The second phase of the MOSAICS training days for 2020 took place from 14 – 16 October, this time face-to-face at Oortjeshekken in Nijmegen. The ESRs underwent a full day of statistics training on the first day, headed by Hans Burgerhof from the University of Groningen. The latest research on objective and subjective measures in cochlear implantation was presented by John van Opstal and Marc van Wanrooij (Donders Institute), as well as Lucas Mens (Radboud university medical center), on day 2 of the training. This was followed by a collaborative approach to complex cases, where the ESRs came together to apply their knowledge on how to address challenging patient cases presented by supervisor Wendy Huinck. The week ended with an insightful morning of academic writing skills, where Professor Jos van der Meer shared his expertise on approaches to writing academic articles for journal submission.
November will see some exciting events within MOSAICS. On 5 November 2020, the ESRs will participate in an online meeting with the MOSAICS External Advisory Board for collaborative input on the current progress and next steps of their respective projects. November 6th will see MOSAICS Promotor Emmanuel Mylanus as a keynote speaker at the Hearing4all International Symposium 2020. His presentation is titled, “Variability in performance with cochlear implants in adults; our search for answers”. Loes Beckers (ESR 2) and Nikki Tromp (ESR 3) were scheduled to present the basis of their MOSAICS research at the OPCI (Onafhankelijk Platform Cochleaire Implantatie) symposium in Nijkerk on 7 November. Unfortunately, due to the new corona regulations in the Netherlands, the event has been postponed until further notice.
The ESRs would like to thank the organisers, speakers and other attendees for their valuable time and input during the training days, which have certainly sparked new inspiration and motivation for the next phase of MOSAICS. Look out for our new “Meet the ESRs” series coming soon!
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