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SAB Retreat St. Gallen, Styria 2018

The SAB-Retreat took place on April 23th - 24th, 2018 in the Schloss Kassegg in Styria, Austria. Our young colleagues presented their current projects and discussed their findings with Edda Spiekerkoetter, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Stanford University, US.

Philipp Douschan received the "Julius Klob Award"

Dr. Philipp Douschan from the Divison of Pulmonology, University Department of Internal Medicine and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research received the Julius Klob Award at this year's annual congress organized by the German Cardiac Society. This prize represents the highest award of the German Cardiac Society for scientific work in the field of pulmonary hypertension.

Mild Elevation of Pulmonary Arterial Pressure as a Predictor of Mortality

In this publication our group was able to show for the first time, that patients with exercise dyspnoe or risk for pulmonary hypertension and slightly increased pulmonary arterial pressure have worse prognosis as compared to patients with lower pulmonary arterial pressure values. Mean pulmonary arterial pressure values above a threshold of 17 mmHg which were already associated with worse prognosis. This was mainly due to higher age and comorbidities. Nevertheless values above 20 mmHg were associated with a bad prognosis even after correction for these factors.

Scientific Symposium “Vascular Viewpoint”

On 30th June 2017 our LBI-LVR organized scientific symposium “Vascular Viewpoint”. It took place in the exclusive location of the Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz. We have hosted several outstanding experts in the field of chronic lung diseases to discuss with them the importance of vasculature in the lung diseases. Our guests included: Jürgen Behr (Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany) ; Martin Kolb (McMaster University, Canada),   Joan Albert Barbera  (Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain), Edwin Silverman  (Harvard Medical School, USA) and Paul Hassoun  (Johns Hopkins University, USA).

Seven successful years for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research

After seven successful years of research at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, it is time to celebrate the next seven years! The LBI for Lung Vascular Research held a joint event including Gala Dinner at the Alte Universität on the 26th June 2017 which preceded the Scientific Symposium “Vascular Viewpoint”. In attendance were partner institutions, staff, patient organisations and colleagues all of whom are warmly thanked for their help and support during the last seven years.

Andrea Olschewski new Vice-President for Medicine at Johannes Kepler University Linz

Andrea Olschewski, Head of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Graz, is taking up a new assignment as Vice-Rector for Medicine at Johannes Kepler University Linz.


We wish Andrea Olschewski all the best in the new job and would like to thank her for her strength, commitment and versatileness in building this institute for the research of the pulmonary vessels.

Link: JKU

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