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Hallym, Uppsala to host symposium on cardiovascular disease
  • By Constance Williams
  • Published 2017.09.14 15:29
  • Updated 2017.09.14 15:29
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Hallym University Medical Center (HUMC) and the Uppsala University of Sweden will jointly host the “9th Hallym-Uppsala International Symposium” at Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital한림대동탄성심병원 next Tuesday, the Korean university said Thursday.

Under the theme, “Novel Approaches in Cardiovascular Disease,” medical experts of both institutions will share their thoughts on precision medicine and real world evidence in cardiovascular disease. The symposium will hold two sessions, with a total of 10 presentations.

The first session will present the latest researches to realize precision medical care in the field of cardiovascular disease, while the second session will introduce new concepts of practical clinical studies and clinical trial results.

Among the Uppsala professors who will join the symposium are Kjell Oberg, former dean of the Department of Medicine, and Eva Tiensuu Janson, current dean of the Department of Medicine.

Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest and most prestigious university in northern Europe leading the fields of medical, bio, energy and information technology.

HUMC한림대의료원 has been holding an international academic symposium every year with the University of Uppsala since 2008. Through the joint conference, they have discussed various medical issues such as degenerative nerve diseases, endocrine disorders, head and neck cancer, digestive cancer, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, radiology, biomarkers, stem cells, tumor immunity therapy and antibiotic resistance.

"This symposium will be substantial since it will discuss approaches to the treatment of cardiovascular disease in Koreans, including acute heart failure, hypertension, and acute myocardial infarction, as well as the latest findings such as biomarkers of cardiovascular disease,” said Lee Hae-ran이혜란, president of HUMC.


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