Groningen, Netherlands

Transplantation Medicine

when 10 June 2023 - 13 June 2023
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 400

At the 2023 Transplantation Medicine Summer School (SSTX), participants can expect to learn about the latest innovations in the field of transplantation medicine. The SSTX will be full of fascinating presentations, fun workshops, and challenging assignments. Experts from all around the world will give lectures on the current advances and research in the field. Transplant donors and recipients will also join us to share their own experiences, which will allow participants to get an insight into the daily life of transplant patients.

Participants will also gather together in small groups to complete transplantation-medicine-related assignments, which will increase their understanding. Our goal is to stimulate discussions among participants and students’ interest in research from an early stage. We will also encourage contact between themselves and renowned transplantation medicine specialists at our summer school.

Specifically, participants will gain insight into the technical aspects of solid organ transplantation, transplant immunology and will have a chance to participate in a live heart, lung and kidney machine perfusion workshop. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss novel findings within the field of machine perfusion, and how this procedure is revolutionizing transplantation medicine and donor organ viability.

Alongside our educational programme, participants will also have fun during our active social programme!

We would like to emphasize that the SSTX will include a very active and sporty social programme, with daily cycling, and extracurricular activities such as canoeing, sailing and/or archery.

Course leader

Dr. C. Moers - Faculty of Medical Sciences

Prof. Dr. H.G.D. Leuvenink - Faculty of Medical Sciences

Target group

The Summer School is open to advanced undergraduate students and master students in any medical field of study including Medicine, Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.
The Transplantation Summer School is open to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of any Biomedical Science with a special interest in transplantation medicine.
As Transplantation Medicine doesn’t involve just doctors, we aim to invite those of multiple disciplines, that may even be outside of the medical field. In that way, the challenges of transplantation medicine can be future shared.
PhD students with transplant medicine-related work are also encouraged to participate
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

Goals of the Medical Sciences Summer School Transplantation Medicine
To introduce medically educated students to the various aspects of solid organ transplantation with focus on the limitations/complications we are facing today.
Collaboratively find ways to understand/tackle these problems through clinical and scientific research.

Credits info

Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 400: includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, transportation, excursions and insurance