New & Improved Basic Science Courses

Redesigned concept
3 topics – 3 centres – 3 cities

Your opportunity! Your chance to select the topic that best matches your research focus!

Choose one of the following three Basic Science Courses in 2020 best suited to your background and upon which you wish to enhance your skill and comprehension levels. Read more details and apply for one of the Basic Science Course topics below.

Apply by March 6, 2020.

Note: Individuals are only permitted to apply for one of the three Basic Science Courses in 2020.

What do the new and improved Basic Science Courses offer? 

Notably smaller groups (maximum 15 individuals), a considerable increase in the amount of time allocated for hands-on training, increased participant interaction with tutors and faculty and so much more. The exclusive and intimate settings within which participants are able to learn from faculty are unparalleled in terms of the academic and social benefits they produce. 

This course is an educational activity for young PhDs and basic science oriented MDs in the field of gastroenterology across Europe and combines state-of-the-art lectures with hands-on training in the laboratory. This course is focused on the relevance of gut microbiota in health and disease, on different tools for microbiota analysis, and on available therapeutic avenues to manipulate gut microbiota.


Venue: 

Fondazione Policlinico Universitario "A. Gemelli" IRCCS
Largo "A. Gemelli"
8 - 00168 Rome, Italy


Learning objectives:

  • Gain theoretical knowledge about clinical relevance, analysis, and therapeutic modulation, of gut microbiota. 
  • Practice different diagnostic tools to analyse gut microbiota, and preparation of samples for FMT.

Target audience:

  • Clinicians, basic scientists, microbiologists and microbiota-oriented physicians in the field of gastroenterology with post-graduate training in gastroenterology
  • ≤ 5 years research experience in the field
  • Age 40 and below

Programme:

The following course directors are responsible for the scientific programme:

  • Antonio Gasbarrini (Italy)
  • Giovanni Cammarota (Italy)
  • Maurizio Sanguinetti (Italy)
  • Gianluca Ianiro (Italy)

This course will be held in Leuven, Belgium.

This course is an educational opportunity for young PhDs and basic science oriented MDs in the field of gastroenterology across Europe and combines state-of-the-art lectures with hands-on training in the laboratory. This course is focused on motility, inflammation and sensitivity of the gastrointestinal tract in health and in disease, all as relevant factors in symptom generation and as therapeutic target. Enhance your professional network through close academic and social interactions with highly regarded faculty and peers from diverse backgrounds.

Co-organised by KU Leuven / TARGID


Learning objectives:

  • How to use animal models to elucidate the pathophysiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders.
  • How to set up motility and sensitivity studies in healthy controls to understand disease mechanisms in neurogastroenterology.
  • Application of specific techniques in basic and translational research in neurogastroenterology & motility research.

Target audience:

  • Clinicians, researchers, physiologists and basic scientists with a scientific interest in motility and gastroenterology, gut-brain disorders and advanced human motility measurements in the early to middle stages of their career
  • ≤ 5 years research experience in the field
  • Age 40 and below

Programme:

The following course directors are responsible for the scientific programme:

  • Jan Tack (Belgium)
  • Tim Vanuytsel (Belgium)
  • Ricard Farré, (Belgium)
  • Gianluca Matteoli (Belgium)

This course is a unique educational activity for young PhDs and basic science oriented MDs in the field of visceral medicine across Europe and combines state-of-the-art lectures with hands-on training in emerging lab techniques related to cancer research in the GI tract. A distinguished faculty of experts in gastroenterology, surgery, neurogastroenterology and pathology leads discussions on the wide range of research possibilities and close faculty-attendee interaction will be emphasised.


Venue:

Department of Surgery
Klinikum rechts der Isar
Technical University of Munich
Ismaninger Str. 22
81675 Munich, Germany


Learning objectives:

  • Gain theoretical knowledge about models and methodology in hepato-gastroenterology related fields.
  • Have the opportunity to practice different methods to investigate these diseases.
  • Explore key methods: time lapse microscopy, organoids, flow cytometry, stellate cells and neuron isolation, confocal microscopy, liver resection in mice

Target audience:

  • Clinicians or basic scientists with post-graduate training in medical or surgical hepato-gastroenterology; or with non-clinical research training connected with hepato-gastroenterology (PhD student or comparable)
  • ≤ 5 years research experience in the field
  • Age 40 and below

Programme:

The following course directors are responsible for the scientific programme:

  • Helmut Friess (Germany)
  • Ekin Demir (Germany)
  • Rouzanna Istvanffy (Germany)

How to apply

In addition to filling out the application form, you will need to supply:

  • A short curriculum vitae (one page)
  • An abstract you have previously written (or choose to now write for the course) that briefly presents a past or current research project in your field of expertise or in alignment with the topic of the course for which you are applying. 30 lines maximum (use the master abstract as guidance).

Selection criteria

Participation in one of the Basic Science Courses is through selection only. A maximum of 15 participants per course will be invited.

The following criteria are taken into account:

  • Quality of the submitted abstract
  • Personal potential of the applicant (academic excellence, commitment to the subject and research interests)
  • Priority will be given to those who have not previously participated.
  • ≤ 5 years research experience in the field
  • Age 40 and below

To achieve diversity within the course, regional and gender balance will also be taken into consideration.  Applications are peer-reviewed and applicants selected by the course directors.

Please note that these criteria have no absolute delimitations and no legal weight.

An adequate level of English is required in order to properly follow the content of the course. 

Registration

Selected participants will be notified via e-mail in spring 2020.

Participants receive:

  • Free course registration and course material for the respective course
  • 2 nights of accommodation during the course (single room)
  • Lunches and coffee breaks throughout the course

All selected participants are required to attend the Basic Science Course in its entirety. Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Please note that no travel reimbursement will be provided.

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