Although restricted to participants from Norway due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 150 people had registered, but unfortunately, only a fortunate 90 were allowed to take part. The Symposium was a great success, and brought honor to three of our PhD students who presented in the abstract sessions:
Athiramol Sasi received 1st place in the session “Biomarkers and translational science” with her talk “Versican in cardiac diseases with fibrosis”, Xin Shen received 1st place in the session “Genetic cardiac disease and arrhythmias” with his talk “Prolonged β-Adrenergic Stimulation Disperses Ryanodine Receptor Clusters in Cardiomyocytes: Implications for Heart Failure”, and Kristine Andreassen received a shared 1st place with Eivind Aabel (OUH, Rikshospitalet) in the session “Cardiac function and imaging” with her talk “Antifibrotic effects of exercise training in a mouse model of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy”. Several other abstracts from IEMR were also presented, and
Professor Bill Louch,gave a lecture on “What the clinician should know about cardiomyocytes in HFpEF and HFrEF”. IEMR researchers also contributed as part of the organizing committee, chairs and moderators.