The SAB-Retreat took place on August 26th, 2016 in the Klugbauer on the mountain Reinischkogel in Styria, Austria. Our young colleagues presented their current projects and discussed their findings with Prof. Norbert Voelkel, Faculty Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Virginia Commonwealth University, US and Prof. Jose Lopez-Barneo, University of Sevilla, Spain.
This year, the Management Workshop of the Ludwig Boltzmann Society (LBG) took place at Semmering from 13th to 15th June. The LBG management, Mag. Claudia Lingner and Mag. Marisa Radatz, supervised the event. Participants of our institute were Prof. Dr. Andrea Olschewski and PD Dr. Grazyna Kwapiszewska. The meeting focused on the maintenance and various aspects of a common LBG culture. The participants started their interesting discussions with the topics scientific excellence, social relevance, and personal development which were refined during the three meeting days.
The Cologne Consensus Conference focuses on the new guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) on pulmonary hypertension and their practical implementation in the German-speaking region. In Austria, the results of this conference are also of great importance. Thus, the researchers of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research were strongly represented at this meeting. Prof.
On May 31st, 2016 Prof. Andrea Olschewski opened the event introducing the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research to the audience followed by a presentation of the research groups of the Institute of Physiology of the Medical University of Graz (MUG). After a refreshment, a guided tour through the Institute of Physiology in the Harrachgasse was offered which led to scientific discussions between the colleagues of both institutions. Then, the participants moved to the Division of Pulmonology at the MUG where PD Dr.
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), represented by Drs. Steve Abman (Univ. of Colorado), Nicholas Morrell (Univ. of Cambridge), Dean Sheppard (UCSF) and Wolfgang Kuebler (Univ. of Toronto) convened on May 13th, 2016 at the Bayer HeathCare U.S. Innovation Center in San Francisco, CA, for the fifth annual review of the Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research. The review was conducted according to the Rules and Regulations of the Ludwig-Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG), represented by Dr. Peter Mayrhofer.
A total of 50 patients from Styria, Vienna and Lower Austria came to us in order to listen to the exciting talks in the frame of the patient meeting. We have chosen this location because the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research (LBI-LVR) in Graz actively investigates different lung diseases such as lung fibrosis. The institute works closely together with the Division of Pulmonology of the Medical University of Graz (MUG).
November 23rd, 2015. Our Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research opened its laboratory doors for the young visitors of the 3rd Class of the Seebacher High School Graz. In company of their teachers, the students were allowed to enter the research areas of the Centre for Medical Research (ZMF) and even participated in the experiments. Maria Schloffer, Simone Tischler, Lisa Oberreiter and Elizabeth Blanz showed the teenagers how to work with the stereomicroscope and in the cell culture.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany: 23rd - 25th October 2015. The "18th Patient and Relatives Meeting" for patients with pulmonary hypertension (PAH) attracted many partipants who listened to the lecture of our colleague Prof. Horst Olschewski, Head of the Division of Pulmonology at the Hospital Graz, Austria about "Future Therapy of PAH". Prof.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Society (LBS) offers annual management workshops for the directors and deputy directors of its institutes (LBI) in order to support them in team development, employee guidance as well as general management aspects. This year, the workshop, that took place in the hotel Pfeffel in the Austrian town Dürnstein between 28. and 30.