Training Schools

The first VascAgeNet Training School!

The first training school organized by the VascAgeNet, entitled “Vascular ageing: physiological and technical aspects” took place in Split (Croatia) from the 6th to 8th of September 2021

In the following you can find a detailed summary:

The training school will cover a broad range of topics deemed fundamental for early career researchers in the field of vascular ageing. Indeed, during three days, there will be theoretical lessons on arterial physiology, hands-on sessions on devices for vascular ageing assessment, a workshop on modelling and a moderated round-table with representatives of companies, researchers and clinicians discussing the way forward for effective translation from bench to bedside.

A preliminary program is shown below:

Applications (deadline August 10th – application closed):

The training school is intended for early career researchers (< 8 years since PhD defense). Only trainees from (1) COST Full Members/COST Cooperating Members and (2) Action MC Observers from NNC are eligible (see Member Countries). Trainees shall be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed to/affiliated with an institution/organization/legal entity with clear research orientation. Interested researchers have to fill the application form available on VascAgeNet website (application closed).

The application includes the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae, including past and present studies and research as well as a complete list of publication.
  • A short motivation letter (2000 max words)

Applications will be evaluated by a committee of experts. On top of curriculum vitae and motivation letter, the experts will consider to balance applicants’ gender, ethnicity and origin (in terms of country). Successful applicants will receive a monetary compensation covering the cost of travelling and a standard daily allowance, according to the rules of the COST Association (see COST Vademecum, section 5.1 and 6.2). Notifications of acceptance or rejections will take place on August the 14th.

Note regarding the pandemic:

We are well aware that there is risk for escalation of the current epidemiological situation and thus we reserve the right to cancel the event. Thus, we ask the successful applicants to not book travel and accommodation before you receive the official invitation. Then, we will ask attendees to book with a good cancellation policy, as we will not be able to cover expenses in case the training school will not take place. We will require applicants to show the EU digital COVID-19 certificate (also known as “green pass”).

Andrea Guala (responsible for training activities), Ana Jeroncic (local organizer) and Christopher Mayer (VascAgeNet chair).

Stay tuned and we are looking forward to your applications (application closed)!

Training school organizer: Andrea Guala (see section on the VascAgeNet Team)

Scientific Committee: Ljuba Bacharová, Rosa Maria Bruno, Rachel Climie, Andrea Guala, Ana Jerončić, Christopher Mayer, Ioana Mozos, Elena Osto, Giacomo Pucci

Local Organizing Committee: Ana Jerončić, Mario Podrug, Ivana Mudnić, and Pjero Koren on behalf of the NormPreven project


  • HRZZ project NormPreven
  • University of Split School of Medicine
  • University of Split, University Department of Health Studies

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