Cardiovascular research

Atherosclerosis & thrombosis

  • Organising Institute: Hartstichting (Papendal cursussen)
  • Registration through: www.hartstichting.nl/wetenschappers/phd-training-courses . Participation has to be approved by your research institute.
  • Duration of the course: 5 days 
  • Costs: €450,- for PhD students from participating institutes; €900,- for PhD students from non-participating institutes. The fee includes 4 nights of lodging in a shared double room, all meals and coffee/tea during the day.
  • Workload: 2,5 EC 

Short description:
The Atherosclerosis & Thrombosis course will start with an introduction into the (patho)physiology of the blood coagulation system and its significance in health and disease. The interactions between metabolic problems (dyslipidemias, diabetes, inflammation, etc.) resulting in atherosclerosis and blood coagulation triggering cardiovascular events will be addressed. Hot topic lectures will complement the course.

Cardiac Function & Adaptation

  • Organising Institute: Hartstichting (Papendal cursussen)
  • Registration through: www.hartstichting.nl/wetenschappers/phd-training-courses . Participation has to be approved by your research institute.
  • Duration of the course: 5 days
  • Costs: €450,- for PhD students from participating institutes; €900,- for PhD students from non-participating institutes. The fee includes 4 nights of lodging in a shared double room, all meals and coffee/tea during the day.
  • Workload: 2,5 EC 

Short description:
The course on Cardiac Function & Adaptation aims at understanding the normal (physiologic) functioning of the heart and the adaptations or mal-adaptations to the pathologic changes during heart disease. Each day of the course has a specific theme that covers these aspects, as well as the applicable research tools. Additionally, attention is paid to the patient's aspect in heart failure.

Vascular Biology

  • Organising Institute: Hartstichting (Papendal cursussen)
  • Registration through: www.hartstichting.nl/wetenschappers/phd-training-courses . Participation has to be approved by your research institute.
  • Duration of the course: 5 days
  • Costs: €450,- for PhD students from participating institutes; €900,- for PhD students from non-participating institutes. The fee includes 4 nights of lodging in a shared double room, all meals and coffee/tea during the day.
  • Workload: 2,5 EC

Short description:
The Vascular Biology course provides an introduction into the structure and the function of the vascular system, with emphasis on vascular development, vasoregulation, vascular function and activation in health and disease. Normal vascular function may be compromised by mechanical or biochemical influences such as occur during hypertension and diabetes. This will be addressed during the course. Moreover, remodeling of the vascular wall and the vascular tree (angiogenesis, arteriogenesis) will be discussed in relation to vascular diseases.

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