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Young ESPID

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Welcome to “Young ESPID”, the next generation of Paediatric Infectious Diseases experts  in Europe and beyond. As a group of under-40s we have been actively involved in the ESPID Board and its committees since December 2010. “Young ESPID” was founded as a result of ESPID’s strategic plan 2010-2015Young ESPID members were stimulated stimulated to develop a forum to strengthen PID in Europe and act as a think tank for ESPID .

We currently participate in all ESPID committees where we focus on:

Improvement of the ESPID website 

Communication between ESPID members (forum format) 

Improved visibility of ESPID through social media

Participation in the organisation of the Walter Marget workshop and the Research Master Class

Review of the PID training portfolio in Europe

Training possibilities and job opportunities 

Development of educational material and guidelines

Stimulation of and increased participation in research consortia

Initiation of research projects by Young ESPID 

Active involvement of Young ESPID in the organisation of ESPID Annual Meetings

Two of our members represent our ideas and provide feedback into the board

We cordially invite you to become an active member of Young ESPID, and help us shape the future of PID in Europe and beyond. New ideas are always welcome!
If you are interested in contributing to any of these activities and would like to be kept up-to-date on the activities of Young ESPID you can contact us through youngespid@espid.org

With kind regards,

Elisa Fernandez Cooke and Robin Marlow

Young ESPID representatives

 

Who’s involved in Young ESPID?

Young ESPID representatives in the ESPID Board: Elisa Fernandez Cooke (2015-2018) and Robin Marlow (2017-2020) 

Committee for Education: Raluca Lixandru (2016-2019) and Christina Karastathi (2017-2020)  

Research Networking Committee: Paula Tahtinen (2015-2018) and Robindra Basu Roy (2017-2020)

Committee for Scientific Affairs & Awards: Lilly Verhagen (2017-2020) and Zoi Dorothea Pana (2017-2020)


You can find recent updates on the activities in the committees in our newsletters.

Are you interested in one of the activities, please do contact us!

List of country representatives 

Country
Representative
 
AFGHANISTAN
Bilal Ahmad
Rahimi
AUSTRALIA
Hazel
Dobinson
AUSTRIA
Daniela
Klobassa
BANGLADESH
K
Shahunja
BELGIUM
Christina
Karastathi
BRAZIL
Daniel
Jarovsky
DENMARK
Thilde
Winther
ESTONIA
Piia
Jogi
FINLAND
Santtu
Heinonen
FRANCE
Mathieu
Bendavid
GREECE
Despoina
Gkentzi
GERMANY
Johannes 
Pfeil
INDIA
Govind
Benakatti
INDONESIA
Inke
Nadia
IRELAND
Cilian
O Maoldomhnaigh
JAPAN
Nobuaki
Matsunaga
NEPAL
Suraj
Bhattarai
NIGERIA
Olajumoke
Aladenola
OMAN
Abdullah
Alqayoudhi
PAKISTAN
Muhammad
Faheem Afzal
POLAND
Kacper
Toczylowski
PORTUGAL
Muriel
Ferreira
ROMANIA
Raluca-Ileana
Lixandru
RUSSIA
Kirill
Evdokimov
SPAIN
Belen

Hernandez Ruperez

SRI-LANKA
Yasindu
Waniganayake
SWEDEN
Katerina
Mougkou
SWITZERLAND
Julie
Bielicki
THE NETHERLANDS
Lilly
Verhagen
TURKEY
Aslinur

Ozkaya Parlakay

UKRAINE
Vira
Chechenieva
UNITED KINGDOM
Charlene
Rodrigues
UNITED STATES
Eimear
Kitt

 

Young ESPID country representatives aim to represent their country and be a liaison between Young ESPID board representatives and Young ESPID members.

The above Young ESPID members represent their countries from January 2016 – December 2017, after which new applicants may come forward.

Interested in becoming a country representative and your country is not listed above? Please contact us at youngespid@espid.org and we will send you the information about how to apply.

 

Last update 6-2-2017