Workshop – Exercise and AF – April 12


We are excited to invite you to the first workshop in! Please find the final program here.

Topic: Exercise and atrial fibrillation
Date: April 12, 2018
Location: Professorboligen (University of Oslo).

Registration: To register for the meeting, please fill out this form at our website no later than March 1, 2018.

Keynote speakers:

 Associate Professor André La Gerche – MBBS, PhD,
– Head of Sports Cardiology and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
– Cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
– Visiting Professor at University of Leuven, Beligum
– Early Career Fellow of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and Future Leader Fellow National Heart Foundation

La Gerche completed a PhD at St Vincent’s / University of Melbourne and 4 years of post-doctoral research at the University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium. His research and clinical work focuses on the effect of exercise on the human heart. He studies the range of health from severe heart and lung disease to elite athletes.

La Gerche leads a young team of researchers in the Sports Cardiology lab which focuses on defining the physiological limits of cardiac function in health and disease. He has pioneered novel imaging techniques including exercise cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and contrast echocardiography. He has more than 130 peer-review publications and text-book chapters and is regularly invited to present at all major international cardiology conferences.

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.

Travel expenses will be covered by We are happy to arrange for your travel here.

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