Research Sandpit

The Research Sandpit is an initiative of the EAES Research committee. The project gives young surgeons an opportunity to learn about doing research in the medical field.

Unlock the door to groundbreaking discoveries and contribute to the advancement of healthcare by mastering the art of research in the medical field. Our comprehensive programme empowers you with the essential skills and knowledge required to navigate the complex world of medical research. From formulating research questions to conducting experiments, analyzing data, and disseminating your findings, you’ll gain the expertise to make a meaningful impact on patient care and medical science. Join us on a transformative journey, and become a vital part of the quest for innovative solutions that save lives and improve the well-being of countless individuals. Embrace the future of medicine through the power of research – it begins with you.

Application deadline: 10th January 2024

Outline of programme:
  • Top 20 candidates will be selected to participate in EAES Research Sandpit.
  • Selected candidates will receive complimentary registration for the EAES congress 2024 Maastricht.
  • During the Research Sandpit, candidates will be divided into 4 groups of 5 candidates. Each group will work together through the afternoon to develop a project proposal and a 3-minute presentation (pitch) to be given to the EAES Research panel at the end of the Sandpit.
  • Each group will receive facilitation and support during the proposal development with members of the EAES Research committee.
  • The presentation will be followed by 7 minutes of questions and discussion by the EAES Research panel.

One project will be selected for EAES support over the following year (2024 to 2025):

  • 7,500 Euro of funding will be made available to the research team to deliver the project.
  • The research team will benefit from mentorship by members of the EAES Research committee, to support training and delivery of the project.
  • At the end of the project, publication must be submitted to Surgical Endoscopy.

Programme Research Sandpit 2024 (will follow soon)

11th June – Morning session

10.00 – 12.20Session 1: EAES research clinic
10.00 – 10.10Introduction – Tan Arumpalam (UK)
10.10 – 10.30Academic / Clinical / Personal balance – Delia Cortes-Guiral (Spain)
10:30 – 10:50Developing a research programme – Ayesha Noorani (UK)
10:50 – 11:10Collaborating with industry in research – Ahmed Ahmed (UK)
11:10 – 11:30Embedding diversity within your research – Lana Fourie (Switzerland)
11:30 – 11:50Establishing research network in 2024 – Mark van Berge Henegouwen (NL)
11:50 – 12:10Building your academic surgical career – Sheraz R. Markar (UK)
12:10 – 12:20Concluding remarks and questions

11th June – Afternoon session

13:15 – 17.15Session 2: EAES research committee sandpit
Panellists; Sheraz R. Markar, Tan Arumpalam, Delia Cortes-Guiral, Ayesha Noorani, Ahmed Ahmed, Lana Fourie, Mark van Berge Henegouwen
13:15 – 16:15Breakout project development
16:15 – 16:55Presentation and discussion
16:55 – 17:15Discussion and presentation of award

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