7th Annual CHFR Symposium, September 24-25, 2009



Invited speakers
Piero Anversa, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Sir Michael J. Berridge, Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
Gianluigi Condorelli, Scientific and Technology Pole, IRCCS MultiMedica, Milan, Italy
Javier Díez, Centre of Applied Medical Research and University Clinic, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Ferenc Follath, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
Roger J. Hajjar, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Stephane Heymans, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Fabio Di Lisa, University of Padua, Italy
William C. Little, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, USA
Lars S. Maier, University of Göttingen, Germany
Jeffery D. Molkentin, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
Jan-Bjørn Osnes, University of Oslo, Norway
Kristoffer Russell, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Norway
Helge Røsjø, Akershus University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Virend K. Somers, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
Anne Wæhre, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Norway

Submission of abstracts
Electronic submission of abstracts for the moderated poster sessions is open for all seminar attendees. PhD students of the PhD School of Heart Research are especially encouraged to participate. The best poster in each session will be awarded with NOK 5.000.
Abstract submission deadline is Friday May 29, 2009.

Registration
All seminar attendees must register by filling out the form in the right panel of this page.
Registration deadline is Friday August 14, 2009.

We look forward to meeting you in September!

Steering Committee, Center for Heart Failure Research and PhD School of Heart Research
Harald Arnesen, Dan Atar, Håvard Attramadal, Reidar Bjørnerheim, Thor Edvardsen, Lars Gullestad, John Kjekshus, Finn Olav Levy, Torbjørn Omland, Jan-Bjørn Osnes, Ole M. Sejersted, Tor Skomedal, Otto Smiseth, Petter Andreas Steen, Guro Valen, Arne Westheim, Geir Øystein Andersen, Ida Gjervold Lunde, Ivar Sjaastad, Mathis Stokke, Fredrik Swift, Anne Wæhre and Geir Christensen


PROGRAM, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009


08:00-08:25 Registration
08:25-08:30 Welcome: Geir Christensen, OUHU, UoO


Session A: Myocardial remodeling
Chairs: Håvard Attramadal, OUHR, UoO and Theis Tønnessen, OUHU, UoO

08:30-09:15 Jeffery D. Molkentin, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
Regulation of cardiac hypertrophy by intracellular signaling pathways

09:15-09:45 Javier Díez, Centre of Applied Medical Research and University Clinic, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
New views on alterations of the myocardial collagen network in heart failure

09:45-10:00 Break


Session B: Moderated poster sessions (10:00-11:30)

I: Inflammatory mediators and cardiac remodelling
Moderators: Arne Yndestad, OUHR and Ingebjørg Seljeflot, OUHU, UoO

II: Cellular signaling in heart failure and myocardial ischemia
Moderators: Geir Øystein Andersen, OUHU, UoO and Terje Larsen, UoT

III: Cardiac and skeletal muscle function in heart failure
Moderators: Øyvind Ellingsen, NTNU and Ivar Sjaastad, OUHU

IV: New diagnostic and therapeutic strategies
Moderators: Reidar Bjørnerheim, OUHU and Thor Edvardsen, OUHR, UoO

11:30-12:30 Lunch


Session C: Calcium signaling and mitochondrial function in cardiac disease
Chairs: Finn Olav Levy, UoO and Guro Valen, UoO

12:30-13:00 Sir Michael J. Berridge, Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
Calcium signaling in health and disease

13:00-13:30 Jan-Bjørn Osnes, University of Oslo, Norway
Changes of receptor function in failing hearts: good or bad?

13:30-14:00 Fabio Di Lisa, University of Padua, Italy
The pivotal role of mitochondrial ROS formation in cardiac diseases

14:00-14:30 Break


Session D: Circulating markers of cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea
Chairs: Torbjørn Omland, AUH, UoO and Kjetil Sunde, OUHU, UoO

14:30-14:45 Helge Røsjø, Akershus University Hospital, Norway
Granins – new biomarkers of cardiac disease

14:45-15:30 Virend K. Somers, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
Sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease - evidence, mechanisms and clinical implications


PROGRAM, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009


Session E: Cardiac function and diagnostic imaging
Chairs: Ole M. Sejersted, OUHU, UoO and Otto Smiseth, OUHR, UoO

08:30-09:00 Lars S. Maier, University of Göttingen, Germany
Novel mechanisms in heart failure and arrhythmias - Role of CaMKII and late Na current

09:00-09:15 Kristoffer Russell, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Norway
Selection of candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy - a new approach based on identification of etiology of dyssynchrony

09:15-10:00 William C. Little, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, USA
Mechanisms of diastolic heart failure

10:00-10:30 Break


Session F: Inflammation and cardiac disease
Chairs: Lars Gullestad, OUHR, UoO and Erik H. Øie, OUHR

10:30-11:00 Stephane Heymans, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Inflammation as a therapeutic target in heart failure

11:00-11:15 Anne Wæhre, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Norway
The chemokine CXCL13 in myocardial remodeling

11:30-12:30 Lunch


Session G: Novel approaches for treatment of cardiovascular disease
Chairs: Dan Atar, OUHA, UoO and Harald Arnesen, OUHU, UoO

12:30-13:15 Roger J. Hajjar, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
New developments in gene therapy for heart failure

13:15-13:45 Gianluigi Condorelli, Scientific and Technology Pole, IRCCS MultiMedica, Milan, Italy
MicroRNAs in myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure; new therapeutical targets

13:45-14:15 Break

14:15-14:45 Ferenc Follath, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
Inotropic agents: from experimental data to clinical use

14:45-15:30 Piero Anversa, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Redefining myocardial biology

15:30-15:45 Presentation of poster prize winners


OUHU Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål
OUHR Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet
OUHA Oslo University Hospital, Aker
AUH Akershus University Hospital
UoO University of Oslo
UoT University of Tromsø
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Travel info

The meeting takes place at Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica. For further information see www.holmenkollenparkhotel.no.

Registration
Registrations are only accepted until August 14 2009.
Submit your abstract
Abstracts are only accepted until June 10 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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