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Basic science summer school

Add to calendar18/06/20170:00 22/06/20170:00 Europe/Paris Basic science summer school

Organised by the Council on Basic Science: Inspire a new generation of basic cardiovascular science leaders taken from among the most gifted science and medical graduates - Provide opportunities to meet face-to-face role models from an expert faculty of successful cardiovascular scientists.

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Basic Sciences, Pharmacology, Genomics and Cardiovascular Pathology
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Summary

Organised by the Council on Basic Science: Inspire a new generation of basic cardiovascular science leaders taken from among the most gifted science and medical graduates - Provide opportunities to meet face-to-face role models from an expert faculty of successful cardiovascular scientists.

Who is the Summer School for ?

Mainly early stage researchers (PhD and MD/PhD students in the first three years of their research) plus a few more experienced researchers whose PhD degree was obtained within the last 2 years. Delegate numbers limited to 70. All delegates bring a poster of their research, which is on display throughout the Summer School programme.

Scientific programme by day

Sunday 18 June - Novotel Nice Arenas

18.00       Welcome – Course Directors
18.15       Opening keynote plenary lecture

19.15        Cocktail dinner

Monday 19 June - European Heart House

Session I:   Cardioprotection
09.00          Key pathways to ischemia-reperfusion injury
09.45          Opportunities and challenges in translating cardioprotection to the clinic

10.30           Coffee break – poster area

Session II:    Vulnerable plaque
11.00            The vulnerable plaque – an evolving target?
11.45            Imaging the vulnerable plaque to stratify individual patient risk

12.30            Lunch Boxes – Poster Area-  Meet the faculty

Session III:   iPS cells and personalised medicine
13.30            iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes for drug testing
14.15            iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes to explore gene therapy

15.00            Short break

Session IV:   Publishing your research
15.15             Getting the experimental design and statistical analysis right 
16.00             Writing the paper: what the journal editors expect

17.00-18.30   Refreshments - Poster area –  Meet the faculty and exhibitors

Tuesday 20 June

Session V:  Novel methods to measure and control cardiomyocyte function
09.00           Measuring the physiological responses of single cardiomyocytes
09.45           Optogenetic control of cardiac rhythm

10.30           Coffee Break – poster area

Session VI:   The immune response and atherogenesis
11.00            The roles of T and B cells
11.45            Targeting immune receptors to reduce atherosclerosis

12.30             Lunch Boxes – Poster area -  Meet the faculty

Session VII:   Regenerative medicine
13.30            Therapeutic angiogenesis: the long road to translation
14.15            Bioengineered grafts for the infarcted heart

15.00            Short break

Session VIII:  How and why pharma and academia collaborate to develop new medicines
15.15               Name to be advised
15.45               Name to be advised

17.00-18.30     Poster area – discussion of even-numbered posters, with refreshments

Wednesday 21 June

Session IX:  Cardiac contractile dysfunction
09.00           Cardiometabolic dysregulation, mitochondrial function and arrhythmia
09.45           Cardiomyopathies : biology and future treatment options

10.30            Coffee Break – poster area

Session X:   Thrombosis and coagulation
11.00          Control of thrombosis and fibrinolysis in vivo: implications for new therapies
11.45          Novel oral anticoagulants: mechanisms of action and therapeutic indications

12.30          Lunch Boxes – Poster area - Meet the faculty

Session XI:  Non-coding RNAs
13.30          Control of cardiac remodelling and fibrosis by ncRNAs
14.15          Control of angiogenesis and arteriogenesis by miRNAs

15.00          Short break

Session XII:   Finding new drug targets: the worlds of informatics and omics
15.15              The advantages and limitations of proteomics and metabolomics
15.45              Using Mendelian randomisation to impute causality in genomic studies

17.00-18.30     Poster area – discussion of odd-numbered posters, with refreshments

20.30               Participants dinner (Beach party!)

Thursday 22 June

Session XIII:   Building your career
09.00        Advice from the faculty and open discussion

10.00        Coffee Break

Session XIV:  
10.30        Watching the heart develop: light sheet microscopy in the zebrafish
11.15        Origins of vascular smooth muscle cells and implications for disease

12.00        Closing keynote plenary lecture 

Discover more about the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

Registration

Pre-registration will open on 04 January until 12 February
We kindly remind you that this is only a request to join the course as abstract presenter.
If you are selected, we will send you a link to finalise your registration and payment (by mid-march).

Fees for students : 300 Euros (the fee covers course registration, accommodation and breakfast, lunches, 2 evening meals, transport to and from Nice airport and transport between the Novotel Arenas and the European Heart House).

Extras: students will be expected to pay for their flights to Nice Airport and any items not covered in the list above.

Selection process

The Summer School 2017 has a limited number of places. If you are accepted, your registration will be considered when payment of 300 Euros is made to the ESC.

Course venue

The European Heart House 
Les Templiers
2035 Routes des colles
CS 80179 Biot
06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Course Organisers

Jeremy Pearson (UK)

Peter Ferdinandy (HU)