Netherlands, Groningen

Ageing Brain

when 3 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 650

Are you fascinated by neurology and translational neurosciences? Are you interested in research as well as the clinical side? Do you enjoy working together with students from all over the world? And do you want to see what the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the University of Groningen and the city of Groningen have to offer? Participate in the ‘International Summer School Ageing Brain’!

Each day of the summer school is organized around one specific ageing brain topic, e.g. developing brain, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, neuroimaging, brain-influencing factors of the older brain, neuropsychiatry and medicine in the future. The different aspects will be approached in a broad way: clinical, pathophysiology, technological and social aspects will all be part of the Summer School.

One day of the summer school there will be a joined programme with the other Summer Schools: global health and paediatrics. This day we are going to focus on the Zika-virus from the view of neurosciences, global health and gynaecology. In the afternoon there will be a joined Ethics programme.

During the programme there will be interactive lectures from professional speakers, experts and patients. There will also be a lot of workshops, for example about using an EEG for neuro-imaging. Besides this, there will be a trip to Twente. We will visit there the technical faculty where they do a lot of research in innovative, technical medical aspects.

Course leader

Prof. J.D. Laman
Prof. Ir. N.M. Maurits

Target group

(Bio)medical Students in year 3 or 4 of their University programme

Course aim

The main goals of this Medical Sciences Summer School are:
1.To introduce (bio)medical students into the various fields of clinical neurosciences
2.To discuss current limitations/complications we are facing and
3.To demonstrate their translation into clinical/fundamental research questions.

Credits info

2 EC
A certificate of attendance will be awarded

Fee info

EUR 650: The fee will be €650 euro per participant. This includes the educational programme, meals, accomodation, as well as our social programme