Mayneord Phillips Summer School
About this event
The aim of this summer school is to provide an integrative
understanding of the structure and function of the human heart and the principles of cardiac imaging and modelling. Suitable for junior researchers and trainees in a range of disciplines, including medical physics, cardiology and computational biology, it offers an informal environment where attendees can discuss their own research, ask questions and exchange ideas with an international faculty of expert clinicians and scientists who are currently practising in these fields. The programme includes background anatomy and physiology of the heart, ventricular mechanics and blood flow, cardiac electrophysiology, electromechanical coupling, coronary
flow and myocardial perfusion, as well as the clinical context. It will demonstrate how the combined disciplines of imaging and modelling not only give new insights into whole organ physiology but are also beginning to influence clinical practice. Imaging scientists attending the summer school can expect to gain a better understanding of modelling cardiac electrophysiology and mechanics, while modellers can expect to gain a better understanding of cardiac imaging modalities, including Cardiac MRI, CT, X-ray and ultrasound. The limitations of current approaches and the potential for exciting developments in this interdisciplinary field will be a particular focus.