Lung diseases and lung research

The national course on lung diseases and lung research is organized under the auspices of the Netherlands Respiratory Society and aims at bringing basic and applied lung research in the Netherlands at a higher level by training young talented researchers. PhD candidates will learn both the basics and state-of-the-art developments in the areas of:

  • (Patho)physiology
  • Treatment
  • Methodologies
  • Diagnosis
  • Career development

A 3-day course for PhD candidates early on in their trajectories, combined with two Young Investigator Symposium (YIS) visits. The program will consist of lectures, interactive workshops with researchers, patients and fellow participants, career development activities and a social program.

Scheduled dates
Basic 3-day course in June (for 2017: June 7-9) followed by two 1-day YIS visits in November.

Target Audience
PhD candidates and fellows with either a basic science, translational or clinical background.


Study load
140 hours, which is comparable to 5 ECTS points.

150 euro

Course coordination
Netherlands Respiratory Society (NRS) Task force: “Support for young investigators”
Contact: Fabienne Defauwes

More information
National program for respiratory research


AMC Graduate School
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