Save the date: January 27th , 2022 – 4th edition of the Present-day Practicals symposium

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on (higher) education in general and on laboratory education in particular. However, the pandemic also fostered the creation of many valuable and inspiring (COVID-proof) alternatives for ‘classic’ laboratory courses.

On the 27th of January 2022, we welcome you to the fourth edition of the Present-Day Practicals symposium. During this interactive (online) event you will get the chance to get inspired by (international) colleagues, and to learn from both their challenges and their successes. Together, we will discuss the lessons learned and highlight opportunities for future laboratory teaching.

Improve the quality of your laboratory education

Practical courses are ideal curriculum components to teach students skills essential for conducting research and solving (complex) problems. The challenge is, to set up your practical course as efficiently and effectively as possible.

The Present-day Practicals symposium aims at increasing the quality of laboratory education based on recent insights from both educational literature as well as teacher experiences. Moreover, the symposium is aimed at creating a community of higher education teaching professionals who share knowledge and experiences regarding laboratory teaching in an informal and inspiring setting.

The symposia of 2017, 2018 and 2019 were a great succes. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis thwarted our plans in  2020, but we are looking forward to organising the next symposium on January 27th,2022 .

Remarks from visitors of the past Symposia:

The Host of 2022 is the University of Utrecht

The organising team consists of:

Janine Geerling
University Medical Centre Utrecht
Marjo de Graauw
Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research
This symposium is sponsored by LabBuddy