Guest lectures, Thursday, December 8, 2016

Auditorium A3.3067, Rikshospitalet

13:45-14:30 “RNA-based therapy of cardiac disease”, Stefan Engelhardt, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), Munich, Germany

14:45-15:30 “PDE2 at the Crossway between cAMP and cGMP Signaling”, Ali El-Armouche, Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany

The lectures are hosted by Department of Pharmacology and Center for Heart Failure Research, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital

You are also invited to attend the trial lecture and thesis defence of Rizwan I. Hussain on Friday, Dec. 9.

Contact: Prof. Finn Olav Levy, Department of Pharmacology, 22840237,


15th Annual CHFR Symposium

The 15th Annual CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure takes place
September 20-22 2017 at Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo.

Confirmed speakers:

Anthony Rosenzweig, Harvard Medical School, USA
Dan Rosen, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
James L Januzzi, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Research Clinical Institute, USA
Julia Gorelik, Imperial College London, UK
Peter Libby, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Med. School, USA.
Sumanth D. Prabhu, University of Alabama, USA
Victoria Delgado, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Resuscitation 2016

Hot Topics: NT-proBNP levels improve risk assessment for poor outcome in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

NT-proBNP levels measured 24 hrs after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest predicted mortality and poor neurological outcome after one year on top of established risk indices.

Read more in Resuscitation

European Heart Journal 2016

Hot Topics: Tocilizumab attenuated the inflammatory response and primarily PCI-related TnT release in NSTEMI patients

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial including 117 patients with NSTEMI, the IL-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab administered as a single dose prior to coronary angiography reduced the levels of CRP and troponin-T.

Read more in European Heart Journal

Journal of Biological Chemistry 2016

Hot Topics: Protein phosphatase 1c associated with the cardiac sodium calcium exchanger 1 (NCX1) regulates its activity by dephosphorylating serine 68-phosphorylated phospholemman

NCX1, an important regulator of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis, is a substrate-specifying PP1c-targeting protein. Using a variety of molecular techniques, this study demonstrates that cardiac NCX1 facilitating its own regulation by mediating dephosphorylation of pSer-68-phospholemman.

Read more in Journal of Biological Chemistry

CHFR Program 2016

Prize winners of the Poster Session CHFR 2016

The 14th Annual CHFR Symposium took place at Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo. More than 60 poster presenters contributed with recent advances in basic and clinical heart research.

Click to see the Prize winners of the Poster Session

Thank you to all participants, and invited Speakers:
Mark A. Creager, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
Mark Haykowsky, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA
Joseph A. Hill, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Stephane Heymans, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands
Björn C. Knollmann, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
W. Jonathan Lederer, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Cecilia Linde, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden
Lars S. Maier, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Jeffery D. Molkentin, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Sherif Nagueh, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
Børge Ousland, Polar explorer, Oslo, Norway
Frank Ruschitzka, University Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Gordon F. Tomaselli, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Stein Ørn, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway

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