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Education programme

State-of-the-Art education programmes



The Working Group provides a platform for both basic and clinically-oriented scientists with interests in any aspect of myocardial function to meet in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere.
The Working Group focuses on the molecular, cellular and integrative mechanisms underlying physiological function and malfunction of the heart, and is the ideal group for anyone interested in applying knowledge of fundamental cellular and molecular processes to the integrative biology of the heart, both experimentally and clinically. 

Reports on VARENNA JOINT MEETING

Reports on the Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Myocardial Function and the Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart

Network of Excellence Programme in Cardiovacsular Research

The Working Group, in partnership with scientific associations, offers access to educational initiatives:

A joint initiative with the Fondation Leducq.

Several members of the Working Group on Myocardial Function are also members of a transatlantic network funded by the Fondation Leducq.

In addition to collaborative projects in basic cardiovascular science, this network has regular progress meetings and offers training positions for doctoral/post-doctoral researchers in top-level laboratories in cardiovascular sciences on both sides of the Atlantic.

More information here or contact the representative for this programme: Dr D. Hilfiker-Kleiner, Tel: +49 511 649 8499, Fax: +49 511 532 3263, email

Research Fellowship Programme organised by the Heart Failure Association of the ESC

The Working Group raises attention to the availability of this programme and invites you to visit the Heart Failure Association website to know more about it.