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Looking Back at the 3rd JKU medTALK

The most recent JKU medTALK focused on "Silent Killers - Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases".

Impressions from the medTALK
Impressions from the medTALK

The third installment of the JKU’s medTALK series focused on "Silent Killers - Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases", an intriguing and high-profile subject. The discussions took place at the JKU medLOFT, located at the Johannes Kepler University Linz’ Faculty of Medicine campus.

Cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction, account for around 33,000 deaths per year, making them one of the most common causes of death in Austria. Approximately half of these patients also suffer from metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. Given the fact that both diabetes mellitus occur more frequently in old age (currently affecting around 800,000 Austrians) and hypertension (over 2.4 million suffer from high blood pressure in Austria), experts believe that in the coming years, demographic developments will result in a significant increase in these "silent killers". A new Clinical Research Institute (KFI) at the JKU’s Faculty of Medicine will explore the interaction between the cardiovascular and metabolic systems.

The podium discussion featured:

Marina Müller, MSc., Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Department of Pathophysiology, JKU

Prim. Prof. Dr. Martin Clodi, head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Brothers of Mercy Hospital

Assist. Dr. Jessica Gottsberger, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Kepler University Hospital

Prim. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Clemens Steinwender, head of the Department of Cardiology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine, Kepler University Hospital


Dr. Christine Haiden, journalist and President of the Upper Austrian Press Club.

You can click here, opens an external URL in a new window to check out the 3rd medTALK.

Photos (free of charge); photo credit: JKU

JKU medTALK_1: F.l.: Vice-Rector Elgin Drda, Martin Clodi, Marina Müller, Christine Haiden, Jessica Gottsberger, and Clemens Steinwender

JKU medTALK_2: Panel discussion at the JKU medLOFT

JKU medTALK_3: Panelists: Marina Müller, Martin Clodi, Jessica Gottsberger, and Clemens Steinwender

The Johannes Kepler University Linz hosts the medTAlK series at the JKU’s medLOFT venue with the intention to address future topics in medicine. The JKU provides a quarterly platform to hold discussions in support of research and innovation in medicine, as well as to give medical professionals, media experts, and experts at medical industries an opportunity to discuss controversial subjects.

Make a note of the following JKU 2023 medTALK times & dates:

January 18, 3:30 to 4:30 PM, JKU medTALK - followed by refreshments

April 19, 3:30 to 4:30 PM, JKU medTALK - followed by refreshments

July 5, 3:30 to 4:30 PM, JKU medTALK - followed by refreshments

November 5, 3:30 to 4:30 PM, JKU medTALK - followed by refreshments

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