10th Annual International Certificate Program

APRIL 8 – 14, 2018 | SIRACUSA, ITALY

(Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.)

Overall Educational Objectives

Participants will:

  • Analyse the business, scientific and regulatory aspects of Translational Medicine (TM)
  • Explore the challenges professionals encounter in TM
  • Develop critical thinking skills to approach the challenges in TM
  • Develop communication skills for presenting complex scientific ideas to a broad spectrum of people

Here are some comments from the attendees:

“This really gave me a new insight into the process of translating medical discovery”
“Faculty as a whole combined expertise, ethusiasm and teaching talent”
This was an outstanding course”
“I am so glad I was given this opportunity, I am sure it will influence my thinking and career”
“Very rich experience!”
“This course made me see that there are universal attributes and challenges that we all have irrespective of our career.”
“This course made me appreciate that a truly effective translational scientist has to be able to pull in the expertise of many other people, and drive forward a project that s/he may not ever have full control over.”
“The ‘hidden curriculum’ was extremely important and helpful. The course have made a difference.”
“Loved every minute of it! Transformational experience. As somebody said: a full week of brainwashing, the good kind!”
“Overall it was a fantastic course and I got much more out of it than I expected. The hidden curriculum was equally important as the formal curriculum, and it was interesting to see them woven together.”
“I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone interested in translational medicine.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me to attend and for organizing such an amazing meeting!”
“Congratulations to the Faculty for organising a fantastic course – it was an experience I will never forget.”
“Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! It was a very unique chance to take a step back and evaluate aspects of my research career, and to consider big picture issues that I rarely think about.”
“It was really inspiring to spend time with faculty who have accomplished so much, and yet took the time to invest in our careers and futures.”
“It was great to attend a course that was adjusted “on-thefly” to the needs of the participants – I felt like it really emphasized that this was student-centered curriculum.”
  • The concept and components of Translational Medicine
  • Intellectual property protection and development
  • Funding (public versus private)
  • Publication
  • Regulatory issues
  • Modelling diseases and therapies in experimental systems
  • From mountains to molehills: transforming basic research into leads
  • Research ethics
  • Data management and statistical strategies
  • Academia and industry partnerships
  • Clinical trial design
  • Managing research groups
  • International issues
  • Animal models
  • Refined approach: from global diseases to individualised care

2018 Curriculum

Name Designation
Salvatore Albani, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore,
Director of SingHealth Translational Immunology and Inflammation Centre, UCAN-A Chair
Manuela Battaglia, Ph.D. Deputy Director San Raffaele Diabetes Research Institute – Milano (IT)
Patricia Furlong, R.N., B.S., M.S. Founding President and Chief Executive Officer, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Brian Goeltzenleuchter, MFA. Artist based in San Diego, USA
Carol Gregorio, Ph.D. Luxford/Schoolcraft Professor and Head of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Co-Director, Sarver Heart Center; Director, Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program, The University of Arizona
David Hafler, M.D. Chief and Chair of Neurology, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine
Janet Hafler, Ed.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Educational Scholarship, Yale School of Medicine
Patrick Maxwell, M.D. Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge
Frank Miedema, Ph.D. Dean and Vice Chairman of the Board and professor of Immunology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, the Netherlands
Kiren Nistala, M.D. Experimental Medicine Physician and Director, Cytokine Chemokine Complement Discovery Performance Unit, Immunoinflammation, R&D, GSK
Daria Mochly-Rosen, Ph.D. The George D. Smith Professor in Translational Medicine Department of Chemical and System Biology SPARK Founder and co-Director Stanford University School of Medicine
Berent Prakken, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pediatric Immunology, University Medical Centre Utrecht;
Chair Research and Education Division Pediatrics,
Co-Chair, UCAN-U; Chair, EUTRAIN
Sergio Quezada, Ph.D. Professorial Research Fellow and Group Leader at UCL Cancer Institute
Head, Immune Regulation and Rumor Immunotherapy Laboratory
Maria Grazia Roncarolo, M.D. George D. Smith Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine,
Division Chief, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Co-Director, Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases,
Co-Director, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine
Norman Rosenblum, M.D. Professor of Paediatrics, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Developmental Nephrology, University of Toronto, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD)
Hester de Ruijter, Ph.D. Associate Professor Experimental Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, University of Medical Center Utrecht
Salmaan Sana Change Catalyst, Consultant and Programme Designer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, Ph.D. CEO and Founder, My Own Med
Anita Small, M.Sc., Ed.D. Founder and owner of Small Language Connections
Anna van Suchtelen, M.A Visual artist
Nancy Sweitzer, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Sarver Heart Center,
Chief, Division of Cardiology,
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Andrew Marshall, Ph.D. Editor Chief, Nature Biotechnology

Please submit online with the following on or before January 21st, 2018*:

•   CV (curriculum vitae)
•  Letter of support from your supervisor
• A brief statement of your needs and expectations of the course

*All required documents must be received in order by the stipulated deadline to be considered for attendance. All participant must commit to attend the full week course (including opening and closing dinner) and complete in advance the elearning requirement before course commences.

 Tuition*: €3,050 (€2,500 + 22% VAT imposed under Italian law)
(participants will bear all bank changes imposed)#

#The registration fee includes course materials, all lunches, breaks, and transportation from and to the Catania International Airport. Scholarships may be available. Please inquire.

Contact us at info@eurekainstitute.org if you have any questions about the program.