It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 34th Meeting of the European Section of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR-ES) in Hamburg.
The main purpose of the ISHR is to promote and foster the exchange and diffusion of concepts and information throughout the world on the metabolism, structure and function of the healthy and diseased heart and to organize congresses devoted to all aspects of cardiovascular research. Almost 50 years after its foundation in Dubrovnik (1968) as the "International Study Group for Research in Cardiac Metabolism" and renaming as "International Society for Heart Research" at the 1976 World Congress in Tokyo, the ISHR of today is the only worldwide scientific society devoted to heart research with more than 3,000 members in 7 International Sections, including the European Section.
The 2017 ISHR-ES Meeting takes place in Hamburg, an important centre of commerce since the middle age. The "Free and Hanseatic City" of Hamburg is home to one of Europe's biggest ports, palatial office buildings, magnificent promenades, international musicals, addition, the Elbphilharmonie, a spectacular music hall on the remnants of an old warehouse right in the middle of the old harbor. While the magical aura of faraway places is still alive in the old warehouse quarter and the little canals, the Alster lake with its numerous channels surrounded by elegant and charming neighborhoods provide the bohemian character of a harbor city.
The meeting is hosted by the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, which just celebrated its 125 th anniversary and belongs to the largest academic medical centers in Northern Europe. The interdisciplinary University Heart Centre and several institutes are devoted to cardiovascular research and, together with Kiel and Luebeck, form one of the partner sites of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) with a focus on genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, individualized approaches to heart failure treatment, stem cells and tissue engineering.
We hope that you will enjoy an exciting meeting.
Lucie Carrier and Thomas Eschenhagen
Monday 24th July 2017 13:30-15:00, Faculty of Medicine (Campus Lehre, N55, Main Lecture Hall):
Welcome address by the ISHR-ES President (Rodolphe Fischmeister) and the ISHR-ES-2017 chairs (Lucie Carrier & Thomas Eschenhagen)
Followed by The Peter Harris Lecture Award
Monday 24th July from 19:30 in front of the Faculty of Medicine (Building N55) in the UKE
Wednesday 26th July from 16:00 - Boat tour in Hamburg Harbor, followed by Gala Dinner in AuQuai Restaurant http://au-quai.de/