"Contradicting the Accepted Wisdom about Congestive Heart Failure"
Thursday, September 22, 2005 from 7:30 to 9:00pm
Wine reception to follow
Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street (9th Avenue)
The academic year 2005/2006 at the Academic Residence of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in New York will start with an astonishing discussion about treating heart failure. In times when we are all facing the risks of chronic illnesses the lectures by Professor Stefan Anker and Professor Stephen Gottlieb concern our daily way of life. They promise to be controversial and will be challenging conventional wisdom in the field of cardiology.
Stefan Anker, professor at Humboldt’s famous Medical School, the Charité will talk about »The Fatter the Better - the Golden Rule for Longevity in Chronic Illness and Old Age«. He will discuss his provocative statement that “there is little evidence that losing weight is ever any good” as well as the phenomenon of “reverse epidemiology”. According to his research - in particular with older people - obesity and high cholesterol levels are associated with lower mortality and morbidity.
Stephen Gottlieb, who is the director of the Center of Heart Failure and Transplantation, University of Maryland, will focus on new findings regarding the treatment of heart failure. The title of his talk is »How Devices Are Changing our Management of Heart Failure«.
Stefan Anker is Professor for Applied Cachexia Research at the Department of Cardiology at the Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
He finished his studies at Charité and began his research at the National Heart and Lung Institute of the Imperial College London in 1995, where he received his Ph.D. in 1998. In 2002 he became one of the first so-called Juniorprofessors in Germany and started an entirely new research field: Applied Cachexia Research.
Stephen Gottlieb, Director of the Heart Failure Service and Cardiac Care Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at its School of Medicine, received his Medical Degree from Brown University, Providence. His special research interest is on novel treatments of congestive heart failure and the physiology of congestive heart failure.
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