Deliverable Projects

  1. Maintain a tailored program appealing to young investigators during the IPITA biennial Congress.
  2. Maintain a young investigator networking event/reception or social event at IPITA Congresses.
  3. Develop a webinar on professional development/leadership skills.
  4. Build a database of resources for grants, scholarships, courses and training opportunities for trainees in the field.
  5. Maintain and improve the IPITA social media presence.
  6. Provide mentorship to Young Investigators/Graduate students and create lasting mentor – mentee relationships (matching by research interests). Improve provision of resources for the mentee/mentor to enable and incentivize their role in enabling the next generation of researchers.7. Serve as a sounding board for young investigator IPITA members and represent their interests to the Council. Facilitate communications platforms for the Council and IPITA Members.
  7. Interaction with funding and regulatory agencies to discuss funding priorities for the development of the next generation of beta cell replacement therapies. Encourage funding agencies to feed RFAs and grant info into database (see 4).
  8. Organize virtual Journal Clubs – via social media and moderated by first authors/Young Investigators.
  9. Patient outreach and education at local institutions and during IPITA Congresses – improve knowledge and understanding, whilst ensuring realistic expectations about current and emerging therapies. Fundraising.
  10. Job postings for fellows, junior faculty, graduate students and staff via social media.