European Council for
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ECCR August Newsletter

9th September 2020Lucy

ECCR August Newsletter

This is an exciting time for the ECCR as we plan our first ECCR 2020 Virtual Scientific meeting and introduce you to a number of new initiatives, please see below.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know. You are welcome to contact us at: rhian.touyz@glasgow.ac.ukmarisolf@ucm.eseccr@conferencecollective.co.uk

ECCR VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
It is our pleasure to invite you to the first ECCR 2020 virtual conference.

Date: Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October 2020.

Aims
The 23rd meeting of the ECCR will focus on recent advances in vascular damage and cardiometabolic disease with a hot topic session on the relationship and impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Highlights of the 23rd Meeting

  • The programme includes state-of-the art lectures by keynote speakers, oral communications and poster sessions with dedicated time for trainees and new investigators.
  • Special awards will be given to trainees and fellows and to the winner of The Art in Science Competition.
  • There will be also a social activity with networking possibilities.

Programme outline
An exciting and comprehensive programme that covers major topics in the field including:

  • Mechanisms of vascular damage
  • Endocrine mechanisms in cardiometabolic disease
  • Covid-19 and cardiometabolic disease
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) sessions
  • New technologies, industry, and career opportunities

Call for abstracts
Abstracts are now open for submission, please click here to submit.

Art in Science Competition: Find the beauty of science through art!

All participants in the ECCR 23rd virtual meeting are encouraged to showcase the artistic side of science by submitting to The Art in Science Competition!
Images will be displayed on the ECCR webpage, all participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite image and the winners will be announced at the closing ceremony.
Submission information to follow shortly.

Library of topical publications
Please have a look at our library of topical publications on our website (https://eccr.org/). We are keen to continue populating this, so if you would like to highlight a paper of interest, please send it to eccr@conferencecollective.co.uk.

Early Careers Researchers in the ECCR (‘ECR – ECCR’)

ECR-ECCR is a network within the ECCR that brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of early career researchers (ECR), the incentive is to provide support, collegiality, collaboration and mentorship for every ECR to grow in their professional career.
We consider ECR as an undergraduate or postgraduate student or an early career researcher in a postdoctoral position.

Aims of the ECR-ECCR network:

  • Provide support and information to progress in chosen career paths.
  • Facilitate communication about ECCR activities.
  • Offer career support and guidance through a mentorship scheme.
  • Disseminate information about research and career opportunities.
  • Work together with the ECCR Executive group to promote the name of the society and to attract more young affiliates from all areas of cardiovascular research.
  • Contribute to the planning of the annual scientific meeting to ensure that ECR workshops, seminars, discussion groups are included in the programme.

We will advocate to:

  • Increase the visibility of the young scientists in the scientific society.
  • Promote the ECCR in research, academic and pharma environments.
  • Assist with fundraising to support research and travel opportunities for ECRs.
  • Promote equality among all scientists to ensure similar opportunities for all.
    Encourage ECRs to leadership roles within the ECCR.
  • Use social media and other forms of communication to keep connected.
  • Help the ECCR Executive keep propagate and update the website.

ECR-ECCR committee

Chair: Francisco Rios
University affiliation: University of Glasgow
Research interest: inflammation, magnesium transporters, hypertension, cardiovascular fibrosis.
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral fellow, lecturer etc): Research Fellow

Co-Chair: Marta Gil-Ortega
University affiliation: CEU San Pablo University. Faculty of Pharmacy. Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences.
Research interest: obesity, albuminuria and CKD, endothelial dysfunction, vascular remodeling, arterial stiffness, RAS and perivascular adipose tissue
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): lecturer

Committee
Name: Augusto Montezano
University affiliation: University of Glasgow, Walton Fellow in cardiovascular medicine
Research interest: Oxidative stress, vascular calcification and osteogenic factors
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): Research Fellow

Name: Constanza Ballesteros Martínez
University affiliation: Pharmacology Department, School of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Research interest: Obesity, endothelial dysfunction, hypertension, aneurysms, adipose tissue, vascular stiffness, insulin resistance.
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): PhD Student

Name: Daniel González Moreno
University affiliation: Complutense University of Madrid.
Research interest: obesity, adipocytes, CKD, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases.
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): PhD.

Name: Elena Vega-Martín
University affiliation: Complutense University of Madrid. Faculty of Pharmacy. Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany and Pluridisciplinar Institute.
Research interest: obesity, diabetes, albuminuria and CKD, endothelial dysfunction, vascular remodeling, arterial stiffness, RAS, adipose tissue
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): PhD

Name: Francisco Javier Manzano Lista 
University affiliation: Pharmacy Faculty. Complutense University
Research interest: Pharmacology & treatment
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): PhD Students

Name: Lucía Serrano
University affiliation: Pharmacology Department, School of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Research interest: hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, vascular stiffness, pro-resolving lipid mediators, inflammation, macrophages.
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): Phd Student

Name: María González Amor
University affiliation: Pharmacology Department, School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Madrid.
Research interest: hypertension, aneurysms, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, vascular remodeling.
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): PhD

Name: Marta Martínez Casales
University affiliation: Rey Juan Carlos University. Faculty of Health Sciences. Department of Basic Health Sciences.
Research interest: hypertension, oxidative stress, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, vascular remodeling
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): PhD Student

Name: Marta Sanz-Gómez
University affiliation: Complutense University of Madrid. Faculty of Pharmacy. Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany and Pluridisciplinar Institute.
Research interest: AMPK modulators, obesity, diabetes, CKD, endothelial dysfunction, adipose tissue
Career stage (PhD, Post-doctoral, lecturer etc): PhD

We are keen to get input from all students and ECRs- please send us your thoughts and ideas so that we can best represent you in ECCR.
Fran and Marta  (Francisco.Rios@glasgow.ac.uk; mgortega@ceu.es)