Why should young investigators attend the ISRII conference?
As a young investigator (or early career researcher) it can often be difficult to access funds to attend international conferences, and even more difficult to decide which conferences are going to be most worthwhile to attend given this limited access to funding.
For those researchers with an interest in eHealth, mHealth, internet interventions, mobile and wireless devices, digital gaming, virtual reality, remote sensing, or robotics, the ISRII scientific meeting is an ideal conference to attend.
Every 12 to 18 months this conference brings together world leaders in existing and emerging information and communication technologies targeting behavioral, psychosocial, health and mental health outcomes. Members include researchers, clinicians, engineers and computer scientists, informaticists, software developers, economists, and policy experts across the public and private sectors. For young investigators, this access to experts spanning a broad range of fields and disciplines, presents an unprecedented learning and networking opportunity.
ISRII is committed to supporting and nurturing young investigators. At the upcoming 9th Scientific Meeting, to be held in Berlin, an exciting programme of sessions and events for young investigators is planned. These include:
- A young investigator colloquium, in which selected young investigators that aim to build a research career in e-/m-health are invited to submit ideas for research proposals. Senior ISRII members will provide individual feedback.
- A student and early career researcher mentoring breakfast, in which students and early career attendees can connect with senior scientists on an informal basis and get individual advice.
- An early career researcher informal social event, in which students and early careers can connect with each other, establish their network and explore the dynamic bar and party scene of Berlin.
Travel awards to support attendance at the conference will also be available for young investigators.
We hope you will join us in Berlin.
Louise Thornton, University of New South Wales, Australia
ISRII Early Career Researcher Committee
David Ebert, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany
Conference Chair & ISRII President-elect