General Information

Important Information

If you want to attend, but don’t wish to present, don’t worry! You are still more than encouraged to come and listen to your fellow PhD students.
Abstract submissions can be done either upon registration

Meeting venue

Auditoire – Mayor – CHUV main building (2024 edition)


To attend the meeting, registration is mandatory, but free.

Please specify if you would like to attend, present a poster, or deliver a 10-minute talk. Details about the “short talks” section can be found below.

A prize will be awarded to the best talk, short talk, and poster, and additional information about this can be found below as well.

Registration to D.Day is open to everyone, including undergraduates, PhD students, post-docs, MER, and professors. However, please note that PhD students will be given priority to give a talk.

Abstract properties

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

  • The title;
  • The author’s 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

PhD students who would like to present their work at the conference can choose to either give a 10-minute talk or present a poster during the abstract submission process. If you wish to give a talk, please select “Talk or Short presentation” during the registration process. Depending on the number of participants, you may be selected to present a 3-minute talk instead (without slides). In addition to the talk, you are always required to present a poster.

If you are selected for a talk, you will be contacted about a week after registration closes, around the end of March. At that time, you will be informed if you have been selected to give a short talk or an elevator pitch.

The talk: Your presentation must be in English, and you will have 10 minutes to present followed by 5 minutes for audience questions. You are allowed to use a PowerPoint presentation, and we will ask you to send us your slides before the conference.

The short presentation: Also in English, and should be a 3-minute presentation of your thesis, similar to “Ma Thèse en 180 secondes” without slides. The audience will have a few minutes to ask questions afterward.

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


YOU get to participate in selecting the prize winners.
There will be prizes for the best talk, short talk, and poster.

You (the audience) can vote online:

Here for the best talk

Here for the best elevator pitch

Here for the best poster

The prizes will be decided based on 50% of the public voting outcome, and on 50% of the ADAS committee + invited speakers vote.

Upon voting, it’s essential that the entered e-mail matches the one used upon registering for the D.Day 2024. Only entries with the correct e-mails will be considered.

Feel free to access the form and vote for as many people as you want. This means you can resubmit the form as many times as you want, as this makes it easier to vote for different categories and people. Disclaimer: if you vote for the same person more than once, only one entry will be considered.

Poster format

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

You can print your poster at the Reprography Center of UNIL


Université de Lausanne
Quartier UNIL-Sorge
1015 Lausanne
Site Web:
Email : adas[@]