Translational Neurosciences 'Ageing Brain'
3-12 July 2019
Are you fascinated by neurology and translational neurosciences? Are you interested in research as well as the clinical side? Do you want to learn a lot in 10 days, together with students from all over the world? Do you want to see what the UMCG, the university of Groningen and the city of Groningen have to offer? Participate in the ‘International Summer School Ageing Brain’!
During the Summer School – 3 -12 July 2019– you will be offered a sophisticated educational programme with many interesting lectures, workshops and challenging assignments, as well as an exciting social programme.
The fee will be €650 euro per participant. This includes the educational programme, meals, accomodation, as well as our social programme. If you are interested in exploring the frontiers of neurosciences, please submit your application before the 1st of April 2019.
Ageing poses an increasing burden on European societies. Currently, treatment of age-related diseases is highly demanding in time and money. The ongoing demographic ageing of the population will require substantial reorganization of the health care budgets and infrastructure of hospitals and nursing homes. Particularly, neurodegenerative diseases resulting in dementia and motor disability urgently require our attention.
Each day of the summer school consist of different ageing brain topics, e.g. the brain anatomy, developing brain, brain-influencing factors, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease and medicine in the future. The different aspects will be approached in a broad way: clinical, pathophysiology, technological and social aspects will all be part of the Summer School.
During the programme there will be interactive lectures from professional speakers, experts and patients. There will also be a lot of workshops, for example a hands-on workshop brain anatomy. Besides this, there will be a trip to Twente. We will visit the technical faculty where they do a lot of research in innovative, technical medical aspects.
Group assignments are an integral and critical part of the programme. During these sessions, participants will work in small, multidisciplinary teams on group assignments. With this group assignment participants will learn about scientific skills and how to use them in developing a medical product.
Application procedure - step by step
1. Fill out the application form
2. After we received your application you will receive a confirmation and the assignment to send your resume and list of (recent) grades.
3. Apart from your resume we would like you to write a personal piece, which includes a description of your personality, personal characteristics and why you fit in our Summer School. (PICTURE INCLUDED)
4. Please also send a motivational letter (500-700 words), in which we would like you to elaborate on the following points:
- What is your interest in the field of (clinical) neuosciences?
- Are you generally interested in science, and if so, what have you already accomplished in this area? (include example as addendum)
- Include an example of how you have developed your entrepreneurial skills so far.
- For what reason did you choose to attend a Summer School in the city of Groningen?
- What are your expectations of this Summer School?
5. At last send an abstract from one of your articles. If you haven’t published an article yet, it is also possible to send us a literature review about a research question of your own choice.
6. Wait for response/ confirmation mail from our organising committee that all required documents have been received and your application will be considered. Should we need any further information, we will be in contact. Please be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered for this summer school.
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