- ABOUT US
|Basic Science Committee|
Chairwoman: Laura de Girolamo (Italy)
‘Basic-science’ sounds rather distant, and perhaps inferior, to ‘clinical research’. But ‘basic’ here means ‘fundamental’, in the sense of being necessary to — and hence supportive of — the more ‘applied’ types of research. We all know that a house, especially a large house, requires a strong and solid foundation. And we know that foundations by themselves cannot complete that house. A superstructure is also needed. But the two parts together can create the perfect dwelling.
This is exactly the message that the ESSKA Basic Science Committee would like to spread! Our mission is to integrate basic knowledge with applied research, especially for the emerging bio-technologies and biomechanics. Our Committee will act as a common underlay for all the other ESSKA Committees and Sections. We can provide them with support and a reference.
Other activities for 2016-2018 have begun, one being the preparation of a booklet about the Best Practice in Clinical Trials. We also wish to reinforce our bonds with other societies who share our interests, such as EORS, TERMIS, ICRS and many others, as well as the ESSKA affiliated societies, creating joint-events for the next two years.
Do stay tuned and follow our events and initiatives, and please feel free to propose ideas and projects that you would like us to include in our future activities, because our aim is to be closer and closer to ESSKA members and be supportive of your activities.
Laura de Girolamo