The 4th Rare Diseases Summer School organized by radiz – Rare Disease Initiative Zurich, a clinical research priority program of the University of Zurich, will take place on lake Zurich from July 13th to July 15th 2016.
The 4th radiz Rare Diseases Summer School will focus on a wide variety of subjects in the arena of rare diseases, from disease mechanisms and animal models, to improving diagnoses, to novel therapeutics. There will be lectures and workshops on drug development, model organisms, how to choose clinical endpoints, clinical trials, regulatory aspects, patient registries, patient initiated research, ethical considerations, as well as what rare diseases may tell us about common diseases. The summer school will contain lectures by national and international rare disease experts, workshops, and poster presentations by participants. A high faculty-to-student ratio will allow participants to optimally benefit from the varied expertise of the faculty. There will be ample time for discussions, teamwork, as well as for socializing.