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EASD will hold its 28th Scientists Training Course in Maastricht, The Netherlands, from 24-28 October 2022, with the objective of promoting new talents in the field of diabetes research and fostering diabetes research in centers throughout the world.

The EASD Scientists Training Course is generously supported by Lilly Diabetes

Course organizer: Prof Coen Stehouwer

Core Faculty: Marleen van Greevenbroek, PhD; Boy Houben, PhD; Carla van der Kallen, PhD; Prof Casper Schalkwijk, PhD; Miranda Schram, PhD; Prof Coen Stehouwer, MD


Topics will include: Complications of diabetes and the role of glucotoxicity; Pathogenesis of T2D: insulin resistance and beta cell function; NAFLD; Physical activity and sedentary behaviour: measurement and impact; Arterial stiffening: measurement and impact; Aetiological observational research: tips and tricks; and Depression and T2D: a complex interrelationship.

Implicit in the programme is that 1) we expect participants to present their own projects; 2) the programme will be finalized after applications have been received; and 3) there is time allotted to ‘hands-on experience’, by which we mean that participants can take a closer look at our research facilities in accordance with their personal interests.

Criteria and eligibility for acceptance to the course

Any member of EASD who is still under the age of 40 on 1 January 2022 is eligible. Applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English, the language in which the Scientists Training Course will be conducted. A maximum of 16 applicants will be admitted in order to maintain a high level of personalized attention and interaction. Participants are required to attend the course for its entire duration. The most suitable candidates will be selected by the sub-committee on the basis of the information provided in the application.

Cost of the course

Applicants will be asked to pay € 300 as registration fee, as well as their transportation to and from Maastricht, The Netherlands. All other expenses, including board and lodging, will be covered by EASD funds, supported by Lilly Diabetes.

Application procedures

Interested candidates should submit their application as a Word file attachment to

The application must include the following:

  • A curriculum vitae giving date and place of birth, current professional address (with telephone and email address) and full details of education and academic and/or clinicalcareer to date. There should be a complete list of publications and mention of any meetings or workshops attended.
  • A one-page letter of support from the Head of the applicant’s current Department. Aside from attesting to the qualities of the candidate, this letter should clearly state how the department proposes to provide the necessary facilities and support to allow the candidate to continue in diabetes research.
  • A one-page description of the applicant’s current research interests, including a brief explanation of how this course specifically will help in reaching their immediate research goals, in addition to their future career in diabetes research.
  • Proof of EASD membership number

Applications not including these pages will not be considered.

Applications must be received at the EASD Secretariat in Düsseldorf before 1 September 2022.


EASD and the hosts of the STC 2022 in Maastricht must adhere to the legal/Dutch requirements regarding COVID regulations that are in place when the course starts. You will be informed of these regulations in time and any costs related to fulfilling these regulations must be paid by the participants. Anyone not fulfilling the legal regulations will not be able to attend the course and the registration fee will not b