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Young Investigators United

YIU Workshop at ECO2008

During the European Congress on Obesity 2008 in Geneva, the Young Investigators of EASO will unite for the third time. Young Investigators United will be part of the official program on Friday May 16th between 19:00 and 22:00hrs. Afterwards there will be a come together, with drinks food and music.

The event will take place in the Villa Sarasin, a former 19th century manor, adjacent to the Geneva Palexpo:

The official program is:

Evening Talks - Obesity prevention and treatment in theory

-Senior: Jaap Seidell

-Juniors: 1 or 2 PhD Theses (based on applications)
            1 or 2 runner-ups for the YIU Awards

Evening Walks - Obesity prevention and treatment in practice

-Intra-active: somebody*

-Interactive: everybody


About the YIU


EASO?s Young Investigators United (YIU) programme aims to facilitate the networking of young European scientists and to provide an arena for the exchange of ideas and best practices between experts and experts-to-come. This will promote and improve opportunities for future collaborations or consultations when heading for the common goal: preventing and treating obesity.

YIU held its first meeting during the 14th ECO in 2005 and over 65 participants from 13 different European countries attended and we will also organise a YIU workshop and social event during the ECO2008.

There is no fee to become a member ? you just need to be 35 under (although we are not strict about this criteria!) and a member of EASO.

If you would like to receive further information regarding YIU or to become a member, please email or visit the EASO website.


EASO Travel Grants, supported by sanofi-aventis

Five Travel Grants of up to 2000? each are available to young investigators who are basic scientists, clinical researchers or allied health professionals, who would otherwise be precluded from attending the 16th ECO in Geneva for financial reasons. The grants will assist with accommodation, travel and registration costs of attending the ECO and will also provide a subsistence allowance.

To be eligible to apply for a Travel Grant, you must:

* Be 35 years or younger at the time of the congress (i.e. born after 18th May 1972);

* Have carried out your work in Europe; and

* Be a member of an EASO affiliated national obesity association.


The Travel Grants are supported by a donation from sanofi-aventis.

The deadline for submitting applications has passed.


Young Investigator Awards 2008

We encourage all young scientists to apply for the Young Investigator Awards for Basic Science and Clinical Research 2008. For more information on the Award as well the application details, please click here.

Stephan Hunziker