Caucasus & Central Asia School
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ESPE Caucasus & Central Asia School aims to support paediatricians who have entirely or partially completed their basic paediatric training and who are now either established in, or intending to develop a deep and continuing interest in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes.
The next ESPE Caucasus & Central Asia School will be held in Yerevan, Armenia from 28th September – 1st October 2022
Applications that were received in 2020 will be considered for this school, along with new applications from Armenian applicants only. More information on the school will be published in due course.
ESPE C & CA School Webinars
Two introductory webinars on Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes were held in October 2021, for all applicants submitted to the October 2021 School, as a “starter” course for the physical School. The full report from the webinars can be read here.
Delegates of the webinars are able to access course resources and information below with the login information provided by the organisers.
Details of the spring 2022 course
- The course will be held over 4 days (5 nights).
- Accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge, and travel grants will cover a train or reasonably priced plane ticket to Tbilisi railway station or airport. Travel fees will be remunerated in euros during the meeting.
- Before the School, fellows will be provided with login details for the ESPE e-learning programme, where main topics will be available in both Russian and English. Self-study of the e-learning programme prior to the course is highly recommended.
What to expect at the Caucasus & Central Asia School
- The format of this school will differ from previous years, the best students from previous schools – hailing from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine – being invited to attend.
- On the last day of the 4-day course, there will be a one-day symposium open to all interested paediatricians in Central Asia.
- Keynote lectures by experienced ESPE members and peadiatric endocrinologists from Caucasus and Central Asia, with the aim of covering main topics in paediatric endocrinology.
- Lectures supplemented by small group sessions to discuss teachers’ cases.
- Case presentations by each student.
- The course also includes an introduction into clinical research.
- Presentation of student research projects.
- Critical evaluation of selected publications.
- Small group teaching: Student and teachers clinical case and research project presentations
- The course will be held in English with slides in Russian and English in double projection.
The 2021 ESPE Caucasus & Central Asia School steering committee:
Alina German, Israel (coordinator)
Rasa Verkauskiene, Lithuania
Jan Lebl, Czech Republic
Malcolm Donaldson, UK
Malika Alimussina, Kazakhstan
Franco Chiarelli, Italy
Elena Lundberg, Sweden
Participants who apply for membership for the year immediately following their attendance at a school are entitled to one year's free ESPE membership. Please note that this does not apply to existing ESPE members.