European Council for
Cardiovascular Research

ECCR 2019 Programme

Provisional Scientific Programme

ECCR 2019

Hypertension and cardiometabolic disorders

Day 1: 14.30-18.30

14.30-14.45 Welcome and opening
14.45-15.45 Session 1. Mechanistic insights of vascular pathways in hypertension and small vessel disease
14.45-15.15 Overview and objectives of MINDSHIFT
  Thomas Unger, CARIM, Maastricht, The Netherlands  
15.15-15.45 Vascular smooth muscle cell heterogeneity
  Patrick Lacolley, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
15.45-16.15 Microglia in cerebral small vessel disease:  impact of hypertension and cardiometabolic disease
  Sebastian Foulquier, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
16.15-16.30 Refreshments
16.30-17.30 Session 2. The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system revisited
16.30-17.15 3 Abstract presentations
  Young investigators
17.15-17.45 Hyperaldosteronism
  Gianpaolo Rossi, University of Padua, Italy
17.45-18.15 RAAS profiling in Health and Disease
  Marko Poglitsch, Attoquant Diagnostics GmbH, Vienna, Austria
18.15-18.45 Beyond the classical RAAS
  Muscha Steckelings, Odense University, Denmark
19.30 Dinner and fun evening

Day 2: 07.30-18.00

07.30-8.30 Early Career Scientists Workshop I.
  Career planning, networking, grant writing and publishing –everything you wanted to know about succeeding
  Rhian Touyz, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom  
08.45-10.15 Session 3. Vessels beyond hypertension
8.45-09.15 Endothelial and vascular smooth muscle genomic instability and cardiovascular disease
  Anton Roks, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
09.15-09.45 Angiogenesis, VEGF inhibitors and hypertension
  Jan Danser, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
09.45-10.15 The Contrasting Role of Nox4 and Nox5 in Hypertension
  Augusto Montezano, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom 
10.15-10.45 Refreshments
10.45-16.30 Session 4. Vascular biology and pathophysiology
10.45 11.45 4 Abstract presentations
  Young investigators
11.45-12.15 Microvascular dysfunction, hyperglycemia and chronic diseases
  Coen Stehouwer, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
12.15-12.45 An update on estrogen and cardiovascular disease
  Matthius Barton, University of Zurich, Switzerland
13.15-15.30 Lunch and posters
15.30-16.30 Session 4. Vascular biology and pathophysiology (continued)
15.30-16.00 Vascular phenotyping in hypertension- preclinical and clinical
  Christian Delles, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom 
16.00-16.30 Vascular remodeling of resistance arteries in hypertension
  Agostino Virdis, Università di Pisa, Italy
16.30- 17.30 Session 5. Adipose biology and cardiometabolic disease 
16.30-17.00 Perivascular adipose tissue and vascular reactivity
  Damiano Rizzoni, University of Brescia, Italy
17.00-17.30 Targeting the renin angiotensin system in cardio-metabolic disease
  Ludovit Paulis, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
19.30 Gala Dinner and fun evening

Day 3: 07.30-13.30


Early Career Scientists Workshop II    
08.45- 10.45 Session 6. Obesity, metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease- mechanisms and clinical implications
08.45-09.15       Nitric oxide, vascular inflammation and obesity
                              Olga Pechánová, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
09.15-09.45 Caloric restriction, oxidative stress and obesity
                              Marta Gill-Ortega University of Madrid, Spain
09.45-10.15 Anorexigenic peptides, obesity and chronic diseases
  Lenka Maletinska, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic
09.45-10.15 SGL2 inhibitor anti-diabetic drugs and cardiovascular disease
  Carmine Savoia, Sapienza University, Italy
10.45-11.15 Refreshments
11.15-13.15 Session 7. Vascular-associated systems: Lymphatics, and the blood brain barrier
11.15-11.45 2 Abstract presentations
  Young investigators
11.45-12.15 Lymphatics, skin and salt homeostasis-new paradigms
  Giacomo Rossitto, University of Padua, Italy
12.15-12.45 Microvascular dysfunction and small vessel disease of the brain
  Boy Houben, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
12.45-13.15 Bone marrow microvascular dysfunction in metabolic disease and ischemia.
  Paolo Madeddu, Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
13.15-13.30 Closing ceremony and awards
13.30-14.30 Lunch