In September 2020 the EJP RD launched its second call of the “European Reference Networks (ERNs) Training and support program” as part of the ‘Training and Empowerment’ activities that aim to fill the gap in education on rare diseases research.
The “Research Training Workshop” call is aimed at identifying workshop topics to train ERN researchers and clinicians in relevant innovative themes with a cross-ERN added value. Selected applicants will receive financial support for the organization of a 2-days workshop for 20 participants.
Training themes include innovative research methodologies, diagnostic research methodologies, interdisciplinary treatment approaches, such as gene therapy and transplantation, etc. Topics have been proposed by the ERNs or by investigators belonging to EJP RD beneficiary institutions.
The second round of submission and evaluation have been finalized in December 2020 and was coordinated by Alberto Pereira. As a result, four workshops were recommended for funding (listed below). The workshops will take place in the upcoming months.
- The 8th international conference on Ectodermal dysplasias (Smail Hadj-Rabia, INSERM, Dept of Dermatology, Paris, France)
- Trans-ERN Working Group for Spina Bifida Training: Workshop for future research on innovative diagnostic and interdisciplinary treatment (Giovanni Mosiello, Bambino Gesù Pediatric and Research Hospital, Rome, Italy)
- ERN multidisciplinary research workshop on diagnostics and treatment of high grade endometrial cancer (Cor de Kroon, LUMC, Dept of Gynaecology, Leiden, the Netherlands)
- Endocrine cancer – a challenge in adults and children (Barbara Jarzab, M. Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Gliwice, Poland)
The information on their launch and more details will be provided and updated on the EJP RD website.