Highly detailed simulations of cardiac function have become feasible, but performing such simulations remains a highly non-trivial problem, as complex workflows have to be employed to build, parameterize and execute simulations. The main focus of the 3rd openCARP Summer school on Computational Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology (May 13-15 2020, Freiburg Germany) is to provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in modeling cardiac electrophysiology, and to introduce and provide basic training for solving cardiac electrophysiology problems using the freely available modeling environment openCARP.
The Summer School addresses researchers at all career levels (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, senior scientists) in academia and industry with research interests in computational modeling of cardiac electrophysiology.
In addition to a beginner track with basic openCARP training, we will be holding an experienced track with a hackathon.
Sessions labled with A are beginners tracks, those labled with B are experienced tracks (hackathon)
|14:00||Welcome address & introduction||G. Plank, E. Vigmond, A. Loewe, G. Seemann|
|14:30||openCARP and its community platform||A. Loewe, G. Seemann|
|B: Introduction to carputils|
|18:00||A: Single cell electrophysiology|
|B: Selecting groups & topics|
|19:00||End of day 1|
|08:00||A: Basic Tissue Tutorial|
|09:00||A: Model Parameterization|
|10:30||A: Modeling Challenge|
|14:00||Presentation of the hackathon results|
|15:00||IEKM lab tour|
|22:00||End of day 2|
|09:00||Feature request session|
|10:00||Myokit and model integration||M. Clerx|
|11:30||Q&A: User-specified modeling problems|
|12:30||Closing remarks||G. Plank, E. Vigmond, A. Loewe, G. Seemann|
|13:30||End of day 3|
Freiburg is a charming little city – a car, especially in the town center, is more of an obstacle than a help. All the locations can be reached by foot within a few minutes as well as by tram. A 15 minutes tram ride (Tram 4, direction "Messe", get of at "Elsässer Strasse") will bring you to the Summer School venue from the city center.
1: Summer School Venue Seminar- und Tagungshaus (STH); Elsässer Str. 2m
2: Train Station Bismarckallee 7
3: City Center Bertoldstrasse 1
This is just a small selection of hotels in Freiburg:
4: Roten Bären ~100€/night (oldest hotel in Germany!)
5: Best Western Premium Hotel Victoria ~110€/night (greenest hotel)
6: Hotel Stadt Freiburg ~160€/night (closest hotel)
7: Zur Post Hotel Garni ~130€/night
8: Rappen am Münsterplatz ~100€/night
9: Hotel Oberkirch ~100€/night
10: Novotel ~120€/night
11: Hotel Barbara ~100€/night
12: Intercity ~100€/night
13: The Alex ~90€/night
14: Paradies ~90€/night
The closest commercial airport is the EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL), served by a limited number of airlines. The best-connected major hub is Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). Slightly closer than FRA is Zürich International Airport (ZUR), though transfer times between ZUR and Freiburg are usually longer than from FRA, and – for those needing visa to travel – it should be noted that Switzerland is not part of the ‘Schengen’ visa-free community.
A major advantage of FRA airport is that it is directly linked to the German railway system, with direct trains to Freiburg's main train station (Hauptbahnhof; HBF) every two hours. Additional connections include a change at either Mannheim or Mainz. Upon arrival at FRA, follow the signs to the long-distance train station (Fernbahnhof). We recommend booking tickets in advanced – you can do so here by selecting "Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf" as Start and "Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf" as Destination. This trip should cost approximately 70 Euro (plus seat reservation).
If you arrive at BSL, please make sure you head for the exit marked Germany/France (rather than Switzerland), located to your left hand side as you enter the baggage claims area. Onwards travel from EuroAirport Basel-Mullhouse-Freiburg to Freiburg
Once you arrive at the airport, proceed to the train station. Travel to Freiburg is either via Zürich and Basel SBB, or directly via Basel SBB. Please book your tickets in advance, which can be done here by selecting "Zürich Airport" as the Start and "Freiburg (Breisgau) Hbf" as your Destination. This will cost 50-60 Euro. Note, that Switzerland is not part of the ‘Schengen’ visa-free community, so please check your visa requirements, if applicable.
Freiburg’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof, HBF) is centrally located, and within less than 20 minutes walking distance (~2 km) and 10 minutes tram ride (Tram 4, direction "Messe", get of at "Elsässer Strasse") to the venue. Many hotels and the old part of town are within easy walking distance, and there are taxis in front of the station.
We advise against arriving by car, as parking, especially within the city center, is rare and expensive. If you should decide to bring your car, you may wish to pre-book a parking space at your hotel.
There is no registration fee, you just have to pay for travel and accomondation. We can offer limited travel support to early career researchers. Please state in your registration that you are applying for the travel support and provide a few sentences why you should be supported.
If you want to join the openCARP Summer School please fill out the form.
If you have any questions, please contact
Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine, University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen
Tel: +49 761 270 63883
via the SuLMaSS project
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