ESPGHAN What’s New – July 2023
Dear ESPGHAN Members, friends and colleagues,
We would like to remind all members of the ongoing consultation for the Liaison Officer role and the general principle of paid roles for ESPGHAN members. The response rate has been good to date but we would encourage all members to take this opportunity to express their opinions on this role and to contribute to the consultation. The survey and information can be accessed here. The deadline has been initially extended to 31.08.2023.
In addition to our consultation process, we would like to invite all of our members to participate in our member-focussed campaign #WeAreESPGHAN. We would be delighted to hear about what ESPGHAN means to you. For a quick overview on the campaign, please click here. We look forward to seeing as many of our members as possible join this initiative.
ESPGHAN Executive Committee
Ulrich Baumann, Mary Fewtrell, Lorenzo D’Antiga
Upcoming Open Positions
ESPGHAN Open PositionsUpcoming open positions for 2024 include:
– President Elect
– General Secretary
– Scientific Secretary
– JPGN Editor
Deadline for application will be 07.01.2024, More information on the roles can be found here.
Important Information for Members
EU Pharmaceutical regulations
This April, the EU published a proposal for the New Regulation of Pharmaceuticals and opened a call for comments, which ESPGHAN submitted on 25th July.
Paediatric drug shortages due to insufficient investment in novel paediatric drug development and gross delays in market authorisation of paediatric medicine compared to adults are causing a significant clinical problem. The EC tasked the Liaison Officer to develop a societal statement on this proposal. Due to the nature of the EU open call which asks for comments from single entities (companies, societies, individuals, etc.) rather than multiple organisations, this letter is signed by ESPGHAN only. Read our comment here.
ESPGHAN Research Grant Call
Deadline for applications is 4th October 2022. Further information can be found here.
Reminder: ESPGHAN Young Investigator Forum Faculty
Applications are sought from enthusiastic individuals who are interested in teaching young and upcoming investigators. 2 positions are currently available for a period of 3 years, with an option to extend by one term. Specialists in Hepatology and Nutrition are particularly welcomed. Please contact the ESPGHAN Office for further details.
ESPGHAN Congress bid
Are you interested in bringing the ESPGHAN Congress to your local city? Our PCO will soon open the bidding for the congress destination for 2026. The destinations will be presented to members for voting at the 2024 AGM. If you would like some further information on the process, please contact our PCO manager Ira Hajdamacha at Irah@kenes.com.
ESPGHAN Educational Events
The 2023 educational event schedule is now listed in the Knowledge Centre on the society website.
Hepatology Summer School – 04.08.2023
Pancreatitis in Children– 07.08.2023
Young Investigator Forum – 15.08.2023 (including options for the new Research Curriculum applications. For more details, please click here).
UEG Open Positions
ESPGHAN has allocated representation roles within UEG. For 2024, 3 positions are open.
– Research Committee representative
– Meeting of Members (2 positions)
If you are interested in the positions above, please contact the ESPGHAN Office for further details. Deadline for expressions of interest: 15.09.2023
Additionally, UEG Council has open positions for 2024 for which ESPGHAN can provide support for members in their applications. The positions and details can be found on the UEG Website.
UEG Rising Star Award
The Call for UEG Rising Star Awards 2024 is open.
The full overview and criteria can be found here. Deadline for applications: 04.09.2023
BioMed Alliance positions
One seat in the BioMed Alliance Board of Directors will become available as of January 2024, and BioMed Alliance members are invited to propose a candidate for the upcoming elections. If you are interested in applying, please contact the ESPGHAN Office for more information. Deadline for applications: 15.09.2023
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