Artery disease – From basic biological research through better understanding...

Content of the course:
The molecular basis for development of arterial disease and its subclinical and clinical  manifestations in apparently healthy subjects and in patients with different diseases will be evaluated through presentation of recent biological, epidemiological and clinical research leading to better understanding of the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease.

Aim of the course:
The aim of the course is:
1) To demonstrate the similarities and differences in arterial disease between different diseases and thereby increase the understanding of the pathogenesis of arterial disease in general with the hope of improving future prevention and treatment.
2) To introduce different research methods to investigate arterial disease in vitro, in animal models and in vivo humans.
3) To improve presentation technique and receive constructive criticism of own research with the possible improvement of own research.
4) Strengthen relationships with other research groups within arterial disease improving research/social networks.

All participants must submit an abstract of max. 250 words by 1 March to and bring a poster to the course that is to be presented in about 3 minutes, followed by 2 minutes of questions in English.

Lectures, demonstrations and poster presentations followed by comments


Course director: Michael Hecht Olsen

From SDU: Professors Michael Hecht Olsen, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Jes Lindholt, Henning Beck-Nielsen, Poul Flemming H
From AAU: Professor Christian Aalkjaer, associate professors Jacob Fog Bentzon, Jakob
From KU: Associate professors Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou, Helena Dominquez, Susanne Bro
Internationally: Professors Stephane Laurent, Peter Nilsson, Olle Melander, PhD Trine K. S

ECTS-credits: 5,1

Course Venue: Sinatur Hotel Storebælt in Nyborg ( .
NB! The course is a residential course. Therefore a room will be booked for you, so please let us know if you intend not to use the room

Course language: English

Deadline for application: 14 March

Course fee:
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in The Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Southern Denmark.
For PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement" the course fee covers course materials, accommodation and food which amounts to DKK 2400,-
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 8700,-

The course is a joint venture between SDS and Danish Diabetes Academy and therefore the expenses connected to the course are divided equally between them.

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