The courses will provide an introduction to common cardiac diseases, including pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, and therapeutic strategies. An important aim of the courses is to integrate cutting edge research issues from the basic sciences, and to provide information regarding future diagnostic and treatment options. The courses will also introduce PhD students to issues important for a future career planning in clinical and academic cardiovascular medicine.


NORHEART will host thematic workshops and promote local seminars. The workshops will be thematically focused meetings, where researchers and clinicians meet to discuss ongoing projects presented by PhD students and early career scientists. Plenary discussions moderated by senior scientists will aim to improve projects and strengthen collaborations between researchers with common interests. Each workshop will include an opening state-of-the-art overview lecture given by an invited expert from abroad. The invited lecturer will also participate in the following discussions. Events to be announced.

Annual Symposium

The Annual Symposium on Heart Failure is a two-day international conference gathering leading international experts from basic and clinical research. State-of-the art lectures are mixed with presentations of ongoing projects and clinical trials. Abstract Sessions are a major part of the program. PhD students and early career scientists present their work to a panel of international scientists with an opportunity for immediate feedback. The Annual Symposium is also an important opportunity for Norwegian scientists to meet with international scientists at the forefront of their field in an informal atmosphere. NORHEART provides travel grants to PhD students, and continue to acknowledge excellence in presentation and scientific quality through abstract prices decided by invited international experts within the field.

Travel and Exchange

The aim of the NORHEART exchange program is to tighten our national and international research networks and improve the overall quality of Norwegian PhD students within cardiovascular research. Research visits within Norway and abroad will be financially supported by NORHEART. The program includes funding of three different exchange modes: 

  1. Theoretically focused research visits:
    NORHEART supports short stays or courses for up to 1 week to promote exchange of students for in-depth discussion of issues of theoretical interest to their own projects.
  2. Methodologically focused research visits:
    NORHEART supports stays for up to 1 month to allow PhD students to travel between research institutions to learn new techniques and improve technical skills. Salary and expenses for equipment must be covered by the regular PhD grant of the student.
  3. Travel grants to school activities:
    A number of travel grants will be available for PhD students traveling to other parts of Norway to participate in activities organized by the school.

To apply, please use Application form.

Information about travel settlement

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