Netherlands, Groningen

Oncology: A course on clinical and experimental oncology

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 600

During the summerschool oncology 2016 the educational program will have two parts; in the morning there are lectures for the whole group and in the afternoon the group splits into the clinically oriented group-T1 and the research oriented group- T2. The afternoons are spent doing more practical learning, such as, case presentations, poster presentation, lab and ward rounds, problem based learning and workshops.

Most of the evenings will have a varied social program for relaxation and further getting to know each other.

Course leader

Dr. de Vries, MD PhD

Target group

Medical students

Course aim

T1 track: The goal of this track is to get familiar with ontological care in practice, to learn about treatment of the most common tumors and learn about oncology-related problems. It focuses on communication with patients, palliative care, pain management, terminal care and euthanasia. In the afternoon, the track will continue with a clinical program including; clinical reasoning, discussion about prepared and presented cases from the participants, ward rounds, skills training at the Clinical Training Centre, tours to the radiology department and the PET centre, etc.

T2 track: The purpose of this program is to introduce various exciting aspects of translational oncological research, with a focus on cutting edge research topics from within the University Medical Center Groningen. The participants of this track attend the same morning program as the clinical T1 track. The afternoons will be different and more research based. The students will be introduced to different facilities and laboratories and given interactive lectures by top-researchers from different backgrounds. The research areas that will be covered are: Fundamentals of preclinical and clinical cancer research, t argeted therapy (bench to bedside), epigenetics in cancer, systems biology, tumor stem cells, tumor imaging and patient tailored therapy. Furthermore , participants will briefly present their own researchand have the opportunity to gain some hands-on experience in performing laboratory experiments.

Credits info

A certificate of attendance will be awarded after participating in the entire educational and research course.

Fee info

EUR 600: The fee includes the educational and research course, meals, accommodation in a student guesthouse, as well as several social activities.