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Nordic Baltic PhD Course: Hypertension, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease

Nordic Baltic PhD Course: Hypertension, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease -
Event info

Event date: 

20/04/2022 - 09:30 to 22/04/2022 - 15:00

Registration deadline: 

09/04/2022 - 23:45

An interactive course bridging basic, epidemiological and clinical research focusing on impact of hypertension and diabetes on the vasculature, the brain, the heart and the kidney. All participants will get the opportunity to present their own PhD project or research results in small interactive groups and get professional feedback on content and presentation technique.


Date: 20-22 April 2022
Place: Comwell Klarskovgaard, Korsør Lystskov 30, 4220 Korsør


PhD students from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and Baltic countries working with hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular disease who submit an abstract (<300 words) on their PhD project or their research results together with a short motivation letter (<100 words). The participants are selected based on their abstract submission and their motivation letter.


The course has three elements:

  1. 9 modules of 1.5 hours each consisting of three presentations of 20 minutes and 5 minutes Q&A ending with a discussion 15 minutes. Question from participants is strongly appreciated and the senior researchers are instructed to facilitate this.
  2. Three smaller workshops of two hours with four presentations by participants (10 minutes) each followed by comments from senior and participant evaluator (10 minutes) and group discussion (10 minutes).
  3. Some of the participants will get the opportunity to co-chair one of the nine modules together with a senior researcher from their workshop.

The aim of the course is:

  • To increase knowledge about the latest research in hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • To improve presentation technique and receive constructive criticism of own research supporting future research career of the participant.
  • To facilitate Nordic-Baltic networking between PhD students

Topics cowered:

  • Epidemiological and clinical research on hypertension, the metabolic syndrome and diabetes and their impact on the vasculature, the brain, the heart and the kidney focusing on resent and personal research as well as current controversies.


See the programme


- Michael Hecht Olsen, Professor, Holbæk Sygehus (DK),
- Peter Rossing,Professor, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen
- Peter Nilsson, Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, Lund University, Sweden
- Sverre Kjeldsen, Professor emeritus, Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital Ulleval, Norway
- Stephane Laurent, Professor emeritus, Department of Pharmacology, Paris Descartes Medical School, Paris, France

The course has been arranged in collaboration with the Danish Cardiovascular Academy.


Registration deadline:
15 February 2022

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
15 February 2022

Format of abstract:
The abstract should be maximum 300 words and written in Calibri 11. Please include the following components when applicable:

Title of abstract
Presenting author name(s) 
Affiliation: Name of workplace incl. city and country

Background and aim:
Text in Calibri 11
Material and methods:
Text in Calibri 11
Results (if you have results)
Text in Calibri 11
Conclusion (and perspectives)
Text in Calibri 11

No photos and tables should be included in the abstract.
Please submit your abstract in word-format


Accommodation for two nights 20-22/4 and catering during the course are included in the participation fee of 400 Euro. For the Danish participants the fee is covered by Danish Cardiovascular Academy

A course certificate will be given to all attending participants at the end of the course. Full participation is required to attain 2.5 ECTS points. 

No-show fee
Please note that all participants (also Danish PhD students) registered for the course will be charged a no-show fee of 400 Euros.