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Alrek Student Conference

Students will present their master's theses on June 7, 2023, so please save the date! Quality development, health and work, public health, health issues, and disease prevention are the conference's key subjects.

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«Good exam preparation,» «inspiration for additional study,» and «validation that the project is worthwhile» were just some of the comments we received during the Student Conference last year.

The conference serves as a hub for students, professionals, and academics. Students may present both at the beginning and the end of their project. A separate English-language symposium will be attempted if there are sufficient English-language submissions to the conference.

The student conference is a special opportunity for students to present their work, for professionals in the workforce to network with individuals who will address future health and care concerns, and for bachelor’s students to find motivation for their master’s!

Register as a participant for the Alrek student conference 2023 here (free)

Alrek Student Conference 2023

Program
08:30-09:00 Sted: Midgard, 0. floor, Årstadveien 17
Serving coffee/tea
09:00-09:05 Sted: Midgard, 0. floor, Årstadveien 17
Welcome speech
  • Silje Mæland Silje Mæland Professor
    Institutt for global helse og samfunnsmedisin, Universitetet i Bergen
09:05-09:25 Sted: Midgard, 0. floor, Årstadveien 17
Opening

We are proud that the City Commissioner for Culture, Voluntary Sector and Inclusion in Bergen Municipality, and the Rector of VID Specialized University will open the conference for us!

  • Bård Mæland Bård Mæland Rector
    VID Specialized University
  • Eduardo Hans Andersen Eduardo Hans Andersen Commissioner for Culture, Voluntary Sector and Inclusion
    Bergen Municipality
09:30-10:15 Sted: Midgard, 0. floor, Årstadveien 17
Student presentations - Quality development

The presentations we will hear during this session are:

«Experiences with using the digital learning resource ‘KBP på tvers’ in teaching: A qualitative interview study,» by Ingrid Løkensgard Bakkeplass (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences).

«User Involvement in Health Research,» by Marie Skurtveit Hagerup (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences).

«Parkinson’s Disease: Sleep Disorders and Wearable Activity Sensors,» by Lisa Aaslestad (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB).

«Non-verbal Working Memory: A direct within-subject comparison between fNIRS and fMRI,» by Fredrik Brekke.

The session concludes with a group discussion and questions.

  • Ingrid Løkensgard Bakkeplass Ingrid Løkensgard Bakkeplass MA student at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Marie Skurtveit Hagerup Marie Skurtveit Hagerup MA student at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Lisa Aaslestad Lisa Aaslestad MA student at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Fredrik Brekke Fredrik Brekke MA student
10:20 Sted: Midgard, 0. floor, Årstadveien 17
Student presentations - Health and Work

The presentations we will hear during this session are:

«Midwives’ experiences with the use of pregnancy benefits – A qualitative study» by Merethe Smørholm Ulveseth (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences).

«Women and sickness absence – A qualitative study» by Kjersti Skotnes Jordal (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen).

«Polish women’s adaptation experience in the Norwegian job market» by Miriam Stava (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen).

«A virtual reality approach to train learning and mastery in cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills» by Samuel Arulanandam (Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen).

The session concludes with a joint discussion and questions.

  • Merethe Smørholm Ulveseth Merethe Smørholm Ulveseth MA student at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Kjersti Skotnes Jordal Kjersti Skotnes Jordal MA student at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Miriam Stava Miriam Stava MA student at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Samuel Arulanandam Samuel Arulanandam MA student at Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen
11:05-12:00 Sted: Midgard, 0. etasje, Årstadveien 17
LUNCH
12:05-13:05 Sted: Midgard, 0. etasje, Årstadveien 17
Student Presentations - Public Health

The presentations we will hear during this session are:

«The Relationship Between Problematic Use of Social Media, Physical Activity, and Life Satisfaction Among Youth in Norway,» by Henrikke Kjølsrød Berg (Department of Health Promotion and Development, UiB).

«A Study of the Bidirectional Relationship between Insomnia and Depressive Symptoms across Genders,» by Karine Gjerde Bevan (Department of Health Promotion and Development, UiB).

«Music Therapy in Advanced Home Hospitalization (AHS) – Experiences from an Implementation Study on Family-Centered, Home-Based Music Therapy,» by Thea Margrethe Tørrissen (Grieg Academy – Department of Music, UiB).

«Interdisciplinary Research on Queer Music Therapy against Gender-Based Minority Stress,» by Julie Liisberg (Grieg Academy – Department of Music, UiB).

«Children with Congenital Heart Defects and Follow-up at the Health Clinic. Parental Experiences and Perspectives,» by Elisabeth Gagnes (VID Specialized University).

The session concludes with a group discussion and questions.

  • Henrikke Kjølsrud Berg Henrikke Kjølsrud Berg MA student at Department of Health Promotion and Delevopment, University of Bergen
  • Karine Gjerde Bevan Karine Gjerde Bevan MA student at Department of Health Promotion and Delevopment, University of Bergen
  • Thea Margrethe Tørrisen Thea Margrethe Tørrisen MA student at the Grieg Academy. University of Bergen
  • Julie Liisberg Julie Liisberg MA student at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen
  • Elisabeth Gagnes Elisabeth Gagnes MA student at VID Specialized University
13:05-13:20 Sted: Midgard
Break
13:20-14:10 Sted: Midgard, 0. etasje, Årstadveien 17
Student Presentations -  Health Challenges

The presentations we will hear during this session are:

«New Measurement Method for Shoulder Movement after Shoulder Fracture – Test-Retest Reliability of Forward Bent Board Sliding,» by Brit Jorun Liseth (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB).

«Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Navy,» by Rannveig Mowinckel (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB).

«167 Hours on Your Own: Music Therapeutic Collaboration with Pain Patients for Exploration and Development of Independent Tools for Pain Management,» by Gry-Svanhild Kvisterud Hole (Grieg Academy – Department of Music, UiB).

«A Narrative Interview Study about the Lived Experience of Perimenopause among Women in Norway,» by Andrea Brekke Røed (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB).

«Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Pain and Associated Factors among Professional Orchestra Musicians in Norway,» by Irem Eliassen (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB).

The session concludes with a collective discussion and questions.

  • Brit Jorun Liseth Brit Jorun Liseth MA student at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Rannveig Mowinckel Rannveig Mowinckel MA student at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Gry-Svanhild Kvisterud Hole Gry-Svanhild Kvisterud Hole MA student at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen
  • Andrea Brekke Røed Andrea Brekke Røed MA student at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Irem Eliassen Irem Eliassen MA student at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
14:10-14:30 Sted: Midgard
Break with coffee/tea and a snack
14:35-15:30 Sted: Midgard, 0. etasje, Årstadveien 17
Student Presentations - Health Promotion

The presentations we will hear during this session are:

«Older People’s Teeth Fall through the Cracks,» by Marita Bjørkelund (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB).

«Preliminary Conversations with the Elderly and Their Relatives in Community Health Services,» by Kari Kaland Vestbøstad (VID Specialized University).

«Outdoor Air Pollution and Asthma in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,» by Achenyo Peace Abbah (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB).

«That Time of the Month: A Quantitative Case Study on the Impact of Individual Support for Gender Inequality on Attitudes towards Menstruation among Secondary School Students in Mwanza, Tanzania,» by Selina Rombach (Department of Health Promotion and Development, UiB).

The session concludes with a collective discussion and questions.

  • Marita Bjørkelund Marita Bjørkelund MA student at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Kari Kaland Vestbøstad Kari Kaland Vestbøstad MA student at VID Specialized University
  • Achenyo Peace Abbah Achenyo Peace Abbah MA student at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Selina Rombach Selina Rombach MA student at Department of Health Promotion and Delevopment, University of Bergen
15:30-16:00 Sted: Midgard, 0. etasje, Årstadveien 17
Award Ceremony!

We are summarizing the day and concluding with voting and the announcement of the «Best Presentation,» «Best Scientific Quality,» and «Highest Workplace Relevance» awards!

16:00 Sted: Midgard, 0. etasje, Årstadveien 17
Student Event with Refreshments

All participating students are invited to a meal and social gathering after the conference! Organized by the Alrek Student Panel.

Are you student and consider to have a presentation?

The deadline for sending abstracts has passed!

A brief overview of your master’s or primary project should be submitted here. To solicit advice and suggestions, you can share your project plan, as well as your findings or initial analyses. Project plans will be presented for 5 minutes, and analyses and findings will be presented for 10 minutes.

The abstracts submitted will be evaluated by a scientific committee, and you will be notified by May 12 if you have been chosen to present. Following that, you are assigned to various thematic symposiums.

Based on the submitted abstracts, the themes for the various symposia are determined. Health and society are the conference’s main themes.

What do you get out of presenting?

The deadline for sending abstracts has passed!

Those chosen to speak will be given:

  • advice on presentation skills
  • nice oral exam preparation
  • contributions from professionals, academics, and other students
  • describe a project that you put a lot of effort and thought into.
  • practice presenting your own work while standing on a stage.
  • improved comprehension of the assignment’s primary findings and problems
  • lunch and other social gatherings with fellow students that participated in the conference!

The project is perceived as more significant and essential by students when it has been condensed into a brief presentation of 5 to 10 minutes, according to student feedback.

We discovered that after receiving instruction in presentation method, students significantly improve their communication skills. Excellent mediators who competed in the Forsker Grand Prix competition and through that experience gained in-depth instruction from experienced mediators will provide the directions.

Can I participate without presenting my paper?

Sure ! We want a broadly composed audience. We especially welcome students with a specific interest in or background in the health and care sector as well as students of all year levels in health and social studies,  in addition to professionals from research, teaching, health, care, and social services.

You can sign up here: Alrek Student Conference 2023 Registration – Online Form

When will the conference program be finalised?

The scientific committee has until May 12 to review submitted abstracts and organize the symposia. The program is then published on the website.

Bilde av bygg: Eivind Senneset. Bilde av dame: Unsplash

Alrek studentkonferanse 2023

7.-7. juni 2023

Midgard, Alrek helseklynge, Årstadveien 17

Alrekdagene 2023

20.-22. september 2023

Årstadveien 17 med flere