Recap 7th DCVA-NLHI Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting

During the 7th DCVA-NLHI Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting, more than three hundred researchers, DCVA partners and stakeholders took part in a lively and informative programme, in which, in addition to sharing research results, we also celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the DCVA.

We would like to thank all the esteemed keynote speakers, distinguished guests, sponsors and participants who made this event a resounding success

The following prizes were awarded:

  • Aernoud Fiolet was the winner of the NLHI NVVC Einthoven Dissertation prize. His research on ‘Colchicine in Coronary Disease’ demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of cardiovascular research.
    2nd place was Michiel Henkens: ‘Improving diagnosis and risk stratification of cardiomyopathies across the ejection fraction spectrum – The past, present, and future.’
    3rd place was Jorrit Lemkes: ‘Timing of coronary angiography in acute coronary syndromes – The TRANSIENT and COACT trial.’
  • Renee Maas won the Fellowship competition. Karel Breeman and Mitchel Molenaar received a travel grant.
  • Nienke ter Stege (1st Prize), Su Ji Han (2nd Prize) and Caroline Pham (3rd Prize) won the Poster competition.
  • The prestigious Wiek van Gilst Collaboration Award was bestowed at the DCVA/NLHI conference. This year, the Hartenbank for being announced as the winner of the Wiek van Gilst Collaboration Award 2023.
  • Double-Dose Mini Consortium Grant Recipients:
    1st place: ‘Pro-angiogenic gene therapy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy’ by Monica Gladka.
    2nd place: ‘Non-Invasive Imaging of Myocardial Metabolic Stress at Ultra-High Magnetic Field Strength’ by Daan Westenbrink.


Are you already looking for more or did you miss out on this edition? Block the dates for next year’s Research Meeting in your agenda: June 20th and 21st of 2024.

Poster call

Update June 10th: the poster call is closed.

At the 7th Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting (22-23 June), young researchers will have the opportunity to present and discuss their most exciting and recent data with key leaders in cardiovascular research. The best presentations will be awarded poster prizes (€300, €200 and €100).

Interested? Please submit your abstract (no more than 300 words) by June 9th, 2023. Abstract submissions need to be accompanied by a commitment that you will be there to present your poster (A0 size, onsite) during the meeting. We have a maximum of 35 poster spots; when we have received 35 abstracts we will close the opportunity to submit.

Abstracts will be selected by their quality before June 16th, 2023. A maximum of 10 candidates will be invited to present their work as a moderated poster session during lunch on Friday 23rd of June (12:25-13:25), and three winners will be chosen and honored during the closing session (16:15-17:30).

We look forward to receiving your work!

Save the date

7th DCVA – NLHI Translational Cardiovascular Research meeting

The Dutch Cardiovascular Alliance (DCVA) proudly invites you to the 7th DCVA-NLHI Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting. We are happy to share that the event will take place live in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on June 22nd & 23rd. Make sure to block your schedule and don’t miss out on this special edition.

5th anniversary

This year will be a special edition since the DCVA is celebrating her 5th anniversary. Prepare for two days loaded with interesting presentations, almost 100 speakers, about 300 colleagues and stakeholders from the field, awarding prizes and festivities.

About the event

The yearly Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting is an event aimed at international and national (Dutch) cardiovascular researchers and provides them with the opportunity to attend scientific sessions with top speakers from the field. It also is an opportunity to meet Young @ Heart, to reconnect with colleagues and get to know fellow researchers. During the Research Meeting the Einthoven dissertation prizes, poster prizes and fellowships will be awarded, so all talents can proceed with their promising plans. We can’t wait to see you again in Utrecht. Registration will open soon.