Colloquia and Workshops
June 21, 1999, Kiel at the International Institute for Theoretical
Cardiology, 24159 Kiel-Schilksee
International Colloquium with James R. Thompson, Noah
Harding Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, Rice University,
Topic: "Dennis Bregman's* predictions and the course of the AIDS
epidemic in the United States of America"
Local organizer: Jochen Schaefer
September 14, 1998
at the occasion of the "Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für
Medizinische Dokumenation und Statistik", September 13-17, 1998,
Discussion between Ron Brookmeyer, Johns Hopkins University,
School of Public Health, Janke Jörn Dittmer, Cambridge University,
Rainer Frentzel-Beyme, Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung
und Sozialmedizin, University of Bremen, Jochen Schaefer
Topic: "Insecure Science"
Local organizer: Rainer Frentzel-Beyme
June 13, 1992, Frankfurt.
Brainstormmeeting of the IIfTC
Topic: "Problems of 'Measurement of Success in Rehabilitative Medicine"
Local organizer: Jochen Schaefer
June 2, 1988, Tübingen
International Erwin-Riesch-Symposium at the University
of Tübingen. Workshop in memory of Otto Frank under the auspices
of the IIfTC
"Evaluation of Cardiac Contractility"
Local organizer: R. Jacob
Following the suggestion of Kiichi Sagawa at the occasion of his visit
to Berlin, June 05-08, 1988, after the symposium in Tübingen, a
translation of Otto Frank's "Die Grundform des Arteriellen Pulses"
into English was begun as a cooperation between Reidar K. Lie, Kiichi
Sagawa and Jochen Schaefer. It was published as: "Translation of
Otto Frank´s Paper 'Die Grundform des Arteriellen Pulses' Zeitschrift
für Biologie 37: 483-526 (1899). A collaboration between
Kiichi Sagawa, Reidar K. Lie and Jochen Schaefer" (Journal
of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 22, 253-277, 1990), with
an editorial comment of A.M. Katz (Journal of Molecular
and Cellular Cardiology 22, 254, 1990).
April 29, 1988, Guildford and Midhurst Medical Research Institute and
Henry VIIth Hospital, Midhurst
Combined meeting with the British Society for Cardiovascular
Lecture: "Historical Review: Some Reflections on Bowditch's original
work: A Philosophy of Science Point of View, and implications for present
Research on force-interval relations"
Local organizers: Angela Drake-Holland, Mark I. M. Noble
For this meeting a translation was of Bowditch's original paper "Über
die Eigenthümlichkeiten der Reizbarkeit, welche die Muskelfasern
des Herzens zeigen." [On the pecularities of excitability which
fibres of cardiac muscle show] (Berichte der Königlich-Sächsischen
Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-physische
Classe, 1871, 23, 652-689) into English was prepared. A complete
translation with commentaries was worked out together with W.A. Seed
und M.I.M. Noble. For the first time in the English language it has
been published in the book "The Interval-Force Relationship of
the Heart: Bowditch revisited", edited by M.I.M. Noble und W.A.
Seed, Cambridge University Press 1992.
November 22, 1988, Baltimore, Maryland
Colloquium of the institute at the Johns Hopkins University, the Department
of Biomedical Engineering
Topic: "Controversies surrounding the definition of myocardical contractility"
Februar 17, 1987, Baltimore, Maryland
Colloquium and Second General Assembly of the institute at the Johns Hopkins
University, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Group
Topic: "Methodology and definition of cardiac contractility"
* Dennis Bregman, Ph.D., was Director of Statistics, Viral
Diseases, AIDS Activities, and the National Morbidity and Mortality Disease
Reporting (MMWR) Activity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Atlanta, GA, from 1975 to 1986. He died on 28 May 1999 in consequence
of a heart attack.