DCAcademy atherosclerosis course

The aim is to strengthen the national network in Denmark among atherosclerosis researchers. This course covers topics such as atherosclerosis pathology, imaging, epidemiology, smooth muscle cells, and atherosclerosis research in industry.

Info about event

Time

Monday 21 August 2023, at 09:30 - Wednesday 23 August 2023, at 13:00

Location

Comwell Klarskovgaard, Korsør

Organizer

DCAcademy

This course is intended for any researcher performing research in atherosclerosis. The aim is to strengthen the national network in Denmark among atherosclerosis researchers. This course covers topics such as atherosclerosis pathology, imaging, epidemiology, treatment/prevention, genetic, animal models, and atherosclerosis research in industry. The course will finish with a lunch from 12.00 - 13.-00 on the last day.

Format:

A mix of lectures, student presentations, group work, poster presentations, networking activities

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the development of the atherosclerotic lesion at the cellular and molecular level.
  2. Relate risk factors with the pathology of atherosclerosis.
  3. Describe the different ways to treat or prevent atherosclerosis.
  4. Discuss the influence of genes on the development of atherosclerosis.
  5. Motivate the use of different models (in vitro-, epidemiological, animal model) to study atherosclerosis and apply them to a given project.
  6. Collaborate with other researchers in Denmark to work towards common goals in atherosclerosis research.

Who can attend:

Research year students, master students, PhDs, postdocs and senior researchers conducting research in atherosclerosis.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Assoc. Prof. Rosh Al-Mashhadi, Aarhus University Hospital
  • Assoc. Prof. Helle Jørgensen, University of Cambridge
  • Prof. Lars Melholt Rasmusen, Odense University Hospital
  • Prof. Jacob Fog Bentzon, Aarhus University Hospital
  • Prof. Jan Borén, University of Gothenburg
  • Assoc. Prof. Martin Bødtker Mortensen, Aarhus University Hospital
  • Prof. Daniel Ketelhuth, University of Southern Denmark
  • Ass. Prof. Javier Fuster, Spainish National Center for Cardiovascular Research
  • Ass. Prof. Anton Gisterå, Karolinska Institute

Organizing committee:

  • Lasse Bach Steffensen, Postdoc, SDU
  • Laura Alonso Herranz, Postdoc, AU
  • Julián Juaréz, assistant Professor, AU
  • Lasse Møllegaard Obel, PhD student, SDU
  • Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Professor, OUH
  • Jacob Fog Bentzon,  Professor, AUH
  • Daniel F. J. Ketelhuth, Professor, SDU

Organizing committee:

  • Lasse Bach Steffensen, Postdoc, SDU
  • Laura Alonso Herranz, Postdoc, AU
  • Julián Juaréz, assistant Professor, AU
  • Lasse Møllegaard Obel, PhD student, SDU
  • Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Professor, OUH
  • Jacob Fog Bentzon,  Professor, AUH
  • Daniel F. J. Ketelhuth, Professor, SDU