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Annual Meeting 2011

14 to 17 April 2011 - Varenna, Italy

Basic Sciences, Pharmacology, Genomics and Cardiovascular Pathology

"Signal transduction and beyond: from targets to new treatments in cardiac disease"

A Joint meeting of Working Groups on Myocardial Function and Cellular Biology of the Heart

The upcoming meeting is a joint meeting of the ESC Working Groups on Myocardial Function and Cellular Biology of the Heart. An exciting scientific programme, with outstanding invited speakers, in a beautiful setting of wonderful Villa Monastero, allowed scientific exchanges in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.


The scientific programme offers several types of sessions:

  • abstracts presentations
  • a special “How to” session, 
  • numbers of invited lectures from international speakers

The final programme is available


Only active participants (i.e. oral or abstract presenters or chair) will be able to attend this meeting .

Click here to register


Conference fee is 100 euros and cover registration, 3 nights of hotel accommodation (14-17.April 2011) and meals (except Saturday night).
Thanks to ESC, the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science and a number of sponsors the conference fee can be kept very low.


Due to limited space young scientists are expected to share rooms (for this we need information on gender and age).
We kindly request all participants to attend the entire meeting.

Travel and City

How to reach Varenna:

  • By plane: from the airports of Milano Linate and Milano Malpensa, there are special shuttle buses direct to Central Station, from where trains to Sondrio/Tirano - then follow the directions:

Please check the bus shuttle schedules from Milano/Malpensa to Milano Central Station
Please check the train schedules from Milano Central Station to Varenna 

  • By Train: from Central Station, please take a train to Sondrio/Tirano

  • By car: from Milano take the road to Lecco (SS 36), when arrival in Lecco follow the road along the lake (S. Prov. 72) and then exit at Abbadia Lariana /Mandello /Varenna - Villa Monastero is placed along the road to the country, where there is also a convenient parking lot.
  • "Fly to Lake-Bus-Shuttle": There is also the possibility to use the "Fly to Lake-Bus-Shuttle" from Milano/Malpensa


Abstracts submission is now closed. 

The organisation of this meeting is supported by an unrestrictied grant offered by Astra Zeneca GmbH.