It is our pleasure to announce the EDMaRC Workshop: “From primordial germ cells to spermatozoa”.
The workshop will take place:
From 24th to 27th of November 2015 at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark.
It is our intention that this will be a highly specialised workshop. The target audience are young post graduate students (basic and clinical) and early career scientists/clinicians as well as more senior scientists/clinicians. The objective is to provide the participants with a state of the art profile of main issues in male reproductive health and to inspire them in their research and clinical careers.
The workshop, which is the second in a series, has been made possible by a Danish 4-year government sup- ported initiative, EDMaRC (www.edmarc.net) to strengthen research and research training in endocrine dis- ruption of male reproduction and child health. The aim of EDMaRC is to create an international research ‘hub’ where a critical mass of international senior scientists, post docs and Ph.D. students work together for shorter or longer periods with Danish colleagues to cover cutting edge topics within our research field.
The faculty members are all highly estimated researchers within their fields. The talks given by the faculty members of the workshop will provide a general brief introduction to the subject followed by a critical sum- mary of where the field is and where it is likely to go. Some practical sessions have also been integrated into the program to provide the audience with some hands-on skills. The intention is that it will be a dynamic work- shop where both audience and faculty members will have the opportunity to engage with each other at the event to allow for a significant exchange and rewarding educational and scientific experience for all.
The course has been approved by The European Academy of Andrology (EAA) as an educational course in Clin- ical Andrology for trainees aiming at an EAA certification. Five credits can be obtained.
It is also expected that The University of Copenhagen will approve the workshop as a PhD-course.
Niels Jørgensen (main organizer), Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Niels E. Skakkebæk, Anders Juul, University Depart- ment of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Christopher Barratt, University of Dundee, United Kingdom.