The ECTS Academy represents the most talented PostDoc researchers in the musculoskeletal field in Europe and is aimed at strengthening the future of musculoskeletal research by attracting top scientists and assisting them in setting up their research network. Scientific excellence and cooperative engagement for advancing musculoskeletal research are key requirements for being elected to the membership. Further details are available here.
The ECTS Academy members are organising a variety of social and programme events which will take place during the 2018 congress in Valencia.
Following the great success of last year, the ECTS Academy Working Group on Transgenic Animals will be targeted to producing transgenic animals using Cripsr/Cas, lineage tracing and skeletal phenotyping. We encourage all members of the society to attend these working groups as the advice given by the experts is truly invaluable and will help with future experimental design. Please remember to sign to the working groups when you register on the first day, as spaces are limited.
ECTS Academy Session, Friday 25 May
This aims to provide a broad perspective of what is going on in bone research all over the world. New Investigator representatives from different parts of the world will be invited to share recent developments in the bone field in their part of the world. This year, we will feature America, Japan, and Australia. Therefore, if you want to know what is going on in musculoskeletal research worldwide, join the ECTS Academy Session.
NI seminar, Sunday 27 May
Nine outstanding abstracts will be selected by the Academy members to be presented among your peers, in a session mostly full of Junior scientists/clinicians. In this way, we provide a more relaxed environment not only for those presenting, but also for asking questions and engage in the debate. We will also provide poster tours to a few selected posters.
Charity Event, Sunday 27 May
The ECTS conference is also a place to meet friends and colleagues. So, join us at the Charity event with an informal get together.
NI mentoring session, Monday 28 May
Maybe you are at a point in your career when you have to make a decision, be it a personal or a professional one. Our mentors are happy to share the pros and cons of the decisions they have made throughout their career. Join the NI mentoring session to explore the options that a career in science may offer.
The ECTS 2018 conference in Valencia is shaping to be an exciting one, we hope to see you there, as enthusiastic as we are!