I am extremely grateful to the Irish Association of Dermatologists (IAD) for granting me the generous scholarship offered to an EADV fellow that allowed me to attend to their 2019 Autumn meeting in Sligo (the beautiful county that inspired the famous Irish writer, W.B. Yeast).
During the meeting, I had the opportunity to learn from world-renowned scientists the latest advances and future research directions in the fields of immunopathology and treatment of psoriatic disease, management of sistemic lupus erythematosus and hair disorders. The second day of the conference was dedicated to Registrars’ competition for the prestigious Roger’s Prize and case presentations. I was impressed by the novelty, innovative and stimulating content of their presentations.
The IAD’s 2019 Autumn meeting was not only about the scientific lectures, it was also about gathering all Irish dermatologists from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in one place to exchange heartfelt greetings and thoughts. It seemed like everyone knew one another very well, regardless of their professional or academic degree. It was a great pleasure to talk with some of the members and I must admit that the discussions were really inspiring.
I would like to specially thank Ms. Jacqui Caroll for the outstanding organisation of the meeting and her priceless support starting from the moment I received the scholarship until I arrived home, in Bucharest.
The meeting exceeded my expectations with the high scientific quality of the presentations, the openness and hospitality of all the paticipants and the excellent way it was all organized. Therefore, I strongly encourage all EADV fellows to apply for the IAD scholarship.
When I learned that an EADV fellow would be elected to participate in the Irish Association of Dermatologist's autumn meeting with an IAD scholarship, I was very excited about the idea of getting together with my Irish colleagues at such a wonderful meeting.
I can't describe my pleasure when I got the news that I was awarded for the scholarship. I was amazed by the excellent scientific content of the meeting as well as warmth and delicateness of everyone. The meeting made me feel at home.
I am grateful to the IAD for giving this opportunity to meet my excellent colleagues and the lovely Irish people. It was an important step that broadens my horizons for my career. I believe that the connections I have established at this meeting will continue to increase.
I want to thank IAD and EADV for receiving a travel grant for IAD autumn meeting. That was my first time in Ireland and I will remember such a beautiful country with very warm feelings. It is worth saying about the organization of the meeting. Even from the e-mails prior to my arrival I felt very friendly and supportive attitude on behalf of the organizers (special gratitude and appreciation to Ms. Jacqui Carroll, IAD event director).
The conference was focused mainly on very specific topics, that were filled with practical aspects. The registar session showed the great potential of young specialists with excellent case presentations and research works.
It was a great pleasure to be a part of that cozy dermatologic community during those days.
As the first young specialist representing Eastern Europe who received the travel grant I will strongly recommend everybody to apply for this scholarship and use the chance of visiting this incredible country and attend such an excellent assembly!