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Basic Science Summer School 2013

16/06/2013 00:00 20/06/2013 00:00 Europe/Paris Basic Science Summer School 2013

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ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science true DD/MM/YYYY

Course Directors

J-L Balligand (BE); J. D. Pearson (UK)

Course objectives

  • 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

  • Give examples of how cardiovascular science has advanced in key areas and has impacted on clinical practice

  • Identify major challenges for the next generation

  • Impart insights into those theoretical aspects of pathophysiology, pharmacology, molecular biology and genomics of cardiac and vascular diseases necessary to underpin a selection of future challenges

  • Encourage thinking on the social issues (e.g. gender, deprivation) that hinder health in the European population

  • Open up a broader perspective on the issues necessary for implementation of research findings in medical practice

  • Increase confidence among young scientists as investigators and communicators

  • Promote networking between young scientists throughout Europe

Target audience

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.