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Amsterdam International Medical Summer School

The Amsterdam International Medical Summer School (AIMSS) is an annual event, which is organized by the AMC-UvA. It comprises three courses:
  • Summer School of Medicine: Exploring the Brain from Function to Dysfunction
  • Summer School of Health Informatics: Bridging Health Care with IT
  • Summer School of Nursing: Care Connects

The Bioinformatics Laboratory contributes to the Summerschool of Health Informatics.

By organising summer courses, the AIMSS aims to:
  • inform the public at large about the main points of research conducted at the AMC;
  • meet the many requests from foreign students who want to follow cursory medical education at the AMC;
  • create the possibility of entering into exchange agreements with foreign institutions.

Summer School of Health Informatics

  • Title: Bridging Health Care with IT
  • Period: July 4 � 16, 2010.

Healthcare has never been on more pressure than today! The healthcare staffing shortage along with the enormous grows in the chronic disease population puts heavy demands on available resources. In these contexts, the quality and efficiency of healthcare and the safe practice of delivering healthcare services are acquiring much attention.

The future of healthcare now is to take advantage of technological advancements for realizing great improvements in service delivery to patients and in support of clinicians in their daily working routines. Furthermore, the evidence-based medical knowledge base is rapidly growing as a result of automated clinical data gathering and the rapid developments in genomic and other molecular research technologies.

At the heart of these developments lies the field of biomedical informatics.

This Summer School illustrates how biomedical informatics will impact healthcare and is essential training for the next generation of healthcare professionals who are at the forefront of enhancing healthcare's quality, efficiency and safety.

Lectures, practical work (mondays through fridays), final presentations by participants, certificate and a social program are part of this course.

Topics:
- Bioinformatics
- Imaging and radiology tools
- Computerized patient records
- Medical terminology systems
- Decision making in medicine and support tools
- Strategic information management in hospitals
- Epidemiology

Program committee:
Associate Professor Monique Jaspers, PhD (AMC / Clinical Informatics)
Professor Ard den Heeten, MD, PhD (AMC / Radiology)
Professor Antoine van Kampen, PhD (AMC / Bioinformatics Laboratory)
Mrs. Ina ten Have (AMC / International Office).

Participants Profile
Advanced students in medicine, biology and health sciences with knowledge of biomedical and clinical sciences. Informatics students with basic knowledge in Medicine as well as recent graduates in the mentioned disciplines.

Registration and further information
Go here for registration and further information.

Brochure
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Introduction to Health Informatics Summerschool

Introduction (pptx) (Antoine van Kampen)

Bioinformatics Module (July 7)

Location Time Topic Lecturer Material
L0-28/29 09.30-10.30 Introduction to Bioinformatics & relation to medical informatics Antoine van Kampen (AMC) Bioinformatics (pptx)
L0-05 10.30-12.00 Practical work: the use of public biological databases Antoine van Kampen (AMC) Database exercises (pdf)
L0-28/29 12.00-13.30 Gene expression profiling by Microarrays: Clinical implications Perry Moerland (AMC) Slides, lecture notes
  13.30-14.30 Lunch break    
L0-05 14.30-15.30 Practical work: microarrays Perry Moerland (AMC) Web page
L0-28/29 15.30-16.30 A practical example of e-Bioscience: DNA sequencing on the grid Mark Santcroos / Barbera van Schaik (AMC) slides
  16.30-17.30 Time to prepare final presentations    
Topic revision: r11 - 29 Sep 2014, PerryMoerland
 

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