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Exercise, Basic and Translational Research Section

Promoting high-quality research and education related to exercise, basic and translational science.

Section Nucleus

Chair: Paul Leeson (UK)
Chair-elect: Nicolle Kraenkel (DE)
Secretary: Trine Karlsen (NO)
Past-Chair: Marco Guazzi (IT)

Nucleus Members:

Thomas Berger (A)
Marcus Dörr (DE)
Henner Hanssen (CH)
Hareld Kemps (NL)
Jari Laukkanen (FI)
Trine Moholdt (NO)
Kai Savonen (FI)
Maria Simonenko (RUS)
Emeline Van Craenenbroeck (BE)
Matthias Wilhelm (CH)

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Mission & Objectives

The mission of the Exercise, Basic & Translational Research Section of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EAPC) is to promote and facilitate high-quality research and education related to exercise, basic and translational science in the fields of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation and sports cardiology, bringing together scientists from a broad range of disciplines.

This mission will be accomplished by placing emphasis on issues deemed of interest for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of cardiovascular diseases, such as cardiovascular and exercise physiology and pathophysiology, functional genomics, cell signaling and energetics, myocardial and vascular biology, etc., and by favouring the application of basic knowledge to patient populations.

The Section will help in establishing communication and facilitating interchange between the EAPC Sections and the EAPC and other scientific societies, and in favouring the formation of international interest groups to promote scientific interactions and  activities on selected topics.

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