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Summer School: Advances in Pediatric Health Care

From basic molecular knowledge to translational and clinical advances in pediatric health care: Obesity, nutrition and neonatology, and oncology.

CIVIS focus area
Health
Open to
  • BA
  • MA
  • PhD
Field of studies
  • Medicine and Health
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
This course has been postponed until summer 2022. We will update this page as soon as a new date is confirmed.

The planned 5-days summer school will be focused on “Advances in pediatric health care” with the participation of experts from different but complementary fields from the 3 CIVIS Universities.

The topics will be general and transversal, from basic molecular knowledge to translational and clinical, so that students at different stages of their education may take advantage and attend the courses. We have identified key areas in the pediatric context that are progressing fast and where we have detected significant breakthroughs and currently suppose a challenge for the society: Obesity, nutrition and neonatology, and oncology.

Organisation

The school will be organized in morning lectures, seminars and round tables, following much of them the format of an “inverted classroom” where the students will have the opportunity to actively participate individually or working in small groups previously organized before the event. Different innovative teaching applications such as Socrative, Mentimeter, Kahoot or Miro will be used for the interaction with and among the students.

In the afternoon, the students will be split into small groups and rotate to attend

  • a simulation laboratory class
  • practices in minimally invasive methods in laboratory animals
  • a molecular biology practice
  • a workshop on critical analysis of the scientific literature.

These 4 activities will be focused on the 3 main areas of the school and will be complementary giving a wide broad initial knowledge of the issue.

The school will be closed with an opinion round table composed of local NGOs, policymakers, and entrepreneurs and a plenary session by a local outstanding researcher, Dr Lluis Montoliu, expert in gene editing.

 

This course has been postponed until summer 2022. We will update this page as soon as a new date is confirmed.

Duration of the course: 4 and 1/2 days

Course format: Physical*

Location: Madrid, Spain

Language: English (B2 required)

Nb of ECTS: 2 (depending on your home University) Nb of CIVIS scholarships offered: 40 

*Subject to review, depending on the development of the current global pandemic. If overseas travelling and in-person teaching are not advisable, the entire course may be transferred online. 

Main topics

  • Oncology
  • Living drugs
  • Cell therapy and Advanced therapy
  • Early Life Nutrition
  • Nutritional disorders
  • Obesity
  • Diagnosis and prognosis non-invasive methods: liquid biopsy in cancer
  • Gene Editing
  • Simulation in Pediatry
  • Critical Analysis of the Scientific Literature
  • Molecular Laboratory practices
  • Practices in animal models: minimal invasive methods

Learning outcomes

  • Increased knowledge in basic molecular, translational and clinical advances in pediatric health care: Obesity, nutrition and neonatology, and oncology.
  • Approach to practical medicine and molecular techniques
  • Collaboration strategies for team working
  • Reasoning about how advances in the field may be implemented in the clinical context

Evaluation

A final test of 20 questions will be assessed. For the afternoon practical sessions group work will be asked during the session.

Additional information

CIVIS students will be supported by a grant, please contact your University.

Registration fees

  • CIVIS or local students: 75 €
  • Non-CIVIS and external students: 380 € 

Provisional agenda 

Monday, 5th July 2021

Time Lecture Presenter
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

Dr. Gemma Domínguez Muñoz.

Vice dean of international relationships UAM, and other authorities (dean, vice-rector…)
9:15 – 9:30 Presentation of the agenda and of purpose of the summer school  
9:30 – 12:00 Obesity

Prof. Jesús Argente Oliver

Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Behavioural and emotional factors in children obesity

Dra. Montserrat Graell Berna

Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 Simulation (group A)

Dr. Manuel Quintana Díaz

La Paz University Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Dr. Riccardo Lubrano. Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Lab practice: Molecular biology (group B) Dr. Juan J. Arredondo Llamas and Dr. Gemma Domínguez Department of Biochemistry. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Animal experimentation & techniques (group C) Dr. Carlota Largo. Hospital Universitario La Paz
Seminar: Critical reading of articles (group D) Dr María Calzada, Department of Medicina and Dr. Gemma Domínguez Department of Biochemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
17:30 – 18:00 Activity: getting to know each other  
19:00 Madrid walking tour and social event  

Tuesday, 6th July 2021

Time Lecture Presenter
9:00 – 10:30 Nutrition. Neonatology

Dr. Miguel Sáenz de Pipaón Marcos

La Paz University Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
10:30 – 12:00 Early onset of adult diseases Dr. Silvia Arribas Rodríguez and someone else from her department (TBC). Department of Physiology. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 Simulation (group B)

Dr. Manuel Quintana Díaz

La Paz University Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid /Dr. Riccardo Lubrano. Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Lab practice: Molecular biology (groups C) Dr. Juan J. Arredondo Llamas and Dr. Gemma Domínguez Department of Biochemistry. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Animal experimentation & techniques (group D) Dr. Carlota Largo. Hospital Universitario La Paz
Seminar: Critical reading of articles (group A) Dr María Calzada, Department of Medicina and Dr. Gemma Domínguez Department of Biochemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Wednesday, 7th July 2021

Time Lecture Presenter
9:00 – 10:30 Oncology: The living drugs: Cell therapy

Prof. Antonio Pérez-Martínez

La Paz University Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
10:30 – 12:00 The living drugs: Advanced therapy

Dr. Rupert Handgretinger

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 Simulation (group C)

Dr. Manuel Quintana Díaz

La Paz University Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid /Dr. Riccardo Lubrano. Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Lab practice: Molecular biology (groups D) Dr. Juan J. Arredondo Llamas and Dr. Gemma Domínguez Department of Biochemistry. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Animal experimentation & techniques (group A) Dr. Carlota Largo. Hospital Universitario La Paz
Seminar: Critical reading of articles (group B) Dr María Calzada, Department of Medicina and Dr. Gemma Domínguez Department of Biochemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Thursday, 8th July 2021

Time Lecture Presenter
9:00 – 12:00 Roundtable. Cancer. Liquid biopsy

Dr. Gemma Domínguez Muñoz. Department of Medicine. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Prof. Stephan Ossowski. Institute for Medical Genetics and Applied Genomics. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Dr. Rodrigo Barderas, ISCIII, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 Simulation (group D)

Dr. Manuel Quintana Díaz

La Paz University Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Dr. Riccardo Lubrano. Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Lab practice: Molecular biology (groups A) Dr. Juan J. Arredondo Llamas and Dr. Gemma Domínguez Department of Biochemistry. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Animal experimentation & techniques (group B) Dr. Carlota Largo. Hospital Universitario La Paz
Seminar: Critical reading of articles (group C) Dr María Calzada, Department of Medicina and Dr. Gemma Domínguez Department of Biochemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Friday, 9th July 2021

Time Lecture Presenter
9:00 – 10:30 Maternal and child health

Nurse / midwife TBC.

La Paz University Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid- Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
10:30 – 13:00 Round table NGOs, policy makers, entrepreneurs
13:00 – 14:00 Plenary session Dr. Lluis Montoliu, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch and group picture

 

The Summer School is offered for students in the latest courses of the degrees of Medicine, Nursing and other health sciences degrees such as nutrition, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology. Also for master and PhD students.

 

  • Gemma Domínguez Muñoz (Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Antonio Pérez Martínez (Departamento de Pediatría, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Riccardo Lubrano (Universitá degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza)
  • Rupert handgreetinger (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen)
  • Miguel Saenz de Pipaón (Departamento de Pediatría, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Stephan Ossowoski (Institute for Medical Genetics and Applied genomics, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen)
  • Marta Miret (Departamento de Psiquiatría, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Juan Arredondo (Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • María Calzada (Departamento de Medicina, Facultad de Medicina)
  • Manuel Quintana (Departamento de Medicina, Facultad de Medicina)
  • Carlota Largo (Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro)

Candidates need to provide the following information as part of their application:

  • Motivation letter (1/2 page) explaining your research interests and why you would like to attend the school,
  • Transcripts indicating the grades received and the ranking for the academic year 2019-2020 (NOT required for PhD students).

Additional information

CIVIS students will be supported by a grant, please contact your University for the application. In addition:

  • Registration fees for either CIVIS or local students: 75 €
  • Registration fees for non-CIVIS and external students: 380 € 

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