Workshop, 16th and 17th May, AstraZeneca
Published May 27, 2022
Anna Reznichenko, AstraZeneca, hosted the first in-person meeting which grouped ESRs and PIs. We were all delighted to see each other and brake the barriers of the computer.
We had the pleasure to welcome Tess Harris, PKD International president, for the first time. PKD International is a partner of TrainCKDis, allowing our students to connect with the patients point of view.
The ESRs presented the enhancement of their thesis. The discussions were fruitful and the students underlined that it was easier to understand the content of the research of their colleagues with in-person presentations. Even though the online or hybrid meetings are more inclusive, we witnessed the added value of physical meetings.
We scheduled the usual administrative meetings, the Junior Research Board and the Supervisory Board at the end of this first day to have a whole day dedicated to career development. Main students will soon start the third year of their Thesis. This led to an important discussion regarding the organisation of their research work in addition to the consortium training activities.
During the second day, the PhD students had the opportunity to think about career paths. We invited Azinspire, early careers scientists working at AstraZeneca, to participate in this second. They had several sessions:
In addition to this formal session, TrainCKDis students and AZinspire networked during breaks and lunch.