International Workshop on Pulmonary Vascular Diseases in Nepal: When West Meets East

Center for Biotechnology Rampur, Chitwan an Agriculture and Forestry University Chitwan in association with ECCPS, Universitat Giessen and UGMLC is organizing 4 days workshop on "International Workshop on Pulmonary Vascular Diseases in Nepal: When West Meets East" from 26th November to 30th November, 2017.

Aims/Goals and Objectives

The main aim/goal of this workshop is to prepare, organize and execute an educational scientific and medical event in the field of PVDs at the AFU, Chitwan, Nepal, which will be led by renowned experts from JLU, Giessen, Germany. Mountain Medicine Society Nepal (MMSN) will join as co-organizer. Experts from MMSN, Government hospitals, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University, private medical colleges and private practitioners will join the workshop.

The target groups are Nepali students, medical doctors and young professionals working in the area of cardiovascular medicine. Ultimately, the workshop´s philosophy and objectives consider the focus on both theoretical and practical courses/lectures/training which will be carried out at the AFU, Chitwan, Nepal.

Workshop Philosophy and Design

The international workshop and trainingis organized and executed under the umbrella of the JLU, Giessen, Germany and AFU, Chitwan, Nepal. Mountain Medicine Society Nepal (MMSN) will be co-organizer.

Approx. 60 attendees (students, medical doctors and young professionals) from Nepal will learn modern and contemporary techniques needed for the science of the 21st century, such as various methodologies covering non-invasive assessments of the cardiopulmonary system (echocardiography), right heart catheterization and other in vivo physiological methods in small animal models, and finally the proper tissue collection procedures and histological measurement of pulmonary vascular remodeling and right heart hypertrophy. Attendees will be selected by the AFU faculty.

Significant portion of the lectures will also focus on some important basic knowledge of the mole

cular mechanisms and pathogenesis of different pulmonary hypertension (PH) forms. In addition to the theoretical part of the workshop, all participants will be separated into smaller groups and trained practically to perform hemodynamics in animal models, such as mice and rats. Usage of animals for the training was approved by the ethics committee of the AFU, Chitwan, Nepal.

Furthermore, the basic histology and morphometry will be also practically taught. Finally, experts in the field will present recent clinical data and clinical classification of PH.

At the end, some lectures will be given with regard to the available epidemiological registries about existence and distribution of the PVDs and potential treatment information in Nepal.

Abstract Submission

Perspective authors are invited to submit abstracts of their original and unpublished work on workshop themes no later than 25th October 2017. The length of abstract should be between 250 and 350 words. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed before selection.

Please send your abstract at: or you can Submit your Abstract through online.

Thematic Areas:

Basic and clinical researches in the following field:

  1. Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  2. Lung Fibrosis
  3. COPD
  4. Left Heart Diseases
  5. High Altitude Medicine