RSU looks forward to a scientific Spring

In spring 2021, Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) will host what it is calling "the biggest science event in Latvia – Research Week 2021 (RW2021)." 

Five international conferences in health care and social sciences will take place during the week. RW2021 will be held in English and it is scheduled to take place online from 22 to 27 March.

RSU invites lecturers and researchers who are actively involved in research, as well as local and international students and other interested parties to participate in the event. RSU held the first Research Week in 2019, which was attended by 6,000 participants from 28 countries – the biggest number of participants in the history of the university.

The opening event of Research Week will be the 7th International Student Conference, which is usually attended by 1,500-2,000 participants from around 20 countries. The international medicine and health sciences conference Knowledge for Use in Practice is scheduled to take place on 24- 26 March and the conference Society. Health. Welfare will take place on 24 March, bringing together Latvian and international experts from the health sector, social workers, sociologists, policy experts and public relations specialists, economists, lawyers, philosophers, education specialists and other specialists.

Another international conference taking place during the week will be the International Interdisciplinary Conference PLACES which will be taking place for the second time. The conference is scheduled for 25 March and is divided into seven sessions; it covers political science, psychology, law, social anthropology, communications, economics and sociology. The research conference University Teaching and Learning is scheduled to take place at the end of Research Week and will focus on technologies.

In addition to the conferences, common plenary sessions are scheduled to take place on 24-26 March. The plenary sessions will be opened by a lecture by the President of Latvia, Egils Levits on the state’s legal impact on personal freedoms. Following President Levits will be a lecture by Dace Dzenovska, an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, who is currently the leading visiting researcher at RSU. She will address COVID-19 as one of the most difficult challenges in modern history and the impact that the pandemic has had on society and the economy.

Meanwhile, RSU Professor Ludmila Vīksna and Professor Jānis Kloviņš, Director of the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, will address the clinical, biochemical, molecular and immunological aspects of SARS-CoV-2. Additionally, visiting lecturers from Estonia, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany will speak on the future of health care digitalisation, or e-health, the development of biomaterials, the possibilities of personalised and regenerative medicine.

Research is a priority, therefore participation in all of the abovementioned conferences is free of charge. Researchers are welcome to submit abstracts until 15 January 2021. The 50 best papers will be put forward for publication in international journals and all publication costs will be covered by the event’s organiser.

RSU Research Week is organised in cooperation with partners and sponsors, including industry organisations, strategic partners in both Latvia and internationally, as well as diaspora organisations.

More information: rw2021.rsu.lv

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