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European Young Endocrine Scientists (EYES)

The European Young Endocrine Scientists (EYES) Committee communicates the opinions, suggestions and expectations of early career endocrinologists to ESE, reports on activities such as meetings and symposia and organises a symposia session at the annual ECE.

EYES are supported by the European Society of Endocrinology but are run independently by early career endocrinolgists, providing a community of like-minded members who are able to interact, offer support and share their knowledge in a welcoming and informal environment. 

For all the latest EYES related news please read our bi-monthly newsletter.

Upcoming Activities

ECE 2019

The European Congress of Endocrinology 2019 is just around the corner and that can mean only one thing....the annual EYES symposium!!

This years' topic is Organ cross-talk in endocrine disease with talks on glucocorticoids and bone marrow adiposity and incretin hormones and NASH.

Not only that, there are a number of pre-congress events at ECE that should interest all ECR's including:

  • Thyroid ultrasound course
  • ESE career workshop
  • Practical course in clinical andrology
  • And the French Society for Endicrinology national meeting!

Early bird registration closes on the 4th April so hurry, don't miss out!

EYES Annual Meeting, Athens 2019

13th-15th September 2019

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is my great honour and pleasure to invite you to attend the 7th European Young Endocrine Scientists (EYES) Meeting in Athens, Greece. EYES Meetings are designed to support scientific and professional interaction among Young Scientists interested in Endocrinology from all around the World. They aim at the advance of knowledge, the sharing of experience and the promotion of future clinical and research collaborations.

Athens represents a crossroad of people and civilizations at the heart of the Mediterranean. The city's history begins in the 13th century BC. It flourished as the most important economic and cultural centre of the classical era, producing monuments of global stature and countless archaeological treasures. Modern Athens is a major city, buzzing with life and offering cultural events and activities during every season of the year. It is an appealing destination, not only because of its antiquities, but also of its beautiful neighbourhoods, its immaculately clean beaches and its excellent cuisine and famous nightlife.

The 7th EYES Meeting will take place at the Royal Olympic Hotel in the historical centre of Athens. The venue lays just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and the National Garden, underneath the Acropolis sacred rock and only two minutes’ walk to the new Acropolis Museum. The Meeting will commence on Friday afternoon 13 September 2019 and will end on Sunday afternoon 15 September 2019.

I look forward to welcoming you in Athens, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an exciting scientific Meeting in a rich cultural and historical setting.

Dr. Stavroula A. Paschou, MD, PhD
Endocrinologist - Diabetologist
On behalf of the Athens 2019 EYES Team


The registration fee is €70 and covers scientific participation, coffee breaks, lunch breaks and dinners for all, as well as accommodation at the Venue Hotel of the Meeting, the Royal Olympic Hotel, for participants outside from Athens. More details available here.


Registration and Abstract submission process will be open from 20 May to 20 June 2019



EYES Annual Meeting 2020, 2021 and 2022 - ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

The European Young Endocrine Scientists (EYES) invites Ambassador Societies and local Groups
to submit expression of interests to hosting upcoming EYES congresses (years 2020/2021/2022).

The EYES congress combines the latest cutting-edge basic, clinical, translational and preclinical
research, encouraging scientific networking and opportunities for collaboration in a unique and
friendly environment. It is a Congress for early career researchers (ECR) who are <10 years post-
PhD, Masters/PhD student or a clinician in-training.

Further details on the congress requirements, including management structure and
venue can be found here. All expressions of interest should be submitted to the EYES Secretary at

Meet the EYES committee 


Dr. Anneke Van Den Beukel (Co-chair)

I have been involved with EYES since organizing the first EYES meeting in 2011. Now I am proud to be the co-chair of EYES to represent the early career endocrinologists all over Europe. As a clinician with a PhD in basic science I am interested in translational research with a focus on obesity and metabolism and, in particular the regulation of brown adipose tissue by stress and sex hormones.


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Dr. Ljiljana Marina (Co-chair)

My research areas are in Adrenal and Reproduction.


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Dr. Ayse Zengin (EYES Secretary)

My research focuses on the ethnic differences in bone mineral density and muscle mass and strength in diverse populations across the world. I use bone imaging devices for example DXA and pQCT, as well as novel muscle tests (jumping mechanography). My studies are based in The Gambia (West Africa), India, Vietnam and in Aboriginal Australians.



Dr. Luis Cardoso (Treasurer)

My research focus is on parathyroid tumours (particularly familial and malignant forms) and pituitary tumours (particularly hereditary and syndromic forms).


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Mr. Peter Aldiss (Membership Coordinator)

I am a British Heart Foundation funded PhD student with a background in exercise physiology and human nutrition. My current research focusses on how perivascular adipose tissue is affected by type 2 diabetes in humans whilst pre-clinical studies aim to determine how this fat depot is regulated by other stimuli (e.g. exercise training).


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Dr. Eva Coopmans

I am a MD PhD student in the Pituitary Center Rotterdam, where we study the medical treatment of patients with acromegaly. My current research focusses on the role of pasireotide LAR in the medical treatment of acromegaly. I am also interested in primary immunodeficiencies, in particular concerning the common ground between endocrinology and primary antibody deficiency.


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Dr. Daniele Santi


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Dr. Stavroula Paschou