This course aims at delivering up-to-date knowledge on hereditary cancer to clinical and molecular geneticists in training or certified. It creates the best opportunity for interaction and discussion with experts from all over Europe, in the fabulous environment of Bertinoro, the headquarters of the ESHG sponsored courses. The faculty combines experts from many fields of cancer genetics known for their didactic skills. Participants are encouraged to present a clinical or genetic case in a Poster format for on-site discussion. Prizes will be awarded for best presentations.

The University Residential Centre of Bertinoro is located on one of the hilltops of the Romagna area, between the cities of Forlì and Cesena (See Google Maps:

In order to apply to the course, fill in the online registration form by July 31st, 2020.
You can access the form by clicking on the “book online” button located at the bottom of this page.

The Registration fee (€ 750,00) includes tuition, course material, accommodation in double room for three nights (*from September 22 to September 25*), lunches, coffee breaks, dinners and transportation from Bologna airport to Bertinoro in the late morning of September 22nd and back in the afternoon of September 25th, after the end of the program.
You’ll be staying in a double room (to be shared with another participant) at the Course Venue or in nearby hotels.
When booking online please specify in the “Note” field the name of your roommate, otherwise the organization will arrange the combination.

Single rooms will be assigned only if available. If you’d like to stay in a single room, please contact to check for fees and availability.
If you are planning to travel with a companion who will not be attending the course, please contact


Shuttle buses will be scheduled to depart from the G. Marconi international airport in Bologna as well as from Bologna bus station, which is located near the central train station.

On September 22nd buses will leave at approximately 10:30 am. A definite timetable will be posted here as soon as confirmed.

On September 25th buses will depart from Bertinoro to Bologna airport/Bologna bus station (autostazione) after lunch at the end of the course at 2.00 pm approx (estimated arrival time in Bologna: 3.30 pm).

If your incoming flight is scheduled on September 21st or your outbound flight leaves on September 26th we suggest spending the night in Bologna. Otherwise you could also stay at the course venue, depending on the availability.


Fellowships will cover both registration fee and accommodation. Applicants for fellowships should submit their request together with a copy of their CV, a reference letter, and a motivation letter to

Deadline for sending fellowship applications: June 1st, 2020.

Poster submissions: 

Deadline for sending Abstracts for posters: August 28th, 2020. Please send your abstract to
All participants are encouraged to present a poster (to be printed in advance). All abstracts will be accepted. The usable surface of the poster board will be 90 cm width x 150 cm heigh (approx. 35 x 59 inches).

Important details about your registration:
If your arrival/departure schedule is different from the available options, please contact:
Payment for extra nights, accompanying guests, or for single room occupancy can be completed on site during your stay in Bertinoro.

Some useful links:

Bologna airport (the nearest one to the course venue):;

Bologna train station: 

Bologna bus station:

How to reach the course venue: