Netherlands, Groningen

Transplantation Medicine

when 11 June 2017 - 14 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 ECTS
fee EUR 300

This summer school has a focus on clinical-scientific research, aiming at the improvement of patient care. The main goal of a Medical Sciences School is recruiting young potentials, i.e. enthusiastic and talented students who are attracted by combining patient care with doing scientific research. So a Medical Sciences School is targeting clinical-scientific research and strives for scientific co-operation and pre- and post-graduate education at an international level, trying to attract students already interested in research, e.g. students involved in the Junior Scienitific Masterclass. The intentions are to stimulate students’ interest in research from an early stage on, to allow PhD students the opportunity to report on their research subjects and to encourage contact between research project leaders.
The format of a Medical Sciences School is based on the intense interaction between students and masters.

A variety of lectures will be given by experts in the field. Furthermore, transplant recipients will contribute by lectures or interviews to illustrate the view of the patient and will give examples of the down side of organ transplantation, hence stressing the need for improvement of patient care. The participant will actively discuss and present scientific articles in small groups. A course book is composed.

Course leader

Prof. Willem J. van Son (chair)
Dr. Marc A.J. Seelen, Dr. Henri G.D. Leuvenink
Dr. Michiel E. Erasmus, Prof. Martin C. Harmsen
Drs. Marieke de Boer, Drs. Christina Krikke

Target group

•Selected medical students from Groningen and Mannheim interested in transplantation medicine/transplantation research.
•Selected medical students interested in transplantation medicine/transplantation research from preferred partners of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen.
•Also students whose abstract on transplantation medicine has been selected for a presentation at the ISCOMS (International Student Congress of Medical Sciences) are cordially invited to participate.

Course aim

1.To introduce (bio)medical students into the various aspects of solid organ transplantation with focus on the limitations/complications we are facing today.
2.How to understand/tackle these problems by performing scientific research.

Credits info

A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

Fee info

EUR 300: The fee is 300 euro for non-RUG students
EUR 200: The fee is 200 euro for RUG students