Other Courses


Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology

This course, run by the Epidemiology Group at the University of Aberdeen, part of the Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health, has been running in Aberdeen since 2007, having previously been run at the Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, at the University of Manchester.The course is pitched at a level equivalent to an Epidemiology module in a Masters course. Although a background in health-related studies is assumed, no prior knowledge of epidemiology is expected.  The course has four streams: Disease measurement, Study Design, Methodology and Key Skills.More information here; https://www.abdn.ac.uk/icae and here



European Lupus Meeting

The European Lupus Society invites all scientists and clinicians with an interest in Lupus together with all Lupus experts to join the meeting. It promises to be an exciting programme that provides unlimited opportunities for professional development, networking and access to the latest Lupus research. Young fellows are encouraged to participate in the diverse fellow programme. A pre-meeting course will impart Lupus basics, including interactive workshops such as capillary microscopy and immunofluorescence microscopy. Further, we aim to enhance the conference experience by providing a mentor-mentee-programme: Lupus experts will visit the conference together with a group of 3 fellows maximum, where they will present and discuss their highlights.




PReS Basic Course:"Demistifying Rheumatic Diseases in Childhood"

Information here



EUREKA Certificate Course for Translational Medicine

EUREKA is an exciting initiative that aims to encourage translational medicine and its application by developing a network of emerging leaders in translational medicine with established academics and educators and delivering effective education in translation medicine.  One of EUREKA’s activities is an intensive 7-day annual certificate program. 

During this course participants will:
•    Analyse the business, scientific and regulatory aspects of Translational Medicine
•    Explore the challenges professionals encounter in Translational Medicine
•    Develop critical thinking skills to approach the challenges in Translational Medicine
•    Develop communication skills for presenting complex scientific ideas to a broad spectrum of people

If you have any queries about the course itself, please contact EUREKA directly: info@eurekainstitute.org 

Report from a previous participant:

"EUREKA institute has the goal to build a community of translational professionals that will be fully equipped to promote the development of true translational studies. Since 2009, the Institute has successfully developed and hosted the International Certificate Programs. The course is designed for basic scientists, clinician scientists working in the field of translational medicine regardless the specialty at an intermediate level of their career. This year, the course occurred in sunny Siracusa, Sicilia, last 7 days and was extremely well organized. The faculty was impressively committed to the program. This course covers all aspects of translational medicine: teaching and education, clinical trials, drug development, and much more. The format was various, combining lectures and of practical workshops in small groups. Time was also secured for reflection, either alone or in small groups. We had lot of opportunities to collaborate and perform team-based work. We gained insights into the scientific pipeline that starts from an idea emerging from an unmet need ultimately leading to large scale clinical trials and new drug approval by regulatory agencies. We had a lot of opportunities to interact between peers, but also with the faculty, ambassadors and alumni in an unformal manner, and a very pleasant way. This was combined with extremely helpful peer-mentoring and faculty-mentoring sessions. I met with inspiring peers and faculty, who were extremely careful of us and giving us helpful advices. I learned a lot in different aspects of translational medicine, especially regarding intellectual propriety, drug development, funding, problem solving… My horizon is now broader and this course allowed me to shift towards a more open-minded state about translation. I feel that this experience has changed the way I see translational medicine and will definitely impact my future work and career. I also met amazing people, and the majority of us defined the course as a life-changing experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life".  2019, Aurélie Najm. 


EUREKA Translational Medicine Summer School

To find out more about the summer school course programme, please click here

The summer school course tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine in rare and orphan diseases and is designed for early career researchers with an interest in this field. With this summer school course, you will not only obtain insight into how science really works, but more importantly, you will acquire knowledge on how to be a successful translational researcher yourself. This course is specifically not about learning how to 'play the game', but about understanding that there is a game going on, what the rules of the game are and to be able to transcend it.


See below what previous participants had to say about a previous course:

"The summer school in “Translational Medicine: Doing the Right Research Right” has been a great experience to learn from the top clinician scientists what is translational medicine and how to develop a career in this field. I attended this course as a specialty trainee, hoping to hear on how to move forward my career in this direction, and I was not at all disappointed! The summer school is a weeklong course alternating lectures with hands on sessions with the aim to discuss and reflect on the hurdles, the sacrifices and the rewards of working as a translational scientist. Networking and connecting with clinician scientists and other students were highly promoted throughout the week.

The course was held in the splendid city of Utrecht. Not too far from the capital Amsterdam, Utrecht was the perfect setting for the course: the big university campus, the relatively closeness of the main attractions and the city centre, the openness to students from all over the world made Utrecht the perfect scene for this course. Several bursaries were offered to students with a medical/scientific background and who have demonstrated interest in the field of translational medicine.

All in all, the summer school in Translational Medicine was a valuable experience for students and trainees interested in becoming clinician scientists, allowing not only to have a better grip on how to navigate the waters of translational medicine, but also to build a network of peers and mentors to help you succeed". 2018, Emiliano Marasco. 


Manchester Digital Epidemiology Summer School

During this exciting 3-day course at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, University of Manchester, UK, participants will learn all about how to capture and use digital health data to support high-quality epidemiological research. The programme covers opportunities, challenges and methods across a variety of data types: from data in electronic health records to data collected through smartphones and wearable devices. An internationally renowned and multidisciplinary faculty will deliver interactive seminars on cutting-edge methods for collecting and analysing digital data in the context of epidemiological studies. They will use real-life examples to demonstrate these methods in action.The summer school is intended for clinical epidemiologists, health informaticians, health data scientists, and clinicians with an interest in epidemiology and/or data science. Delegates from academic, industry and other backgrounds are welcome. For more information and to register, please visit:http://www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/mdess2019/



Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health – University of Michigan

The summer program offers instruction in the principles, methods and applications of epidemiology. Curriculum options include one-week, three-week and distance learning courses. Special evening lectures by guest speakers, and weekly social events complement the classroom sessions. For more information, please visit: https://sph.umich.edu/gss/courses/index.html



Erasmus Summer Programme

The Erasmus Summer Programme is a comprehensive and intensive array of courses in the areas of epidemiology, statistics and public health. The first week provides introductory and advanced courses, the second week focuses on methodology courses and the third week on advanced courses. It is possible to select specific courses and make your own programme. For more information, please visit: https://erasmussummerprogramme.nl 



Essex Summer School in Social Science and Data Analysis

This summer schools runs for two weeks, with courses covering various types of quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design, and techniques for data collection and analysis. For more information, please visit: http://essexsummerschool.com



Non-coding RNA & Epigenetic Regulation in Immune Cells Workshop

This workshop jointly organized by three European Immunological Societies provides a platform for mutual exchange of ideas, experience, and expertise around Non-coding RNA and the Immune System. It will be the kick-off meeting for the new EFIS-IL study group on Non-coding RNA and epigenetic regulation in immune cells.

Information about next workshop here.


American College of Rheumatology Professional Meetings and Courses

Courses offered by ACR/ARHP can be found here:


Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR)

Coueses offered by APLAR can be found here: http://www.aplar.org/education/


British Society for Rheumatology (BSR)

Coueses offered by BSR can be found here: https://www.rheumatology.org.uk/Professional-Development


Liga Panamericana de Asociaciones de Reumatología (PANLAR)

Courses offered by PANLAR can be found here: http://en.panlar.org/panlaredu


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Courses

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine offers short courses or distant learning courses on areas of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics. For more information, please visit: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study


PReS courses

The Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) is an international organization based in Europe which is dedicated to advance the care and improve the health and well-being of children and young people with rheumatic conditions. 



Stata public training courses

Courses led by StataCorp experts that are offered two ways—in classrooms and online. These courses are ideal for researchers and individuals who want to learn or have a deeper understanding of Stata. For more information, please visit: http://www.stata.com/training/public-training