​Basic Techniques in Cardiovascular Research

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Cardiovascular diseases are the major contributor of disease burden worldwide.  Research in this field is a continuous requirement to unfold new mechanisms of disease development and find new targets for effective therapy.  This workshop is designed to introduce some of the basic science techniques used for research.

Date and Time: Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 2:00-5:30 pm

Venue: Mulitdisciplinary Lab, Medical College  

Director and Co-Director:​​

Dr. Satwat Hashmi

Objectives:

To enable the participants to:

  • become aware of the methods and techniques available for cardiovascular research
  • learn how to assess endothelial dependent vasodilatation
  • Identify alpha-1 receptor and voltage gated calcium channel mediated vasoconstriction
  • Examine the ionotropic and chronotropic effects using isolated guinea pig atrial preparation
  • Understand the principal and technique in the isolated rabbit heart preparation​

Content:​

  • Assessment of endothelial dependant vasodilatation
  • Identification of Alpha-1 receptor and voltage gated calcium channel mediated vasoconstriction
  • Ionotropic and Chronotropic effects using isolated guinea pig atrial preparation
  • Over view of the Langendorff technique and its applications in research
  • Orientation of Langendorff Assembly and settings and hands-on practice​

Who Should Attend?: 

Early career researchers, clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, students​


Note: CME credits will be available

Workshop registration deadline: October 31, 2017

Limited seats available. Seats for workshops will be filled on a first come first serve basis​

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