The ECCR offers several online educational events where you can connect with young and senior investigators, opinion leaders and mentors in the field of hypertension and cardiometabolic research.

ECCR educational events are a great way to gain an in-depth understanding to the latest basic, clinical and translational research of essential aspects of hypertension and cardiometabolic disease

• Webinars
• Journal club
• Mentoring activities

Past Events

Joint session European Council for Cardiovascular Research (ECCR) – High blood pressure research council of Australia (HBPRCA) at ISH/ESH meeting, April 11th – 14th, 2021 


Chairs: Thomas Unger (ECCR), Markus Schlaich (HBPRCA)

ECCR: Matthias Barton (University of Zurich, Switzerland): Update on Estrogens in Cardiovascular Disease (15 mins)

HBPRCA: Yugeesh R. Lankadeva (University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia): Sympatho-inhibitory effects of dexmedetomidine reduces catecholamine requirements to restore target blood pressure and preserves renal oxygenation and function in septic acute kidney injury (15 mins)

ECCR: Rheure Alves-Lopes (Winner of ECCR 2019 YI Competition) – Inhibition of ACE C-domain and neprilysin in a chronic angiotensin II-dependent mouse model of hypertension (15 mins)

HBPRCA: Niamh Chapman (University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia) – Embedding better blood pressure measurement in existing primary care services (15 mins)


Joint webinar ECCR – Turkish Society of Pharmacology

On behalf of the organizing committee of the ECCR & Turkish Society of Pharmacology (TFD), we would like to thank you most sincerely for the great success of the joint webinar Covid-19 and the Cardiovascular System: From Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Perspectives.

The webinar attracted more than 500 participants of which 7,7% were Undergraduate Students, 14,1% Master Students, 35% PhD Students and 42% Academicians.

We received extremely positive feedback from people across the world, both regarding the webinar content and structure, as well as the technical support.

You can watch or download the video of the webinar by clicking here.

Experimental Biology 2020 Symposium of the American Physiological Society

The Protective Arm of the Renin-Angiotensin System – April 30th, 2021 (2.00 -3.30 pm)

Chairs: Rhian Touyz, Glasgow and Thomas Unger, Maastricht

• The meaning of Mas – Michael Bader, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
• The many aspects of cross-talk between the AT2-receptor and Mas – Ulrike Muscha
Steckelings, University of Southern Denmark
• The protective ACE2/Ang 1-7/Mas axis in stroke – Colin Sumners College of Medicine,
University of Florida Gainesville
• Novel therapeutic approaches upregulating the ACE2/angiotensin-(1-7)/Mas axis 
Ludovit Paulis, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
• AT2 agonists as treatment for vascular damage associated to obesity – Marta Gil-Ortega, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid

BHF CoRE Glasgow Virtual Symposium 2021 – April 26th, 2021 (from 13:00 – 16:30 BST)

Please click here to view the event page on the website which has all the details of the event and instructions on how to register.

Click here for the quick link to Eventbrite for registration.

Click here for the Symposium Programme. 

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