"Christophe Mariette" ESA annual Grant
Deadline for application from June 1st to September 30th >> postponed to October 7th
Christophe Mariette, head of the Department of general and digestive surgery at the University Hospital of Lille, France and a very active member of the ESA, died in July 2017 at the age of 47.
His death was a shock for the surgical community that lost a prominent surgeon and scientist in the field of cancer and upper GI surgery, a charismatic teacher and mentor for the young generation of surgeons, an enthusiastic leader, an empathic human being, a model pupil and a caring friend.
This grant, unanimously approved during the ESA General Assembly in May 2018, is dedicated to the younger generation of surgeons and aims to sustain Christophe Mariette’s quest for excellence through collaboration.
The aim of the “Christophe Mariette ESA Grant” is to promote collaborative scientific exchanges between hospitals of ESA members, within Europe, through a young surgeon hospitation from 1 to 3 weeks.
This Educational “Christophe Mariette ESA Grant” will be annually offered to applicants.
Depending on the selection of applications, each year one to three hospitations of 1-3 weeks can be supported.
Application for the grant is open to every young surgeons from the age of 35-45 years working at the institution of ESA members
The host (responsible of your hospitation) must be an ESA member as well.
“ESA Educational Grant Committee” will elect the applicants
The “ESA Educational Grant Committee” consists of 3 ESA members and a committee chair nominated by the ESA council for a 3 year period
GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS:
To be eligible for consideration, the following items should be submitted to the ESA Educational Grant Committee via the Submission available from this webpage.
One PDF file including, in order of:
A Cover letter
The applicant’s curriculum vitae
The mentor’s curriculum vitae from the host institution
An acknowledgment from the host institution (see list) of support for the applicant’s clinical hospitation
Period of the exchange (from/to) with a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 3 weeks.
Letter of reference from the mentor at the host institution
Letter of reference from the applicant’s home institution
A summary of the applicant´s clinical activities of the last 5 years
A brief summary of the aim of the hospitation (not to exceed one A4 or letter size page) such as:
Technical aspects of minimal invasive/robotic upper GI , lower GI, HPB, endocrine surgery
Technical aspects of transplantation surgery
Surgical Oncology (esophageal, gastric, hepatocellular, cholangiocellular, pancreatic, colorectal, thyroid cancer, soft tissue tumors, neuroendocrine tumors, and rare oncological diseases)
SOPs in high volume surgery (including general surgery, metabolic surgery, organ transplantation, endocrine surgery, and cancer surgery)
Additional documents will be asked, such as:
A copy of your ID card
A picture, good quality
International health insurance
CONTENT OF THE HOSPITATION PROGRAM:
Observation in the OR;
Clinical ward rounds;
Visit on intensive care unit (optional);
Participation at multidisciplinary boards;
Participation at one research meeting of the host institution;
Participation at consultation hours for patients;
Presentation of one own lecture on the clinical/research topic of interest (Grand Rounds);
At the end of your hosptitation it is asked to:
Send a short résumé on the content of your hospitation to the ESA grant committee
Attend and prepare a 10 minute oral presentation for the nearest ESA Annual Congress
DEADLINE OF APPLICATION:
Application process begins each year from 1st June to 30th September. Postponed to october 7th.
Selection process by the ESA Educational Grant Committee is done between 1st october to mid december and presented to ESA annual council.
Grant winner(s) will then be contacted between mid to end of December.
Hospitation must be realised within 8 months from the day of your acceptance.
A maximum amount of 3000 € vat included is allocated for a week hospitation, up to 8000 € vat included for a 3 week hospitations.
This is to cover transport, accommodation and catering during the young surgeon stay.
All original invoices must be kept and sent to ESA office to obtain costs revovery.
Half of the grant will be given before the hospitation to avoid any high personnal cash advance.