July 4 to 8, 2016
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois Lausanne, Switzerland
The Course is intended to provide an introduction to the basic clinical and radiographic diagnostics and clinical management of skeletal dysplasias. Preference will be given to pediatricians, clinical geneticists and radiologists planning to develop a clinical diagnostic activity in the field of genetic skeletal diseases.
The number of participants is limited to 12. The official language is English.
‘Personalised Genomics: The Future is Now’
August 8 – 12, 2016
Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Course organizers: Bregje WM van Bon and Arjan PM de Brouwer
Genome variation makes you unique
Every individual is unique and this individuality is largely determined by variations in the genomic DNA that are present at birth. This blueprint forms the basis of who we are. Genome variation not only determines hair and eye colour but also predisposition to disease and physical reactions to medication.
Coming soon: personal genome information
Recent developments in the field of genetics enable us to map an entire genome in a matter of days at a reasonable cost. This information, which will be available to you in the (near) future, is essential to understanding the complex relationship between health and disease. At the moment genomewide information already plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis and treatment of heterogeneous monogenic disorders such as intellectual disability, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
In this one-week course, we will address the impact of genome information for the predisposition, diagnosis, progression, treatment and prevention of diseases. We will do this by using three model diseases: hereditary spastic paraplegia, intellectual disability, and dilated cardiomyopathy. You will assess data from real-life patients at the Department of Human Genetics of the Radboud University Medical Center and follow the path from patient to the use of genome information in daily life. We will draw on the latest developments in human genetics and their potential and limitations for personalised healthcare.
After this course you are able to:
- Analyse and interpret genome data
- Apply this knowledge to the predisposition, diagnosis, progression, treatment and prevention of diseases
For whom is this course designed
This course is designed for PhD and MSc students involved in human genetics. However, residents and fellows in human genetics, paediatrics, and metabolic diseases are also welcome.
No specific admission requirements are needed other than a BSc degree in life sciences including medicine. For additional information and application please visit the course website.
Cancer Genomics and Individualized Therapy
Dolphin Day Hotel, Syros island, Greece, September 22-26, 2016
"This programme provides contemporary academic and practical training in genetics applied to disease and healthcare. The core training aspect of this programme is a 25 week full-time research project.
The programme is suitable for science graduates who have a basic understanding of human genetics and molecular biology and graduates will be well qualified for a career in clinical or laboratory based genetic medicine (including biotech and industrial R&D).
For medical students this programme can be completed during undergraduate training or after qualification and will provide invaluable experience for those wishing to pursue a career in genetics or academic medicine.
Graduates from this programme will be well placed for pursuing further research through a PhD."