The workshops that will be available during LIMSC 2023 are listed below. You are able to choose from a great variety of interesting and interactive workshops to participate in on the Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday of the conference.

Tips and Tricks: how to successfully publish your research article

Publishing research articles is an skill for all professionals engaged in research. In this interactive lecture we will consider how we can succesfully publish research articles and give you practical tips and tricks for your future as a medical researcher

Using social media to disseminate your research outcomes

With social media being more and more present these days, it can be a useful tool to disseminate your research. In this interactive lecture, you will be taught what to consider when doing this, since it can be tricky sometimes, and how to make the most out of it. 

Simulator sessions Anesthesiology

In this workshop you will partake in an interactive lecture with a specialist which is followed by a real-time casus simulation in the simulation centre of the Skillslab of the LUMC. 

Tour of the 7-Tesla MRI scanner

MRI is an important diagnostic tool, as it can non-invasively image different parts of the body. The strong 7-Tesla MRI of the Gorter Center provides many new opportunities, both in terms of diagnostic power as in technical developments. On the other side, new ultralow-field MRI scanners are bringing unprecedented flexibility at low cost to the clinical setting. At the Gorter Center, we are building such a low-field MRI system.
In this workshop, we will first present some of the frontiers of the research in MRI, followed by a demo of the 7-Tesla and the low-field MRIs.

Train your surgical skills: laparoscopy and suturing

Every surgeon has to master laparoscopy and suturing before operating on their own. During this course you will train as a real surgeon and get a hands-on experience with these surgical skills. 

Tour of the anatomical museum

In this tour we will explore the anatomical museum of the LUMC that contains lots of interesting items throughout the 450+ years of history of the medical faculty of Leiden. 

Mass Disaster Victim Identification. The Dutch Approach (Airplane Crash)

On the 12th of May 2010 an Airbus A 330 crashed into the Libyan Desert in the vicinity of the City of Tripoli. Except for one child, all passengers died. After local recovery of the corpses and their separated body parts, the human remains were transported to the ‘Tripoli Medical Centre’ and the ‘Central Hospital’. In this workshop you will learn about the The Dutch Approach for Mass Disaster Victim Identification. 

Spine surgery

Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a neurosurgeon? In this workshop you get the opportunity to perform a spine surgery together with one of the neurosurgeons from the LUMC. 


Pathologists look under the microscope daily to find life-saving discoveries. Here you will learn important microscopy skills that will help you along the way in medical school. 

Augmented reality in Medical Education

An increasing number of applications are available to study medicine or biomedical sciences in Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR). At LUMC we developed multiple AR apps: DynamicAnatomy, AugMedicine: Lung Cases and AugMedicine: Transplant Cases. In this workshop, you will experience an AR app and discuss AR as an educational tool.

Art in medicine

Inside of the hospital there is a lot of art that allow patients to relax and let their minds wander off. You will hear about what kind of art there is in our hospital from an art historian from the LUMC. 

Responsible animal experimentation – the collaborative effort of the investigator and the animal facility

Animal experimentation is an important aspect when it comes to medical research. However, it can be quite heartbreaking to see how animals are treated in the lab. This course talks about how we can ethically conduct animal research. 


We will start with a small interactive lecture on the technique behind clinical ultrasound. In the second part of this workshop, you get a chance to look inside one of your fellow-students abdomen. Is their anatomy as you imagined it to be? And how do you get the perfect image?

Greenlight Fluorescence

For autologous DIEP flap breast reconstructions, we are developing new ways to judge the donor tissue harvests by making use of fluorescent angiography. In this workshop you will learn about this from researchers who are working at this project at the moment. 

Hands-on in the lab: introduction to laboratory skills

In medical research, it is important to have great lab skills. We will go over several tips and tricks that will give you an idea of how to work precise and efficient in the laboratory. 

Surgical anastomosis

A surgical challenge is to connect two hollow structures to each other. In this workshop you are going to learn about making anastomoses from a real vascular surgeon. 

Anatomical preparation/dissection

In this course you will be going through several anatomical preparations together with the professors of anatomy of the LUMC. The preparations are of real abdominal cavities and the pelvis. 

Hypothermic machine perfusion

In recent years, hypothermal machine perfusion (HMP) has been incorporated into transplantation medicine to extend the lifespan of donor kidneys. A team of LUMC students accounts for the assembly of these machines during organ donation. In this workshop, we'll give you an insight into hypothermic machine perfusion and you'll get a chance to assemble one of the machines yourself!

Genetic testing of the patient and his tumor offers new possibilities for treatment and prevention

New technological developments such as high-throughput sequencing or next-generation sequencing (NGS) can now be implemented in the daily practice of oncological care. For this technique the availability of standard paraffin material from tumors is sufficient. Meanwhile, NGS is widely used in molecular pathology. This creates an integration of genome diagnostics in clinical practice and this brings personalized medicine one step closer. In this workshop an introduction will be given of NGS applied within the pathology with possible consequences for clinical genetics.
The practical applications for the oncological patient will be discussed on the basis of examples. Differences between somatic and germline mutations will be discussed and possible ethical consequences. 

Pain drug research from the CHDR

Pain. A very complex illness for which remarkably little treatment options (drug targets) are available, despite the high number of patients suffering from pain. This workshop – including a live demonstration – will learn you how new pain medication is tested in humans, and how clinical effects of new drugs are studied in healthy subjects (who do not suffer from pain). It is held in the renowned Centre for Human Drug Research in the Leiden Bio Science Park

Personalised Medicine

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to have a closer look at your own DNA and the DNA of your classmates! Get ready to make your own DNA passport!


Philoxenia is Greek for hospitality, love of stranger. In this three-step module, you will engage with self-exploration (seeking self-definition), connect with strangers (unite in diversity), and reflect on the future together (shaping the biomedical world). Discover this international initiative to explore the potential of true human interaction in the (bio)medical sciences!


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