The 1st UZH-TUMS International USERN Summer School for Primary Immunodeficiencies (PIDs)
the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran
Scientifically supported by Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)
June 8-12, 2020
Prof. Dr. Nima Rezaei
Prof. Dr. Jana Pachlopnik Schmid
Topic, relevance and sustainability of the activity
Importantly, and focusing on the importance of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID), the international collaborations could be highly advantageous in better understanding of these diseases which would result in health promotion of affected patients and families. Reviewing the characterizes of PIDs, as well as the history of new PID discoveries during the past few decades, quite a large proportion of gene discoveries took place only in the context of international collaboration between several scientists of different countries. Therefore, and in order to train a more intelligent generation of scientists in the field of PID, we decided to organize an international summer school with cooperation of University of Zurich (UZH) and Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). This school, which will be hopefully continued in the next years as well, will target junior scientists and students under 40 years of age, and purposes in both theoretical and practical education of the most important routes of PID.
The International Summer School for Primary Immunodeficiency diseases will cover a wide variety of subjects in the area of primary immunodeficiency diseases, from disease mechanisms and animal models, to improving diagnoses, to novel treatments. There will be lectures, workshops and selected oral presentations by participants.
Objectives and potential results
The International Summer School for Primary Immunodeficiency diseases (PID) will cover a wide variety of subjects in the area of primary immunodeficiency diseases, from disease mechanisms and animal models, to the clinical aspects and patient care. The objectives of this course could be summarized as follow:
- Educating the basic and the most important roots of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID)
- Improving both theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge in the matter of PID
- Creating scientific links between senior and junior scientist, to be continued in the future as well
- Reaching the final long-term goal of promotion in patients’ care and reducing the mortality and morbidity rates of these diseases
The scientific program of the course will be topic-based, which will focus on a specific aspect of PID in each day.
Day1: Clinical Immunology: From Bench to Bedside
Day2: Primary Antibody Deficiencies
Day3: T Cell Deficiencies
Day4: Innate Immunity
Day5: Other Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
The main target group will be PhD students working in the field of primary immunodeficiency diseases and motivated medical students with the aim to familiarize with clinical and research aspects in the field of primary immunodeficiency diseases and rare disease in general. The applicants would be selected based on their resume, motivation letter, and research background. There will be ample time for discussions, teamwork, as well as for socializing
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