The ENEA Young Researchers Committee (EYRC) is a subcommittee of the European Neuroendocrine Association (ENEA). The subcommittee is subordinate to the ENEA and shares ENEA headquarters.
Purpose of EYRC
- Increase ENEA visibility to the early career scientists and physicians
- Communicate the opinions and scientific needs of the early career ENEA members to the ENEA
- Organize an EYRC symposium during the ENEA meetings and workshops
- Ensure that reduced membership, travel grants and prizes are provided for the early career ENEA members
- Organize fundraising actions
The committee is composed of eight people: the Coordinator, 6 members and the ENEA ExCo Representative. A broad geographical distribution must be ensured during the composition of the Committee.
The Coordinator and members are proposed by the EYRC and approved by the ENEA ExCo. All ENEA members under/equal 36 years of age who have regularly paid the membership fee are eligible to become members of EYRC.
The duration of service for the Coordinator and members is 4 years. The Coordinator and the members cannot serve in the same office for a second consecutive term. In any case, nobody can serve as EYRC member for more than 8 years in total (4 + 4 years). The ENEA ExCo Representative is selected by the ENEA ExCo and the duration of his/her service coincides with the duration of his/her office. The Coordinator shall announce the openings for the EYRC composition six months before the end of term. Nominations shall be done by sending a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the Coordinator. Voting shall be done electronically (like every voting within EYRC) and the Coordinator is responsible for collecting the data, analysing the results, and informing the other EYRC members then. All EYRC members have the right to vote.
The EYRC shall have the right to nominate officers to work on specific problems, such as the EYRC portal in the ENEA website, social networking sites, scientific publications, career opportunities, funding, etc.
Duties of the Coordinator and Full Members
The Coordinator keeps the EYRC members up-dated on the activities, circulates ideas and proposals, and communicates the EYRC actions to the ENEA ExCo in coordination with the ExCo Representative. The Coordinator is in charge of keeping the minutes of the meetings and general agreements and circulating them by e-mail within the EYRC and to the ENEA president. The ExCo Representative should work as liaison between EYRC and the ExCo and facilitate a successful bidirectional interaction.
EYRC members should actively participate to the activities of the Committee and should attend all meetings. EYRC members who do not contribute to the Committee for a year will be asked to step down, other than in exceptional circumstances. EYRC members should declare potential conflict of interest and should take no part in the discussion whenever the topic discussed may be related to a corresponding conflict of interest.
EYRC members should meet during the ENEA congresses and workshops.
Two EYRC representatives (the Coordinator and one member) will be involved in the program organization of the biannual ENEA congress. One EYRC representative (the Coordinator or a member) will be involved in the program organization of the biannual ENEA workshop.
The ExCo representative should help and ensure the presence of the approapriate EYRC Representatives at every ENEA events. The Coordinator will announce the call for the EYRC representative by email. The candidates shall be members of the EYRC and are expected to send their letter of interest and short curriculum vitae to the Coordinator. The EYRC will discuss the candidates and vote for the representative.
The EYRC shall organize a symposium during the ENEA congress and the ENEA workshop that will include only researchers under the age of 40 as speakers and chairpersons. The Coordinator shall present the symposium concept to the ENEA ExCo and the Local Organizer for discussion and approval. The Coordinator and the ExCo representative shall communicate with the ENEA President, Treasurer and the Local organizer about the possibility of hosting a one-day meeting before the biannual ENEA congress.
These rules may be amended. Notice in writing of such a propose amendment must be given to the EYCR Coordinator who will inform all members by email about the proposed amendment. EYRC members shall vote online. A two-thirds vote is needed for the amendment to be ruled.
The termination of the EYRC shall be proposed by at least one-third of members and voted by two-thirds of the members. This decision shall be communicated by the EYRC Coordinator to the ENEA ExCo and discussed. The final decision on whether EYRC will be terminated or not rests on the ENEA.
Mirela Diana Ilie
Pedro Miguel Pereira de Sousa Marques
(Portugal & The Netherlands)
Antonio Carlos Fuentes-Fayos
(Spain & USA)
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Winners of the best poster and oral presentation awardees
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Are you a young ENEA researcher?
The European Neuroendocrine Association encourage young ENEA members (≤40 years old) to actively participate in the ENEA meeting by offering travel grants to the best research works.
To be eligible, the first author must be ≤40 years old ENEA member, submit an abstract and present his/her results in the meeting.
Do not forget: click on “young researcher ≤40” during the submission/registration and you will automatically apply for a travel grant! Do not hesitate and submit your abstract now!”
THE EYRC Oral Communication and EYRC Poster Prizes consist on an award certificate and a free registration for the next ENEA event. The awardees will be announced during the Closing Ceremony.
To be eligible you just need to submit your work to the meeting and click on the “young researcher ≤40” during the submission/registration process. Do not hesitate and submit your abstract now!