Pictures from the Annual CHFR Symposium 2017

The 15th Annual CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure was arranged by Center for Heart Failure Research between September 20 and September 22, 2017. The Annual Symposium is an important opportunity for Norwegian scientists to meet with international scientists at the forefront of their field in an informal atmosphere. Below are some pictures from this year’s Symposium, as well as some brief information on the speakers and topics.

Moderated poster sessions was hosted by NORHEART. Pictures and more information about the poster sessions are provided here.


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21


OPENING SESSION

ARVID HALLÉN, Immediate past Director General, The Research Coucil of Norway:
Opening remarks

CALUM MacRAE, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA:
Key note lecture: Systematic approaches to translation in cardiovascular research


INFLAMMATION IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

PETER LIBBY, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA:
Inflammation in cardiovascular disease: The time for translation

SUMANTH PRABHU, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA:
Immune cell remodeling in heart failure


FROM MOLECULES TO PERSONALIZED RISK STRATIFICATION

JULIA GORELIK, Imperial College London, UK:
New nanoscale technique to study signaling in the cardiomyocyte

DAN RODEN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee:
Using little data and big data to personlize medicine

 


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22


BIOMARKERS AND DISEASE MECHANISM AS BASIS FOR NEW THERAPIES

CAROLYN S P LAM, Duke-National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore:
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: From mechanisms to therapies

JAMES L JANUZZI, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusettes, USA:
Biomarkers and heart failure therapy: From clinical trials to clinical care


TRANSLATIONAL ASPECTS OF CARDIAC MECHANICS

OLE M SEJERSTED, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Norway:
Pumps and circumstances. The microstructures that keep the heart beating

FRANK R HEINZEL, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berling and German Heart Center Berlin, Germany:
Translational aspects of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction


CARDIAC REMODELLING IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

ANTHONY ROSENZWEIG, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusettes, USA:
Can exercise teach us how to treat heart failure?

STEFAN ENGELHARDT, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany:
MicroRNA-based therapy of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis


DEVELOPMENTS IN CARDIAC IMAGING

VICTORIA DELGADO, Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands:
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: Role of multimodality imaging

LEON AXEL, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA:
Assessment of cardiac function with MRI: Current state-of-the-art and future perspectives

(All photos: Anders Revdal, NORHEART)