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The EASL Mentorship Programme was created to guide young scientists and clinicians through a crucial stage in their career path by encouraging scientific exchange and fostering personal developmental relationships with a more experienced and knowledgeable hepatologist or senior scientist.

About EASL Mentorships

This Mentorship Programme offers three young scientists or clinicians the opportunity to receive support from an international and independent experienced senior colleague. By matching mentees with a senior hepatologist or senior basic scientist as mentor, the Mentorship Programme aims at enhancing scientific exchange and personal developmental relationships. This is achieved by supporting and advising junior scientific researchers and junior clinicians in their career choices and scientific growth.

Benefits for Mentees

  • Personal development
  • Monthly virtual meetings between Mentor and Mentee
  • Mentee visits Mentor’s institution for 1 week
  • Complimentary access to EASL Congress

Application Process

To apply, you will need to provide the following:

  • A complete CV: Demonstrate your strong interest in hepatology and/or liver research.
  • An abstract: Accepted at a scientific congress/medical congress/conference.
  • Or a publication: Published.
  • A cover letter: Detail your interest in the Mentorship Programme and stating the objective(s) which you, the mentee, would like to achieve.
  • A letter of recommendation: From a former or current supervisor or Head of Institute/Head of Department.

All applications will be reviewed by the Educational Committee and are to be submitted in English.

EASL will process the applicant’s personal data as provided in the application dossier. The applicant gives his/her consent to such control and processing of his/her personal data. EASL will handle the applicant’s personal data in accordance with all applicable legislation for the purpose of reviewing the candidate’s suitability for the Mentorship.

Applications are currently closed.

Conditions for Mentees

Mentorships are to begin, latest, January of the year following application and should last for one year. Extended programmes cannot be requested or accepted.

  • Must be a registered EASL member.
  • Should be under the age of 35 at the time of application and/or still in training.
  • Must not hold a permanent position.
  • Home institution must be European and located in a different European country from the mentor’s institution.
  • No restriction on the applicant’s nationality.
  • The Mentors and Mentees are invited to attend the EASL Congress.

Questions regarding EASL Mentorship should be sent to mentorship@easloffice.eu.

Previous Mentors and Mentees

Eleni-Myrto Trifylli
Dr. Jesus M. Banales
Hasan Eruzun
Henning Grønbæk
Francesca Aprile
Prof. Andrea de Gottardi
Iulia Minciuna
Prof. Jean-François Dufour
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