2021 Virtual Meeting

ECCR 2021 meeting

Date: Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October 2021.

Friday, October 8, 2021

9.00–9.15 h. Welcome and opening – Marisol Fernandez-Alfonso, ECCR president

9.15-11.00 h. ECRs selected oral communications.

Moderators: TBD

11.00-11.15 Break

11.15–13.00 Session 1 – Cardiovascular health in women.

(Joint session with WiHR – Women in Hypertension Research ISH)

Moderator: Ulrike Muscha Steckelings (Denmark)

  • 11.40 Genetics of coronary artery dissection and fibromuscular dysplasia. Nabila Bouatia-Naji (France)
  • Mineralocorticoid receptor blockade and cardiovascular health in women. Antoine Ouvrard Pascaud (France)
  • Age and sex in hypertension prevalence, awareness, and control. Alexandra Konradi (Russia)
  • Novel aspects of Preeclampsia. Christian Delles (UK)

13.00-14.00 Break

14.00-15.45 h Session 2 –Vascular damage: an update on mechanisms

Moderator: Damiano Rizzoni (Italy)

  • Complex mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction; in vivo endothelial profiling in murine model of cardiovascular disease. Stefan Chlopicki (Poland)

14.25-14.50 Mechanisms of vascular remodeling and stiffening. Luis Martinez-Lemus (USA)

  • The Nitric Oxide Signalling Pathway in Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection. Juan Miguel Redondo (Spain)
  •  Long Non-Coding RNA in vascular disease. Reinier A Boon (The Netherlands)

15.45-16.00 Break

16.00-17.45 Session 3 – Hot topics: Covid-19 and cardiovascular disease

Organizer and moderator Michael Bader

Sponsored by DZHK (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung / German Center for Cardiovascular Research)

16.00-16.25 COVID-19 – an immunothrombotic disease. Ursula Rauch-Kröhnert (Germany)

16.25-16.50 Autoimmune mechanisms in COVID-19 associated coagulopathy. Wolfram Ruf (Germany)

16.50-17.15 Benefits of anticoagulation in COVID -19 patients. Valentín Fuster (USA/Spain)

17.15-17.40 Post-COVID consequences for the heart: insights from single cell nucleus analysis. Sophie Van Linthout (Germany)

17.45-18.00 Break

18.00-19.20 Session 3 – Early career researchers’ session.

Moderators: TBD

18.00-18.25 How to avoid the impostor syndrome in Science – Stephanie Watts (USA)

18.25-18.50 How to write a grant application – Jennifer Pollock (USA)

18.50-19.15 How to start a successful early career in research. Paul Meakin (UK).

19.30-20.30 h Social activity. Hosted by Augusto Montezano


Saturday, October 9, 2021

8.30-10.15 h Poster + oral communications sessions

10.15 – 10.30 h Break

10.30-12.15 h Session 5 – Novel aspects of immunity in cardiovascular disease

Moderator: Agostino Virdis (Italy)

10.00-10.25 Neural Control of Immunity in Cardiovascular Diseases. Daniela Carnevale (Italy)

10.25-10.50 B lymphocytes and atherosclerosis. Almudena Ramiro (Spain)

10.50-11.15 The role of sodium in modulating immune cell function. Dominique N. Muller (Germany)

11.15-11.40 Lipid mediators for the resolution of inflammation in atherosclerosis and valvular heart disease. Magnus Back (Sweden)

12.15-12.30 h Break

12.30-13.30 h Session 6 – Business meets Academia. Science and technology for life.

Moderator: Koen Reesink (Netherlands), Marko Poglitsch (Austria)

Multi-modal (single) cell and tissue phenotyping technology for mechanobiology research – an evolving business perspective.  Joint presentation and demos by Confocal.nl – Jeroen Kole and Optics11Life – Jakob Pyszkowski.

13.30-13.45 h Awards

13.45-14.00h Closing remarks

Please email submissions to Margaret.Kinninmont@glasgow.ac.uk.


Registration fee for all participants: 50 €

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If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know. You are welcome to contact us at: Margaret.Kinninmont@glasgow.ac.uk

Organizing Committee

Ana Briones, Matthias Barton, Marko Poglitsch, Koen Reesink, Carmine Savoia, Maria-Christina Zennaro, Marta Gil-Ortega (Early Career Researcher), Francisco Rios (Early Career Researcher), Giacomo Rossitto (Early Career Researcher) 

Please click below to view the preliminary Virtual Meeting programme.