Course and Workshop Basic and Translational Endocrinology

Course date: 15 April 2013 - 19 April 2013
Location: Erasmus MC

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The aim of this course and workshop is to offer a comprehensive, interactive introduction to the field of basic and translational Endocrinology, including the paediatric aspects. The course aims at a small and specialised audience of PhD students working in this field, who like to gain in-depth knowledge.

This course and workshops are primarily organized for PhD students and postdocs of the Postgraduate Schools MolMed and MGC. Other participants, such as: students, young MD’s and research technicians of the Erasmus MC or LUMC, as well as other researchers in this field are welcome on ‘first come first served’ basis. The total number of participants is limited to 25, the maximum of participants who give presentations is 16.

In the course program, a more important role is reserved for self-study of the participants under the guidance of the teachers and moderators, and their presentations about chosen subjects on Thursday afternoon and the whole Friday.

Days 1 and 2, Monday and Tuesday morning, will start with an overview given by the moderator in a Q&A form by the participants themselves, as a ‘refreshments class’. The morning and afternoon sessions of the Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are each dedicated to one of the 6 specific themes of this course & workshop.

For the first time, we organise a special Mini-symposium with 4 keynote speakers on Wednesday, in the afternoon session. The central theme will be: Epigenetics. Internationally renowned keynote speakers will highlight these themes of the course:

  • Frank Grosveld, on Epigenetic regulation of gene expression
  • Marika Charalambous, on Imprinted genes in relation to "developmental origins of health"
  • Arturo Hernandez, on Genomic imprinting of the Dio3 locus; studies in Dio3-/- mice
  • Joyce van Meurs, on Epigenetics & high throughput

Attending these keynote lectures without attending the full course is also possible. Inform us beforehand if you wish to do so.

Full attendance required

It is required that all participants attend the whole course, from Monday morning until Friday afternoon, and also participate in the presentations. When this is not possible, please ask the organisation (f.vanvliet@...) permission before you register!

Recommended textbook
We expect that the participants study previously some chapters from the recommended textbook of this course: Boron en Boulpaep; Medical Physiology, Second Edition

Erica van den Akker, Leo Hofland, Robin Peeters, Jenny Visser, Frank van Vliet

Full participation in this course is 2,2 ECTS

Attendance fees
The subscription fee of non-commercial participants for the Course is € 700. Discounts are handled as followed:

• All PhD students get a discount of 50 % and pay € 350.
• All participants from the MolMed school get a discount of 100 % and pay € 0.


General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School Molmed

From August 1st, 2012 the following financial rules apply:

Non-commercial course, symposium or workshop fee: €200/day, €750/week

• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%.
• Other Erasmus MC participants, e.g. of MGC, COEUR, NIHES: discount of 50%.
• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.
• Master’s students who are paying the fee from their personal budget: discount of 75%.

There is one fee for the entire course. There is no reduction for partial participation.

The SPSS Course and the R Course have shorter course days. The SPSS Course counts as a 2-days course and the R Course as a 3-days course.

Commercial participants & sponsors: companies are invited to inquire about commercial participant tuition fees and about sponsoring.

Those who register for a course, symposium or workshop agree with these financial conditions.

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