EASD Oxford Workshop
The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) organises annually an Oxford Workshop on diabetes research. Participation is by invitation only and invitations are extended by the scientific co-ordinators and co-chairs.
The EASD Oxford Workshops bring together 20-25 experts by invitation only to attempt to chart the future course of the chosen field, rather than simply review familiar data as is the case at most other meetings.
A particular feature of these events is that each senior scientist is asked to bring a postdoctoral Fellow. The Fellows are expected to play an active role in the meeting: typically they present the data and the senior scientists are more active during the lengthy discussion periods. In turn, the Workshop offers them a unique opportunity to spend a few days with leading international experts in their field.
There are also keynote lectures from leading scientists from outside the field of diabetes. All participants live in the college, thus sampling the typical Oxford atmosphere.