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Clinical Genomics and NGS

29/04/2018 - 04/05/2018

Bertinoro (Italy), April 29 – May 4, 2018
31st Course jointly organized by ESGM, ESHG AND CEUB

Target Audience:
This course is for those young professionals in Clinical and Medical genetics who want to learn about Clinical Genomics in the era of NGS. The course is based on the experience established by the European School of Genetic Medicine (ESGM) since 1988 with its 29 yearly courses in Medical Genetics and more recently with its NGS courses, which are now merged.
Starting from the basic notions of medical genetics and bioinformatics covered during the first two days, the course will offer a more specialized training in the following four days, designed for young clinicians and clinical laboratory specialists (in training) and for PhD or postdoc trainee scientists.
Morning plenary lectures are followed by afternoon workshops conducted by 1-2 Faculty with groups of 15-25 students, for more in-depth discussion of the morning’s topics.
Bioinformatic workshops (with a choice of basic and advanced) are taught using computers and databases. Clinically-oriented workshops will use an interactive discussion format.

Venue: The University Residential Center of Bertinoro

Fees: The Registration fee for the entire course (€780,00) includes tuition, course material, meals, coffee breaks, social dinner, party, and transportation from Bologna airport to the course venue on April 28th and back on May 5th. Shuttle buses will be scheduled on April 28th at 15.00 and 17.00 approx. On May 5th the shuttle bus will leave from Bertinoro to Bologna airport and city center at 8.30 approx.

The Registration fee for part of the course (€150,00/day) includes tuition, course material, meals, and coffee breaks. In this case, please inform about the days of attendance.

Accommodation: You’ll be lodged at the Course Venue (or hotels nearby the course venue if necessary).
The rate for a double room occupancy (to be shared with another participant) is €35,00/night and includes bed and breakfast. Single rooms will be assigned only if available. For info contact

A limited number of fellowships covering both registration fees and accommodation will be sponsored by ESHG. Following the guidelines established by ESHG, students from economically less favoured countries are strongly encouraged to apply for ESHG fellowships: see list here
However, fellowships are not limited to these countries.

Applicants for fellowships should submit their request together with CV, motivation letter and a reference letter to Closing date for fellowship applications: March 2nd, 2018. A communication of acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be sent by mail within March 15th.

Closing date for registration will be when all places are taken.

Poster submission:
All participants are encouraged to present a poster. All abstracts will be accepted. The usable surface on the poster board will be 90 cm width x 150 cm height (approx. 35 x 59 inches)
Deadline for sending Abstracts for posters: March 31st, 2018. Each abstract should consist in principle of 1-2 typewritten pages including references. Please send your abstract to