'PID Fellows' Educational Workshop

​​​​​​​​​​A full-day ​Educational PIDS Workshop is being offered
on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
 

LETTER OF INVITATION:​

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AIMS:

  • To improve the process for undertaking PID research in Latin America and other regions where there is considerable potential for PID research, but where mechanisms are relatively under-developed. The goal is to facilitate development of clinically relevant research, increased research outputs, and policy interventions.
  • To facilitate interaction between PID trainees and junior faculty in Latin America and more widely.

​TARGET AUDIENCE:

​PID fellows and junior faculty in Latin America and other regions where PID research currently has a relatively low profile. If insufficient applicants from within this group, consider opening up to wider audience.

CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBLITY TO THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM​

The candidates are required to prepare the following documents and return them to the congress secretariat at wspid@kenes.com​ to be considered for the program.​

  • Complete the Application Form and make sure to print it as a PDF file before sending it.
  • Reference letter from a supervisor (recommendation)​
  • CV​

All applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract for the WSPID 2015 Congress and apply for a ​WSPID Fellowship.

Please note: application deadline is Friday, August 14​, 2015.

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PIDS FELLOWS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

​​08:00-08:10 - Welcome, introduction and overview of the day - Dave Burgner

08:10-08:30Introductory remarks - Eitan Berezin, Urs Schaad

08:30-09:00 - Why bother with PID research?Miguel O’Ryan

09:00-09:30 - Which design is right for your study? Juan Pablo Torres

09:30-09:50 - How to write a paper  - Nigel Curtis

09:50-10:30 - Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 - 6 small group discussions to work up one or more related
                      research proposals. Led by Fellows, facilitated by Faculty

                       Facilitators​: 

  • Andrea Salgado
  • Flavia Almeida
  • Nigel Curtis
  • Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez
  • Eitan Berezin
  • Miguel O’Ryan​
  • Pierre Smeesters
  • Urs Schaad
  • TBA
​​12:30-13:30 - Lunch Break
13:30-13:50 - Conducting PID research in regions with high clinical load
                      and variable infrastructure: The South African experience -
                      ​Mark Cotton
13:50-14:15 - Lecture: facilitating ESPID and research interactions between
                      Europe and Latin AmericaPierre Smeisters & Cristiana
                      Nascimento Carvalho 
14:15-14:35 - Conducting Collaborative  PID research in Latin America –
                      opportunities and obstaclesRolando Ulloa-Gutierrez 
14:35-15:00 - Conducting PID research in regions with high clinical load
                      and variable infrastructure: The Brazilian experience​ -
                      Ricardo Gurgel & Cristiana Nascimento Carvalho ​
15:00-15:20 - Coffee Break
15:20-16:20 - 6 presentations of each research proposal
16:20-16:45 - “I wish I’d done that”: reflections from current and recent
                        PID fellows - Facilitator: Andrea Salgado
16:45-17:00 - Summary and wrap- up - Dave Burgner & Faculty

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