Netherlands, Groningen

Transplantation Medicine

when 10 June 2019 - 13 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 0.5 EC
fee EUR 300

At the 2019 Transplantation Medicine Summer School, participants can expect to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in the field of transplantation medicine. This summer school will be filled with presentations by world-leading doctors in the field of transplantation from the University of Groningen itself, as well as from our partner schools located in South America as well as within Europe. Special transplant patients present at the summer school will also share their own experiences as a transplant donor, or recipient, to give us an even greater understanding of whats at stake in transplanation. In addition, a live donor-nephrectomy and kidney transplant operation will be displayed during the summer school, which is a great insight into what exactly goes on during transplantation. For the duration of summer school, we will get into the nitty gritty of transplantation medicine with focus on the current advancements, and new research that has been undertaken. Students will also gather together in small groups to complete transplantation-medicine related assignments that are based on the presentations and other miscallaneous events throughout the day to further consolidate their understanding of the matters at hand. Our summer school functions to stimulate students’ interest in research from an early stage and to give students the opportunity to discuss their research findings with others while also encouraging contact between themselves and transplantation medicine specialists at our summer school.

Course leader

Prof. Willem J. van Son (chair)
Dr. Marc A.J. Seelen, Dr. Henri G.D. Leuvenink
Dr. Michiel E. Erasmus, Prof. Martin C. Harmsen
Drs. Marieke de Boer, Drs. Christina Krikke

Target group

• The Summer School is open to advanced undergraduate students and master students in Medicine or Biomedical Sciences.
• Also starting PhD students in a transplantation related project are 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

1.To introduce (bio)medical students into the various aspects of solid organ transplantation with focus on the limitations/complications we are facing today.
2.How to understand/tackle these problems by performing scientific research.

Credits info

0.5 EC
A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

Fee info

EUR 300: (inludes: accommodation, meals, educational and leisure activities, transport between Groningen and Zuidkaap)