General Information

Important Information

D.Day registrations are currently closed!
If you don’t wish to present, don’t worry! You are still more than encouraged to come and listen to your fellow PhD students.
Abstract submission can be done either upon registration, or later by following the link sent in the confirmation e-mail. For more information, continue reading.

Meeting venue

Amphi, Biophore, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland (2022 venue)


The meeting is free of charge, but registration is required.
Please indicate if you are just attending, only want to exhibit a poster, or also apply for a talk (See below “short talks”).  The best poster, and short talk will receive a cash prize!
Although the D.Day is firstly and foremost dedicated to PhD students, it is open to everyone: students, post-docs, MER, and professors are all welcome!

Abstract properties

Please use one of the following templates for abstract submission: doc file or docx file.
The abstract must include:

  • The title;
  • The authors list (presenter underlined), and their affiliation;
  • Do not use special characters. For example, α should be written alpha; Otherwise it might show as a question mark…
  • There must be no more than 300 words in the abstract;
  • Do not include references, figures, or tables.

Short talks

During the abstract submission process, PhD students can choose to present a poster, or postulate to also give a 10min talk.
PhD students who would like to give a talk need to indicate this by selecting “Poster + Talk” in the registration process. Depending on the total number of participants, when selecting this option, it is also possible to be selected for a 3 minute elevator pitch, without slides. In addition to the talk, you are also required to have a poster.

Students selected for a talk will be contacted during the week after registration closes, around mid-April. We will let you know if you’ll be presenting a short talk, or an elevator pitch. In any case, it is always required to also have a poster.

  • The short talk has to be in English, and you will be given 10 minutes for the presentation. This will be followed by 5 minutes for questions from the audience. You can use a PPT presentation during your talk. You will be asked to send us the slides before the D.Day.
  • The Elevator Pitch has to be in English, and consists in a 3-minute presentation of your thesis (a bit like the “Ma Thèse en 180 secondes”), without slides! The audience will then have a few minutes for questions.

ECTS Credits

  • The presentation of a poster is credited by 0.5 ECTS credits for the FBM PhD Doctoral School.
  • The presentation of an elevator pitch is credited by 0.75 ECTS credits for the FBM PhD Doctoral School.
  • The 10min presentation is credited by 1 ECTS credit for the FBM PhD Doctoral School. 

To validate your credits, the following form has to be signed by a member of the ADAS committee:

Attestation D.Day

Poster format

  • Format A0 (84 cm x 119 cm);
  • in the vertical format;

You can print your poster at the Reprography Center of UNIL


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