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The iARS offers an educational programme that brings together upcoming, highly motivated researchers (MD and PhD students as well as early-stage post-docs) from all European countries from both basic research and medical practice with an internationally well renowned and experienced faculty.

The participants are individually selected for the programme on the basis of their application documents, which include - beside personal information (CV and application form) - a brief report on their current scientific project and a letter of recommendation from a senior scientist. The iARS offers its participants the chance to take home new perspectives and stimuli for their own projects in research and treatment of patients. Most importantly, along with up to date science and state of the art clinical procedures, the iARS provides young researchers and medical practitioners in the field of atherosclerosis with access to a high-quality intra-European network of specialists otherwise usually not available to them at the early stages of their careers.

The usually experienced barriers in language and culture are overcome by the highly interactive concept of the iARS which places the individuals involved at the center of interest and even employs these objectives as part of the learning strategy. In the field of atherosclerosis research education, this has become a trademark of the iARS.

The iARS programme promotes an intensive dialogue between participants and teachers and supports the establishment of new networks for future collaborations. It aims at enhancing the achievement of research and treatment excellence in the European region. Additionally, the program fosters the development of various soft skills (esp. in the area of multinational communication) and aims at providing the participants with opportunities to network and form future interdisciplinary research collaborations.

View the programme and the anniversary symposium programme of the iARS 2019.