Winter School Steering Committee member vacancies x 2

Deadline: 6 May 2021

We are seeking applications from the ESPE membership for two new members of the ESPE Winter School Steering Committee. The vacancies have arisen due to current members, Wieland Kiess and John Gregory, coming to the end of their terms of office. The three-year appointment will start in July 2021, preparing for teaching at the 2022 Winter School in Moldova.

The tasks of the Winter School Steering Committee include mentoring students in advance of Winter School to help them prepare their case and research presentations, teaching during Winter School and evaluating applicants for the School.

ESPE Winter School aims to cover all main topics in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes during the course of an intensive 5 day and 6 night teaching event. The host country is usually, but not always, in Eastern Europe. The course comprises interactive lectures in paediatric endocrinology, research seminars, small group teaching, and student case/research rehearsals/presentations. Normally there are around 7 teachers, (including the local host and School Coordinator) and around 25 ‘students’ who  must have a genuine interest in paediatric endocrine training and a reasonable command of written and spoken English. 

The ESPE members who join the faculty will be asked to give 4-5 lectures lasting 30-45 minutes each and to present ‘teachers’ cases’ to small groups. The faculty members mentor approx. 4 students each prior to the meeting so that the students’ case presentations and research proposals can be in an advanced stage by the time Winter School begins. The ESPE Winter School is a lot of work both before and during, and involves being away from home and institution for a week each year. But it is also hugely enjoyable and usually much appreciated by the students!

If you are interested in applying for this post, please send an electronic copy of your CV and a covering letter to the ESPE Team at: espe@eurospe.org by 6 May 2021.

The appointment will be made by the ESPE Council following recommendation by the Winter School Steering Committee.

All applicants should read the ESPE Committee Guidelines before applying.