Last week on the 10th of March 2022, the CESAR member Maria Ericsson, nurse specialist in medical care, had her posting (or “spikning” in Swedish) ceremony at Linköping University. Posting one’s doctoral thesis means that the doctoral student actually nail the thesis on a wall or a log. The posting ceremony is usually held on the same day as the formal posting, i.e., when the thesis is published electronically in DiVA and the printed thesis is delivered to the library. This should be done at least 3 weeks before the public defence (or “disputation” in Swedish) in order to make sure that the thesis is publicly available for reading before the defence.
Marias’s thesis is called No time to waste: Pre-hospital actions and time delays in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction – temporal trends and prognostic impact on short- and long-term survival, and she will defend her thesis at Linköping University on the 1st of April. The abstract can be read in DiVA.