On Thursday June 24 DCVA and Netherlands Heart Institute organized the 5th DCVA Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting online.
The central theme this year was “Together we beat as one”. The congress was well visited with up to 300 attendees in total in the various (parallel) sessions during the day.
Led by the program committee (Ulrich Schotten, Isabella Kardys, Magdalena Harakalova and Paula da Costa Martins) and with the great input from the Dutch cardiovascular research consortia we could present an interesting program.
Prof. dr. Naveed Sattar from the University of Glasgow opened the day giving an inspiring keynote lecture about biomarkers in cardiovascular disease. dr. Sean Wu from Stanford Cardiovascular Institute closed the congress with yet another interesting lecture about Cardiomyocytes.
Prof. dr. Wiek van Gilst received a “Prof. dr. Durrer Penning" to honor and thank him for his efforts and support for the Netherlands Heart Institute.
In the scientific sessions we had international input from Carsten Tschöpe (Berlin), Steve Lubitz (Boston), Rafik Tadros (Montreal), Sophie Garnier (Paris), Tomasz Guzik (Glasgow), Judith Montag (Hannover), Emma Louise Robinson (Colorado), Daphne Merkus (Munchen) and Gary Owens (Virginia). In these (parallel) sessions cardiovascular topics were discussed such as heart failure, new models, sex differences, COVID-19, and many more. The Young @ Heart community organized workshops for (young) talents about networking and personal media strategy.
We congratulate Vincent Aengevaeren for winning the Einthoven Dissertation Prize and Najim Lahrouchi and Martijn Smulders with strong second and third prizes. Irene van Blokland took home a fellowship grant to work abroad for 6 months in Sweden. Runner up Pranav Bhagirath was offered a contribution to his 1 year fellowship in the US. Congratulations to all!
We would like to thank all participants and speakers for attending and we hope to meet you in person next year!