As we are approaching the New Year, we would like to thank you all for your contributions to afib.no in 2017! We are looking forward to a couple of important events in the network in 2018 – save the dates!
Afib.no 2nd Annual Meeting – September 27-28, 2018
We have started planning the afib.no annual meeting 2018. It would be of great help to us if you would click on the link and complete the doodle, indicating which days you will be attending (https://doodle.com/poll/78c9kak5ni2yfmr8). This is only for planning purposes and is not a binding registration.
Date: September 27-28, 2018
Location: Lysebu, Oslo, Norway
Dr. Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, MPH, has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988, and has served as Director of the Echocardiography and Vascular Function Laboratories and is a Member of the Executive Committee. She is Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study. In addition to her research, she is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators.
Dr. Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, is Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard. Dr. Ellinor’s research work has focused on identifying the molecular basis of atrial fibrillation. His research laboratories are located in the Cardiovascular Research Center at MGH and at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Dr. Ellinor currently helps to lead the AFGen Consortium, an international group of investigators studying the genetics of atrial fibrillation.
Workshop on Exercise and AF – April 12, 2018
We are happy to announce the date for the first workshop in afib.no!
Date: April 12, 2018
Location: Professorboligen, University of Oslo, Norway
Professor Ulrik Wisløff, PhD, is the head of Cardiac Exercise Research Group and K.G. Jebsen Centre for Exercise in Medicine. He is an internationally recognized researcher, professor and entrepreneur in the field of exercise physiology, whose primary appointment is at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Professor Wisløff’s research has mainly focused on exercise in cardiovascular disease and he has among other things invented the Personalized Activity Intelligence (PAI), a simple metric, which calculates how much weekly physical activity one needs to prevent disease and early death.
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We wish you Happy Holidays and a productive New Year!
Ingrid, Kristine and Arnljot