Program of the Fourteenth Symposium of the IIfTC

"Otto Frank's Pressure-Volume Diagram. The Rosetta Stone of a Developing Cardiology and Cardiosurgery"

1. Jochen Schaefer (IIfTC): Welcome
2. Brigitte Lohff (Professor emerita of Medical History, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover): "Eine gute Theorie ist das praktischste Ding auf der Welt" ["A good theory is the most practical thing on earth."]
3. Jochen Schaefer (IIfTC): A Short History of the Odyssey of the Initial Reception and Interpretation of Otto Frank's Diagram
4. Johann P. Kuhtz-Buschbeck (Professor, Physiologisches Institut der Christan-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel): Frank-Starling-Mechanismus: Pressure-Volume Diagrams in Contemporary German Text-books of Physiology for Undergraduate Students
5. Daniel Burkhoff (Professor, Columbia University, New York): HARVI: Demonstrating and Explaining the Interactive Ventricular Simulation Program. Theoretical Implications and Practical Consequences of Otto Frank's Pressure-Volume Diagram
6. Bernhard Thalheim (Professor, Chair for Informatics and Mathematics, Technology of Informations Systems, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel): Reasoning on Models of the Heart
Afterwards: Commemorating the Initiating Symposium of the IIfTC in April 1982 at the Kurklinik Küppelsmühle, Bad Orb, under the auspices of Ulrich Freund, and the seminal contributions of the then students David T. Yue and Daniel Burkhoff (The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore) in pointing out the pivotal role of calcium++ for the Force-Interveral Relationship of the Heart (FIR)
Cheerful Birthday Dinner (19:30)

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