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DCAcademy Cardiometabolic Networking Summit
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3182-24-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 06/12/2023
Date and time27.01.2024, at: 16:00 - 31.01.2024, at: 11:30
Regular seats24
Course fee7,920.00 kr.
LecturersThomas Jespersen
ECTS credits3.00
Contact personArnela Saljic    E-mail address: arnela@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
Seats for this course are reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at NorDoc member universities. All other participants must pay the course fee.

1) All applicants will be put on the waiting list upon applying for the course. After the application deadline all participants will be notified whether they are given a seat or not.

2) Please make sure when you apply for the course to also submit an abstract though the DCAcademy webpage: https://events.au.dk/cardiacmetabolism/signup. Selected abstracts will be notified upon the application deadline.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Discuss the development and complications of cardiometabolic related diseases.
2. Explain complexity and interplay in cardiac metabolism.
3. Discuss topics on cardiometabolic genomics.
4. Combine theoretical and practical insights into novel aspects in cardiometabolic clinical pharmacology.
5. Understand comorbidity between atherosclerosis and microvasculature disease.

The summit is designed to provide an extensive insight into several translational cardiometabolic aspects with presentations from 6 international experts, 24 leading Danish Cardiometabolic researchers and 40 Danish PhD and Postdoc fellows (posters and short presentations). Additionally, there will be plenty of networking opportunities.
Following topics will be covered:
• Interplay in cardiac metabolism
• Cardiometabolic genomics
• Global health and heterogeneity in risk and disease
• Novel aspects in cardiometabolic clinical pharmacology
• Early risk markers of diabetes and CV disease
• Atherosclerosis and microvascular disease

The course is designed for PhD students and postdocs working in the cardiovascular and metabolic research fields.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Basic Metabolic Research

Cardiovascular Research

Cellular and Genetic Medicine


Lectures, group work, discussions, poster presentations,

Course director
Thomas Jespersen, professor, University of Copenhagen, thojes@sund.ku.dk

Johannes Castelein, Groeningen, NL
Julia Goedecke, Cape Town, SA
Gunnar Gisslason, Heart Foundation
Morten B Thomsen, UCPH
Niels Jessen, SDCA
Kristine Færch, Novo Nordisk A/S
Ulla Kampmann Opstrup, SDCA
Jacob Tfelt-Hansen, RH
Jørgen Kanters, UCPH
Anneik Lubberding, UCPH
Louise Groth Grunnet, SDCC
Karoline Kragelund Nielsen, SDCC
Jennifer Baker, NNF Morten Lund, UCPH
Jacob Fog Bentzen, AU
Lars Melholdt Rasmussen, SDU
Daniel Ketelhuth, SDU
Emma Börgeson, AU
Rasmus Borgquist, NNF
Henning Bundgaard, RH
Mette Nyegaard, AAU
Dirk Lund Christensen, UCPH
Magnus T. Jensen, SDCC
Signe Torekov, UCPH
Rikke Buhl, UCPH

27 – 31 January 2024

Course location
La Folie Douce Hotels Chamonix, France

Please register before 06 December 2023.

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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