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41st EWGCCE Meeting

The Official Meeting of the European Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology

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EWGCCE Annual Meeting is the combination of the best lectures given by renowned international experts and an incredible friendly and stimulating spirit.

The 41st edition will take place in conjunction with EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM Congress on 18-19 June 2017, Vienna, Austria at Reed Messe Wien GmbH, Messeplatz 1.

Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology true DD/MM/YYYY
Invasive Electrophysiology and Ablation
Cardiac Cellular Biology


EWGCCE Annual Meeting is the combination of the best lectures given by renowned international experts and an incredible friendly and stimulating spirit.

The 41st edition will take place in conjunction with EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM Congress on 18-19 June 2017, Vienna, Austria at Reed Messe Wien GmbH, Messeplatz 1.

Access 41st EWGCCE Meeting programme

Saturday June 17

Vienna University, Universitätsring 1, Room ARKADENGANG

18:00: Welcome Reception (price is included in registration fee)

Sunday June 18 (Day 1)

Messe Wien Congress Center - Reed Exhibitions, Messeplatz 1

8:30-10:00  Regulation of cardiac ion channels 

Chairpersons: Matteo MANGONI (Montpellier, France), Christian STUDENIK (Wien, Austria)

08:30: Regulation and targeting of ion channels: novel observations in human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes - Andrea Francesco BARBUTI (Milano, Italy)
Oral presentations selected from abstracts

08:48: Atrial and ventricular in-vitro and in-vivo function in a rat model of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction Frank R HEINZEL (Berlin, Germany)

09:06: PA-6 inhibits gain-of-function KIR2.1 channels associated with short QT syndrome type 3 and congenital atrial fibrillation Marcel VAN DER HEYDEN (Utrecht, Netherlands)

09:24: Role of L-type Cav1.3 Ca2+ channels in Ca2+ handling and sinoatrial node pacemaker activity altered by external conditions. Angelo TORRENTE (West Hollywood, United States of America)

09:42: Changes in miRNA profile is associated with remodelling of EC-coupling and electrophysiology Tomas STOLEN (Trondheim, Norway)

11:00-12:30  Intracellular ion homeostasis in the heart

Chairpersons: Cristina MOLINA (Essen, Germany), Frank R HEINZEL (Berlin, Germany)

11:00: Nanoscale regulation of calcium signaling in atria. Stephan E LEHNART (Goettingen, Germany)
Oral presentations selected from abstracts

11:18: Properties of the sodium-calcium exchanger and the Na+/K+-ATPase in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes Andras HORVATH (Hamburg, Germany)

11:36: Contribution of small conductance K+ channels to sinoatrial node pacemaker activity of control and atrial-specific Na+/Ca2+ exchange knock out mice. Angelo TORRENTE (West Hollywood, United States of America)

11:54: Exploring atrial action potential responses to changes in calcium window current characteristics Priyanka SAXENA (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

12:12: Early-diastolic Ca2+ sparks alter repolarisation via the calcium activated chloride current Niall MACQUAIDE (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

14:00-16:00  Poster session 1

16:30-18:00  Ion channel trafficking in the heart

Chairpersons: Flavien CHARPENTIER (Nantes Cedex 1, France), Milan STENGL (Pilsen, Czech Republic)   

16:30: Mechanisms of trafficking and targeted delivery of ion channels in heart Robin Mark SHAW (Los Angeles, United States of America)
Oral presentations selected from abstracts 

16:48: Combined application of the IKr blocker dofetilide and the allosteric modulator LUF7244 rescues congenital and acquired Kv11.1 trafficking defects and functional current Ji YUAN (Utrecht, Netherlands)

17:06: A Rad GTPase variant related to Brugada syndrome Nadjet BELBACHIR (Nantes Cedex 1, France)

17:24: hERG potassium channel modulation by P127T KCNE1 Yihong ZHANG (Bristol, United Kingdom)

17:42: Angiotensin II-mediated oxidative stress increased the vulnerability of ventricular arrhythmia in cardiac hypertrophy rabbit model, which is suppressed by CaMKII inhibitor Young Soo LEE (Daegu, Korea Republic of)

19:00  EWGCCE conference dinner (price included in registration fee)

"Fuhrgassl Huber", Neustift am Walde 68

Bus transfers will be organised from the congress venue to the restaurant right after the sessions.

Monday June 19 (Day 2)

Messe Wien Congress Center - Reed Exhibitions, Messeplatz 1

08:30-10:00: Translation of cardiac cellular electrophysiology

Chairpersons: Carol Ann REMME (Amsterdam Z0, Netherlands), Dierk THOMAS (Heidelberg, Germany)

08:30: SK channels as putative antiarrhythmic targets. Thomas JESPERSEN (Copenhagen N, Denmark)
Oral presentations selected from abstracts

08:48: T309I-Kv7.1 mutation as a feasible founder LQT1 mutation: clinical, genetic and biophysical analysis Marketa BEBAROVA (Brno, Czech Republic)

09:06: Chronic endurance exercise induces ion channel remodelling and dysfunction of the atrioventricular node Alicia D'SOUZA (Manchester, United Kingdom)

09:24: Hamamy syndrome: Deciphering the role of IRX5 transcription factor in the regulation of human cardiac electrical conduction Zeina REDA AL SAYED (Nantes, France)

09:42: Prominent phase I repolarisation during IKr block correlates with EAD occurrence and incidence of Torsades de Pointes in isolated rabbit hearts Cherry ALEXANDER (Glasgow, United Kingdom) 

11:00-12:30  Carmeliet-Coraboeuf-Weidmann lecture

Chairpersons: Dobromir DOBREV (Essen, Germany)

11:00: Funny current and cardiac rhythm. Dario DIFRANCESCO (Milano, Italy) 

14:00-16:00  Poster session 2

16:30-18:00  Novel avenues for cardiac cellular electrophysiology

Chairpersons: Gudrun ANTOONS (Maastricht, Netherlands), Godfrey L SMITH (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

16:30 Circadian regulation of ion channel expression and function. Brian DELISLE (Lexington, USA)
Oral presentations selected from abstracts 

16:48: Correcting PRKAG2 mutation in induced pluripotent stem cells using CRISPR/Cas9 eliminates arrhythmic firing patterns in the derived cardiomyocytes Ronen BEN JEHUDA (Haifa, Israel)

17:06: A novel approach to cardiac repolarization memory through dynamic restitution portraits: a single-cell computational study Massimiliano ZANIBONI (Parma, Italy)

17:24: Validation of cardiac optogenetics against patch clamp electrophysiology in human cardiomyocyte drug efficacy and safety studies Susann BJORK (Helsinki, Finland)

17:42: A novel molecular approach to correct L-type calcium channel dysfunction associated with Brugada syndrome Daniele CATALUCCI (Rozzano, Italy)

18:00-19:00 Working Group General Assembly

Abstracts and titles

The different formats

Oral presentations are featuring abstracts selected for their outstanding quality, presented orally in the lecture room and chaired by an expert in the field.

Poster presentations stay on display for the length of the meeting and will be presented by the researchers. Maximum dimensions is 100cm (height) x 140cm (width).

Assignments of poster locations will be made in advance. Each display area will be numbered and a numbered list of poster titles with presenters' names will be available and posted in the poster session room. All posters should be arranged in the poster session room at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Each poster must have at least one presenter and the presenter(s) must remain with their poster throughout the poster session to answer questions.

Selected oral and poster presenters will be informed by e-mail directly.

Travel grant - submission closed


Please indicate in your letter the reference number and title of the abstract you submitted as well as your name and email address.

Grants will be awarded by the organising scientific committee and the nucleus members of the Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology.

Applicants for the travel grant must be Ph-D students or Post-Doc. If you were a recipient of the Working Group travel grant in 2016 you can not apply this year. Also travel grants and poster awards financial prizes cannot be cumulated. Travel grantees will be refunded upon expense claim up to 450 Euros (travel + local accommodation only) and in case they are awarded for poster presentation, they will only receive the award certificate without any financial prize.

Abstracts submitted prior to the deadlines will be ensured to be published in the final programme of the Meeting. Only authors mentioned in your submission will be cited in the programme. Check that you do not forget anyone before submitting.


ESC Working Group Member fee: €320

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The ESC Working Groups member fee is reserved for members of the ESC Working Groups on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology