From 2006 to 2012, a Nursing Doctoral Student Forum was held before the U21 Health Sciences Meeting. The event was designed to enable and facilitate international networking opportunities for participants. Major segments included master-classes with U21 Nursing Professors and Lead Researchers the U21 network; presentations and critiques of participating doctoral students' work; presentations by U21 Nursing Faculty; panel discussions; career development workshops, and the option to visit practice areas. Please see the links below the see the report of a particular U21 Nursing Doctoral Student Forum:

In 2013, the U21 Health Sciences Group decided to open the forum to other disciplines outside nursing. The first U21 Health Sciences Doctoral Student Forum took place at University College Dublin on 2-3 September, 2013 and was open to all health sciences students. Please find below the reports of the U21 Health Sciences Doctoral Student Forums since 2013: