48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the
European Society for Clinical Investigation

Utrecht, The Netherlands
30 April – 3 May 2014

Congress venue: Academiegebouw, Utrecht

Scientific Programme


    Wednesday 30 April, 19.00 – 19.30 hrs.
    Lecture awardee Albert Struyvenberg Medal
    Hans Clevers (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

    Friday 2 May, 13.30 – 17.00 hrs.
    Multidisciplinary Focus Session Regenerative Medicine
    5 plenary lectures about Cardiology, Phagocyte Biology, Mitochondrial Disease, Rheumatology and Metabolism)

    Saturday 3 May, 8.30 – 9.00 hrs.
    Lecture winner 2014 ESCI Award for Excellence in Clinical Research
    Xenofon Baraliakos (Herne, Germany)

    Saturday 3 May, 9.00 – 9.30 hrs.
    Lecture winner 2014 ESCI Award for Excellence in Basic/Translational Research
    Dirk Schübeler (Basel, Switzerland)

    Saturday 3 May, 9.30 – 10.00 hrs.
    Presidential lecture
    Frank Lammert (Homburg, Germany): Clinical genetics of liver diseases)


    1. Cardiology
    Organizers: Steven Chamuleau, Eva van Rooij, Tim Leiner (Utrecht, The Netherlands) and Yolande Appelman (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

    2. Phagocyte Biology
    Organizers: Leo Koenderman and Jeanette Leusen (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

    3. Mitochondrial Disease and Translational Medicine*
    Organizers: Paulo Oliveira (Coimbra, Portugal), Carlos Palmeira (Coimbra,Portugal), Werner Koopman (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Mariusz Wieckowski (Warsaw, Poland)

    4. Rheumatology
    Organizer: György Nagy (Budapest, Hungary)

    5. Metabolic Aspects, Liver, and Gut: Highlights in Translational Research*
    Organizers: Piero Portincasa (Bari, Italy), Gema Frühbeck (Pamplona, Spain) and Dan Dumitrascu (Cluj, Romania)

    6. Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
    Organizers: Michiel Voskuil and Peter Blankestijn (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

    * Includes a joint session of workshop Mitochondrial Disease and Translational Medicine and workshop Metabolic Aspects, Liver, and Gut
    Organizers: Piero Portincasa (Bari, Italy), Francesco Perticone (Catanzaro, Italy), Frank Lammert (Homburg, Germany), Paulo Oliveira (Coimbra, Portugal) and Carlos Palmeira (Coimbra, Portugal)


    i) Cardiology
    ii) Phagocyte Biology
    iii) Mitochondrial Biology
    iv) Rheumatology
    v) Gastro-Enterology
    vi) Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
    vii) Other topics: Basic Research
    viii) Other topics: Clinical Research
    Saturday 3 May, 9.20 – 9.30 hrs.
    Poster Award Ceremony
    Poster Awards: the four best posters (including workshop posters) will be awarded the 2014 Poster Award to the amount of EURO 200 per poster.

    Thursday 1 May 2014 for even poster numbers and Friday 2 May 2014 for odd poster numbers.