The course has been rescheduled to May 9-14 2021

33rd 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

Local organizer at the course venue: Jessica Bazzoli,; phone: +39 0543 446500

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/Bologna autostazione to the course venue and back.

Shuttle buses will be scheduled with the following timetable (to be confirmed):

May 2nd:

  • BUS 1: departure from Bologna Autostazione (behind Bologna train station – close to the city centre) bus stop nr. 25 at 3.00 pm and departure from Bologna airport at 3.45 pm;
  • BUS 2: departure from Bologna Autostazione bus stop. nr. 25 at 5.30 pm and departure from Bologna airport at 6.15 pm.

May 8th:

departure from Bertinoro to Bologna airport/Bologna autostazione after lunch at the end of the course at 2.00 pm approx (estimated arrival time to Bologna: 3.30pm).

If your flight is scheduled on May 9thwe suggest to spend the night in Bologna. Otherwise you could also stay at the course venue. Shuttle bus on May 9th will be organize in the early morning if needed.

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 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 about single room availability please contact . In order to arrange your accommodation please take note that the course start on May 3rd at 9.00 and finishes on May 8th 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 fellowships: see list here

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 Closing date for fellowship applications: February 14th, 2020. A communication of acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be sent by mail within March 4th. Applicants who will not receive the fellowship can enroll in the course after February 28th. In order to reserve a place, please specify if you plan to attend the course paying the fee, in case of no selection, during your application process.

Also please specify if you are an ESHG member (REGULAR OR TRAINEE) and the number of membership.

Maximum number of admitted participants: 85. Deadline for payments: March 25th, 2020. If advanced invoice is needed to start the payment procedure please contact

Poster submission:

All participants are encouraged to present a poster (to be printed in advanced). All abstracts will be accepted. The usable surface of the poster board will be 90 cm width x 150 cm height (approx. 35 x 59 inches).

Deadline for sending Abstracts for posters: April 1st, 2020.

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

Some useful links:

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

Bologna train station:

Bologna autostazione:

How to reach the course venue:

For the time being registration is available only for the applicants who have been notified through email. If you wish to be included in the waiting list for the course, please send an email to