10th ESPID Research Masterclass

10th ESPID Research Masterclass

Malmo, Sweden

Saturday, June 2, 2018

08:30-16:15


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Dr Hanna Nohynek

Chief physician of the Infectious Disease Control and Vaccinations Unit, Department of Health Security, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL Helsinki. Finland

Dr Hanna Nohynek is a vaccinologist with special competence in international health and with a strong interest in paediatric infectious diseases -related research and public health. She has been/is grant holder of the Finnish Academy, EU Commission DG Research, DG Sante and Innovative Medicines Initiative as well as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and WHO. She serves as reviewer to scientific journals, and several organizations funding research.

During the 10th ESPID Research Masterclass Hanna Nohynek will be speaking on the topic:

Grant writing: top 10 tips.

The ESPID Research Masterclass (ERMC) is a closed, seminar type of forum for active paediatric infectious diseases (PID) research groups in Europe (see programme below). The research performed can involve 'bench-type' basic and translational research, as well as 'bed-side' clinical studies and epidemiological studies in any area of paediatric infectious diseases.

The primary aim of ERMC is to provide better opportunities for young researchers to present their studies and discuss their research with other junior colleagues as well as with European research group leaders.


The second aim of the seminar is to provide the researchers a better view of recent PID research in Europe and also to stimulate discussions of new research collaborations among ESPID members.
 
The ERMC is based on attendance of research teams. The research groups should apply their attendance as a group of one (1) senior and maximum three (3) junior researchers (maximum group size is four (4) persons). The senior researcher in the group should be an ESPID member.

The 10th ESPID Research Masterclass will take place in Malmo, Sweden on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 08:30-16:15

  FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 10TH ERMC

All applications are to be sent to the ESPID Administrator admin@espid.org by 7 February 2018 at the latest in order to be considered.

Yours sincerely,

Adilia Warris
ERMC organising committee

 *If you have submitted an application to participate in the Masterclass, please do not register to the Meeting until notification of acceptance to the Masterclass has been sent to you. 


What:

After nine very successful masterclasses we are proud to continue this highly successful format with the tenth ESPID Research Masterclass (ERMC) in Malmo, Sweden.

The ESPID Research Masterclass (ERMC) is a closed, seminar type of forum for active paediatric infectious diseases (PID) research groups in Europe. The research performed can involve 'bench-type' basic and translational research, as well as 'bed-side' clinical studies (e.g. observational, case-control, randomised controlled, interventional) and epidemiological studies in any area of paediatric infectious diseases.

Why:
The primary aim of ERMC is to provide better opportunities for young researchers to present their studies and discuss their research with other junior colleagues as well as with European research group leaders. During the Masterclass, the junior researchers will be trained how to present their data, ask questions or chair a session. They will receive guidelines for scientific discussion in a seminar type of positive atmosphere. The second aim of the seminar is to provide the researchers a better view of recent PID research in Europe and also to stimulate discussions of new research collaborations among ESPID members.
Who:
The ERMC is based on attendance of research teams. The research groups should apply their attendance as a group of one (1) senior and maximum three (3) junior researchers (maximum group size is four (4) persons). The senior researcher in the group should be an ESPID member.
When:
The 10th ERMC will take place in Malmo on Saturday, June 2 2018, from 8:30 to 22:00.
The organising team strongly encourages research groups to attend the entire ESPID annual meeting in Malmo to be held May 28 - June 2, 2018. 
Where:

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Hyllie stationstorg 29

SE-215 32  Malmö

Financial support:
Each junior from every group will receive EUR 350 from ESPID which will be paid after the meeting in Malmo. This amount should support travel costs and the cost of an overnight stay at a hotel. In addition, ESPID will waive the annual meeting registration fee for all junior participants, providing that they are ESPID members. Senior members are expected to cover the costs of their attendance from their own budget.
How to apply:

All applications must include the following:

  • A short summary (max. one page, A4) of current research interests of the group
  • A list of 10 recent publications from the group
  • A brief CV (max 2 pages) from each junior member including current position, degrees, publications, presentations at (inter)national meetings, and number of years spend on research
  • Abstracts* from individual junior members
  • A list of the participants (1 senior, max. 3 juniors) with their e-mail addresses
  • A one slide power point presentation of the team

    * The abstract should not exceed 250 words in total and must be structured into separate sections. The format of ERMC is well suited to present work-in-progress resulting in getting valuable feedback and input from other research groups how to approach the research question, as well as discussing the study design with senior research leaders in paediatric infectious diseases and obtain their expert opinion. 
     
    The following format for the individual abstract should be used:
  • Title not exceeding 16 words
  • Authors and affiliations
  • Research question including context and purpose of the study
  • Methods including rational why a particular method was chosen to answer the research question
  • Results can be ranging from work in progress, to preliminary data, to more conclusive results
  • Conclusion including problems encountered, adjustment of methods and work plan for the next year.

    Please note that 1-2 of junior members from each team should be ready to give an oral presentation of their research.

    Deadline of submission is February 7, 2018. All applications are to be sent to the ESPID Administrator admin@espid.org
What happens then:

Based on the interest of the European PID research groups applying to participate, the ERMC organising committee will make the final decision about the topics of the day including the abstracts selected for oral presentation. All research groups will be directly informed about the selected topics, abstracts and groups before February 28, 2018.


ERMC 2018 Programme Celebrating its 10th anniversary:

8.30-9.00        Coffee

 

9.00-9.20        Welcome and introduction

Adilia Warris

 

9.20-9.40        The role of the ERMC in our research group.

Cristiana Nascimento-Carvalho (Brazil-Finland PID Research Group) Dominique Kelly (Oxford Vaccine Group)

Session I: Vaccines and Vaccination Responses

 

9.40-10.05      The immunogenicity of the UK group B meningococcal vaccine (4CMenB) schedule against group B and non-B meningococcal strains.

Kimberly Davis (Oxford)

 

10.05-10.30    BCG policy change and childhood tuberculosis in Finland – a retrospective population-based study from 1995 to 2015.

A. Kontturi (Finland)

 

10.30-10.55    The effect of S. typhi on the small-RNA transcriptome of peripheral blood mononucleocytes in Man.

Ruth Drury (Oxford)

 

10.55-11.25    Coffee Break

Workshop: The importance of study design 11.25-12.00                        

Study Design; the basics

Theo Zaoutis

 

12.00-12.20    Vaccination status and attitudes among parents of children with autism spectrum disorders in Poland.

Anna Piwowarczyk (Poland)

 

12.20-12.40    7-day compared with 10-day antibiotic treatment for febrile urinary tract infections in children, a randomised controlled trial.

Maria Daniel (Poland)

 

12.40-13.00    Vitamine D and susceptibility to infections during infancy.

Maria Zacharioudaki (Crete)

 

13.00-13.45    Lunch


13.45-14.45    Keynote lecture

"Grant writing; top 10 tips."

Hannah Nohynek

 

Session III: Microbiome

 

14.45-15.10    Microbiome in neonates after delayed or immediate umbilical cord clamping during birth.

Eftychia Drogouti (Greece)

 

15.10-15.35    Gut microbiota is associated with markers of vascular endothelium activation in HIV+ children on ART.

Libera Sessa (Italy)

 

15.35-16.00    Coffee Break

 

Session IV: Viral and bacterial infections

 

16.00-16.25    Cerebrospinal fluid aspects of neonates born to mothers with gestational ZIKA virus clinical symptoms.

Clara Ramos (Brazil)

 

16.25-16.50    Is Hospital Onset Bacteremia a more accurate measure for surveillance of hospital acquired bacteremia?

Eleni Kourkouni (Greece)

 

16.50-17.15    Immunological markers of protection in infants with RSV bronchiolitis: is there role for peripheral T follicular cells (pTFH)?

Paola Zangari (Italy)

 

17.15-18.05    Enhancement of neonatal phagocyte responses facilitates group B streptococcal clearance and protects from neonatal sepsis.

Eleni Vergadi (Crete)

 

18.05-18.30    Closing remarks and Awards

Jussi Mertsola Ronald de Groot Nicole Ritz

 

19.30               Dinner

 

If you have submitted an application to participate in the Masterclass, please do not register to the Meeting until notification of acceptance to the Masterclass has been sent to you. 

 


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