Course Announcement


We are writing to you to make you aware of a phd-course in integrative physiology, that runs in Copenhagen in May 2008 for the sixth
consecutive year. We have once again been fortunate to attract a number of fantastic lecturers from all over the world.There has been 25-30 participants in the previous 5 years
about half from Denmark and the remainder from all over Europe and from the USA. Below is a short presentation of the course, and we have attached the course program.

If you know a young scientist or phd-student involved in integrative physiology research, they should not hesitate to apply for participation. The spaces on this course may fill up fast.


Brief description of the course:

Title: Integrative Human Cardiovascular Control

PhD-course under The Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy
and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Aim and Content: This course covers important theoretical and
practical aspects of methods in integrative human cardiovascular
studies. The purpose is to provide the participants with knowledge of
advantages and pitfalls of these methods during morning lectures and
to demonstrate methods and allow participants hands-on experience
during afternoon practical sessions.

Complete course program:

Participants: 25-30 PhD-students. The course is specifically designed
for researchers performing studies in humans.

Form: 22 morning lectures. 18 hours of afternoon demonstrations and
practical work. 3 workshops. Participant presentation. Examination /
Knowledge review.

Teaching Language: English.

Course Directors:
Niels H. Secher, MD, DMSc, Department of Anaestesia, The Abdominal
Center, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Tel: +45
3545 2242.
Mikael Sander, MD, PhD, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen,
Denmark. E-mail:

Teachers: International capacities (In 2007 these were Peter Raven,
Michael Joyner, Jerome Dempsey, Ben Levine, Craig Crandall, Gail
Thomas, Russ Richardson, Scott Smith, and Dick Greene from USA; Gunnar
Wallin from Sweden; Jacques Lenders and Johannes van Lieshout from
Holland). The experts will lecture along with local speakers and also
participate in the afternoon sessions.

Date: 6 Days, Sunday, May 4th - Friday, May 9th, 2008.

Place: Rigshospitalet and The Panum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Course Fee: DKK 12500. No fee for registered Danish Ph.D. students.

Course Secretary:
Mikael Sander, MD, PhD, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen,
Denmark. E-mail:

Registration: To the phd-secretariat, Faculty of Health Sciences,
Copenhagen University or by e-mail to the course secretary before
April 1st, 2008.

Kind regards

Niels Secher & Mikael Sander