Netherlands Heart Institute

Excellent science for better care
The Netherlands Heart Institute fosters excellent cardiovascular research on national and international level. We conduct basic science as well as clinical research. We aim to promote cooperation between university medical centres in the Netherlands and between scientists and the private sector.

The Netherlands Heart Institute encourages young, talented researchers and coaches them to the top. We are the platform for the next generation of excellent researchers.

The Netherlands Heart Institute is a unique cooperation of the cardiology departments of all eight university hospitals in the Netherlands. We cooperate closely with the Netherlands Heart Foundation.

Please contact one of the members of the board if you want to discuss opportunities for cardiovascular science in the Netherlands or abroad: Pieter Doevendans, Dirk Jan Duncker or Jan Weijers.

Until 2015 the Netherlands Heart Institute was known as ICIN-KNAW.

Recent news

Food & Cardiovascular Health
Wednesday 5 October the Netherlands Heart Institute hosted a scientific session on Food & Cardiovascular Health in cooperation with Wageningen University, the Food Alliance and the Gelderse Vallei Hospital. The session was well attended with a lively debate.

Succesful Young@Heart Event
21 September saw the second Young@Heart event titled "From Talent to Top Notch". Some 70 young doctors and scientists attended the event in TivoliVredenburg.

Einthoven dissertation Prize 2015
In January 2016, the Netherlands Heart Institute and the Dutch Society of Cardiology (NVVC) put out a call for the “ Einthoven cardiovascular PhD dissertation of 2015" award.

Master class with Loren Field: "Don’t be afraid to try something new"
For young scientists there is not a standard operating procedure that guarantees a promising future in science. However, getting advice from an established investigator is not only useful but it can also inspire you.

More news

Upcoming events

Scientific Forum of the Netherlands Heart Institute
Holland Heart House
Wed 9 Nov 2016, 15:00

Scientific session on cardio-renal interaction
Holland Heart House
Wed 11 Jan 2017, 14:00

Scientific Forum of the Netherlands Heart Institute
Holland Heart House
Wed 1 Feb 2017, 15:00

Scientific Session Medical Technology
Holland Heart House
Wed 8 Mar 2017, 14:00

Full calendar

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