27 Oct 2021: The official start of ANDRONET!
The COST-supported network of andrologists and other specialists interested in male health (CA20119) has been formally kicked off by the first online meeting of the Management Committee (MC) and COST Officers on 27-28 October 2021. More than 50 representatives of 27 countries attended the meeting.
The delegates elected the leaders of ANDRONET:
Action Chair: Rafael Oliva (Spain) whose institution (Fundacio Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica (FCRB) in Barcelona is the Action Grant Holder and will provide administration
Action Vice-Chair: Csilla Krausz (Italy)
Grant Awarding Coordinator: Davor Ježek (Croatia)
Grant Awarding Co-Coordinators: Alberto de la Iglesia (Spain), Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer (Poland), Zsolt Kopa (Hungary)
Science Communication Coordinator: Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts (Denmark)
Science Communication Vice-Coordinator: Sandra Laurentino (Germany)
Science Communication Co-Coordinators: Aleksander Giwercman (Sweden) and João Ramalho-Santos (Portugal)
Working Group (WG) Leaders:
WG1- Research Coordination: Leader: Frank Tüttelmann (Germany), Vice-Leader: Judit Castillo (Spain), Co-Leaders: Kristian Almstrup (Denmark), Ana Katusic-Bojanac (Croatia), Katerina Komrskova (Czech Rep.), Antoni Riera Escamilla (Spain)
WG2 - Professional Education: Leader: Leen Antonio (Belgium), Vice-Leader: Csilla Krausz (Italy), Co-Leaders: Lars Björndahl (Sweden), Rosita Condorelli (Italy), Josanne Vassallo (Malta)
WG3 - Public Awareness: Leader: Andrea Sansone (Italy), Vice-Leader: Chris Barratt (UK), Co-Leaders: Eduard Ruiz-Castañe (Spain), Viktoria Rosta (Hungary)
ANDRONET is open to any professionals and researchers in the field of andrology. If you or members of your group want to join one of the working groups, please apply through the webpage: https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA20119/ in the Working Groups section.
The kick-off meeting was very lively, with a lot of discussion and comments in the plenary session and several breakout rooms dedicated to different aspects of the Action. The enthusiasm of the participants bodes well for the success of ANDRONET!