The Mentorship Programme launched in November 2012, was created as a means of enhancing scientific exchange and personal developmental relationships in which a more experienced and knowledgeable hepatologist would guide a young investigator through a crucial stage of their career path.
The Mentorship entails informal face-to-face communication during a sustained period of time, between the mentor (who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge in the field of hepatology) and the mentee (who is perceived to have less experience). The programme is not simply about answering ad hoc questions or providing occasional help: it is about establishing an ongoing relationship (continuous learning, dialogue, and challenge).
Mentoring is a process that involves communication and is relationship based, it is a process enabling the informal transmission of knowledge and a means of support for the mentee that is relevant to work, career, and professional development.
2014 Application for the Mentorship Programme is closed
Rules & conditions:
|EASL offers 2 mentorships per year.
|The mentor/mentee relationship is to be based around a specific objective (e.g. launching a research project, acquiring new clinical skills or getting some data into publication...)|
EASL will pay for 1 visit up to two weeks (flight & university / 3* accommodation) for the mentee to visit the mentor. EASL will also pay for the mentor and mentee to attend the International Liver Congress in April (flight, accommodation & registration) where they can meet and present their collaboration to EASL delegates. (Other meetings can be arranged as required but at the mentor's and mentee's own expense).
Duration of each programme: 12 months - no renewal is possible.
2 prominent EASL members have volunteered and been deemed as mentors by the EASL Governing Board for 2013/2014:
Prof. Peter Ferenci
Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Inherited Liver Diseases,
Prof. Peter LM Jansen
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cholestatic and Metabolic
Mentees will be entitled to collaborate with one of the above stated mentors depending on their specialty area and field of interest. Only 1 mentor per mentee and vice versa.
Conditions for Mentees:
How to apply:
Please complete the application form below with:
E-mail the completed application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All requested documents should be sent as attachments. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
If you have any questions or problems with the application process please contact the EASL Office email@example.com
Massimo G. Colombo is Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Milan, Italy.
His research studies and interests include diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis and liver cancer.
Jaime Bosch is Professor of Medicine and Senior Consultant Hepatologist at the IMD, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain, and Director of the CIBERehd, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.
His research interests are the pathophysiology and treatment of portal hypertension.
|Prof. Colombo was mentor for:||Prof. Bosch was mentor for:|
|Dr. Bulent Baran, Turkey
||Dr. Bogdan Procopet, Romania
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