6th Rare Diseases Summer School

Wednesday, July 11th to Friday, July 13th 2018 Kartause Ittingen, Warth (Canton Thurgau)

Webpage SS2018

The 6th Rare Diseases Summer School was attended by 28 young clinicians and researchers, half of which had a background in Medicine and the rest in Natural Science, Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Medical Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Almost half (46%) of the participants came from countries other than Switzerland, confirming the international nature of this Summer School.

The lectures focussing on how patient partnerships in research and drug development have a direct impact on improving patients' lives received the highest rating. This showed the students that it is possible to really help RD patients besides the difficulties of working in this field and encourage them to keep up their efforts.

The new location of the event was also very much appreciated and we therefore decided to run the Summer School 2019 again in the Kartause.

Thanks to the Swiss Academy of Medical Science, we were able to give grants to seven students to cover their accommodation and part of the registration fee.

Pictures Summer School 2018

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