Patients with heart failure have often and various comorbidities. These comorbidities have a substantial impact on the heart, and the condition of heart failure predisposes to comorbidities. To understand this inter-organ crosstalk, we need to elucidate the systemic aspects of heart failure and its comorbidities, which mostly involve neuroendocrine activation, inflammation and metabolic alterations.
In this first DZHI/DZHK Joint Symposium, we focus on cardiac comorbidities and therefore,
The sessions will cover basic, translational and clinical aspects and will involve recent developments of imaging technologies to monitor pathological processes in vitro and in vivo.
The symposium should further stimulate the dialogue between clinicians, basic scientists and imaging specialists, who may be coming from even more specialized fields like physics and chemistry. A special emphasis lies on attracting young scientists and clinicians to present their work in poster sessions, which will help to motivate them to engage a career in cardiovascular science. For this purpose, we also offer a special career workshop before the official opening of the scientific program on Thursday morning.
We look forward to welcoming you in Würzburg!