May 28, 2017

Workshops

This year we have organised several interesting and interactive workshops for you. Below you can find the descriptions. The registrations will open on June 1st at 18:00 CET and can be found on this page. Unfortunately, some workshops have limited spots. So, be quick if you would like to participate in a particular workshop!

 


 

Workshop 1:  “Ethics of the Future: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis”

Date: 20/06

Time: 15:45 – 16:30

Location: Maastrichtzaal B0.647, UNS40

Number of places: 100

Imagine a world in which you could choose the eye color, skin color or any other trait of your baby and where you could exclude every known disease. That would be pretty mind-blowing and scary at the same time, huh? At this moment, we’re still quite far away from this scenario and embryo selection based on genetics is reserved for elimination of severe hereditary diseases. But technology is moving exponentially fast and hesitance to manipulate embryonal DNA or to select embryos with desired traits is decreasing steadily. Who knows whether the scenario of designing a perfect baby might actually become reality in the current century? What are the implications of the perfect human? Where is the blurred line between avoiding disease and striving for perfectionism? Ethicus Prof. Dr. Dondorp and Dr. van Golde, head of division of reproduction medicine will accompany you in an ethical discussion regarding this issue in which YOUR input will be asked! We’re looking forward seeing you there and hearing your opinion!

Register for this workshop now at https://goo.gl/forms/VIVORoXqJbHFQEW43

 


 

Workshop 2: “Meet Tomorrow’s Technology of Surgery – The Intelligent Knife”

Date: 20/06

Time: 15:45 – 16:30

Location: Conference Room Department of Surgery, 5th floor, UNS50

Number of places: 30

Meet one of this century’s most innovative and exciting technologies that will revolutionize surgical oncology: the iKnife technology, currently being optimized at Maastricht University, has been developed for rapid, peri-operative analysis of tissue cut by the surgeon merely seconds ago and introduces highly complex mass spectrometry into the setting of everyday clinical surgery. Diathermic cutting is the current standard when it comes to tissue and tumor resection. However, surgeons are frequently unable to tell with the naked eye, whether the tumor tissue has been resected completely or not. Therefore, tumors are frequently resected with a sufficiently large margin to ensure radical resection. Subsequently, the resected tissue is sent to the pathologist for a speedy assessment of the resected material. However, this process is time-consuming and potentially wastes healthy tissue. The iKnife technology has been developed to tackle this exact problem and introduce an approach that saves both time and tissue. Tiffany Porta, lead researcher at the MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4I) will introduce you to the iKnife technology and offer you a hands-on experience of real-time mass spectrometry analyses of live-resected tissue material. Come and join!

Register for this workshop now at https://goo.gl/forms/lnhzvs5TJavGoa5w2


 

Workshop 3: “The Beauty and Benefit of Nano Biology for Medicine – a Hands-on Experience”

Date: 20/06

Time: 15:45 – 16:30 uur

Location: Laboratory of the Institute of Nanoscopy, UNS50 (Mosa member will guide you)

Number of places: 20

Peter Peters, keynote speaker of Mosa Conference 2017, will host this workshop on nanoscopy. Currently, Peters is co-director of the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4I). The M4I Division of Nanoscopy investigates cell structures at a macromolecular level. In this workshop, Peters will open the doors of his laboratory and give you a unique glance behind the screens and show you around in his division. He will demonstrate the high-tech equipment he and his team routinely utilize to unravel the mysteries and unknown territories inside human cells. Know what you are doing, because Peters will even let you put your hands on the machinery and try it yourself!

Register for this workshop now at https://goo.gl/forms/7nIHiybFvXUXLxOZ2


 

Workshop 4: “Pharmacell & Cell-Based Therapies – An Individualized Approach to Disease Treatment” 

Date: 20/06

Time: 15:45 – 16:30 uur

Location: Akenzaal B0.673, UNS40

Number of places: 100

Pharmacell is a young Dutch company based in Maastricht that is currently experiencing explosive growth due to continuously increasing demands for personalized cell-based therapies. In the workshop given by Pharmacell, Ruben Heinen, head of operations, will take Pharmacell as a role model and focus on the principles and applications of cell therapy and its impact on current and future health care and how cell therapy can help patients and improve their lives. Moreover, the complex transfer of technology of cell therapy applications from the research phase to clinical settings, and the current regulations on Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) will be elucidated. Furthermore, Ruben Heinen will describe the precise role of Pharmacell in the process of developing and delivering cell-based therapeutic products to their destinations and which obstacles have to be overcome in the process.

 

Register for this workshop now at https://goo.gl/forms/yoLb4ThwN6PvWBEv1


 

Workshop 5: “Future Trends in Home-Monitoring presented by Philips”

Date: 21/06

Time: 09:45 – 10:30

Location: Tongerenzaal A0.771, UNS40

Number of places: 75

In this workshop, hosted by Philips, we will introduce Philips’ newest innovations in healthcare. We’ve created a home-like environment where they will show you their newest devices, wearables and other amazing tools for helping people out at home. It will also be possible to have a hands-on experience and test some stuff yourself! So please come and join Philips during this interactive workshop.

Register for this workshop now at https://goo.gl/forms/KJRILJOkOTuixBBp2


 

Workshop 6: “Access to Medicines: Where are we now?”

Date: 21/06

Time: 09:45 – 10:30 uur

Location: Akenzaal B0.673, UNS40

Number of places: 70

Why do 1 in 3 people around the world lack access to essential medicines? Why did Hepatitis C claim more than 700,000 lives in 2016, while a groundbreaking pill that CURES the disease came to the market three years earlier?  This workshop will zoom into why people are still suffering from disease globally despite the presence of treatment: Is it the drug? The development and production process? Or something else all together?  And what can we do to improve accessibility to medicines? Join the workshop given by UAEM, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, to find out.

Register for this workshop now at https://goo.gl/forms/lEwa3Y13Y41Tnbyj2


 

Workshop 7: “Job-Hunting: Boost your Mojo with this Job Application Training by Integrand”

Date: 21/06

Time: 09:45 – 10:30

Location: Diepenbeekzaal A0.737 UNS40 and Luikzaal A0.731 UNS40

Number of places: 50

Are you looking for a job and do you want to know how to perform best in a job or internship application interview? Or do you want to know how to increase your chances of being selected based on your CV? Integrand, a Dutch professional student network, will host a workshop in which they will give you critical tips and boost your chances in your next job interview. But that’s not all: they will also host a CV check, to make sure your CV will always end up on top of the stack! So don’t miss out on this one!

They’re looking forward seeing you there!

Register for this workshop now at https://goo.gl/forms/VeMDo20A0cDT3MWy1


 

 

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