ECTS New Investigator Programme

ECTS New Investigator Seminar and Gathering

Sunday 18 May 2014, 19:30-22:00

The New Investigator programme intends to provide an open and informal forum for new investigators at the very early stage of their careers to listen to and question other new investigators presenting their work in a small-scale and non-intimidating atmosphere.

Entrance Fee €10 - Please tick the box on the congress registration form. Entrance by ticket only.

The invited speaker for this sessions is as follows:

  • The Innervation of bone
    Chantal Chenu (London, UK)

For information on the Short Oral Poster Presentations that will be included in the New Investigator Seminar please visit the main programme page.


ECTS New Investigator Workshops

Sunday 18 May 2014, 17:00-18:00
New Investigator Workshop 1

Mentor Session - New for 2014!

New Investigators are invited to join leaders in the field for an informal mentoring/networking session. 3 rotations of 20 minutes each, mentors are available for advice on how to find your own solutions!

Entrance to this session will be by ticket only, to be collected on a first-come, first-served basis from the registration desk on the day of the session.

There will be 3 sessions of 20 minutes each with 10 participants in each session - participants will be required to select their preferred 3 topics when collecting their tickets from registration desk.

  • Making the transition from academia to management
    Anna Teti (L'Aquila, Italy)
  • Time management – balancing competing priorities
    Bo Abrahamsen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • The imposter syndrome: self belief and self confidence
    Miep Helfrich (Aberdeen, UK)
  • Getting your work published
    Serge Ferrari (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Writing a successful grant/fellowship application
    Raj Thakker (Oxford, UK)


Monday 19 May 2014, 17:00-18:00
New Investigator Workshop 2

"The New Investigator Experience in the US and Transitioning to a Group Leader"
Dr Björn Busse (Hamburg, Germany) & Dr Simone Cenci (Milan, Italy)

Both speakers will provide a talk on their experiences as a New Investigator from both a US and European perspective on the topic title. The workshop will enable further discussion and debate from the audience.

Tuesday 20 May 2014, 12:15-13:15
New Investigator Workshop 3

"Balancing Clinical Duties with Research"
Professor Mark Cooper (Sidney, Australia)

Professor Cooper will provide a valuable insight into the difficult task of managing different demands from competing aspects of your career.