NTD Network ECR conference 2021: we will meet in the air! (ok, the Zoom room…)

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Preparations are in full swing for our first ever early career researchers (ECR) online conference!  This event provides opportunities for our ECRs to present their work at a closed meeting and is available for all involved with the NTD Network research programme or a related project.  The conference will comprise talks and poster presentations from teams across all HUBs of the Network, held over two days, and spanning 9 time zones!! ***NB this is a closed meeting for NTD Network members only*** Join us to present updates on your work and connect with colleagues from around the world, via talks and poster sessions!

The First NTD Network ECR conference will take place Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February, 2021!
Applications are now in, and the team will be looking at these and compiling our schedule of speakers and poster presenters next week – we will update you soon with the programme!!
***NB this is a closed meeting for NTD Network members only***
Presenters are NTD Network-funded PDRAs and associated PhD researchers.
Attendees are Network members only: The audience will comprise our PIs from around the world, plus their teams, and members of our international advisory group panel (the IAG) – all of whom would have attended our AGM in York 2021, which sadly we have had to cancel for the second year running, due to COVID-related travel and meeting restrictions.
In lieu of this missed opportunity for meeting in person, we are hosting this online event, in addition to continuing our NTD Network online seminar series for 2021.
The ECR Conference Schedule will include:
                  Talks and posters each day, with scheduled breaks and time for questions
                 15 minutes per speaker/session
                 Poster sessions as individual breakout rooms, which delegates can choose to move between
                      (New feature of the software allows you to move yourself between rooms – please ensure your Zoom software is updated!)
                 Our Network Fellows will chair sessions
   Timetable (Thurs 18th and Fri 19th, 2021):
                2x sessions of 4h each, to allow for attendance across time zones
                UK: 12:00pm-4pm GMT
                        India: 5:30pm-9:30pm
                       Pakistan: 5pm-9pm PST
                       South America: 9am-1pm
All attendees will receive an abstract book.
Zoom hosting support from Durham University.