YIU workshop at ECO2014
During the 21st European Congress on Obesity, taking place in Sofia (Bulgaria) from 28th to 31st May 2014, the Young Investigators of EASO will again unite for a scientific and social session. Young Investigators United will be part of the official ECO2014 Scientific Programme on Thursday 29th May. A scientific session, where the YIU Best Thesis Award will be presented, will take place from 17.45 hrs (Hall 7) and will be followed by a social event, to which all Young ECO2014 Investigators are invited.
|1745 – 1755 hrs||Welcome and Introductions|
|1755 – 1825 hrs||
YIU Best Thesis Award Presentations
1. Influence of Body Composition, Metabolism and Physical Activity on Mechanisms Controlling Energy Intake
2. The effect of chronic psychosocial stress on children’s health behaviour and body fatness
3. Melanocortin 5 receptor signaling pathways: Implications on adipocyte biology
|1825 – 1855 hrs||Senior Presentation 1: Adipose tissue fibrosis: is adipocyte a mechano-sensitive cell?
Karine Clément (France)
|1855 – 1925 hrs||Senior Presentation 2: Obesity Research: where do we go from here?
John Blundell (UK)
|1925 – 1940 hrs||WHO Internships: opportunities and experiences
Lotta Moraeus (Sweden)
|1940 – 1945 hrs||Announcement of YIU Best Thesis Award winner|
|1945 – late||YIU Party|
Why should you attend this session?
- Meet and talk with world leading obesity researchers in an informal setting
- Meet new YI friends and start international collaborations
- Relax after a day at the ECO and enjoy a FREE party
YOU MUST ATTEND THE SCIENTIFIC SESSION TO GET A TICKET FOR THE SOCIAL EVENT
About the YIU
EASO’s Young Investigators United was established in 2005 and now acts as an informal community for young investigators to collaborate on projects and to share experiences and expertise. The YIU initiative combines an online community with an annual event at the ECO, where young investigators have an opportunity to meet, interact and share ideas with colleagues from around the world.
Young Investigators United aims to:
- Facilitate the networking of young European scientists
- Provide an arena for the exchange of ideas and best practices between experts and experts-to-come
- Improve opportunities for future collaborations or consultations when heading for the common goal: preventing and treating obesity.
For more information for how to get involved in YIU, please see http://easo.org/groups/young-investigators-united/.
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce that the EASO Young Investigators United network now has a group page on Facebook and a Twitter account (@YoungEASO). All ECO2014 delegates are welcome to join our online community.