NRS Young Investigator Travel Grant
As a respiratory scientist, it is not always easy to obtain funding for travel to international Symposia or Conferences outside the main respiratory field. To promote unconventional thinking and innovation in respiratory medicine, the NRS supports young investigators who are NRS members to travel to non‐respiratory high quality scientific meetings with a travel grant of maximum €1250.
"At the ESPEN congress, I had the opportunity to present and discuss data of two projects with other experts in the field of nutrition, body composition, and metabolism, which gave me the opportunity to expand my scientific network in the field of nutrition and metabolism beyond the respiratory field."
"My poster was about the use of a virus as a potential biomarker in patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with mono-immunotherapy. Besides the poster presentation of one hour, I also had the opportunity to give a pitch of one minute for a Dutch website."
"Visiting the WASOG2023 conference in the beautiful city of Stockholm and participating the amazing scientific sessions and the very well organized social events in the evening has been a special milestone in my early career as a researcher. It has boosted my drive to be the enthusiastic and thorough researcher I aspire to be."
"This year's topic was Big Data and how this may help us on the way to precision medicine. Of particular interest to me were the presentations on the potential of AI-enabled HRCT analysis in the diagnosis and progression of pulmonary fibrosis. Interestingly, Logan Harper and others compellingly argued the importance of taking ancestry, ethnicity and self-declared race into account, as these factors have social implications and may affect clinical phenotypes. "
"Through networking with various speakers and researchers at the conference, I expanded my professional connections and even identified potential post-doctoral opportunities."
"The small nature of the conference facilitated meaningful discussions and allowed me to expand my network, which may lead to new future collaborations. Therefore, I'm very grateful to the NRS for their support to participate in this very interesting and relevant conference."
"The content of my presentation did impress some of the attendees as well. They were surprised by the simple usage and broad application possibilities of our device and would like to stay informed of our progress."
I had the privilege of attending the Epigenomics of Common Diseases Conference, where I was provided with the opportunity to present my project on a poster. Overall, the conference surpassed expectations in facilitating connections. Showcasing my research method garnered invaluable insights from experts in my research field. Engaging with researchers from diverse fields expanded my professional network and cultivated potential collaborations that will amplify the impact of my research.
The NRS travel Grant gave me the opportunity to visit the ESTRO 2023 in Vienna, Austria, a radiation oncology conference.
The AACR 2023 annual meeting held place in Orlando, Florida, from the 14th to the 19th of April.
From a period of July 23 until July 27, I attended the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 65th Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas.
From May 8th to May 12th, 2023, I was fortunate enough to attend the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) Conference.