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University Medical Center Groningen

Preliminary Programme 2017


Educational experience

Ageing poses an increasing burden on European societies. Currently, treatment of age-related diseases is highly demanding in time and money. The on-going 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 is organized around one specific ageing brain topic, e.g. developing brain, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, neuroimaging, brain-influencing factors of the older brain, neuropsychiatry 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.

One day of the summer school there will be a joined programme with the other Summer Schools: global health and paediatrics. This day we are going to focus on the Zika-virus from the view of neurosciences, global health and gynaecology. In the afternoon there will be a joined Ethics programme.

During the programme there will be interactive lectures from professional speakers, experts and patients. There will also be a lot of workshops, for example about using an EEG for neuro-imaging. Besides this, there will be a trip to Twente. We will visit there the technical faculty where they do a lot of research in innovative, technical medical aspects.

Fieldtrip Twente University, Enschede
Fieldtrip Twente University, Enschede

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.


Educational Programme 2017*

Sunday July 2nd - Welcoming
17.00 Registration open
18.00-19.00 Lecture designing and launching a product
19.00-20.00 Buffet
20.00-21.30 Social Programme

Monday July 3th - Introduction
08.00-08.45 Breakfast
09.00-10.00 Lecture introduction Summer school
10.00-11.00 UMCG tour en MRSA check
11.00-12.00 Lecture Abel Tasman Grant Programme UMCG
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Lecture goals/approach group assignment
15.00-18.00 Poster presentation
18.00-20.00 Dinner
20.00-21.30 Social Programme

Tuesday July 4th - Anatomy, embryology, developing brain
08.00-08.45 Breakfast
09.00-11.00 Hands-on workshop brain anatomy
11.00-12.00 Lecture Development disorders by children
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Lecture Influence of Epilepsy to ageing brain
14.00-18.00 Group assignment
18.00-20.00 Dinner
20.00-22.00 Social Programme

Wednesday July 5th - Neuroimaging ageing factors
08.00-08.45 Breakfast
09.00-10.00 Group assignment
10.00-12.00 Lecture Protein Aggregation
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-16.00 Hands-on workshop EEG, EMG, Ultrasound
16.00-17.00 Lecture Nighttime Routines and the importance of sleep.
17.00-18.00 Lecture Physical activity, exercise and brainfunctions
18.00-21.00 Dinner
21.00-22.00 Social Programme

Thursday July 6th - Fieldtrip to Enschede/ Technical university of Twente
08.00-20.00 Training facilities, centre for TM, research innovations
20.00-21.00 Dinner
21.00-22.00 Social Programme

Friday July 7th - Parkinson and Alzheimer
08.00-08.45 Breakfast
09.00-10.00 Lecture Alzheimer disease pathophysiology
10.00-11.00 Lecture Alzheimer treatment
11.00-12.00 Patient lecture Parkinson
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Lecture Parkinson treatment: Deep brain stimulation for memory
14.00-15.00 Workshop Anatomy imaging MRI, Diagnosing Alzheimer
15.00-18.00 Group Assignment
18.00-20.00 barbecue with the other Summer Schools
20.00-22.00 Social Programme

Saturday 8th en Sunday 9th of July
Social Programme fieldtrip to Schiermonnikoog

Monday 10th of July - Neuroworld: Zika and ethics
08.00-08.45 Breakfast
09.00-12.00 Lecture Zika
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13:00-15:30 Group discussion on the protocol of Groningen
15:30-17:00 Lecture on graduate school
17:00-18:30 Group Assignment
18:30-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Social Programme

Tuesday 11th of July - Neuropsychology
08:00-08.45 Breakfast
09:00-10:00 Lecture The depression epidemic
10:00-11:00 Lecture Ketamine therapy in depression
11:00-12:00 Lecture Are we our brain?
12:00-13:00 lunch
13:00-15:00 Group Assignment
15:00-16:00 Lecture Clinical Reasoning
16:00-17:00 Lecture Robotica in Neurology
17:00-18:00 Live video surgery
18:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Social Programme

Wednesday 12th of July - Brain in the future
08:00-08.45 Breakfast
09:00-10:00 Patient Lecture Stroke
10:00-11:00 Lecture Future Health
11:00-12:00 Digital Evaluation
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:00 Presentations to Panel
16:00-18:00 Drinks with other Summer Schools
18:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Social Programme

*Check regularly for updates of the educational programme 2017

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