Early Career Network

Established in 2005, the EASO Early Career Network (ECN) acts as an informal community for early career professionals to collaborate on projects and share experiences and expertise. Training and education opportunities are available to members of the network by application. The ECN initiative is represented at the annual European Congress on Obesity, where the ECN community have an opportunity to meet, interact and share ideas with colleagues from around the world.

Early Career Network

Become a part of the EASO Early Career Network consortium

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Get Involved with the EASO Early Career Network (ECN)

The ECN is a community for students and early career professionals interested in obesity to collaborate, learn together, share experiences.


To get involved, get connected! Learn about the ECN and help us learn more about you, too. SIgn up and complete our Network form: https://easo.org/education/easo-early-career-network/ecn-application-form/

Share your Experiences

Networking within and across Europe and globally, sharing your research interests and clinical experiences are a key part of being involved in the ECN consortium.

Learn about EASO education and training opportunities

In addition to the ECN Schools, we offer annual awards for the best ECN thesis and research awards in fields related to obesity, including basic science, clinical research, public health and childhood obesity. Learn more via the EASO website www.easo.org

Explore EASO resources

The EASO website has information about key issues in obesity. Learn more about the science of obesity, research, policy and advocacy; Network members are eligible to participate in many of our events. www.easo.org

European Congress on Obesity

The annual European Congress on Obesity offers an excellent opportunity to connect and share experiences with your peers and with experts in your field. Learn more on the EASO
website. https://easo.org/congress/

Get Social

Join the EASO ECN social media community. Follow us, like our posts, comment and share:


Sign up for the EASO Newsletter and ECN Bulletins: www.easo.org/about-easo/contact-easo/

ECN e-Learning Hub

We’re launching a new Hub for the network with monthly training meet-ups! Join the network to learn more.

Leadership opportunities

Volunteer to coordinate meetups within your country or region. The ECN board will be happy to help you organise meet-ups. Contact us at ecn@easo.org

Young Investigators at a recent Summer School, sitting on a bench

Early Career Network aims to:

  • Facilitate networking among new and early career European scientists and students of clinical practice across disciplines related to obesity across the life-course
  • Provide an arena for the exchange of ideas and best practices between experts and experts-to-be in an friendly, informal environment
  • Improve opportunities for future collaboration and consultation, advocacy and public health improvement around our common goal: preventing, treating, and addressing obesity, it’s causes and consequences.
Young Investigators at a recent Summer School take part in outdoor activities with a canine companion

Early Career professionals are individuals who:

  • Are currently registered in an undergraduate or post-graduate course of study related to obesity or have received a masters, PhD or other relevant postgraduate degree within the past five years, or an MD within the past eight years, and/or:
  • Currently hold (or are applying to hold) an entry level position — e.g., junior doctor, post-doctoral fellow, lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, public health manager or public policy coordinator at an established academic/research institution, NGO or public health institution /authority