The participants were very pleased with this year’s NORHEART course in cardiac imaging.
20 PhD students were gathered for three days of lectures and group work in Stavanger, learning a wide range of echocardiography and cardiac MRI methods used in cardiac research.
On the first day of the course the students were introduced to the basic principles of cardiac ultrasound and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. The rest of the lectures emphasized how to use different cardiac imaging techniques to assess cardiac structure and function.
– This course has been excellent, says Øyunn Kleiven, adding that it has been particularly useful to learn more about cardiac MRI.
– The best part has been the state of the art lectures, and the possibility to get to know other PhD students with the same interest in cardiac imaging, says Torvald Espeland.
– I have learned some key things that I will use in my own research, says Eigir Einarsen. He also appreciates the focus on social events during the three-day course.
The course included two group work sessions, focusing on how to design an imaging study to assess myocardial structure or function. The winning group was awarded a small trophy at the end of the course.
– We knew from the beginning that this was going to be ours, laughs Einarsen.