Marlies Allewijn opens the Mid Term Review Meeting in Utrecht

The Mid Term Review meeting of EUTRAIN started on January 8th in Utrecht. As EUTRAIN is a translational project it’s main goal is to ultimately have an impact on children with inflammatory diseases. To put also the meeting in this context the meeting was opened by Marlies Allewijn. Marlies Allewijn is a gifted writer and journalist. Especially for EUTRAIN she has parts of her novel “SchEef” translated. This semi-autobiographic book is an inspiring and funny book about a teenage girl with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. All participants were touched by her reading and asked about the full english translation of her book. EUTRAIN hopes that SchEef will be translated, first in english, and afterwards maybe in other languages. It is a book that deserves a larger audience.

4th Mouse Imaging Academy – MIA – November 11 – 15, University of Muenster

November 11th to 15th, 2013 at the University of Münster

Our interdisciplinary team invites you to join our training course on state-of-the-art imaging of mice. We will introduce you into a broad spectrum of dedicated imaging technologies including μPET/μSPECT, μCT, μMRI, mouse ultrasound and optical imaging. A special emphasis is on specific in-depth practical training sessions (hands-on with four participants max.) and interactive imaging data analysis at our training and demonstration facility (VisualLab). Each participant will work with animal models, apply various imaging modalities and explore multimodal image data sets.

Individuals with experience in small animal imaging as well as beginners are welcome to join our workshop.

The workshop is accredited as Modul III “specific in-depths practical training” of the international “Curriculum Preclinical Imaging in Small Laboratory Animals – PRIMA“. CME credit points will be applied for from the Medical Association.

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Four EUTRAIN students; Faekah Gohar (Munster), Robert van der Burgh (Munich), Patrick Maschmeyer (Berlin) and EUTRAIN coordinator Bas Vastert participated at the first EUTRAIN Day at Eureka. After participating in a full week of training in Translational Medicine at the Eureka Institute Certificate Course they engaged in an additional day of training fully developed for EUTRAIN. The program of the day can be found at the EUTRAIN group on the UCAN-U website.