Successful Annual Symposium arranged with 90 participants

150 persons had registered for NORHEART’s first physical event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the 19th Annual Oslo Symposium on Heart Research hosted in collaboration with ProCardio. Unfortunately, only a fortunate 90 were allowed to take part.

The annual symposium was held at the Soria Moria Conference Center in Oslo on September 23rd and 24th, covering the latest news in cardiac research. Invited lecturers represented the impressive field of cardiovascular research in Norway.The full program for the symposium can be downloaded here.

The Symposium was a great success. 27 PhD students presented their research abstracts during the symposium’s rapid fire abstract sessions. The following four received 1st place in their category:

Biomarkers and translational science:
Athiramol Sasi, University of Oslo: “Versican in cardiac diseases with fibrosis”.

Genetic cardiac disease and arrhythmias:
Xin Shen, University of Oslo: “Prolonged β-Adrenergic Stimulation Disperses Ryanodine Receptor Clusters in Cardiomyocytes: Implications for Heart Failure”.

Cardiac function and imaging (shared 1st place):
Kristine Andreassen, University of Oslo: “Antifibrotic effects of exercise training in a mouse model of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy”
Eivind Westrum Aabel, Oslo University Hospital: “Tricuspid annulus disjunction is a common finding in patients with mitral annulus disjunction”.

Abstract prize winners at the 19th Annual Oslo Symposium on Heart Research 2021. From the left: Athiramol Sasi, Kristine Andreassen, Xin Shen and Eivind Westrum Aabel.

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