ACS events

Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences (ACS) organizes several events for ACS researchers within Amsterdam UMC.

ACS PhD Retreat

The ACS PhD Retreat is an annual event for all PhD candidates, so for starters and seniors. The two-day event will consist of inspiring keynote speakers, workshops and pitches from your peers, focusing on cardiovascular sciences, but also on inspiring stories beyond. The event is free of charge and includes hotel stay and food and drinks.

PhD afternoons

Twice a year we organize an afternoon specifically for our PhD candidates. It includes a lunch and a discussion about an item chosen by your peers, such as how to make better figures, how to improve your statistic and how to make a good poster. We will announce the events through the ACS website and newsletter. The PhD-afternoons are mandatory for all new ACS PhD-candidates in VUmc, but are also available for AMC PhD candidates.
Upcoming PhD afternoon "Time Management for PhDs" will take place on the 12th of June 2020. Click here for more information and registration.

Annual ACS Symposium

This annual symposium will take place in the Nieuwe Liefde, Amsterdam. The aim is to stimulate collaborations between the ACS Research Programs and to provide a forum to exchange your latest research results (by either an oral or a poster).

Monthly ACS symposia

Every first Monday of the month, one of the five Research Programs of ACS organize a symposium starting at 15:45 hrs with coffee/tea, followed by presentations of several internal and external speakers and discussion from 16:00-18:00 hrs. Upcoming symposia (with registration form) are listed on the events page of this website. Please find below the ACS symposia dates for 2020 and 2021.

NB ACS symposia until September 1, 2020 will take place via Teams due to the coronavirus.

Dates 2020 Research Program
February 3 Atherosclerosis & Ischemic Syndromes
March 2 Microcirculation
April 6 Diabetes & Metabolism
May 11 Pulmonary Hypertension & Thrombosis
June 8 Heart Failure & Arrhythmias
July 2 6th Annual ACS conference
September 7 Atherosclerosis & Ischemic Syndromes
October 5 Pulmonary Hypertension & Thrombosis
November 2 Diabetes & Metabolism
December 7 Microcirculation


Dates 2021 Research Program
February 1 Atherosclerosis & Ischemic Syndromes
March 1 Heart Failure & Arrhythmias
April 12 Pulmonary Hypertension & Thrombosis
May 3 Diabetes & Metabolism
June 7 Microcirculation
July 1 7th Annual ACS conference
September 6 Atherosclerosis & Ischemic Syndromes
October 4 Heart Failure & Arrhythmias
November 1 Pulmonary Hypertension & Thrombosis
December 6 Diabetes & Metabolism