COST Actions can share knowledge and support collaboration also through Training Schools. Training Schools can be organised by a COST Action on related research topics and can provide dissemination opportunities for an Action’s activities. Training Schools provide intensive training in emerging research topics within the laboratories and organisations involved in the COST Action. Participants are mainly, but not exclusively, young researchers involved in COST Actions. Training Schools also cover appropriate re-training as part of life-long learning.
- Keel bone damage – training school at the University of Bern – August 23rd-24th, 2017.
The University of Bern organized a two day training school that provided lectures and practical exercises on the assessment of keel bone damage and related topics such as pain assessment. A specific purpose was to provide training for palpation as a method to assess keel bone damage using radiographic images as a gold standard.
The Training School was organized by Sabine Gebhardt, Sabine Vögeli, and Ariane Stratmann of the Center for Proper Housing: Poultry and Rabbits in Zollikofen, Switzerland. Special lectures were provided by: Urs Geissbühler (University of Bern, CH), Jean-Michel Hatt (University of Zurich, CH), Sophie Verrier (AO Research Institute Davos, CH), Jens Peter Christensen (University of Copenhagen, DK) and Mike Petrik (University of Guelph, CA).