COST Academy – Working with the media – mastering media interviews

On October 16th 2019 the COST Academy on Working with the media – mastering media interviews workshop took place in Brussels. Among other participants, our science communication manager Dejan Bratus attended the workshop.

European Sexual Medicine Network High Profile Launch and second MC Meeting in Salzburg

Friday, 13 September
Starting at 20:00: Get-together
Stiftskeller St. Peter, Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1/4, 5020 Salzburg

Saturday, 14 September
08:00 to 16:00 High Profile Launch
16:30 to 18:30 2nd Management Committee-Meeting
20:30 Dinner: Stiftskeller St. Peter, Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1/4, 5020 Salzburg

Sunday, 15 September
08:00 to 14:00 High Profile Launch

Guest Speakers
Tamar Khomasuridze is UNFPA Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, based in the UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, Istanbul, Turkey. She is a medical doctor with more than 25 years of experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health, as a clinician, researcher, program adviser and manager. She holds a Ph.D. in reproductive health. At present, she is responsible for technical and managerial support to the UNFPA sexual and reproductive health research program portfolio in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and leads the Women’s Sexual and Reproductive health cluster of the UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office.

Gunta Lazdane is an obstetrician and gynecologist and has been Professor and Head of the University Department in Riga Stradins University, Latvia. Since 2003, she has worked at the WHO Regional Office for Europe as the program manager for Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-Course. She assists 53 WHO Member States in the European Region in improving sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health through promoting good health at key stages of life, taking into account social determinants of health and gender equity and human rights.

Grant Holder Workshop on the 12th of June 2019 in Brussels

In June our administrative representative Mrs. Weissenbacher and the Chair Dr. Greil-Soyka attended a Grantholder´s workshop in Brussels at the COST-Building. The purpose of the meeting was to inform Grandholders from several COST-Action groups about the processes involved under Local Organiser Support, Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) and ITC Conference grants in e-cost. Both came away satisfied that they had a much better understanding of e-COST and how it affects the operations of our work.

Link to the GH FAQ on the COST website

In the attachments you find a condensed version of the rules for Travel Reimbursement Request (TRR). It should be a reminder to our meeting participants in the hope of minimizing mistakes.

Workshop for Mainproposers: Preparing MC1 and the Start of the Action

The Main Proposer of the Action CA18124 ESMN Dr. Marianne Greil-Soyka visited the Workshop for Mainproposers organised in Brussels to kick-start the Action.