Two amazing days

Together we made the congress a great success. We would like to thank all of you for visiting or playing an active role in this year’s edition. There was a lot to celebrate:

  • Vasco Sampaio Pinto won the Fellowship competition
  • Thijs Sluiter, Tim de Coster and Rio Juni won the Poster competition
  • Ernst van der Wall received the Van Ruyven medal
  • Dirk Jan Duncker and Jolanda van der Velden were honored with the Durrer medal
  • Wiek van Gilst was knighted
  • NLHI existing 50 years


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 22nd and 23rd of 2023.

You can watch a recap of the 2022 edition here:

We are ready for take-off…

With the registration closed, keynotes in place and postersessions about to explode, we are ready for two days loaded with interesting presentations, almost 100 speakers, more than 350 colleagues and stakeholders from the field, awarding prizes and festivities.

We are proud to present our keynotes:


Cardiovascular disease and obesity: new developments in diagnostics and treatment – Prof. Liesbeth van Rossum (ErasmusMC)

Cardio-oncology in the Netherlands: past-present-future – Prof. Peter van der Meer (UMCG)

Cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline: an inner dialogue between heart and mind – dr. Frank Wolters (ErasmusMC, Heart-Brain Connection HBCx)


Synthetic biology in cardiovascular research – Prof. Daniël Pijnappels (LUMC)

Pre-event Young@Heart

The prelude to the 6th NLHI-DCVA Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting in Utrecht is hosted by Young@Heart.

Y@H has organised an exclusive pre-meeting event consisting of multiple workshops which teach you how to spend your time wisely.

Struggling with making the most of your time? Make sure to open time in your schedule for one of these workshops. You’ll become a more efficient and better balanced scientist. During this event you get to meet your peers and get a networking jump-start for the NLHI-DCVA meeting.

“It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time”
– Steve Jobs

Candidates for NLHI Fellowships 2022

The NLHI endorses talent by providing a grant for talented researchers with the possibility to work at a foreign, internationally recognized institute for up to a year. The idea behind the fellowships is for young people to both develop themselves and to bring skills and knowledge back to Dutch hospitals. The fellowship program is supported by the Foundation Friends of Cardiology (Vrienden van de Cardiologie).

Continue reading “Candidates for NLHI Fellowships 2022”

Poster call


At the 6th Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting (23-24 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 3rd, 2022. Abstract submissions need to be accompanied by a commitment that you will be there to present your poster (A0 size, onsite) during the meeting. All applicants will have the opportunity to show their posters. 

Abstracts will be selected by their quality before June 10th, 2022. A maximum of 10 candidates will be invited to present their work as a moderated poster session during lunch on Friday 24th of June (12:30-13:30), and three winners will be chosen and honored during the closing session.

We look forward to receiving your work!

Hotel rooms in Utrecht

For your convenience, we have made special price arrangements with two hotels within walking distance of the congress venue. A few days after registering yourself for the congres, you will receive an e-mail with additional information and you will be able to book a hotelroom straight away.