Groningen, Netherlands

Ageing Brain

when 6 July 2021 - 15 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 650

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, all programmes for 2020 have been cancelled.

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’!

During the Summer School – 6 -15 July 2020– you will be offered a sophisticated educational programme with many interesting lectures, workshops and challenging assignments, as well as an exciting social programme.

Each day of the summer school consists of different ageing brain topics, e.g. the brain anatomy, developing brain, brain-influencing factors, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease 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.

During the programme there will be interactive lectures from professional speakers, experts, and patients. There will also be a lot of workshops, for example a hands-on workshop on brain anatomy. Besides this, there will be a trip to Twente. We will visit 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, accommodation, as well as our social programme