The ERAWEB consortium partners, headed by Professor Albert Hofman, MD PhD, NIHES Science Director, met on 20 November to evaluate results of the first Call for Applications and to prepare the second Call for Applications (2013). The meeting took place in the University of Belgrade (Serbia), and participants were heartily welcomed by the Rector, Professor Vladimir Bumbasirević. All agreed that the first Call had been successful. The second Call will be open soon.
The previous day, Professor Hofman was a guest at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) where he met with the Rector, Prof. Dr. Muharem Avdispahić, and presented ERAWEB and research in medicine and the health sciences to interested students. The next day, Professor Hofman visited the Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia) to deliver a lecture on cohort studies and clinical research. Professor Hofman had the opportunity to discuss ERAWEB issues with Rector Prof. Dr. Velimir Stojkovskis and Prof. Nikola Jankulovski, Dean, Faculty of Medicine.
Meanwhile, Dr Astrid Vrakking, NIHES programme coordinator, visited the universities of Novi Sad and Nis (Serbia). In the University of Novi Sad she had the opportunity to meet Prof. Dr. Nikola Grujic, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Prof. Dr. Goran Marusic, Vice Dean Faculty of Medicine. In the University of Nis, she had fruitful talks with Prof. dr. Nenad Pavlovic, Vice-Rector for science, Prof. dr. Stevan Ilic, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. dr. Milan Visnjic, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, and Prof. Dr. Borislav Kamenov, Vice-Dean for International Cooperation, Faculty of Medicine. In both universities she brought ERAWEB to the attention of students and staff.
In all meetings, possibilities for further collaboration were explored, and it was felt that these visits contributed to mutual understanding and did much to promote ERAWEB to the target groups.
Professor Hofman delivers lecture to medical students in University of Sarajevo
ERAWEB consortium partners pose in front of venue