The purpose of the Basic Cardiometabolic Research PhD Course is to give early career researchers, in basic, translational and clinical sciences, a common understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in developing diabetes, endocrine and cardiovascular disease.
After the course, the PhD students will have a basic understanding of metabolism, the pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications at the molecular level, as a basis for the diagnosis and the treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes. They will also acquire knowledge of the close connection between metabolic disturbances and cardiovascular disease, and how cardiovascular disease manifests due to these disturbances.
During the course, the PhD students get the opportunity to meet and network with fellow students as well as senior scientists working within different fields of diabetes and cardiovascular research.
This PhD course is jointly organised by the Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy (DDEA) and the Danish Cardiovascular Academy (DCA).
The Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy (DDEA) and Danish Cardiovascular Academy (DCA) invite PhD students to participate in an introductory, interactive and interdisciplinary course on basic metabolism and the pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications at the molecular level. This course is an immersive 3.5 day event for approximately 40 very early career scientists who will convene to discuss with senior researchers and receive training in the following areas:
Together with senior scientists, specialists from the industry, fellow researchers and clinicians we will discuss and assess current and new knowledge within metabolism and molecular mechanisms in diabetes and its complications. Time is also set aside during the course to network in an informal and relaxed setting with fellow PhD students and senior scientists from academia and industry.
This course is intended for early stage PhD students interested in integrative cardiometabolic research areas, as well as molecular metabolism, diabetes, endocrinology and cardiology. Basic, translational and clinical researchers are included in the scope.
Participants are selected on a first come, first served basis; however you are not guaranteed a seat in the course if you do not meet the target group requirements. Priority is given to participants employed at Danish research and health institutions and life science industry. If the event is overbooked, the DDEA and DCA reserve the right to select participants based on the defined requirements and country of employment.
Since networking is an important aspect of the course all participants are expected to stay at the venue from 24-27 October 2023. The Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy and the Danish Cardiovascular Academy will cover the cost of all meals and overnight accommodation during 24-27 October. Upon registration, please indicate if you have any special dietary requirements.
A course certificate will be sent to all participants upon request at the end of the course. Full participation is required to attain ECTS points. Number of ECTS point will be announced later.
Please note that it is free of charge to participate in the course however the DDEA will charge a no-show fee of 1000 DKK if you do not show up and have not unregistered from the course prior to its start.