Oslo University Hospital research seminar Monday February 3rd at 14:30

Novel strategies in heart failure research

The next Oslo University Hospital research seminar is entitled Novel strategies in heart failure research
Time: Monday, February 3rd, 2014, at 14:30-16:00.
Place: Red Auditorium, Rikshospitalet, Sognsvannsveien 20, Oslo.

Program overview:
K.G. Jebsen Cardiac Research Centre – highlights of two main lines of research

  1. Lack of cooperation between regions of the cardiac ventricles as cause of heart failure - mechanisms and treatment possibilities
  2. Defect heart filling as cause of heart failure – mechanisms and treatment possibilities: How to make the heart less stiff?

K.G. Jebsen Cardiac Research Centre – highlights of two main lines of research

14:30 Introduction
Finn Olav Levy, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oslo (UiO) and OUH.

1. Lack of cooperation between regions of the cardiac ventricles as cause of heart failure - mechanisms and treatment possibilities:

14:40 How impaired electrical activation causes abnormal wall motion
Espen Remme, Institute of Surgical Research, OUH.

15:00 Diagnostics and treatment possibilities
Kristoffer Russell, Department of Cardiology, OUH.

2. Defect heart filling as cause of heart failure – mechanisms and treatment possibilities:

How to make the heart less stiff?

15:20 The extracellular matrix and myocardial stiffness
Kate M. Herum, Institute for Experimental Research, UiO and OUH.

How to make the heart relax better?

15:40 How can we modify the elasticity of structural proteins?
Kjetil Wessel Andressen, Department of Pharmacology, UiO and OUH.


Organizers/chairmen: Jan-Bjørn Osnes and Finn Olav Levy, Department of Pharmacology, UiO and OUH.

Everybody is welcome!

Forthcoming OUH research seminars:

03.03: Personalized Cancer Medicine - Same Old Brand New Concept?

24.03: National Core Facility for Human Pluripotent Stem Cells at OUH/UiO: What's in it for you?

07.04: Antibiotics resistance

Meeting announcements and information

On behalf of the organizing committee for OUH research seminars
Alexandre Corthay