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Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration (A6)


Organizer(s) Katherine E. Yutzey and Deepak Srivastava
January 22—27, 2012
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 21, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 24, 2011
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 21, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 22, 2011

Supported by the Directors’ Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, affecting both children and adults. There is increasing evidence that developmental mechanisms of cardiac cell lineage differentiation and organogenesis contribute to cardiovascular disease throughout life and could be leveraged for regenerative therapies. This meeting will emphasize shared molecular mechanisms in cardiovascular development and disease. Sessions on cardiovascular lineage specification and stem cell biology will emphasize common molecular mechanisms with therapeutic potential in heart regeneration. Discussion of bioengineering and tissue-based therapies will complement these sessions, with the aim of facilitating translational approaches. Recent advances in cardiac organogenesis and the genetics of human congenital heart disease will be presented in order to promote mechanistic connections in heart development and disease. Overall, the goal of the meeting is to bring together researchers with expertise in cardiac embryology, molecular biology, stem cell biology, human genetics and tissue engineering to facilitate new scientific directions and therapeutic approaches in the management and treatment of cardiovascular disease in children and adults.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Alexandra Klaus
Max-Delbrueck-Center, Germany

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Rina Kara
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, USA

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Scholarship Recipients

David Arnolds
University of Chicago, USA

Romaric Bouveret
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia

Wenqing Cai
Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Sarah N. Cilvik
Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Kimberly R. Cordes
Gladstone Institute, USA

Ahmed I. Mahmoud
Harvard University, USA

Chaitali Misra
Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA

Tara L. Rasmussen
University of Minnesota, USA

Stacey L. Rentschler
Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Mardi J. Sutherland
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation, USA

Veronica Uribe
National Center for Cardiovascular Research, Spain