Rembrandt Institute of Cardiovascular Science

Announcement Symposium 2022

13th REMBRANDT SYMPOSIUM 2021 Date: Friday November 18, 2022 (9.00-18.00h)

Keynote speakers: Will be announced shortly

Place: Leeuwenhorst Conference Center Noordwijkerhout 8

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Rembrandt Grant Application

In 2021 the Rembrandt Institute for Cardiovascular Science (RICS) will make one grant covering 2 PhD positions available in order to stimulate collaboration between cardiovascular researchers from the LUMC and Amsterdam UMC.

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Program Rembrandt Symposium 2021


Date: Friday November 19, 2021 (9.00-18.00h) “ONLINE”

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Inspiring 12th Rembrandt Symposium

Although we all longed for an on-site Rembrandt Symposium on the 19th of November, the new COVID-19 measures announced one week prior to the symposium decided otherwise. For the second year in a row, the Rembrandt Symposium was converted into a digital meeting. Nonetheless, we look back on an inspiring and successful day that was very well attended. A total of 230 cardiovascular researchers from Amsterdam and Leiden registered for this symposium and on average 150 participants (with a peak of 180) were online during the day.

Next to keynote lectures by prof. Connie Bezzina (Amsterdam UMC) and prof. Johan Kuiper (Leiden), plenary presentations were given by (pre)clinical researchers whose abstracts scored best. This year, parallel blitz sessions were organized during which (young) cardiovascular researchers who submitted an abstract were able to present their work in the field of vascular biology, thrombosis and stroke, arrhythmias, metabolic disease and structural heart disease. The day ended with many awardees who were announced by prof. Paul Quax during the award ceremony.

Save the date for the Rembrandt Symposium next Year: 

November 18, 2022


— the heArt in Science —

The Rembrandt Institute of Cardiovascular Science: Celebrating 11 years of Arts and Science

Art is a unique piece of creation that triggers the mind for deeper thinking and understanding of life.

In science, we often create spectacular images, either by microscopy or just a photograph that have a clear scientific purpose but have esthetic value too! We now give you the opportunity to turn those wonderful images into art!! We welcome every scientist who feels connected to Cardiovascular Research to submit their most elegant and profound image as part of an Art collection. Please title your image and let us know what went through your mind when viewing your piece of science art!! Contest link !!
All images will be displayed throughout the day during the RICS meeting in November. From all submissions, three images will be nominated for our special prize.


The first prize winner will receive a full framed reprint of their image, publication of the image on the RICS, Amsterdam UMC and LUMC websites, and together with the other two nominated winners a display in our new HeArt in Science Gallery all year round! More information on the gallery will be presented on the day of the conference.

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Rembrandt institute

In 2020 the Rembrandt Institute for Cardiovascular Science (RICS) will make one grant covering 2 PhD positions available in order to stimulate collaboration between cardiovascular researchers from the LUMC and AMC.

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Sanquin Research

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The Einthoven Laboratory for Vascular and Regenerative Medicine is the workshop of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC).

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The Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) is a centre of excellence for multidisciplinary research on drug discovery and development.

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Amsterdam UMC

The AMC complex houses the university hospital and the faculty of medicine of UvA as well as the Emma Children’s Hospital, the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, the Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. A number of biotech companies (some of which are AMC spin-offs) are also located on the premises. This concentration of expertise makes the centre a breeding ground for fruitful scientific collaboration.

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