Structure and function of small arteries in health and disease: an introductory course
The SmArteR Summer School ‘Structure and function of small arteries in health and disease: an introductory course’ was held in Poiano at the Garda lake, from Wednesday October 22 to Friday October 24 2014. The purpose of this ‘Summer’ School was to provide junior researchers, notably Ph.D. students, with an introductory understanding of the role of small arteries in health and diseased conditions, and with the strategies and methods that are used to study these vessels. Interactive lectures were given by leading scientists in the field, and we held group discussions on literature and discussion on the research work of participants with respect to small arteries. During the ECCR meeting that followed the course we provided additional lectures. The course was well attended, by around 25 Ph.D. students, and was unanimously considered as a great success, with inspiring lectures and discussions in a beautiful setting.
Program SmArteR Summer School, Garda
Wednesday, 22th October
13.45-14.00 Word of Welcome
Ed van Bavel
Small arteries: an overview
14.00-15.00 Lecture 1: General overview of the circulatory role, function and structure of small arteries.
Ulrich Pohl, Munich, Germany
Regulation of small artery contraction
15.00-16.00 Lecture 2: Contractile function of arterial smooth muscle and its molecular mechanisms.
Per Hellstrand or Karl Sward, Lund, Sweden
16.30-17.30 Lecture 3: Role of ion transport in regulation of contraction of arterial smooth muscle.
Christian Aalkjaer, Aarhus, Denmark
17.30-18.30 Lecture 4: Role of endothelium in modulating arterial smooth muscle tone.
Markus Hecker, Heidelberg, Germany
Regulation of arterial structure
18.30-19.30 Lecture 5: Remodelling of small arteries
Mike Mulvany, Aarhus, Denmark
Thursday 23th October
Small arteries in disease
08.30-09.30 Lecture 6: Endothelial dysfunction in hypertension.
Daniel Henrion, Angers, France
09.30-10.30 Lecture 7: Arterial remodeling in hypertension
Damiano Rizzoni, Brescia, Italy
10.45 – 11.45 Lecture 8: Small arteries and the metabolic syndrome
Etto Eringa, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
11.45 – 12.45 Lecture 9: Regulation of vasomotor function of small coronary arteries in health and disease.
Akos Koller, Pecs, Hungary
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Lecture 10: Regulation of cerebral circulation. Role of small arteries.
Peter Toth, Oklahoma, USA
15.00-16.00 Lecture 11: Hormonal and humoral regulation of arterial resistance (estrogen, angiotensin II, norepinephrine, endothelin)
Jo De Mey, Odense, Denmark
16.00 – 16.15 break
16.15-18.15 preparation of group assignments
Friday 24th October
Presentation of assignments by students
08.30 – 10.30 presentation of group assignments
10.45-11.45 presentation of group assignments (continued)
14.00 START OF ECCR