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ESE Young Endocrinologists & Scientists (EYES)

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

For all the latest EYES related news please read our bi-monthly newsletter which this time includes:

  • Highlights from ECE in Lyon
  • More news from the ESE committees
  • Features on 'Women in Endocrinology'
  • And much much more!!

Upcoming Activities


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 ESE Young Endocrinologists & Scientists (EYES) Meeting in Athens, Greece. EYES Meetings are designed to support scientific and professional interaction among early career investigators 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 


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Dr. Ljiljana Marina (EYES Co-chair)

My research areas are in Adrenal and Reproduction.


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Dr. Ayse Zengin (EYES Co-chair)

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 (EYES Secretary)

Dr. Daniele Santi gained his PhD in Clinical and Experimental Medicine in 2017 from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Currently, Dr. Santi works at the Unit of Endocrinology of the Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy where his main fields of the research are reproduction and the gonadotropins physiology and implications in clinical practice. Currently, his researches are involved in the environmental and epigenetics influences on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis.


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Dr. Stavroula Paschou

Dr. Lina Paschou obtained her PhD in Endocrinology with Honors from the Medical School of the University of Ioannina, Greece in 2010. She then worked at a post-doctoral level at the Department of Diabetes, St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and completed her training in Endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School and is a highly active researcher in the field of endocrinology and diabetes.