Maria Loimi

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 864 36
Organizational unit: SFO-V


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