The workshops that will be available during LIMSC 2023 will be announced on this page shortly. You will be 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.


To give you an impression of the sorts of workshops we offer, here you can find an overview of several workshops offered during Online LIMSC 2021. Some of these workshops will make a reappearance during LIMSC 2022, but of course many more and new exciting workshops will be available as well.


Workshop providers: Dr. Marieke Griffioen, Department of Hematology, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Leiden, The Netherlands

Patients with blood cancer are treated with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In this treatment, the blood-forming stem cells in the bone marrow of the patient are replaced by a new hematopoietic system of a healthy donor. This leads to a reaction of the transplanted donor immune system against peptides that are presented by HLA on patient cells. In this workshop, you will learn about what type of immune responses are induced after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, and how these immune responses can lead to the desired anti-tumour effect, but also undesired side effects.

NOTE: Basic knowledge about immunology is recommended for this workshop.



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Workshop providers: Dr. Paul Gobée + student

Would you like to learn anatomy in a more interactive way? AnatomyTOOL is a growing platform for open anatomy learning materials created by Dutch and Flemish departments of anatomy that has quizzes that you can freely take. The quizzes are explicitly designed for learning, with lots of imagery and often feedback. Be prepared! Because in this workshop you will take a couple of those quizzes - is your anatomy knowledge on par with your colleagues? Besides quizzes, the platform also features collections of images, 3D models and  references of good open sources. No, we can't beat Google yet, but the materials are selected by anatomists or experienced students, we can show you some hidden gems, and -you might not care, but- being a platform dedicated to open resources, you may use and copy everything freely. Join the workshop to dive in!


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Workshop providers: Prof. dr. Frank Willem Jansen, Dr. mr. Marleen Eijkholt

Back in the days, art was used to capture, report and educate on medicine and diseases. Thanks to technology this is no longer necessary! However art has a newfound role in medicine: health care professionals that look at art, learn to observe better, thereby improving care for their patients. In this workshop you will learn how art and medicine are connected, and together with your fellow participants you will look at artwork and train your artistic and doctor’s eye. Wake up the artist in you and learn about the art of medicine!


Number of participants: 20

Workshop providers: Body Interact (Raquel Bidarra, Rita Flores)

Do you miss going to the hospital and seeing real patients? Body Interact gives you the opportunity to treat a critical patient in real time...without leaving your home! In this workshop we will solve together a clinical case with a virtual patient, working on every step from the clinical history to the physical examination, requesting diagnostic tests and applying the best treatment options. The patient deteriorates or improves according to your decisions, so we are not responsible for what may happen to this patient... ;) Can we count on your help, doc?

NOTE: This workshop will take place via the platform ‘Zoom



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Workshop providers: Prof. dr. Christi van Asperen, Dr. Maartje Nielsen, Dr. Tom Wezel

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.


Number of participants: 48

Workshop providers: Prof. dr. Thomas van den Akker, Dr. Tarek Meguid

Dr. Tarek Meguid is a Physician, specialized in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He is currently working as Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Chief Medical Officer in Kigutu, Burundi. Furthermore, you might recognise Dr. Meguid from his inspiring guest lecture during LIMSC 2019. Joined by Prof. dr. Thomas van den Akker, a gynaecologist of the LUMC and expert in Global Health, he will tell you more about his job as a gynaecologist in Burundi and about difficult topics in Global Health. While gaining further in-depth knowledge about (in)equality in healthcare, you will practise your debate-skills. When every international and national participant share their opinions, ideas and knowledge about Global Health challenges, an inspiring workshop will take place.


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Workshop providers: Dr. Dorothea Touwen

Dorothea Touwen PhD is a bioethicist specialized in care for the elderly, end of life decision making and research ethics. She teaches medical ethics in medical school and is a member of several medical ethics review boards, assessing clinical research. Her ethics research is focused on the limits of health care and the role of family. Recent work is concerned with the justification of liberty restricting measures in the care for COVID-positive patients with dementia. Through her work as a clinical ethicist she is in constant dialogue with health care practitioners about their daily dilemmas, helping them to clarify convoluted interests and values, thus supporting them in making their own carefully weighed decisions.

Workshop Perspectives on Science
How do medical scientists weigh the different possibly competing interests of science, patient care, personal ambition, and demands of scientific journals? And how to balance the criteria of evidence based medicine with the views and wishes of patients or with one’s own cultural values or religious beliefs? In this workshop we will unravel the moral intricacies of the practice of clinical and biomedical science. Through sharing our views and experiences both in small groups discussions and plenary debate we will analyze the different values and arguments, clarifying the way they are linked and devising methods to handle possible tensions.


00:00 – 00:05   welcome
00:05 - 00:15    introduction of the topic
00:15 - 00:35    small groups
00:35 – 00:50   plenary debate
00:50 – 01:00   conclusions and take home message(s)



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Workshop providers: V&A, Internationalisering van het LUMC

Next to high quality patient care and innovative research, the LUMC offers four varying master programs for international students, including Biomedical sciences, Population Health Management, Vitality & Ageing and Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences. In this workshop, the program coordinators of these international Master’s programs will tell you all about these study programs. The international exchange coordinator of the LUMC will inform you about what you need to know before going abroad to study in Leiden. Last but not least, you will have the opportunity to ask all your questions about studying in the LUMC! 


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