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Summer School - Bone, Joint and Tendon Care, 3-12 July 2019, Netherlands

Publish Date: Jan 25, 2019

Deadline: Apr 01, 2019

Event Dates: from Jul 03, 2019 12:00 to Jul 12, 2019 12:00

Bone, Joint & Tendon Care

3-12 July 2019

The goal of this second edition of our summer school in Bone, Joint & Tendon Care (BJTC) is to teach a yearly, English taught, a 7-day programme using a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of healthy aging and movement disorders. It consists of both an educational programme and a social programme. The BJTC will be hosted by the University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, in collaboration with all departments involved with movement and exercise (Orthopaedics, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Human Movement Sciences and Rehabilitation Medicine).

The educational programme will include interactive lectures by specialist doctors from the departments of orthopaedic surgery, traumatology, sport and exercise medicine and rehabilitation medicine. The main themes these lectures will be encompassed in are:

• Physiology of Ageing
• Joint wear and replacement
• Ageing and Fractures
• Benefits of exercise

Furthermore, there will be fun workshops where the knowledge learned during the lectures will be put into practice through anatomical dissections and the use of novel modern-age technology to name a few!

Lastly, besides the educational programme, we will have a strong social one with many activities to ensure a week of fun! You will get to know the other international participants both inside and outside the hospital. We will share lovely meals in the city center and experience Dutch culture at its finest both in Groningen and in Amsterdam where we will spend two days at the end of the week!

At the end of the course, participants will be rewarded with a certificate justifying their attendance and participation equivalent to 2 ECTS. 

General Information


600 euros include:

- Accommodation from July 3rd to July 12th in the Student Hotel Groningen

- Food and beverages (breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinners) on course days

750 euros include the above and additionally a trip to Amsterdam:

- Breakfast, lunch and a delicious dinner in the heart of the city

- Accommodation

Fees do not include the following costs:

- Travel to and from the Netherlands (e.g. destination Amsterdam Schiphol airport or Groningen Airport)

- Travel to Groningen (e.g. by car, train)

- Visa costs

- Costs for immunization and MRSA sampling if not obtained already.

Course Information

Target group

Students and postgraduates with a background in any study with a focus on movement and movement disorders (e.g. medicine, biomedical sciences, movement sciences, biomedical technology, physical therapy) are encouraged to apply.

Level requirements

The University of Groningen is a research university. This means that our summer school is research-driven and targets students or postgraduates who are interested in learning in the new advances in bone, joint, and tendon care. As this summer school is taught in English, a good command of the English language is required. Therefore it is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.


 The summer school programme will start on Wednesday the 3rd of July 2019 and ends on Friday the 12th of July 2019. The optional trip to Amsterdam is on Saturday 20 July. We recommend participants to arrive before Wednesday at 3 PM, so they can participate in the welcoming activities.

Workload + certificate

The educational programme will consist of interactive lectures and workshops during the day. In the evening, the social programme will begin. In the meantime, time will be allocated in our Central Medical Library located within the hospital itself to prepare a research proposal in small groups. This can be of any topic of your choice, the more original the better! You will present your work in a closing scientific symposium, may the best group win! Furthermore, to ensure that you have gained valuable skills and knowledge from this summer school, a quiz will be organized at the start and end of the week. Please note that as this is the second edition of the Bone, Joint & Tendon Care summer school, this quiz will help us for the future.

Language requirements

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language because all lectures and workshops are taught in English. Before applying, make sure that you can express yourself freely in English to enable proper understanding and stimulate group interaction. That said, no formal English language test is required.

 Learning outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

• show the importance of ageing on movement (disorders)
• form an opinion about movement related research and development
• write down a research proposal
• work in a multidisciplinary collaboration, and communication with peers from all around the world

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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