Summer School “Cardiolung 2020: Updates in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathophysiology”


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Program Description

NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, taking in account both epidemiologic and logistic issues, we are forced to cancel the Summer School “Cardiolung: Updates in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathophysiology”.

Next edition will be held in June 2021.

New dates and application deadline will be available in October 2020.

Cardiopulmonary health and disease strictly depend on a dynamic interplay between genes, aging, lifestyle and risk factors. In this scientific-cultural frame, the Summer School Cardiolung now at the VIII edition, is conceived with the aim of integrating knowledge finalized at better research and clinical outcome.

The School is organized every year at the University of Pisa (Italy) School of Medicine, by the Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular Pathology and Critical Care Medicine (Cardiovascular Branch). It is a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with expert faculty. In multidisciplinary sessions, basic and clinical themes regarding established achievements and emerging research directions will be addressed. The course includes a theoretical and practical part and will provide advice on how to deal with clinical and scientific research problems. Plenary lectures will represent the core of the Course, which will be given by the Faculty of leading national and international experts. Hands-on sessions and live demonstrations from diagnostic and pathophysiologic cardiovascular, cardiometabolic and pulmonary laboratories will provide an overview of various up-to-date techniques in the clinical research setting.


To provide state-of-the-art and cutting-edge developments in knowledge and clinical approach to major cardiovascular, cardiometabolic and pulmonary problems. Participants will become familiar with different research approaches to pathophysiology and disease and will be able to integrate and critically evaluate research reported in the literature and its translation to the clinical field. Emphasis will be given on the latest cellular and molecular cardiac and vascular biology. Advice on how to conduct experimental and clinical studies will be given.

Who can apply

The summer school is targeted at national and international undergraduate, Ph.D. and post-doc students in Medicine and Life Sciences with a specific interest in the cardiovascular and pulmonary field.



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Admission Requirements

  • CV evaluation and priority in registration.
  • A maximum of 60 applicants can be accepted.

Post-course short internships (up to two weeks) at University Clinical and Experimental Cardiovascular Units (Director: prof Raffaele De Caterina) can be considered upon request received before April 15th, 2020.

Required Documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page)




500 Euro

(including course material and gadgets, course media repository, free University wifi, reduced price canteen card, free cards for public transportation in Pisa (either bus or bike), free access to the University of Pisa Museums (, and University insurance)

Please, note that a reduced registration fee of 250 Euro will apply to applicants sending the registration form by April 24th and fee payment not later than May 22nd, 2020.

The registration fee does not include travel and accommodation costs, health insurance (emergencies are guarantee by the NHS) and meals (low price meals are however offered at the University canteens).


Please write to the coordinator for further details.


29 June - 4 July 2020


29 May 2020

Last updated Apr 2020

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About the School

The University of Pisa is a public institution boasting twenty departments, with high level research centres in the sectors of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and ve ... Read More

The University of Pisa is a public institution boasting twenty departments, with high level research centres in the sectors of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine. Read less
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