New Frontiers in Basic Cardiovascular Research 2022


The project aims at the organization of the


14th conference New Frontiers in Basic Cardiovascular Research
on May 25 – 27, 2022 in Bratislava, Slovakia


Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, and it is estimated that by 2030, approximately 24 million people will die from CVD. In Europe, more than 14 million people suffer from CVD, the number of cases is increasing (300 000 per year), and the situation is particularly serious in new EU and V4 countries. Therefore, there is an urgent need to increase the knowledge in understanding the pathological mechanisms underlying development and progression of CVD, as well as to develop novel therapeutic strategies and their translation to clinical settings. This aim can be reached by sharing the knowledge among scientific community, as well as international cooperation and training. The tradition of these meetings lasts for more than 25 years; it started in 1994 as a bilateral Czechoslovakia-France meeting, but later on was open for other new EU countries and organized every second year in one of the V4 countries or France (Prague 1994, Smolenice 1996, Strasbourg 1998, Mariánské Lázně 2000, Smolenice 2002, Montpellier 2004, Debrecen 2006, Krakow 2008, Toulouse 2010, Hradec Králové 2012, Smolenice 2014, Paris 2016, Prague 2018). These meetings provided a unique platform for an exchange of scientific ideas and significantly contributed to collaboration among researchers from these countries. The meeting participants will come mainly from V4 countries (75% of participants), other new EU countries and France, in order to strengthen communication and mutual collaboration, thereby accelerating scientific progress in cardiovascular research.


The meeting will provide a good opportunity for young researchers and students to present their projects and results and discuss them with established investigators in order to facilitate more active involvement of young researchers in scientific cooperation and exchange training in laboratories within V4 countries, other new EU countries and France. The project coordinator with her team from IHR CEM SAS will be responsible for the organization of the conference, selection of participants from Slovakia and coordination of participation of French distinguished cardiovascular scientists and cardiologists, and selection of participants from other new EU countries. Project partners from other V4 countries will select participants from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland in tight cooperation with the project coordinator in order to create high quality scientific program and promote joint research activities.


The meeting will be held in Hotel Saffron in Bratislava, Slovakia.