NRS National Lung Course
The NRS National course on lung diseases and lung research aims at bringing basic and applied lung research in the Netherlands at a higher level by training young talented researchers. PhD candidates will learn both the basics and state-of-the-art developments in the areas of (patho)physiology, treatment, methodologies, diagnosis, and career development. Disease areas that will be covered include asthma, allergy, interstitial lung diseases, orphan lung diseases, infectious diseases, COPD and lung cancer.
The target group of the course are PhD candidates and fellows early on in their trajectories - NRS membership required - with either a basic science, translational or clinical background. It will be a 3-day course combined with two 1-day programs at the annual Young Investigator Symposium (YIS, usually in november).
The program (in English) will consist of lectures, interactive workshops with researchers, patients and fellow participants, career development activities and a social program. Study load will be 140 hours, which is comparable to 5 ECTS points. The costs are 150€, which includes admission to the course, 2 overnight stays, breakfasts and lunches and 2 dinners.