Successful 2nd RELEVANCE Project Meeting in Paris
Almost half a year to the day after their mid-term meeting, the RELEVANCE consortium gathered again for their 2nd Project Meeting at partner INSERM in Paris, France, on 16-17 April 2018. The meeting took place adjacent to the 2nd ESH - GR-EX International Symposium on Red Blood Cells, which was organized by members of the consortium and which most Early Stage Researchers (ESR) attended as well.
Participants were greeted by Paris with wonderful sunny spring weather, which made the breaks during the one and a half meeting days all the more enjoyable. But certainly, learning about the French savoir-vivre was not the only reason for the consortium to come together: the main focus of the meeting was on the 15 ESRs and the progress of their individual projects. Each one presented their work and gained valuable insights and new perspectives on their topics during the discussions. This was especially important since several ESRs have already started or are about to start the last year of their PhD. The consortium was joined by Philippe Connes, RELEVANCE ethics advisor and professor at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, whose talk “Blood rheology: from exercise responses to sickle cell disease pathophysiology” and whose insightful contributions during the meeting discussions were very well received. There was also time reserved to address other issues such as upcoming training and dissemination activities as well as management-related tasks.
The next RELEVANCE meeting will take place adjacent to the 22nd ERCS meeting in Ascona, Switzerland, 8-13 March 2019.
As a training partner of RELEVANCE, Eurice provides training to the ESRs in the field of European research and innovation management. Additionally, Eurice supports the RELEVANCE coordinator in the management of the project.