Every year the ECTS Academy offers sessions within the conference programme to enhance the possibility for newcomers to orally present their data, promote interactions with peers and leading scientists in the field, and to provide training tools and ideas to promote your career. Whether you are a first year PhD student, a postdoc or somewhere in between, we surely have a stimulating session for you. So, come and join the New Investigator programme and make your ECTS 2018 experience memorable.
For our NI seminar, nine outstanding abstracts will be selected by the Academy members to be presented among your peers, in a session mostly full of Junior scientists/clinicians. In this way, we provide a more relaxed environment not only for those presenting, but also for asking questions and engage in the debate. We will also provide poster tours to a few selected posters.
Due to the great success of last year, the ECTS Academy Working Group on Transgenic Animals will be targeted to producing transgenic animals using Cripsr/Cas, lineage tracing and skeletal phenotyping. We encourage all members of the society to attend these working groups as the advice given by the experts is truly invaluable and will help with future experimental design. Please remember to sign to the working groups when you register on the first day, as spaces are limited.
The ECTS Academy Session aims to provide a broad perspective of what is going on in bone research all over the world. New Investigator representatives from different parts of the world will be invited to share recent developments in the bone field in their part of the world. This year, we will feature America, Japan, and Australia. Therefore, if you want to know what is going on in musculoskeletal research worldwide, join the ECTS Academy Session.
Maybe you are at a point in your career when you have to make a decision, be it a personal or a professional one. Our mentors are happy to share the pros and cons of the decisions they have made throughout their career. Join the NI mentoring session to explore the options that a career in science may offer.
Finally, let’s not forget that an ECTS conference is also a place to meet friends and colleagues. So, join us at the Charity event with an informal get together.
The ECTS 2018 conference in Valencia is shaping to be an exciting one, we hope to see you there, as excited as we are!