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Prof. Dr. Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens


German Sports University Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

  • Master of sport science 1980 (German Sport University (GSU), Cologne)
  • 1990 PhD in sports medicine and rehabilitation (GSU, Cologne)
  • 1999 venia legendi for cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation (GSU, Cologne)
  • 2008 associated professor, Institute for Cardiology and Sports Medicine, GSU, Cologne
  • Member of the board of the German Federation of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (2002- 2010)
  • Member of the Working group on cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology of the European society of Cardiology (2002-2006)
  • Member of the nucleus and secretary of the section Cardiac Rehabilitation of the
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) of the ESC (2006-2012)

Present Functions

  • Associated professor at the Institute for Cardiology and Sports Medicine, GSU, Cologne
  • Responsible for the cardiac rehabilitation programs performed at the Institute (CR Phase
       III, heart groups for children with congenital heart diseases and others).
  • Responsible for the educational programs in the field of cardiovascular
       rehabilitation within the university.
  • Co-Editor of European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention

Scientific Activity

  • > 130 published articles
  • Invited lectures in national and international meetings
  • Participation in national and international multi centre trials

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