This year, twenty-four students had the opportunity to present their research in an online presentation at the Scientific Student Conference (TDK) of Semmelweis University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. In her greeting speech, Dr. Gabriella Dörnyei Bednárik, Dean of the Faculty, emphasized that the epidemic had only changed the form of the event; the quality and diversity of the submitted works had not been affected.
At the beginning of the event, Dr. Gabriella Dörnyei Bednárik, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, greeted the participants of the 43rd Scientific Student Conference (TDK) held in the history of the faculty. This year, the presentations conducted by students receptive to research are special in several ways: the event is connected to a series of programs organized on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Semmelweis University. In addition to this, the conference was organized online due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
This year, 24 students had the opportunity to present their research via online presentations. The dean highlighted that students were also involved in epidemic-related research, and the Faculty of Health Sciences continues to give high priority to all such activities. The aim is to achieve that students graduated at the faculty may provide the highest possible level of performance not only in practice but also in theoretical areas. The Doctoral School of Health Sciences, which was established last year, provides further opportunities for this.
“The professional content is extensive as usual, only the form has changed this year, as the students present their presentations virtually and the results are also announced online”, said Dr. Gabriella Dörnyei Bednárik.
However, the awards will be received by the winners in person, who will also be invited to the 35th National Scientific Student Conference.
Dr. Klára Gadó, Vice-Dean for General Affairs of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Semmelweis University, Chair of the Jury, presented the practical side of TDK. The presenters did not speak live during the event: a pre-recorded material was submitted and could be viewed by the participants of the conference. This also ensured that the speakers did not exceed the ten-minute time frame available for them. There were five minutes available for discussion time to ask and answer questions.
The list of awardees can be found here (pdf).
Photo: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis Universiy
Translation: Katalin Illés-Romhányi