International Atherosclerosis Research School August 20th – 25th, 2017 Prague, Czech Republic


Atherosclerosis Research School
August 20th – 25th, 2017 Prague, Czech Republic


Up close and personal with the Experts
Cutting-edge Topics – Interdisciplinary Approach – Research and Treatment
Training by Top Experts in the Field on a Face-To-Face Level –– Scientific Soft Skills
How to Design Your Own Research– Evaluation of Papers
Good Scientific Practice –Networking

When: August 20th to 25th, 2017
Where: Prague, Czech Republic, Hotel Nosál
(situated in a picturesque woodland close to Prague’s city centre)

Embedded in a well-balanced scientific programme, the iARS each year offers about 20 outstanding and highly motivated MD and PhD students as well as early-stage post-docs and clinicians from all European countries the chance to work and discuss up close and personal with international renowned experts in basic and latest developments in athersoclerosis research. Participants are offered opportunities to locate themselves in the field and take home new perspectives and stimuli for their own projects. The iARS promotes an intensive dialogue between participants and teachers and supports the establishment of new networks for future collaborations. Applicants should have finished at least the first year of their laboratory training (MD or PhD).
The programme will cover basic research as well as clinical aspects of atherosclerosis and use a mixture of lectures, tutorial and working groups, all of them designed to be as interactive as possible.
Topics will include: CVD and Atherosclerosis, Immunity, Risk Factors and Assessment, HDL, Lipid Metabolism, Genetics, Hypercholesterolemia, Lipoprotein(a), T2D and Metabolic Syndrome, Good
Scientific Practice, and Presentation Skills. There is a registration fee of 150 Euros. Accommodation and food on site will be covered by the iARS. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs and to attend the school for the whole time. For application, the completed application form, a brief CV, a short statement about personal research interests as well as a letter of recommendation from a senior scientist are required.

The application deadline is prolonged until May 24th.

Organisers: Michal Vrablík (Prague, Czech Republic) and Alexander Laatsch (Hamburg, Germany)

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Please find the application form here

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