Utrecht, Netherlands

Childhood Cancer

when 8 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 450

Throughout this course you will learn more about the latest knowledge in the area of childhood cancer. This course will give students the latest knowledge in state-of-the-art treatment, innovative (bio)medicine and patient centered care in childhood cancer. Students participating in this course on childhood cancer will receive training in a stimulating academic environment created by the interaction of committed pediatric oncologists, research-oriented physicians, and fellows.

This course will be offered by the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology. The Princess Máxima Center is a Dutch, European and worldwide center of expertise for pediatric oncology. We are filled with boundless ambition, to cure each child with cancer, with optimal quality of life.

The objective of this course is to gain theoretical and practical experience in the fields of neuro-oncology, solid tumours and hemato-oncology including stem cell transplantation. You will also learn about disease-independent topics such as novel insights in tumor biology, molecular imaging, personalised medicine, quality of life issues and late effects of disease and treatment.

Every day the group of multidisciplinary students starts together with a case study. During the day the different groups of students (e.g. (bio)medical and nursing) will continue with their own discipline.

Themes that are covered during the course

Types of childhood cancer
Epidemiology of childhood cancer
Treatment and prognosis
Tumor predispositie
Conventional and innovative Imaging
Clinical research in childhood cancer
Clinical trial methodology
Psychosocial care and research
Supportive care
Late effects
Organization of childhood cancer
The Netherlands, shared care.

All students will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Course leader

N. Dors, MD & A.M.L. Peek, MD

Target group

This course is intended for - medical - biomedical science - pharmacy - nursing - other health care students (eg physiotherapy, psychology, pharmacy) who want to learn about childhood cancer, care and working in an international context.

Course aim

To provide students with the latest knowledge in the area of pediatric oncology.

Fee info

EUR 450: course + course materials
EUR 250: Housing fee (optional)

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