ECCE Training school in Malta

PROGRAM

25th of March 

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and introduction

09:15 – 12:00

A lifespan overview of the psychosocial and public health aspects that may affect individuals with cleft or craniofacial conditions.  This session will address the following areas: Health care provision, education, mental health and social determinants. 

Trainer: Martin Persson

12:00 – 13:00

LUNCH

13:00 – 17:00

Romantic relationships and intimacy are important aspects of many people’s lives. Whilst research has explored the psychological and social consequences of living with an altered appearance or an appearance altering condition (visible difference), the impact of such conditions upon feelings and experiences of romantic relationships and physical intimacy has received less attention. Furthermore, this is an area that may not be routinely addressed by clinicians when providing care to their patients. Drawing on relevant research, this session will highlight the possible impact of visible difference, specifically consider the sphere of romantic relationships and intimacy, and reflect upon how that topic may be broached in a sensitive manner.

Trainer: Nick Sharratt

17:00 – 17:15

Daily wrap-up

26th of March 

09:00 – 12:00

Social research methods may be tailored to reach and engage socially disadvantaged and hard-to-reach populations. This series of presentations will focus on building skills on how to study sensitive and ethically challenging topics. We will also examine how such research may inform action and social change. Lessons will be shared from HIV/AIDS research, ethnic and religious minority studies, and cleft/craniofacial community engaged scholarship – Session 1. 

Trainer: Ron Strauss 

12:00 – 13:00

LUNCH

13:00 – 17:00

A session on patient experience and public engagement/involvement

Trainer: Amanda Bates

17:00 – 17:15

Daily wrap-up 

27th of March 

09:00 – 12:00

Social research methods may be tailored to reach and engage socially disadvantaged and hard-to-reach populations. This series of presentations will focus on building skills on how to study sensitive and ethically challenging topics. We will also examine how such research may inform action and social change. Lessons will be shared from HIV/AIDS research, ethnic and religious minority studies, and cleft/craniofacial community engaged scholarship – Session 2. 

Trainer: Ron Strauss

12:00 – 13:00

LUNCH

13:00 – 17:00

Understanding and managing the family and patient perspective – guidelines and practical exercises used by the European Cleft Organisation to train parents of children with clefts to support new parents.

Trainer: Gareth Davies

17:00 – 17:15

Daily wrap-up

 

 

More information on the training days will be provided shortly, including the venue and recommendations for hotels.

Please follow this link to apply to the training school:

https://www.research.net/r/JJNPGFF

or use the QR code below:

 

You need to submit your application by the 8th of February at the latest.

There are 20 places available for this training school. In allocating places, we will aim for:
- An equitable balance of researchers and practitioners
- An equitable gender balance
- An equal balance of Early Careers Investigators (ECls), and those engaging in lifelong learning
- An equitable geographical distribution of members from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs)

For those participating in the training school, the following financial support and administrative rules apply:
- The reimbursement rate per day is EUR 160 maximum
- Up to EUR 400 may be allocated for the travel expenses (depends on Domestic, near countries, far countries)
- Grant for Trainees can vary depending on the country of the Trainees (e.g. Domestic, near countries, far countries)
- Prior the Training School, the trainees must register on e-COST: https://e-services.cost.eu.
- No advance payments are available: All costs will be reimbursed after the event.


Trainees eligible to be reimbursed:
Trainees must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by, or affiliated to, an institution, organisation or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.

Trainees eligible for reimbursement:
1. Trainees from COST Full Members / COST Cooperating Member.
2. Trainees from Approved NNC Institutions.
3. Trainees from Approved European RTD Organisations.

Trainees not eligible to be reimbursed:
1. Trainees from COST Partner Members.
2. Trainees from Approved IPC Institutions.
3. Trainees from Approved IO, EU Commission, Bodies, Offices and Agencies.
4. Other Trainees not specifically mentioned as being eligible.

If you have any questions, please contact me at martin.j.persson@hkr.se