The Spine is in the center of interests of diverse areas of research and clinicians.

In 2017, the 6th edition of the Advanced Summer School, under the general theme of Interrogations at the Biointerface, and the specific topic “Research/Clinical Interface at the Spine” will take place in Oporto, organized by the i3S, Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto.

Since 2011, this Summer School was organized alternatively in Oporto and Barcelona, around the 23rd opThe first day (19th) will be exclusively dedicated to lab sessions for students, while the last three days (20th-22nd) will be devoted to lectures. The course is credited with 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) by the University of Porto. For more information go to registration.

In the 23rd of June, the 3rd edition of the Symposium on Immunomodulation in Cancer and Regeneration will be held in the same venue. The Summer School full course participants are invited to participate in this Symposium free of charge, but require registration.

The Summer Schools take place in a very informal environment, and participants from both clinic and research fields are encouraged to bring questions that can contribute to the advance of knowledge through interactive approaches. The venue is located within the gardens of Palácio de Cristal, a magic environment from the Romantic period in the late XIX century. We are sure that this atmosphere will be memorable and we hope that we can create a pleasant course.