Michael John Davies Award


Lina Badimon


Patrick Gallagher


Gaetano Thiene, M.D., Cardiopathologist, Emeritus Professor of Pathology


Robert Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., FCRPath


Alain Carpentier, M.D., Ph.D.

Young Investigators


  1. Cezary Niszczota, Warsaw, Poland. Oral presentation: “Diagnostic problems in heterotaxy syndromes: sonography vs. autopsy”.
  2. Lubov Batoroeva, Irkutsk, Russia. Poster presentation: “Thereotical model of functioning of the Heart-Aorta system in the normal state and in pathology”.
  3. Soren Dalager, Aarhus, Denmark. Oral presentation: “Atherosclerotic plaque macrophage infiltration does not help identify coronary death individuals”.
  4. Kalliopi Pilichou, Padua, Italy. Oral presentation: “Myocyte necrosis as first manifestation of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in desmoglein-2 transgenic mice”.
  5. Stefania Rizzo, Padua, Italy. Poster presentation: “Acute thrombosis of coronary arteries and juvenile sudden death: the calcium score does not predict the presence of unstable atherosclerotic plaques”.
  6. Adam Koles ́nik, Warsaw, Poland. Oral presentation: “Morphometry of the fetal atrioventricular septum in Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation (STIC) 4D echocardiography-preliminary data


  1. Matthijs van Oosterhout, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Poster presentation: “Stretch induced signaling in cardiomyocytes is dependent of extracellular matrix composition but not dependent on integrin-beta subtype”
  2. Ivana Kholova, Kuopio, Finland. Poster presentation: “The arrangement of lymphatic vessels in human hearts in childhood, adulthood and ischemia”.
  3. Jeremias Wohlschlager, Essen, Germany. Oral presentation: “Roles of cyclo oxygenase-2 and phosphorylated Akt (THR 308) in cardiac hypertrophy mediated by left ventricular unloading”.
  4. Elisa Carturan, Padua, Italy. Oral presentation: “Evaluation of different DNA extraction methods in archival heart tissue for postmortem mutation analysis”.