DATES: June 18 - 22, 2012
ELIGIBILITY: Course offered for graduate students pursuing a PhD and approved undergraduate students, or students pursuing an academic career in a clinical department, as well as those students with medical training who have an interest in applying basic research discoveries to clinical care or public health.
Open to Mason and Non-Mason students.
Approx. PROGRAM FEE:
The fee includes tuition for 3 credits, pre-departure and on-site orientation, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, and airport shuttle service.
International airfare, dinners, and other personal expenses are not included.
CREDITS: 3 undergraduate credits in BINF 402 or 3 graduate credits in BIOL 575.
Single or double room accommodations will be provided at the Hotel dei Congressi
CONTACT: Sarah Mournighan
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Now accepting online applications!
May 22, 2011
PROGRAM ITINERARY - Please note that this version is tentative and details may change.
Faculty InfoLANCE LIOTTA, MD PhD
Join the CGE and some of the top cancer researchers in the field for the perfect week-long program in Rome this summer.
Hosted by the Istituto Regina Elena (IRE), one of Italy's largest research hospitals, and the ISS (Istituto Superiore di Sanita), of the Italian National Health Service, this unique program offers participants the opportunity to earn 3 academic or Continuing Medical Education credits while studying in Rome, Italy. Led by Dr. Lance Liotta, this is a unique course of study offered specifically for graduate students pursuing a PhD or students pursuing an academic career in a clinical department, as well as those students with medical training who have an interest in applying basic research discoveries to clinical care or public health. Non-Mason students are welcome to apply. Program participants will also be recruited from Italy and Ireland, providing an internationally diverse group of students and faculty.
The Colosseum at sunset.
Students will attend lectures in the mornings at their hotel and then walk to either the IRE or ISS in the afternoons. At the IRE and ISS, students will participate in hands-on laboratory workshops which will provide exposure to technology applied to clinical translational research for patient benefit. These will include Laser Capture Microdissection, Confocal Microscopy, Flow Cytometry Mass Spectronom, etc. Course lectures will cover cancer biology, invasion and metastasis, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, cancer progenitor cells, diagnosis, imaging and treatment of cancer, new technology for cancer research, individualized therapy, clinical research trial design and bioethics of translational research.
The most famous steps in Italy, the Spanish Steps.
Lectures will take place each morning followed by workshops in the afternoons. Evenings will include various excursions and cultural activities yet to be determined.
Airport shuttle to hotel is included but international airfare is the responsibility of each participant.
Picturesque views abound in Roma.
Instructing faculty who led lectures/workshops in 2011 included the following:
Lance A. Liotta (GMU), Ruggero De Maria (ISS), Vikas Chandhoke (GMU), Emanuel Petricoin (GMU), Virginia Espina (GMU), Alessandra Luchini (GMU), Adriana Albini (IRCCS Multimedica, Milan), Giandomenico Russo IRCCS/(IDI), Clara Nervi (University of Rome “La Sapienza”), Brian Mariani (Genetics & IVF Institute, Fairfax VA), Terry Sharrer (Inova Fairfax Hospital, VA), Virginia Eoin Gaffney and Blanaid Mee (St James’s Hospital Ireland), Massimo Milione (CRO, Aviano), Kirsten Edmiston (GMU/ Inova), Claudio Belluco (CRO), Paolo Vigneri (University of Catania), Angela Santoni (University of Rome), Italia Bongarzone (INT, Milan), Antonio Marchetti (University of Chieti), Michele Milella (IRCCS Regina Elena), Mariaelena Pierobon (GMU), Walter Gattei (CRO), Carlo Greco (MSKCC), Cristina Messa (University of Milan, “Bicocca”), Giorgio Stassi (University of Palermo), Maria Grazia Daidone (INT, Milan), Federico Cappuzzo (INT, Milan), Lucio Crinò (Perugia Hospital), Paolo De Paoli (IRCCS CRO), Susan Mulroney (Georgetown University), Adam Myers (Georgetown University).
*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.