Early Career Researcher Network

Early Career Network Meet and Greet

Where: Thistle Inn - view map
When: Monday 29 April | 4.00pm - 5.15pm

Join us for a drink and a chat before the Welcome Reception. This is an opportunity to meet other early career delegates before the conference officially starts, and to hear about what ECN events will be taking place during the conference. We will then walk over to Parliament together for the conference Welcome Reception.

Early Career Mentoring Lunch Meeting

Where: Icon Room, Te Papa
When: Tuesday 30 April | 1.05pm - 2.00pm

This event will provide ECN's with the opportunity to have lunch with the keynote speakers and other leaders in the field. Attendees will be provided with a separate catered lunch.

Mentors: Dr. Kyle Steenland Prof. Neil Pearce, Dr Laura Beane Freeman, Prof. Alex Burdorf, Dr. Paul Demers


Early Career Network Social Night

Where: Macs Brewbar - view map
When: Tuesday 30 April | 6.30pm

Join other early career delegates to sample the nightlife of the capital city of New Zealand! Wellington has some excellent bars and restaurants, and we will aim to visit a few of them over the course of the evening. The night will start at Macs Brewbar for some drinks and food, situated just around the corner from the conference venue.


Early Career Network Business Meeting

Where: Icon Room, Te Papa
When: Wednesday 1 May | 12.00pm - 1.00pm

The ECN business meeting will take place during the regular conference program to discuss the structure, activities and future of the EPICOH ECN group. Everyone interested is invited to attend the meeting to help plan future activities and events.


Early Career Network Breakfast Mentoring Sessions

Panel Members: Prof. Jeroen Douwes, Prof. Chris Cunningham, Prof. Marie-Élise Parent, Prof. Lin Fritchi, Prof. Alex Burdorf

Where: Icon Room, Te Papa
When: Wednesday 1 May | 7.30am - 8.15am
Cost: $11

This session will involve a panel discussion with senior researchers and research office staff involved with grant application submissions. Panel members will present their views on what makes a successful grant application, and there will be plenty of time to ask questions to the panel. This event will give early career delegates an opportunity to hear from people who have a track record of success in securing grant funding about how to develop a successful application.


Panel Members: Prof. Malcolm Sim

Where: Icon Room, Te Papa
When: Thursday 2 May | 7.30am - 8.15am
Cost: $11

This session will involve a panel discussion with editors (editors-in chief or assistant editors), and is organised and led by editors of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. One or two other editors from different journals will also be on the panel. It will provide insight and information on how to get papers published.