EMEUNET Mentor-mentee meetings
At ACR and EULAR conferences, we arrange informal meetings with mentees (n=4-6) and one mentor with matching research interests. The meetings take place in a casual and informal atmosphere, and last approximately 60 minutes. The topics for discussion are decided by the mentees and mentors, and may be specific or general research questions or questions regarding career pathways. The meetings are always a great success!
You can find below details on the previous mentor-mentee meeting at the ACR Chicago 2018, EULAR Amsterdam 2018, EULAR Madrid 2017 (including a video of mentees' and mentors' feedback) and ACR San Diego 2017.
Mentor-Mentee Meeting at ACR Congress in Atlanta 2019
Our EMEUNET members will have the opportunity to discuss research topics and their career with a leader in the field of Rheumatology in an informal setting at the ACR in Atlanta. The mentors for this edition will be:
- Prof. John Stone (Division of Rheumatology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, United States)
- Dr. Anja Strangfeld (German Rheumatism Research Center, Berlin, Germany)
These meetings last for 60 minutes, after which a group photo will be taken. This activity will take place on on Monday, Nov. 11th 08:00 - 09:00 AM with Prof. John Stone and on Sunday, Nov. 10th 04:30 - 05:30 PM with Dr. Anja Strangfeld at the ACR venue. These meetings are an outstanding opportunity to interact, in a very informal atmosphere, with these renowned mentors. No materials need to be prepared in advance.
If you are interested in joining this mentoring activity, please send an email with your name, photo (face snapshot), position and institution as well as the mentoring group you would like to join to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
Looking forward to meeting you in Atlanta!
The 11th edition of the Mentor-Mentee meetings was held at the ACR Congress in Chicago with Prof. Robert Landewé from Amsterdam Academic Medical Centre (the Netherlands) and 7 mentees. The meeting gave mentees the opportunity to discuss possible career options, their research, and their involvement with leaders in the field, and a special focus was made on networking for career development. The meeting was a great success and positive feedback has been recorded by video. Stay tuned with EMEUNET to see this video, which will be released soon on EMEUNET’s YouTube channel EMEUNET TUBE.
“Great opportunity to understand how to improve our career. The key message was networking!” (Mary Lucy Marques, Portugal)
“The informal information given was very helpful to create a plan for self-development. Important to know what the established experts find important for the young people and what they see helpful for self-development” (Mikhail Protopopov, Germany)
“I could not expect how much I could learn from the meeting! Prof. Landewé told us useful tips for our careers. He told us how his own experience was and how me manage to make the most of his career, the importance of networking and making choices. These kind of things can only be made in such a wonderful activity.” (Diego Benavent, Spain)
“It has been for me an impressive meeting. It made me realise what I have done in the past to reach a certain level. […] It is very good to be able to convey a little bit of this information to young people, willing to follow their careers. The people that were around the table were very motivated in doing a lot of these networking activities. In sum, a very good meeting” (Prof. R. Landewé, the Netherlands)
The 10th edition of the Mentor-Mentee meetings was held at the EULAR Congress in Amsterdam with 3 mentors (Prof. Christopher Buckley, Prof. Maurizio Cutolo and Prof. Joachim Sieper) and 12 mentees. The meeting gave mentees the opportunity to discuss possible career options, their research, and their involvement in EULAR with leaders in the field. The meeting was a great success and positive feedback has been recorded in video by mentees as well as mentors. Stay tuned with EMEUNET to see these videos which will be released soon on EMEUNET’s YouTube channel EMEUNET TUBE.
“Great opportunity for those starting in the field of Rheumatology. To have the chance to talk to great professors is something we should really cherish and embrace” (Valentina E. Emperiale, Spain)
“This provide us a way to get in touch with people that have a great knowledge on career path for us to take, and help us to realice about the several options we have. Mentors really dare to help us and provide the most knowledgeable advice” (Vital Da Silva, Portugal)
“I really enjoyed it. Right answers and lot of advice on how to pursue our goals. An opportunity that every EMEUNET member should take” (Luis F. Pérez, The Netherlands)
Some pictures of this year's event:
Previous Mentor-Mentee Meetings
Our previous EULAR event was in Madrid with Professor Ian McInnes, Professor William Dixon and Professor Josef Smolen.
The meeting was a great success and positive feedback has been recorded in video format from mentees as well as from mentors:
And here are some pictures of the event:
The 9th edition of the mentor-mentee meetings was held at the ACR Congress in San Diego, California with 3 mentors (Tom Huizinga, Yusuf Yazici, Xenofon Baraliakos) and 10 mentees. The meeting gave mentees the opportunity to discuss about possible career options and their research with leaders in the field in an informal way.