EYES Clinical Observership Programme (C.O.P.)

 

The EYES Clinical Observership Programme (C.O.P.) allows Early Career Investigators (ECI) from Europe to grow and learn during a short, one-month stay in various European endocrine centres of special interest. Due to different European laws the time spent at the host centre will be defined as an “observership".

Our three 2023 Awardees are:-

  • Anastasia Armeni, University of Turin, Italy – Grant Winner
  • Alba Hernández Lázaro, University of Florence, Italy – Grant Winner
  • Zvezdana Jemuovic, Federico II University Hospital, Serbia – Grant Winner

 We are also pleased to announce we have ten self-funded awardees for 2023:-

  • Zeliha Yarar, University Hospital Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ilaria Bonaventura, University Hospital Munich, Germany
  • Ketevan Lomidze, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Simona Gabriela Duta-Ion, Centre of Special Interest for pituitary diseases, University Hospital, Italy
  • Mia Manojlovic, Centre of Special Interest in Neuroendocrinology, Serbia
  • Maria Mathiopoulou, University of Athens, Greece
  • Ana Maria Moyano Sanchez, Centre of Special Interest in Diabetes, “Gemelli” Hospital
  • Leonardo Dalla Valentina, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Iulia Alexandra Pirga, Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Serbia
  • Ioanna Balla (Germany), St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Fourteen centres across Europe are participating in this programme:

  1. Centre of Special interest in Adrenal endocrinology, University Hospital Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. Mentor: Professor Darko Kaštelan
  2. Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital MunichMunich, Germany. Mentor: Professor Martin Reincke with Professor Nicole Reisch ​
  3. Centre of Special Interest in Menopause: Aretaeion Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens Greece. Mentor: Irene Lambrinoudaki, Professor of Endocrinology
  4. Centre of Special Interest in Andrology: Papageorgiou Hospital, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Greece. Mentor: Dimitrios G. Goulis, Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology 
  5. Centre of Special Interest in Andrology and sexual medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. Mentor: Professor Linda Vignozzi
  6. Unit of Endocrinology - Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. Mentor: Professor Manuela Simoni. Read more about this centre and the project here.
  7. Centre of Special Interest for Neuroendocrine tumours, Federico II University HospitalNaples, Italy. Mentor: Professor Annamaria Colao
  8. Center of Special Interest for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CIBO), Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy. Mentor: Assistant Professor Giovanna Muscogiuri
  9. Centre of Special Interest for pituitary diseases, University HospitalNovara, Italy. Mentor: Professor Flavia Prodam
  10. Centre of Special Interest in Diabetes, “Gemelli” Hospital, Rome, Italy. Mentor: Professor Pontecorvi Alfredo
  11. University of Turin - Department of Medical Sciences Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Gender incongruence, andrology and endocrinological gynecology, Turin, Italy. Mentor: Professor Ezio Ghigo with Dr Giovanna Motta. Read more about this centre and the project here.
  12. Centre of Special Interest in Neuroendocrinology, Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Clinical Centre of SerbiaSerbia, Belgrade, Mentor: Associate Professor Dragana Miljic
  13. Centre of Special Interest for Neuroendocrine tumours, Erasmus University Medical Centre of RotterdamRotterdam, The Netherlands. Mentor: Dr Richard Feelders
  14. Centre of Special Interest in Diabetic Foot: St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK. Mentor: Dr Vassiliki Bravis, Consultant of Endocrinology and Diabetes/Clinical Lead for the Trust

 

Eligibility

All applicants must be full paid current ESE members. Applicants are required to be Internal medicine and/or Endocrinologist and/or Diabetologist in training (specialty or subspecialty). Applicants are also required to have published (as one of the authors) at least one paper indexed in Current Contents (CC).

Application Process

Applications are now closed for 2023.

The required documents to be submitted with the application form are:

  • Two preferred centres of interest from the list, field of interest. EYES reserves the right to assign the applicant to the second centre of choice if the first preference is not available.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a Mentor and the other from the Head of Department
  • CV (one page) and Motivation letter (max 250 words)
  • Signed C.O.P. Terms and Conditions document (link to document)
  • Current ESE membership number
  • Please read the application documents and Terms and Conditions carefully before your submit your application.

    All applications will be reviewed by the EYES Committee plus the Chair of the Science Committee (R.O.P) and a representative of the Clinical Committee (C.O.P).

    Terms and conditions

Please contact the EYES O.P. Coordinators for further information.