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 (€950,00) includes tuition, course material, all meals, coffee breaks, social dinner and transportation from Bologna airport/city Centre to the course venue and back. Shuttle buses will be scheduled on May 4th at 3.00/3.30 pm and 5.00/5.30 pm approx. On May 10th the shuttle bus will leave from Bertinoro to Bologna airport/city centre at the end of the course at 2.00 pm (estimated arrival time to Bologna 3.15/3.30 pm). If your flight arrives/leaves on May 3rd /11th we suggest to spend the night in Bologna.

Accommodation: You’ll be lodged at the Course Venue (or hotels nearby the course venue if necessary).
The rate for a single room occupancy in bed and breakfast is €49,00/night.
The rate for a double room occupancy in bed and breakfast is € 39,00/night/person. If you’d like to be lodge in a double room please specify in the field note of the registration form your roommate. If  she/he does not attend the course, the payment for her/his staying will be done in advance by bank transfer. Please contact the secretary office to manage this issue.
In order to arrange your accommodation please take note that the course starts on May 5th at 9.00 am and ends on May 10th at lunch time.

A limited number of fellowships covering both registration and accommodation (in double room to be shared with another participant) 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

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 15th, 2024. A communication of acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be sent by mail within February 28th. Applicants who will not receive the fellowship can enroll in the course after February 28th.

Maximum number of admitted participants: 85

Poster submission:
All participants are STRONGLY 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: April 17, 2024.
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

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