Since Monday, the 13 young CARL fellows have been fully occupied with the first of three summits.
The summit is held at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. It is an inspiring mix of talks, workshops and social features, intended to bring the researchers together as a strong group within research in the chiropractic field. During the summit, the researchers have had presentations from a long line of researchers in management in theory and practice, how to construct a career as a researcher and how to become a good Head of Research.
They have also been introduced to NIKKB, the various possibilities with regard to funding their research and some of the current research projects taking place at NIKKB from Managing Director and Head of Research Henrik Wulff Christensen and Senior Researchers Lise Hestbæk and Alice Kongsted.
In addition, the CARL fellows have had time for group bonding activities such as Zumba, floor hockey and football fitness.
The CARL summit ends Friday afternoon. It is the first of three planned summits; the other two summits are scheduled to be held in Edmonton, Canada, in 2018 and Sydney, Australia, in 2019.
CARL (Chiropractic Academic for Research Leadership) is funded by the European Center for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE), World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) and the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at SDU and NIKKB contribute financially to the Danish summit.
The CARL fellows in front of their hotel in Odense, ready for their bike ride to the university