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New Early Career Academy Journal Club episode now online!

This time, we've invited Ditte Smed Kornum from Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University and Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus.

Ditte is first author of the article 'Transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation for treating gastrointestinal symptoms in individuals with diabetes: a randomised, double-blind, sham-controlled, multicentre trial', recently published in Diabetologia, and she talked us through the trial results.

We also took the opportunity to learn more about Ditte's interesting career path, from clinical care to research and maybe back to the clinic in the future? Well, watch and find out yourself.

Thank you Ditte for taking the time and sharing your research with us.

The EASD Early Career Academy

The EASD Early Career Academy is an initiative to support, train, mentor, and create opportunities for scientists, clinicians, and students who are at an early or intermediate stage of their career, with an interest in diabetes research and/or clinical practice.

Its core objective is to provide unique opportunities for development, a platform for exchange of knowledge and experience, peer-support, and interaction with the wider EASD community.

Through these activities it will support and motivate early-career researchers and clinicians in the field of diabetes to become the future leaders that pursue excellence in diabetes care and research.

The EASD Early Career Academy stands for the highest research standards and open science.

The EASD Early Career Academy will provide fellows with the SCOPE for innovation and development.

  1. SHARE: develop an international network of early-career researchers and clinicians who can share experience and learning in research training and associated activities, share expertise, tips and job opportunities and offer peer-support.
  2. COLLABORATE: foster an environment that enables greater scientific collaboration addressing scientific needs and sharing of resources and ideas to stimulate research excellence, training, and innovation for the benefit of people with diabetes.
  3. OPPORTUNITY: advance the progression of early-career diabetes professionals by improving accessibility to unique opportunities within and beyond the EASD organisation allowing EASD Early Career Academy fellows to experience a breadth of opportunities related to diabetes research and practice outside the organisation.
  4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: offer career-oriented workshops, webinars to empower the highest scientific standards in research and clinical practice.
  5. EMBRACE: support early career researchers and students with mentorship from appropriate faculty and investigators, internationally.


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Launch of the EASD Early Career Academy at the EASD Annual Meeting in Stockholm

The interest in the launch was overwhelming and though we could not accommodate all the (>1200) interested people this year, we welcomed up to 100 early-career researchers and clinicians in the EASD Member Lounge.

Attendees first heard about the broad mission of the Academy and then heard career talks from two very inspirational leaders in the field; Professor Michael Nauck and Professor Juleen Zierath, who shared advice and anecdotes. Afterwards, there was time for networking over drinks and canapes.

Please find some impressions from the event here.