Case Study – EANM17 Daily Youth Forum

EANM17 (The European Association of Nuclear Medicine) annual congress is attended by approximately 6,300 delegates from around the world (even though its a ‘European’ meeting.) 50% of attendees are under 35 years of age.

As part of EANM’s strategy to continue attracting the next generation of nuclear scientists to its conferences and congress, they offer daily lunchtime training sessions on topics of high relevance to young people. Even though this congress is a scientific meeting, a very large number of young delegates choose to attend these sessions.

In 2017, Roy Sheppard delivered three x 90 minute interactive lectures on the following topics:

  • Building a professional network
  • Presentation skills masterclass and
  • “Be Stronger: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually”

“Be Stronger” which included practical strategies to reduce stress and increase resilience, was the most attended, attracting nearly 500 young (and some not-so-young) delegates.