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Deadline 31 December - Summer School in Medical & Biosciences Research & Management, May 26 - June 4, 2013, Greece

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Deadline 31 December - Summer School in Medical & Biosciences Research & Management, May 26 - June 4, 2013, Greece

Post by bloggie on Sat 10 Nov 2012, 00:37

Summer School in Medical & Biosciences Research & Management
May 26 - June 4, 2013
Monemvasia & Sparta
Greece


The World Hellenic Biomedical Association (WHBA) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that was founded in the United Kingdom 20 years ago. Since 2010 the WHBA has transferred its domicile in the state of New York, USA, where it operates as a scientific tax-exempt entity. It consists of several medical and biosciences societies from around the world and has established direct or indirect (through societies) communication channels with approximately 3,000 physicians and bioscientists of Greek descent from approximately 30 countries in 5 continents.

The Summer School in Biomedical Research & Management is an educational activity that the WHBA plans to establish on an annual basis. The aim of this activity is to expose prominent graduate and undergraduate students of medical and biosciences background to knowledge given by top-notch experts from the most advanced medical and biosciences research centers. In addition, the Summer School in Biomedical Research & Management aims to familiarize the students with “actual life” situations that scientists from Academia or the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry deal with on daily basis.

The program is divided in two parts. The 1st part is taking place in the beautiful scenery of Monemvasia, Peloponnese from May 26 to June 2, 2013. For this part 12 instructors and 2 plenary speakers of worldwide reputation from universities in Greece, USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland and Sweden will give lectures about the most recent breakthroughs and current trends in several topics of basic and clinical medical research. The students will then be transferred to Sparta for the 2nd part, where they will attend lectures about drug development and the establishment of a pharmaceutical company. Moreover, the schedule includes a satellite scientific symposium about Heart Failure on June 2, 2013.

The scientific board of the Summer School in Biomedical Research & Management will select 24 students of undergraduate and graduate level among applicants from universities that are in Greece and abroad. The students will be selected according to their academic record and potential to develop to prominent figures of Academia or pharmaceutical industry. The combination of students from Greek and foreign universities aims to generate a bridge among prominent young trainees from several places in the world, as well as to facilitate the establishment of future international networks of excellence. The World Hellenic Biomedical Association in cooperation with generous donors of Lakonian descent will cover hotel expenses for the students as well as their transportation for the educational part in Athens.

Science Focus
Research broadly related to Cancer, Immunology, Cardiovascular and Neuroscience clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.

Disciplines
Applications are encouraged for students of all basic biomedical disciplines as well as epidemiological, behavioral and clinical investigations.

Target Audience
At the time of application, the applicant must be a medical or biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Bioengineering, Pharmacy etc.) undergraduate or graduate (MSc. MPhil, PharmD or PhD) student.

At the time of participation in the Summer School, the applicant may hold a BSc, MD, MSc or PhD degree (for applicants that they are in their final year of undergraduate or graduate studies).

Average grade in the transcript for undergraduate and MSc students must be at least 75% of the highest possible grade (or B+).
For PhD students.a MSc degree of at least 75% of the highest possible grade (or B+) and successful passing of the PhD qualifying exams are required.

Coverages
24 students will be selected based on their academic record and will be sponsored for the following expenses:
- Staying at the Kinsterna Hotel (May 26 - June 2, 2013) in Agios Stephanos, Monemvasia, Laconia
- Transfer to Sparta
- Staying at the Maniatis Hotel (June 2 - 4, 2013)

16 additional students, who meet excellence criteria, will be selected by the scientific board to participate without coverage of their accommodation expenses.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2012

For further information and applixcations, please visit the Summer Schol's website

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