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DCAcademy Summer Meeting 2024
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3438-24-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 27/05/2024
Date and time20.06.2024, at: 09:00 - 22.06.2024, at: 16:00
Regular seats35
Course fee7,800.00 kr.
LecturersThomas Jespersen
ECTS credits2.70
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

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

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from NorDoc member faculties. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

Learning objectives

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

1. Provide insights on novel aspects and recent advances within atrial fibrillation, acute cardiac arrest, vascular disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, vascular genetics and other areas through talks and lectures from keynote speakers from Denmark and abroad

2. Provide a forum for younger researchers to present their project findings and interact with senior scientist, as well as become acquainted with other research projects

3. Initiate networking among cardiovascular researchers from all levels of experience and research backgrounds, as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with companies from the industry

4. Appoint the DCAcademy Lifetime Achievement Award to a senior scientist who has contributed significantly to the cardiovascular field


DCAcademy Summer Meeting offers scientific session within both clinical, pre-clinical and basal science, presenting leading senior scientists and international keynote speakers within the cardiovascular field.


PhD students and others with interes within the cardiovascular field

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:

Cardiovascular Research

In Vivo Pharmacology and Experimental Animals

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease




Lectures, discussions, poster presentations and oral presentations

Course director

Thomas Jespersen, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; thojes@sund.ku.dk


Thomas Jespersen, Professor, University of Copenhagen

Flemming Konradsen, Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation

Maria Kristiansen, Professor, University of Copenhagen

Arnela Saljic, post.doc, University of Copenhagen

Thomas Jepps, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Professor, Odense University Hospital

Michael Toft Overgaard, Professor, Aalborg University

Mette Nyegaard, Professor, Aalborg University and Statens Serum Institut

Christina Christoffersen, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Larissa Fabritz, Professor, Birmingham

Lisa Gottlieb, post.doc, University of Copenhagen

Henrik Kjærulf Jensen, professor, Aarhus University Hospital

Kirstine Callø, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Henning Bundgaard, Professor, Rigshospitalet

Jacob Fog Bentzon, Professor, Aarhus University

Judith Sluimer, Professor, Maastricht University

Martin Bødtker Mortensen, post.doc, Aarhus University Hospital

Bo Winkel, Cardiologist, Rigshospitalet

Rhian M Touyz, Professor, University of Ottawa

Amie Moyes, post.doc, University College London

Joakim Bastrup, post.doc, University of Copenhagen

Thomas Engstrøm, Professor, Rigshospitalet

Carlos Collet, Cardiologist, Aalst Belgium

Lasse Bach Steffensen, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark

Redouane Aherrahrou, University of Virginia

Christian Aalkjær, Professor, Aarhus University

Helena Dominguez, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Bjørn Strøier, post.doc, University of Copenhagen

Christoffer Læssøe Madsen, post.doc, University of Copenhagen

Ahmad Sajadieh, Professor, University of Copenhagen

Mads Brix Kronborg, Aarhus University Hospital

Tor Biering-Sørensen, Professor, University of Copenhagen

Jean-Claude Tardif, Professor, Montreal University


Thursday 20 June 2024, at 09:00 - Saturday 22 June 2024, at 16:00

Course location

Hotel Sinatur Sortbælt, Østerøvej 121, 5800 Nyborg, Denmark


Please register before 27 May 2024.

Please note for this course that you also have to sign up and submit an abstract at the webpage of Danish Cardiovascular Academy (DCAcademy) https://dcacademy.dk/display/artikel/dcacademy-summer-meeting-2024. It is mandatory for all PhD students to submit an abstract. Oral or poster presentations will be assigned based on abstracts. Please note that for PhD students only PhD school rules apply regarding registration and cancellation of the course.

Expected frequency


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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