14th Annual Scientific Sessions:
Cardiac Adaptations to Obesity, Diabetes
and Insulin Resistance

Novel Targets and Therapies

Beijing, China • 9-12 October 2016


Trainee Workshops

Trainee Workshops are a novel item on the annual SHVM meeting programme, initiated and organised by Board Member Miranda Nabben (Maastricht University).


These small group sessions bring together post-docs and students from several areas of heart and vascular metabolism to discuss state-of-the-art techniques. The aim is to create an open and interactive environment to share and discuss experiences, questions and expert knowledge.


Each topic will start with two presentations of 15 min each given by post-docs who are experienced with the specialised technique. Afterwards, there will be ample opportunity (40 min) for discussions with the participants. Prior to the workshop, participants may submit specific questions or contributions to the organiser by e-mail.

Intended for everyone!

Each Trainee Workshop is limited to 35 people but attendance is open to all SHVM 2016 registered participants, whether you are a junior or a senior researcher/clinician. Feel free to join, mingle, and share your views about one or both of the following topics:

  • In vivo MRI and MRS techniques for cardiac functional and metabolic studies in rodents
  • Measurement of metabolic fluxes in the ex vivo working mouse heart


More information on how to indicate your wish to attend the workshops is available through your mySHVM area.
Please note that there will be only 35 places for each workshop. If this number is exceeded, it will be up to the SHVM Board to make a selection; in this case, junior researchers/clinicians will be given priority over senior participants.


Early bird Payments:
1 August 2016

1 September 2016

To maximise the available time for participants, all closing deadlines are considered as 12 a.m. (noon), Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Organizing Committee

Rui-Ping Xiao (co-chair)
Beijing, China

E. Dale Abel (co-chair)
Iowa City, IA, USA

Xiao-Wei Chen
Beijing, China

Christine Des Rosiers
(SHVM President)

Montreal, QC, Canada

Martin Young
(SHVM Secretary/Treasurer)

Birmingham, AL, USA