Postgraduate course in DSD – Guidance for Applicants – archive

The First Postgraduate Course in I-DSD will be held on the 12-14th July 2022 in Bern (University of Bern). All health care providers and researchers who are involved in the field of DSD will find the course useful for their own professional development. Preference will be given to those who have some clinical and academic experience of DSD, who are based at a centre that participates in I-DSD/I-CAH/I-TS related activities or are at an early stage in their career. However, none of these criteria are absolute and the Course Steering Committee will judge all applications on their own merits. The faculty for the Course consists of a group of world-leading experts who shall cover all aspects of the multidisciplinary care provided in DSD.

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Application submission for 2022 is now closed

Course Duration & Content

  • The Course will consist of two full days of teaching and interaction and will start two days prior to I-DSD’s biennial meeting. It will be spread over three days and two nights.
  • All attendees are expected to arrive on the night before the start of D.1
  • D.1 will start with an ice breaking activity followed by lunch and teaching in the afternoon and evening
  • D.2 full day/evening of teaching and recreation
  • D.3 half day of teaching is combined with the I-DSD training workshop
  • The content of the Course will cover several aspects of the pathophysiology, evaluation and management as well as role-playing of clinical scenarios.
  • Plenary sessions will be followed by ample time for discussion.
  • All successful students shall be asked to prepare a case. Before presenting, they will fine-tune their case in small group teaching at the Course.


  • Deadline for applications – 10th January 2022
  • Successful applicants shall be notified between mid-February to late-February
  • Following notification, applicants have two weeks to pay for their registration fees
  • Three cases will need to be submitted by the end of May.
  • Final arrangement communications will occur in June.

Registration Fees

  • The registration fee has been set at £80 and this will cover all course material, food and soft drinks, wifi access, social activity and the training workshop fee on D.3
  • Course students have to organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation
  • Students registering from a host centre that is an active participant in I-DSD/I-CAH will receive a 25% discount. An active participant is a centre that has contributed to previous I-DSD/I-CAH publications.
  • Students registering from a host centre that is in a low/middle income country are eligible for a further 25% discount.
  • Students cannot be accompanied by friends, family members or other relatives to the Course
  • Course certificates shall be provided following completion of feedback forms
  • All course material shall be available on a password protected website for the course attendees for one year after the end of the course.

2022 I-DSD Postgraduate Course Organising Committee

Violeta Iotova, Varna, Bulgaria (I-DSD Course coordinator); Faisal Ahmed, Glasgow, UK (I-DSD Project Lead);   Christa Flueck, Bern, Switzerland (I-DSD 2022 Host);  Anna Nordenstrom, Stockholm, Sweden (I-DSD Steering Committee Chair);  Sabine Hannema, Amsterdam, Netherlands;  Angela Lucas-Herald, Glasgow, UK

2022 I-DSD Postgraduate Course Faculty

Salma Ali, Glasgow, UK*; Ina Amarillo, St Louis, USA; Martine Cools, Ghent, Belgium; Claus Gravholt, Aarhus, Denmark; Tulay Guran, Istanbul, Turkey*; Ana Lauber-Biason, Freiburg, Switzerland; Olaf Hiort, Luebeck, Germany; Emilie Johnson, Chicago, USA; Amit Pandey, Bern Switzerland*; Jurg Streuli, St Gallen, Switzerland; Katie Traino, Oklahoma City, USA;
(*at Training Workshop only)