Fetal Medicine research involves a multidisciplinary approach and affects yearly >5 million pregnancies in Europe. An international multidisciplinary training programme around fetal medicine is proposed, a virtual European Fetal Medicine Institute formed by three leading European Fetal Medicine Research Centres from Barcelona, Leuven and London. All are leaders in clinical and basic multidisciplinary research in the field. Each partner has a core multidisciplinary "Research Group in Fetal Medicine" supplemented by associated groups to offer training in complementary skills or technology, including Pathology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Epidemiology, Radiology, Cardiology and Neonatology. The "Euro-Fet-Med" Institute offers a unique opportunity for researchers from a variety of fields.
Main objectives are:
(1) to provide high level research training in any of the specific fields involved in fetal medicine research;
(2) to provide fellows a multi-faceted research training in all complementary aspects essential for their adequate formation.
A modular training programme is offered for 9 short stays (12 months) and 6 PhD (3 year), structured in two modules:
(1) a truncus communis (background) education module with courses and specific actions in a variety of fields (fetal physiology and diseases, epidemiology and biostatistics, ethics, pathology, psychological approach, etc), and
(2) a specific research training project in the ongoing research areas within the consortium.
The programme will contribute to the objectives of the Marie Curie actions by offering early stage researchers high level specific and background training.
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