2017 Fondation Santé Fellows Symposium
On October 6, 2017, we organized the first Fondation Santé Fellows Symposium in Athens. All grant recipients attended and presented their work, and all emphasized how crucial our support is in the current research funding environment in Greece. The level of funding of financial support we provide is modest but the program is reliably available every year, which is extremely important in a country where sources of funding are unreliable making planning difficult.
The meeting was a great success, largely because it enabled the attendees to meet, foster collaborations, and establish a sense of community. We plan to host similar gatherings on a regular basis.