Switzerland, Au (Zurich)

4th radiz Rare Diseases Summer School

when 13 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 250

The 4th radiz Rare Diseases Summer School will focus on a wide variety of subjects in the arena of rare diseases, from disease mechanisms and animal models, to improving diagnoses, to novel therapeutics. There will be lectures and workshops on drug development, model organisms, how to choose clinical endpoints, clinical trials, regulatory aspects, patient registries, patient initiated research, ethical considerations, as well as what rare diseases may tell us about common diseases.
The summer school will contain lectures by national and international rare disease experts, workshops, and poster presentations by participants.

Course leader

Rare Disease Initiative Zurich - radiz, led by Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Baumgartner, University Childrens Hospital Zurich.

Target group

The school addresses clinicians, physician-scientists, postdocs, and PhD students as well as select students from various disciplines such as medicine, biology, pharmaceutical science, psychology, sociology, and related fields. Up to 30 participants will be admitted. There are a limited number of spaces available to participants from industry. Participants are responsible for having valid insurance and a valid visa, if applicable, for Switzerland.
Participants are expected to present a poster about their work or research interests related to rare diseases at the Summer School. The best posters will be awarded a prize.

Course aim

A high faculty-to-student ratio will allow participants to optimally benefit from the varied expertise of the faculty. There will be ample time for discussions, teamwork, as well as for socializing.

Credits info

Please contact us directly regarding Credits.

Fee info

CHF 250: A non-refundable registration fee of CHF 250 for participants from academia and clinics. The fee becomes due upon notification of acceptance. Participants are responsible for their own travel. Accommodation on lake Zurich, close to the conference venue, will be organized, but needs to be pre-paid by participants.
CHF 500: OR a a non-refundable registration fee of CHF 500 for participants from industry. The fee becomes due upon notification of acceptance. Participants are responsible for their own travel. Accommodation on lake Zurich, close to the conference venue, will be organized, but needs to be pre-paid by participants.