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. The Network is recognised by EASO as an integral part of the organisation. 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.

As we all transition to a world where COVID-19 has become an ongoing feature of education, teaching, clinical practice and advocacy work, we are working to further develop the online network and we look forward to engaging with you.

New Early Career Network Board Announced

EASO welcomes board members to the rebranded and revitalised network for early career professionals. The Early Career Network (ECN) has been expanded to offer affiliation to undergraduates and recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in an obesity related field. We encourage public health students and practitioners as well as those involved in public policy whether at local, national, or regional to consider joining the network. We are reaching out to sister societies in fields related to obesity and related disease areas to consider becoming involved in the ECN.

The new Board spans a variety of professional interests, national representation and expertise, from basic science, nutrition and medical practice, childhood obesity, and public health.

Please join us in welcoming the new directors Niamh Arthurs (Ireland), Bedia Fulya Calikoglu (Turkey), Cilius Esmann Fonvig (Denmark), Lisa Heggie (UK), Britt Wang Jensen (Denmark), and Mario Silva (Portugal). We will keep you updated on training and educational opportunities, networking and mentorship.

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EASO 2022 ECN Winter School

EASO Early Career Network Winter School

1-3 December 2022 in Seville, Spain

Further information and registration to participate in the Winter School will open to Network Members at the end of August.

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Get Involved with EASO Early Career Network

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
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