Cardiology Science Lunch

Die Abteilung für Kardiologie am Campus Virchow-Klinikum organisiert seit mehr als vier Jahren gemeinsam mit der Abteilung für Kardiologie des Deutschen Herzzentrums Berlin eine wöchentliche wissenschaftliche Fortbildungsveranstaltung. Zu ausgewählten, relevanten Themen werden international renommierte Wissenschaftler eingeladen, die ihren Forschungsbereich mit uns diskutieren.

Die Veranstaltung ist auf Englisch und ein Angebot für alle Ärzte/Ärztinnen und WissenschaftlerInnen.

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CSLB : The Cardiology Science Lunch Berlin

The Cardiology Science Lunch aims to promote scientific exchange between translational and clinical researchers. Nested within the premises of the Campus Virchow Clinic, the weekly meeting offers a platform for dicussion to experimental and clinical scientists in the cardiovascular field from Charité, German Heart Center Berlin, Max-Dellbrück Center and research-undertaking or research-applying partner organisations. In addition, external keynote speakers with long-standing expertise in their respective field are invited on a regular basis. The chosen informal format of the meeting is meant to encourage interaction between speaker and attendees. Presentations include a wide range of topics in experimental pathophysiology and clinical cardiovascular science with emphasis on heart failure and arrhythmias. As the majority of attendees are (also) working as clinicians translational aspects and potential clinical impact and implications are addressed as appropriate.

Scientific Organizers:
Prof. Frank R. Heinzel, MD, PhD

Scientific Board:
Prof. Burkert Pieske, Charité / DHZB
Prof. Philipp Stawowy, DHZB

The Cardiology Science Lunch Berlin is sponsored by Servier Deutschland GmbH, Daiichi-Sankyo and Bristol Myers Squibb Pfizer

History of Speakers

[Englische Übersetzung]


Prof. Dr. med. Marc Dewey

Cardiac CT: There are More Questions Than Answers?

Department of Radiology, Charité Campus Mitte


Prof. Dr. Ali El-Armouche

Phosphodiesterasesat the Crossway between cAMPand cGMP Signaling in the Failing Heart

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, TU Dreseden


Prof. Dr. Matthias Endres

Troponin Elevation in Stroke Patients

Klinik und Hochschulambulanz für Neurologie, Charité Berlin


Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang M. Kübler

The Pulmonary Circulation in Left Heart Failure-Vascular Adaptation and Remodeling

Institute of Physiology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Jeanette Schulz-Menger

Noninvasive Myocardial Tissue Differentiation applying Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Non-Ischemic Heart Disease

Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), MDC, Berlin


Prof. Dr. med. Katja Odening

Mechanical Dysfunction in 'Electrical' Disease Long QT Syndrome

Kardiologie und AngiologieI, Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg


PD Dr. Kristina Kusche-Vihrog

Endothelial Nanomechanics as Indicator for Vascular Function/Dysfunktion

Institute of Physiology II, University of Muenster


Dr. med. Mathias Wolfrum

Index of Microcirculatory Resistance in the Management of Patients undergoing Primary PCI

Heart Centre, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford UK


Prof. Dr. Tim Friede

New Approaches to Cardiovascular Trials and Meta-Analyses

University Medical Center Göttingen


Prof. Dr. Olaf Oldenburg

What Happens at Night Matters! Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Cardiac Patients

Clinic for Cardiology, Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen


Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Dirk Westermann

Biomarkers in Myocardial Infarction - Novel and Improved Strategies -

Department of General and Interventional Cardiology University Heart Center Hamburg


Prof. Dr. med. Volkmar Falk

Mechanical Circulatory Assist Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure

Medical Director and Director of the Dept. of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the German Heart Institute Berlin and Charité


Prof. Dr. Rainer Schulz

Importance of Mitochondrial Proteins for Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury and Protection From It

Institute of Physiology, Justus - Liebig University Giessen


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jens Kockskämper

Atrial and Ventricular Remodeling in Hypertensive Heart Disease -New Insights From an Old Model

Institute of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy Philipps-University Marburg


Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Tschöpe

Development of new treatment strategies in heart failure: targeting inflammation and fibrosis

Charité CVK Dept. of Cardiology and Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT)


Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Christian Opitz

Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension

Klinik für Innere Medizin mit dem Schwerpunkt Kardiologie, DRK Kliniken Berlin Westend


Prof. Helmut U. Klein

The wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator- a useful tool to improve risk stratification for more beneficial ICD therapy

University of Rochester Medical Center Heart Research Follow up Program


Jun.-Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Sasse

The Enlightened Heart: Novel Optogenetic Methods to Investigate and Treat Cardiac Arrhythmias.

Institute of Physiology I, University of Bonn


Priv. Doz. Dr. med. David Leistner

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) - ready for daily use ?

Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Dept. of Cardiology


Prof. Dr. Ursula Müller-Werdan

Impact of inflammatory mediators on cardiac function and cardiac ageing

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Protestant Geriatric Centre Berlin (EGZB)


Prof. Frank Flachskampf

Echocardiographic measures of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction

Department of Clinical Physiology, Uppsala University, Sweden


Prof. Dr. Salim Seyfried

The Force Within – Biomechanics in Endocardial Development

Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, Potsdam University


Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Niels Voigt

Dysfunctional Cellular Calcium Handling in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology Georg - August University Göttingen


Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sabine Steffens

Innate Immunity and Endocannabinoid Signaling in Atherosclerosis and Myocardial Infarction Healing

Institute forCardiovascularPrevention(IPEK) Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich


PD Dr. Sophie Van Linthout

Lessons from (Cardiac) Stromal Cells

Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Berlin


Dr. Justin Davies

Assessment of Coronary Physiology in the Cath Lab

International Centre for Circulatory Health National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c Vera Regitz-Zagrosek

Sex and Gender in Cardiovascular Diseases

Institute for Gender in Medicine Center for Cardiovascular Research, Charité


Yen - Hung Lin, MD, PhD, FESC

Primary Aldosteronism – The TAIPAI Group From Clinical to Translational Research

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan


Prof. Rolf Wachter

Baroreceptor Stimulation – Current Role and Future Prospective in Cardiovascular Diseases

Clinic for Cardiology and Pneumology University Medicine Göttingen, Germany


Dr. Pierpaolo Pellicori, MD, FESC

Identifying (and possibly treating) congestion in patients with chronic heart failure

Academic Cardiology, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, UK.


PD Dr. Ralf Dechend

Preeclampsia – Linking Hypertension and Immunology

Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Charité, Campus Buch


Dr. Marijana Tadic

Hypertensive Heart Disease Seen by the Eyes of Modern Echocardiography

Dept. of Cardiology, University Clinical Hospital Center Belgrade, Serbia


Ingeborg Friehs, M.D.

Clinical Implications for Mitochondrial Treatment

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School, USA


Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich Luft

A 20-Years Adventure in Mendelian Hypertension

Experimental and Clinical Research Center, MDC Berlin


Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Stefan Verlohren

The impact of preeclampsia on maternal cardiovascular health in later life

Department of Obstetrics, Charité-Campus Mitte


Priv. Doz. Dr. Volker Adams

Heart Failure and the Periphery Impact of exercise training - A molecular point of view

Dept. of Internal Medicine/Cardiology University of Leipzig - Heart Center Leipzig


Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang A. Linke

The role of titin in systolic and diastolic cardiac function

Dept. of Cardiovascular Physiology Ruhr University Bochum


Prof. Dr. med. Duska Dragun

Functional GPCR-recognizing antibodies in cardiovascular medicine

Department of Nephrology and Intensive Care Medicine Charité-Campus Virchow-Klinikum


Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Maack

Importance of Mitochondrial Proteins for Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury and Protection From It

Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg


Prof. Alan Maisel

Biomarkers to guide therapy of heart failure

Coronary Care Unit and Heart Failure Program, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, University of San Diego


Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Felicitas Escher

Von der Geschichte bis zu neuen Therapieansätzen bei entzündlicher Kardiomyopathie

Klinik für Innere Medizin mit Schwerpunkt Kardiologie, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum


Prof. Dr. Tobias Schaeffter

New Developments in Cardiovascular and Interventional MRI

Physikalisch-TechnischeBundesanstalt, Medical Physics and Metrological Information Technologies


Dr. Lorenzo Monserrat , MD, PhD

Next Generation Molecular Diagnosis for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases

University Hospital A Coruña , Spain, and HealthInCode


Prof. Vasan Ramachandran, MD, DM, FACC, FAHA

Epidemiology and Risk Assessment in Heart Failure – Novel insights from the Framingham Study

Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine, USA


Prof. Dr. Georg Hansmann

PPARgamma activators for the treatment of cardiopulmonary remodeling and failure

Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care, Hannover Medical School, Germany


Prof. Dr. William Louch

Structure-Function Relationships in Cardiac Myocytes: Implications for Development and Disease

Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR) Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Norway


Pro: PD Dr. med. Heiner Post Contra: PD Dr. med. Frank R. Heinzel, Ph.D.

Large animals are the relevant models for cardiovascular research

Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Charité Berlin


Prof. Dr. Mariann Gyöngyösi

Crucial Factor in Translational Research: Large Animal Models of Cardiovascular Diseases

Dept. of Cardiology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria


Assoc. Prof. Stefano Perlini

Cardiac amyloidoses: pathophysiology, diagnosis and advances in the management

Center for the Study and the Treatment of Systemic Amyloidoses, University of Pavia, Italy


Prof. Wolfram Döhner

Muscle, Fat and Metabolism in Heart Failure The Whole Body Perspective on Disease and Therapy

Centrum für Schlaganfallforschung Berlin - Charité


Prof. Gernot Plank

Computing the Heart Beat : The Role of Computer Models in Basic Research and Clinical Applications

Institute of Biophysics, Medical University of Graz, Austria


Prof. Clemens Schmitt

Essential role for premature senescence of myofibroblasts in myocardial fibrosis

Charité, Hematology / Oncology


Dipl. Wirt.-Ing. Paul Burggraf

Devoloping Smart Health Monitoring

Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD - IDE


Prof. Michael Gotthardt

Splicing, Sarcomeres And Systole A Molecular Approach to Cardiac Function and Disease

Max - Delbrück - Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin


Prof. Andreas Götte

Upstream Therapy of Atrial Fibrillation - New Perspectives ?

St Vincenz Hospital Paderborn and University of Magdeburg


Prof. SaskoKedev, MD., PhD.

Total wrist access (radial and ulnar) for primary PCI

University St. Cyril & Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia


Prof. Norbert Hübner

Translational Regulation of the Cardiac Phenotype

Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin


Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Thomas Thum

Small and Long Noncoding RNAs in Cardiac Remodelling – Focus on Translation

Department of Molecular Cardiology, University of Düsseldorf


Prof. Ulrich Flögel

MR Imaging of Myocardial Metabolism

Department of Molecular Cardiology, University of Düsseldorf


PD Dr. Gábor G. Tóth

Paradigm shift in coronary revascularization strategies: function over anatomy in the catheterization laboratory

Medical University of Graz, Austria


PD Dr. Dirk Strunk

Regenerative Potential and Clinical Applicability of Stem Cells (EPC & MPC)

Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg


Dr. Mareike Lankeit

Risk stratification of pulmonary embolism – biomarkers, clinical scores and therapeutic consequences

Universitätsmedizin Maiz


PD Dr. Dr. Stephan von Haehling

The Muscle in Dire Straits: Wasting in Heart Failure

Herzzentrum Göttingen


Dr. Jakob Völkl

Aldosterone in Vascular Calcification

University of Tübingen


Prof. Friedrich Köhler

Telemedicine - an update 2015

Charité - Zentrum für kardiovaskuläre Telemedizin


Prof. Pieter de Tombe

Sarcomere dynamics in health and disease

Loyola University Chicago


Prof. Ulrich Kintscher

Lipidomics - the new "omics" in cardiovascular medicine

Charité - Institut für Pharmakologie


Prof. Jonathan Kimmelman

Why drug development must fail to succeed

McGill University , Montreal, CA