Italy, Pisa

CardioLung 2018: Updates in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathophysiology (course B)

when 27 June 2018 - 30 June 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 250

Cardiopulmonary health and disease strictly depend on a dynamic interplay between genes, ageing, lifestyle and risk factors. In multidisciplinary sessions, basic and clinical themes regarding established achievements and emerging research directions will be addressed. The need for integration of knowledge finalized to better research and clinical outcome will be highlighted.
Course format
Our Summer School includes a theoretical and a practical part. Plenary lectures will represent the core of the Course (Course A). Lectures will be videorecorded, and made available off-line with reserved access to registered participants.
Hands-on-sessions and live demonstrations from diagnostic and pathophysiologic cardiovascular and pulmonary laboratories will provide an overview on various up-to-date techniques in the clinical research setting.
The main course will be followed by a one-week internship at the clinical units of the Cardiac and Pulmonary University Units (Course B, optional, reserved to 25 applicants upon request).
Course B, Practical
• Clinical rounds in cardiac and pulmonary wards
• Echocardiography lab
• Vascular lab
• Exercise lab
• Pulmonary pathophysiology and rehabilitation lab
• Cath lab (remote connection)
• Cardiovascular molecular biology

Course leader

Carlo Palombo

Target group

The summer school is targeted at national and international undergraduate, PhD and post-doc students in Medicine and Life Sciences with a specific interest in the cardiovascular and pulmonary field.
Course B is addressed to applicants interested in practical demonstrations of clinical tests

Course aim

To provide state-of-the-art and cutting-edge developments in knowledge and clinical approach to major cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. Participants will become familiar with different research approaches to pathophysiology and disease, and will be able to integrate and critically evaluate research reported in literature and its translation to the clinical field. Internship (optional) will provide the opportunity to translate theoretical principles to the clinical practice

Credits info

2 EC
Attendance to Course B is limited to 25 participants selected on a first come first served basis.
Completion of Course A is mandatory

Fee info

EUR 250: A fee reduced to 150 € will be available for applications received by March 31st, 2018



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