32nd 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 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, all meals, coffee breaks, social dinner and transportation from Bologna airport to the course venue and back.  Shuttle buses will be scheduled on April 27th at 2.30/3.00 pm and 5.00/5.30 pm approx. On May 3rd the shuttle bus will leave from Bertinoro to Bologna airport and city center at the end of the course at 2.00 pm (estimated arrival time to Bologna 3.15/3.30 pm). If your flight leaves on May 4th we suggest to spend the night of May 3rd in Bologna.

The Registration fee for part of the course (€150,00/day) includes tuition, course material, meals, and coffee breaks. In this case, please inform rpartisani@ceub.it about the days of your 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) in bed and breakfast  is €35,00 per night per person. Single rooms will be assigned only if available. For info contact rpartisani@ceub.it . In order to arrange your accommodation please take note that the course start on April 28th at 9.00 and ends on May 3rd at lunch time.

A limited number of fellowships covering both registration and accommodation fees will be sponsored by ESHG. Following the guidelines established by ESHG, students from economically less favoured countries are strongly encouraged to apply for ESHG fellowship: see list here https://www.eshg.org/fileadmin/eshg/countries/Collective_Members_Country_List_from_01_01_2017.pdf

However, fellowships are not limited to these countries.

Applicants for fellowship should submit their request together with CV, motivation letter and a reference letter to rpartisani@ceub.it. Closing date for fellowship applications: February 11th, 2019. A communication of acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be sent by mail within February 20th. Applicants who will not receive the fellowship can enroll in the course after February 20th.    

Maximum number of admitted participants: 85

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 29th, 2019.

Each abstract should consist in principle of 1-2 typewritten pages including references (font: times new roman 11 with line-spacing 1,5). Please send your abstract to rpartisani@ceub.it