CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure 2018

The Annual CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure has now been arranged for the 16th time.

Among the invited speakers at the CHFR Symposium this year was the President of the Japanese Society of Echocardiography, Satoshi Nakatani from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. He held a very interesting talk on novel methods for quantification of left ventricular function.

Researchers at the Integrated CardioVascular Function are participating in several ongoing international studies. Visiting us this year has been Associate professor Kasumi Masuda, M.Sc, PhD and Associate professor Katsuji Inoue, MD, PhD. They are both working on projects focusing on work efficiency and diastolic function. Kasumi Masuda already presented one abstract at the ESC Congress earlier this year and is among the authors who have been collaborating on abstracts presented at the CHFR Symposium.

The symposium has grown to become an international event, housing researchers from all around the world. Several research areas within cardiology and cardiovascular diseases are covered during the symposium. This year young researchers presented data in the following sessions;

I:   Biomarkers and cardiac disease

II:  Cellular signaling: Myocardial hypertrophy and ischemia

III: Cardiac function during heart failure and exercise training

IV: Cellular signaling: Myocardial function and arrhythmias

V:  Diagnostic and therapeutical strategies for cardiac disease

VI: Inflammatory mediators and metabolism

The research group was well represented in the session for Cardiac function during heart failure and exercise training, with almost half of the abstracts. PhD fellow Ole Jakob Sletten was the 2nd runner up for the best poster prize in the same session. Presenting were PhD fellows John Aalen, MD, Petter Storsten, MD, Camilla Kjellstad Larsen MD, and Ole Jakob Sletten, MD.

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